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On being a Nurse, Mother to a Type 1 Diabetic, and a Diabetes Educator

September 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

I am fortunate enough to have been chosen as the new Diabetes Educator.  I could not feel more excited and fulfilled in my newest adventure being with the Endocrinology Team!  

Although I’ve enjoyed functioning in many roles as an registered nurse, I have found my niche being in a position that serves to educate and support individuals in their health...
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What I have Learned as a Diabetes Educator

August 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Most days I sit across the table from someone who has made the decision to change their life. Diabetes is like that.

Let me just say that I don’t have diabetes and I don't profess to know what life is exactly like for those who do have this condition. But over the years of counseling, educating and supporting people in their...
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Free Medicine for Diabetes

June 29, 2017 | 4 Comments

The endocrinologist I work with, Dr. Miya Allen, came back from the American Diabetes Association conference last week and gave us some great news! There is an organization that is giving away 10 million dollars’ worth of free diabetes medicine for the next year. Yes, free!  

The medicines are metformin, pioglitazone (Actos) and glipizide. They will be free to anyone...
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Meds and the “Donut Hole”

June 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

While you may not be familiar with the phrase "donut hole," just about everyone in the health care field and patients who use Medicare know that this can spell trouble for people on medication. There is a coverage gap if your drugs cost more than $2,800 per year, which often affects people on diabetes medications.

This is how Medicare medication benefits...
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Spring Allergies and Diabetes

May 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

It's that time of year again—allergy season. The rain seems to have brought out plant allergens in full force this spring after our record wet winter in California.

If you have diabetes and have allergies you may have noticed that your blood sugars have gone up.

While there is some speculation that stress corticosteroids can cause blood sugar to rise directly from...
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