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The Flu Ends With You!

February 05, 2018 | 0 Comments

Here we are, at the peak of flu season! Don't celebrate just yet because we still have to get through mid-Spring to consider ourselves safe as we walk through the doors of crowded stores (the most germ-filled of all encounters) picking up foods and other necessities. Your healthcare team should have discussed the importance of getting your annual flu shot...
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Holidays, Hygge and High Blood Sugar

December 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

By Collette DeCruz

During this time of year people are rushing to get everything done and feeling overwhelmed. You add a medication / dietary regimen that most people with diabetes are dealing with and you have the perfect storm for holiday anxiety and diabetes burnout. Bearing that in mind, I was recently introduced to the Scandinavian concept of "Hygge."

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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...
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Free Medicine for Diabetes

June 29, 2017 | 0 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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