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Flu Shots 2020


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Flu shots will be available starting in October for the 2020  season.  These will be administered by our nursing staff by appointment.  CDC recommends that persons should be receiving their flu shot by the end of October.  It takes 2 weeks for full immunity to develop after the shot and protect from flu virus infection.  […]

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Direct Marketting


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I would like to make you aware of an article that I read today in the LA TIMES business section.  It concerns direct marketing by drug companies and by the company LifeLIne that does procedures such as blood work and unauthorized scans catering to persons who have no medical symptoms that would prompt their physician […]

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Flu shots at the office


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This year our office will be starting to give the 2014 shots for influenza on the first of October.  The vaccines have already been ordered and will arrived soon.  Rosa or Evelia will be giving vaccinations to patients with appointments at the time of their office visit.  If you do not have an scheduled appointment, […]

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Vaccines recommended for persons with Diabetes 2014


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As many of you know we have posted the 2013 recommended vaccines that most persons with with Diabetes need. These have been published by CDC and many of them pertain to a good portion of the general population as well. Flu Shots The flu shot will be available in October. I hope to put the […]

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New Dexcom Blood sugar sensor


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I have received my new Dexcom G4-Platinum.  I need to use up my sensors for my Dexcom 7 first and am looking forward to trying out the new one.  I understand that it has a longer range and comes in colors, mine is blue.  The transmitter has rounded edges and the insertion device is basically […]

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The Santa Barbara Tour de Cure 2013


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Once again the Team rides for the benefit of persons with Diabetes everywhere.  Not wanting to be The Lone Ranger in this effort I hope to see a lot of you riding or volunteering to support the ADA.   By the way it is some of the most fun you will have, with some of the […]

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Educator Meetings


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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


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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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The DOC BRAND TEAM


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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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