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10 Responses

  1. Scott K. Johnson
    Scott K. Johnson July 15, 2008 at 8:25 am | | Reply

    Great interview Amy & Theresa!

  2. Kerri.
    Kerri. July 15, 2008 at 9:03 am | | Reply

    Having worked with Theresa on a professional level at dLife, I can agree that people with diabetes definitely need more educators like Theresa. She’s something special indeed!

  3. Kate
    Kate July 15, 2008 at 12:35 pm | | Reply

    How refreshing!

  4. Colleen
    Colleen July 15, 2008 at 1:56 pm | | Reply

    Yup, more Theresas are needed – I enjoyed reading the interview. Thanks!

  5. CALpumper
    CALpumper July 15, 2008 at 3:58 pm | | Reply

    I agree Amy, we need many more Theresas!
    Her ideas and insights are refreshing. Once again I sit here on the East Coast wondering why I haven’t moved to CA yet. ;-)

    Thanks for the great post Amy.

  6. LaurenK
    LaurenK July 15, 2008 at 9:56 pm | | Reply

    I have to say, this approach would not work for me at all. I would NEED blood pressure pills if someone suggested I draw an apple for healthy eating or a sneaker to represent exercise. I am an adult. That is patronizing, in my opinion. I would be furious if someone spoke to me about my diabetes in oversimplified, childish terms, which has been my problem with educators all along.

  7. Theresa Garnero
    Theresa Garnero July 15, 2008 at 10:20 pm | | Reply

    Thanks for the nice re-cap of our conversation, Amy! And to LaurenK, you are right. The drawing exercise is an oversimplification. Its intent is to provide an overview of all of the components involved with diabetes self-management which include problem-solving and reducing risks. When we do this exercise, we discuss more in detail the American Association of Diabetes Educators 7 Self-Care Behaviors. Our program definitely covers all serious issues related to diabetes management as we are an ADA accredited center. We try to have a little fun along the way. Be well. Theresa

  8. Tina
    Tina July 16, 2008 at 4:18 am | | Reply

    Great post. Thanks for sharing this.

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  10. Caitleen Mac Giolla Phadraig
    Caitleen Mac Giolla Phadraig July 26, 2008 at 5:34 am | | Reply

    Just want to say, the interview was interesting and inspiring with lots of good tips to explore with my patients. Do keep up the good work.

    Caitleen Mac Giolla Phadraig ( Dublin ,Ireland.)

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