Elaine Massaro believes in the power of treating people with diabetes in group settings. She’s an RN and CDE who was recently honored as 2010 Diabetes Educator of the Year by the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) for her success in “improving the effectiveness and efficiency of diabetes patient education by using this (group) technique with patients at Northwestern University in Chicago.” She’s also one of an elite group of CDEs teaching the use…Read more »
I personally wasn’t able to attend the annual meeting of the American Association of Diabetes Educators this summer. But I’ve been there a few times. It’s quite the experience for a patient to witness thousands of experts in life-with-diabetes running around between lectures, demos, and expo booths. What are they all buzzing about? Today, a wrap-up from Kelly Rawlings, a type 1 diabetic who happens to be editor of Meredith Publishing’s Diabetic Living magazine.
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Put your hands up! Who likes to dance?
Good, you’re in.
Even if all you’ve done till now is watch those popular dance shows on TV, you’re still in.
Because Dance Out Diabetes is a new 501c non-profit organization designed to help prevent and manage diabetes through local dance events. Starting out in San Francisco, and soon to expand nationwide, the idea is to invite people with diabetes and at-risk for it, along with their…
Joy Pape is a board certified diabetes nurse educator. She’s well known as much for her bubbly personality as for her years of experience working with PWDs in both inpatient and outpatient settings. She’s recently made a career leap that she’s very excited about. And you might be too, to hear her describe it…
A Guest Post by Joy Pape, CDE
This has been an exciting year for me. I’ve made somewhat of a career…
I don’t write much about food choices. But believe me, as a person with diabetes (and gluten intolerance), I struggle with them all the time. We PWDs are used to hearing the “generic” nutritional suggestions from our dietitians and CDEs: don’t eat too much sugar, eat lots of veggies, drink water, etc. But what about something more concrete, as in: what are some specific good choices to put on your plate?
Today, Alenka Ravnik-List, a…Read more »