Gary Scheiner MS, CDE
Gary Scheiner is owner and Clinical Director of Integrated Diabetes Services (www.integrateddiabetes.com), a practice located just outside of Philadelphia specializing in intensive insulin therapy and advanced education for children and adults. He and his staff provide consultations throughout the world via phone and the internet. Gary is a Masters-level exercise physiologist. He has been a Certified Diabetes Educator for 18 years, and was recently named the 2014 Diabetes Educator of the Year. He has had type 1 diabetes for more than 28 years and has written dozens of articles for diabetes trade publications and six books, including the popular "Think Like A Pancreas-A Practical Guide to Managing Diabetes With Insulin". Gary lectures nationally and internationally for people with diabetes as well as professionals in the healthcare industry. In addition to serving on the faculty of Children With Diabetes and the Board of Directors for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Gary volunteers for the American Diabetes Association, Insulindependence, and Setebaid Diabetes Camps.
Holidays are tricky, no? Between managing diabetes among massive amounts of junk food, managing stress to manage bloodsugar among (sometimes) massive amounts of family squabbling, shopping stress and the like, and trying to get enough sleep and exercise in the cold winter months - it's a lot to handle. So I've got a two tier plan to keep bloodsugars at bay this year. Tier one - diet and exercise. Typically, at this time of year I do what I call the nutrition and gym...