Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Online Learning


Cassie's a jock. She plays field hockey, runs, swims and has a nice, natural golf swing. This is a good thing because exercise can be a great way to not only keep in shape, but it's a great way to maintain good diabetes control. How cool would it be to have an expert diabetes educator to help you figure out the best way to manage blood sugars during physical exertion?

Well, I was excited to learn that Gary Scheiner , a Certified Diabetes Educator, Masters-level Exercise Physiologist and person with type-1 diabetes, launched the Type 1 University website as we came into the new year. Along with Karen Franey who is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator, Gary has posted a series of online courses designed to provide "higher education" to people using intensive insulin therapy (pumps or multiple daily injections). The online school is for people with diabetes who use insulin, and gives good guidance to parents and caregivers. Each 40-60 minute course is available live (via webex) or in pre-recorded format, accessible on any computer system or mobile device with internet access.

Viva diabetes knowledge! Viva la internet!

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