On Friday, January 11th, Francine Ratner Kaufman, M.D., Chief Medical Officer for Medtronic Diabetes, will be appearing live on the TuDiabetes homepage to discuss “The Use and Future Use of CGM” and answer YOUR questions! This is a rare and invaluable opportunity to interact with an internationally known professional in the field of diabetes care, research and advocacy. Let's generate a list of questions for her!
But first, in case you are not familiar with Dr. Kaufman's work, here's a snippet of her resume:
Francine Ratner Kaufman, M.D. has had a 30 year distinguished career in diabetes care, research and advocacy. Her positions and accomplishments include:
Dr. Kaufman currently serves as Chief Medical Officer and VP of Global Clinical, Medical and Health affairs at Medtronic Diabetes, and will join us on the TuDiabetes homepage to discuss the use and future use of continuous glucose monitoring. What would you like to know about insulin pump therapy and CGM from this top-notch professional in the field?! List you questions below by 12am EST on Thursday, January 10th!
"There's no proof in diabetes that social networking is helpful," says Jason Bronner, a doctor at the University of California San Diego Medical Center. He's leading a study that will help determine whether social networking can actually help patients manage diabetes."
Does Dr. Kaufman agree with this statement ? Is Dr. Kaufman a member of a DOC ? If not why, if so does she recommend the DOC as a resource for her patients or her patients' parents ?
I frequently get an erroneous low alarm while I am sleeping when I roll over on the CGM. Have you ever heard of this before?
Also, I had a similar erroneous low when I went up a chairlift last January and increased elevation rapidly. Do most skiers with CGMs turn them off when they ski?
i,ve had t1 for 75 + years am on 522 minimed pump for 12 years & love it but why does medicare not cover cgm??? they also don't want to pay for enough strips to test my bg when i need to. i have hypo-unawareness so i need to test often.
I am wondering when the government will recognize that a CGM is an effective tool for control and management. When will they approve their use and begin covering their cost for the unit and its sensors?
Great questions, y'all!!! Dr. Kaufman has them, and will get to ask many as she can in the event tomorrow. Don't forget to tune in! If you can't make it for the live event then don't worry because we will record and save it in the TuDiabetes videos section.
one more Emily from across the line : I am still confused as a Veo pumper how to appropriately bolus , when still insulin on board from previous correction or food bolus ...it appears to be a " guessing game " even after reading John Walsh's 4 th Edition Pumping Insulin at pages 48 , 49 .Hope Dr. Kaufman can enlighten me ...thanks