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Educator Meetings

I and my Diabetes Education Team along with Michelle Fishman ,certified PA, meet every other month to discuss new developments in Diabetes and Diabetes Education. This month March, 2012 we are going to discuss Gary Scheiner’s new edition of Thinking Like A Pancreas, a book that has been very helpful for all persons who use […]

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MRSA

I would like to bring attention to something that you all may be aware of. That is the frequent occurence of infection by the resistant bacteria, MRSA. This stands for Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus. These infections are divided into Hospital acquired and community acquired. Years ago, perhaps traced back to 1999 these infections were only […]

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71st Annual Scientific Meetings, American Diabetes Association

I am finally getting around to writing about the exciting meeting that I and my son went to in San Diego. The convention center there is very impressive for its size, its design and its location on the water and close to the Gaslight District. Unfortunately we were only there for two days of the […]

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The DOC BRAND TEAM

We are riding to help the American Diabetes Association in its efforts to improve the lives of persons with Diabetes, both types 1 and 2.  Fund raising is what this is about but also Fun raising.  I have fielded a team most of the last 15 years.  In the past they were local Ventura County […]

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My Glucose Sensor

I have received my new glucose sensor.  It is the Dexcom7.  I have been wearing a loaner for the last four weeks and I believe it is helpful.  In a short time my A1c lowered back in to the 6 range and I had gone up into the 7 range for the only the second […]

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CELIAC DISEASE??

Celiac disease affects nearly one in every hundred people and 97 percent remain undiagnosed or untreated! Celiac Disease, also known as celiac sprue or gluten-sensitivity enteropathy is now recognized to be very common

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Certifying as a CDE (Certified Diabetes Educator)

On Wednesday , November 24th I took the Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) examination and  am proud to say that I passed! I continue my long standing status as  one of three CDE’s in our office. Along with Michele Cordell,RD, CDE ,and Jody Daily,RD, CDE we strive to provide our patients with the most current and up to date diabetes knowlege and educational protocols. […]

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Coming Soon

Dr. Brand is in the process of writing articles for his website.  Please check back soon.

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