Season 3, Episode 11: Carb Counting Beyond The Basics – How To Manage Post-Meal Glucose Spikes and Insulin Resistance, with Gary Scheiner

After eating, how do you manage your insulin dose for the best results?

Listen in as Gary Scheiner MS, CDCES talks about all things that affect blood sugar and insulin resistance and some of the science behind it.

Gary, author of Think Like A Pancreas, and five other books about diabetes, joins Pam for a discussion about Carb Counting Beyond The Basics and how to manage post-meal glucose spikes that can be so frustrating for so many.

Gary also sheds light on:

  1. The importance of Time-In-Range (TIR) and how blood sugars fluctuate with food
  2. The Glycemic Index
  3. Why children need healthy carbohydrates
  4. How to enjoy carbs
  5. And, he also shares some of his personal experiences

 

Gary is also the Owner and Clinical Director of USA-based Integrated Diabetes Services. IDS offers client-friendly accessibility, cutting-edge technologies, and skilled experts with a true passion for their work. They provide blood sugar regulation and advanced self-management training services for children and adults.

Pam also asks some of our burning questions like: Is the keto diet really good for people with diabetes? And: Cereal – is it good or bad?

Pam avoids cereal, but makes her own Healthy Homemade Granola Recipe.

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Carb counting with Gary Scheiner

Gary Scheiner is an award-winning Certified Diabetes Educator, Masters-level Exercise Physiologist and person with Type 1 Diabetes since 1985.

Gary has dedicated his professional life to improving the lives of people with insulin-dependent diabetes. He was named 2014 Diabetes Educator of the year by the American Association of Diabetes Educators.

Gary earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Washington University in St. Louis and a Master of Science in Exercise Physiology from Benedictine University. He received his diabetes training with the world-renowned Joslin Diabetes Center. Gary serves on the faculty of Children With Diabetes and is an active volunteer for the American Diabetes Association, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Diabetes Sisters and Setebaid Diabetes Camps. He also serves on the clinical advisory boards for several diabetes device manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies.

Gary has authored six books: You Can Control Diabetes (1997), Think Like A Pancreas (2004, 2012, 2020), The Ultimate Guide to Accurate Carb Counting (2007), Get Control of Your Blood Sugar (2009), Until There’s A Cure (2012), Practical CGM (2015) and Diabetes-How To Help (2018), as well as dozens of published articles related to diabetes education for consumer and trade magazines and diabetes websites. He speaks at local, national and international conferences on a multitude of topics in diabetes care. 

Gary is certified to train on all models of insulin pumps, continuous glucose monitors and hybrid closed loop systems, and has personally used every system that is currently on the market.

A devoted husband and father of four, Gary enjoys exercising (especially basketball, bicycling, running and weight lifting) and cheering on his local Philadelphia sports teams.

 

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