PART I: Live interview with Dr. Anuj Bhargava, MD, Founder and CEO of My Diabetes Home

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Dr. Anuj Bhargava is a practicing endocrinologist at the Iowa Diabetes and Endocrinology Center in Des Moines, IA. He is also the founder of My Diabetes Home®, LLC (MDH) and MedSimple™ medication management platform. Since 1994, Dr. Bhargava has strived to improve diabetes care and treatment.  He received his Fellowship in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism at University of Wisconsin, obtained a physician executive MBA from the University of Tennessee, and became a Certified Diabetes Educator. He is an adjunct associate professor at Drake University, University of Iowa, and Des Moines University. He is also the founder and President of the Iowa Diabetes and Endocrinology Research Center (IDERC), the largest diabetes research center in central Iowa. Dr. Bhargava believes that technology can simplify diabetes and is hopeful that the My Diabetes Home platform will make that happen for the millions of people who are affected by diabetes and other chronic diseases. 

 
My Diabetes Home is an all-in-one diabetes management platform that motivates members with diabetes to achieve better health. The suite of tools includes a personalized dashboard for each user with different places to enter and keep track of medications, blood sugar numbers, and other important health information. One of the key tools, myVisits, prepares you for upcoming doctor visits by pulling in information from your profile into an all-in-one printable report. My Diabetes Home is dedicated to engaging and educating its members by providing extremely personalized, credible, and relevant information for each person with diabetes presented by passionate healthcare professionals.

 

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Comment by wendy on January 14, 2014 at 9:17am

Emily.I missed it !!

Comment by Diabetes Hlth and Wellness Acdmy on January 13, 2014 at 12:57pm

Hi Dr. Bhargava,
My daughter has been a Type 1 diabetic for 14 years. Her lowest A1c was 8.9 back in 2010. She currently has an A1c of 13, which went down from 14 in 3 months. Do you have any suggestions? She doesn't take her blood sugars regularly as needed. I believe she's tired and in denial which isn't good.

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Comment by pynetree on January 13, 2014 at 10:07am

I have a question. I am 65 yr.old, obese female, with type 2, Diabetes, diagnosed over 22 years ago. Keep my A1C generally under 6.0, Last A1C was 12/05/2013, A1c - 5.9.I am on Oral meds. Recently had an appointment with a new Endocrinologist, Who told me I am in "too tight control of my diabetes". That studies have shown that there is no benefit to Seniors to having such tight control. So she cut one of my medicine doses in half.
Are there new BG ranges for Seniors?
ADA just has Adults on their recommended BG numbers chart.
What have you read, or learned about this?

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