Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Did you HEAR...Type-1 University is Now Open for Enrollment...and this just may be a clue to a Super Birthday Surprise Sugar Bolus.
For anyone who ever sat through a class and thought “I’m never going to use this in the real world,” here’s something a little bit different.
Introducing “Type-1 University” (T1U) – the online school for people with diabetes who use insulin, including parents and caregivers. The school can be found only in cyberspace – at www.type1university.com
T1U features a series of "higher education" courses for an often overlooked segment of the diabetes market: those utilizing intensive insulin therapy (pumps or multiple daily injections). Each 40-60 minute course is available live (via webex) or in pre-recorded format, accessible on any computer system or mobile device with internet access. The courses include a dynamic powerpoint-style presentation with accompanying audio and video of the presenter, along with an opportunity to post questions directly.
The T1U “faculty” is composed of Certified Diabetes Educators with extensive personal and professional experience with all aspects of intensive diabetes management. All presenters use an approach that is entertaining, informative and practical.
According to Gary Scheiner MS, CDE, founder and self-proclaimed “Dean” of T1U, “This is nothing like a basic diabetes education class. These courses are for insulin users who want focused, expert information on specific topics that are relevant to their daily lives.”
The ever-expanding T1U “syllabus” currently includes the following courses:
• Mastering Pump Therapy
• Advanced Carb Counting
• Blood Glucose Control During Sports & Exercise
• Weight Loss for Insulin Users
• Getting the Most from Your Continous Glucose Monitor
• Strike The Spike: After-Meal Glucose Control
• Hypoglycemia Prevention and Management
• Fine-Tuning Basal Insulin
The benefits of diabetes self-management training and education are well-documented. However, one of the major reasons people with diabetes don’t take more advantage of it is access. Busy schedules, travel, parking, and out-of-pocket costs keep many people “in the dark” when it comes to the latest techniques in self-management. T1U addresses the issue of access by making interactive education available from the comfort of one’s home or office. Courses are offered at a variety of different times and posted online for review in a pre-recorded format at any time.
“Tuition” is on a per-course basis, and similar price-wise to most medical office visit co-pays: $29.95 for live courses, and $19.95 for each pre-recorded course. Participants may invite others to watch and listen with them; the fee is the same no matter how many partake. In other words, a couple or entire family can enroll and participate for the same single-participant price.
For information regarding course schedules/descriptions, or to enroll for an upcoming class, please visit www.type1university.com.
T1U is produced by Integrated Diabetes Services LLC, a Wynnewood, PA-based practice providing diabetes education, management and consulting services worldwide via phone and the internet.
What a wonderful service and a great idea.
Oh, and did I mention that one lucky winner of my Super Birthday Surprise Sugar Bolus will be getting free access to 1 pre-recorded course. That's right the very generous people at T1U is allowing The We CARA Lot Blog to giveaway 1 pre-recorded course of your choice.How cool is that!! MAKE SURE TO LEAVE A COMMENT ON THE SUPER BIRTHDAY SURPRISE SUGAR BOLUS PAGE ****NOT THIS ONE TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY***
Thank you so much T1U...now what are you waiting for it's time for school, to enter the sugar bolus click HERE
A Sweet Grace also has a giveaway to the T1U and a few more goodies that The We CARA Lot Blog like...check it out HERE