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Announcing Dr. Corriere’s Book “Diabetes Head to Toe”

“Diabetes Head to Toe” authored by Dr. Corriere now available

November 15, 2018

Available on Amazon or at Maryland Endocrine front desk.

Diabetes Head to Toe is an invaluable resource for anyone living with diabetes. It includes everything you should know about the disease―straight from the experts. The authors, all doctors who specialize in diabetes care, offer simple explanations and essential advice on all things diabetes.

Accessible and concise, Diabetes Head to Toe presents information at a glance, with conversational prose and easy-to-digest bullet points. Each chapter begins with a short introduction and includes helpful sections on “What You Need to Know” and “What Does It All Mean?” Other notable features include “Tips,” “Myths and Facts,” and frequently asked questions. In addition to defining medical concepts in everyday language while tackling core topics, such as patient dietary needs and lifestyle changes, this book contains unique coverage of

  • how to prevent and diagnose diabetes
    • the many complications―head to toe―that people with diabetes can develop
    • diabetes in diverse populations, including children and adults
    • new treatments for diabetes and how they work
    • common interactions between diabetes medications and other drugs
    • medical conditions that occur more frequently in people with diabetes, including eye disease, heart disease, kidney problems, depression, nerve damage, and sexual problems
    • cutting-edge diabetes technologies and the costs, benefits, and limitations of various devices
    • legal considerations that everyone with diabetes should keep in mind

More than 50 illustrations illuminate key points, while a two-color format allows readers to quickly identify the information they are seeking. Aimed at people with diabetes, family members, teachers, physicians, nurses, dietitians, pharmacists, specialists, and anyone else who cares about the health of diabetes patients, this up-to-date book will help readers recognize the early warning signs before diabetes-related difficulties arise, ensuring a long, healthy life.

Alert Notice

Medicare G6 Coverage

Attention Medicare patients using Dexcom- as of Oct 8th, you will be able to use Dexcom G6 CGM! Dexcom G6 CGM is an improved version of Dexcom CGM. The improvements on the prior version include: 10 day sensor duration, no Tylenol interference with the accuracy of the readings, a much easier insertion that is virtually painless and can be done with one hand, and most importantly, no requirement for finger stick calibration.
Current Medicare patients on the Dexcom G5 CGM will be able to upgrade to the Dexcom G6 when their current G5 transmitter, which has to be replaced every 90 days, is going to expire. They will be sent a G6 transmitter and supplies. None of the G5 supplies will work with the G6 except newer Touchscreen receivers, which need to be upgraded. To assist people with this exciting transition, Dexcom representative Adrienne Augustino (443-253-2094) will be doing training and assistance with upgrading or replacing the receiver or phone app.  Please note, if you have a T-Slim X2 pump, you will need to do training on the Basal IQ feature before downloading the T-Slim pump Basal IQ upgrade, which is required in order to use the Dexcom G6 with the T-Slim pump. That training can be arranged through T-Slim. The local representative for T-Slim is Tim Cooley (TCooley@tandemdiabetes.com mobile #(202) 841-4388 ).
To help our Medicare patients with this exciting transition, Adrienne Augustino (443-253-2094) will be in our office between noon and 4 pm on Fridays for the next several months. If you are interested, we will accept walk in’s but an appointment is preferred. The appointment should be made through Adrienne and not Maryland Endocrine, though the training will occur at our office. The training is free and involves no charge to you or your insurance.