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Gary Scheiner, MS, CDE  
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Wynnewood, PA


Integrated Diabetes Services LLC
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My Posts
Jun 16, 2014 in the Diabetes: Type I Expert Forum - 1
Circumcision would reduce your chances for developing further infections. Having diabetes increases your infection risk, so best to take your physician's advice.
May 02, 2014 in the Diabetes: Type I Expert Forum - 1
Hi Maddy - Congratulations! With excellent glucose management, you stand a great chance of having a healthy baby. Since both you and the father have type-1 diabetes, the risk of your child developing type-1 at some point in his/her life is around 20%. There is an organization called TRIALNET that does testing on the children of type-1 parents to asses...
Apr 29, 2014 in the Diabetes: Type I Expert Forum - 1
A blood glucose of 90 mg/dl is not usually considered to be too high. However, there are certain situations, such as pregnancy, where lower glucose levels are desirable. Best to check with your personal physician.
Apr 07, 2014 in the Diabetes: Type I Expert Forum - 1
Excellent question. I do a great deal of traveling myself, and have noticed similar patterns. During the descent from a high altitude, the air pressure in the plane increases. This can sometimes cause insulin to contract and produce an air pocket near the end of the tubing. As a result, air (rather than insulin) will be delivered for a period of time. ...
Apr 07, 2014 in the Diabetes: Type I Expert Forum - 1
Interesting set of circumstances. It is very likely that you are in a "honeymoon" phase of your diabetes. Often, after starting insulin injections, the pancreas has a "second wind" and produces enough insulin to manage blood sugar levels temporarily without having to take shots. There is also a form of diabetes called "LADA" t...
Mar 30, 2014 in the Diabetes: Type I Expert Forum - 1
It depends on how the value was obtained. If it was collected in a physician's office, it should be a valid result, and indicates diabetes. If it was not collected under a physician's supervision, best to see your doctor and have the test performed properly.
Mar 13, 2014 in the Diabetes: Type I Expert Forum - 1
It sounds as though your basal insulin is the source of the problem. Just about everyone requires some "peak and valley" to their basal pattern. In adults, the peak tends to occur in the predawn/early morning hours, and the valley is usually around midday. It is possible that you are simply receiving too much basal insulin late in the morning. L...
Mar 07, 2014 in the Diabetes: Type I Expert Forum - 1
It would be SOOO nice if diabetes was more of an "exact science"! Food is just one of many things that affect blood sugar levels. Physical activity (or lack of activity), stress, hormone levels, protein/fat content of previous meals, other medications, and changes your pancreas's ability to secrete insulin are just a few of the variables tha...
Feb 23, 2014 in the Diabetes: Type I Expert Forum - 1
Hi Becky - It can be quite challenging to lose weight while taking enough insulin to control your blood glucose. But here are some ideas that might help. 1) Try to exercise AFTER meals. That way you can reduce your mealtime boluses and not require any extra food to prevent hypoglycemia. 2) Do all you can to avoid hypoglycemia. Every low requires ...
Feb 16, 2014 in the Diabetes: Type I Expert Forum - 1
It is very difficult to tell whether the symptoms you're describing are related to or caused in some way by your girlfriend's diabetes. However, as you know, uncontrolled glucose levels can lead to a variety of problems. The nervous system and circulatory system can both become damaged by elevated glucose over a period of many years, and such dama...