Season 3, Episode 07: Managing Blood Sugar – Beyond Diabetes Basics with Gary Scheiner

Today on Dia-Logue: The Diapoint Podcast, Gary Scheiner MS, CDCES, Author of Think Like A Pancreas, and five other books about diabetes, joins Pam for a discussion about managing blood sugar.

Pam and Gary discuss:

  1. The effects of stress, multi-tasking, medication and more on blood glucose levels
  2. The importance of vitamin D
  3. How different types of activities and exercise can make blood sugars go up or down
  4. When is the best time to exercise
  5. The importance of establishing realistic goals
  6. And, they also discuss if there is any benefit in the fitness new trend of the use of Continuous Glucose Monitors (CGMs) in people without diabetes

Listen now to learn more about these topics and more.

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.

During the discussion Gary mentions this list created by Adam Brown, 42 Factors That Affect Blood Glucose?! A Surprising Update

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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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