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Nancy Klobassa Davidson, R.N., B.S.N, C.D.E
Nancy Klobassa Davidson is a registered nurse who has worked in diabetes education for 17 years. She is a certified diabetes educator (C.D.E.) and is currently in graduate school working on a Master of Science in nursing (M.S.N.) and health care education.
Nancy works with adults who have type 1, type 2 and other forms of diabetes. Nancy is coordinator of the Diabetes Unit's intensive insulin therapy program within the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, Metabolism, & Nutrition at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Nancy has worked extensively with insulin pump therapy and continuous interstitial glucose sensing.
Peggy Moreland, R.N., M.S.N.
Peggy Moreland is a certified diabetes educator (C.D.E.) in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, Metabolism, & Nutrition at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.
Peggy graduated with a Master of Science in Nursing and Health Care Education from the University of Phoenix and is a member of the American Association of Diabetes Educators and the American Diabetes Association. A certified diabetes educator (C.D.E.), Peggy enjoys working with patients to set and achieve diabetes self-management goals.
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Living with diabetes blog
Dec. 18, 2008
Welcome to the diabetes blog
By Nancy Klobassa Davidson, R.N., and Peggy Moreland, R.N.
Diabetes is the 7th leading cause of death in the United States, and according to the American Diabetes Association there are 23.6 million children and adults in the United States, or 7.8 percent of the population, who have diabetes.
Unfortunately, 1 out of every 4 people who has diabetes is unaware. Uncontrolled diabetes can lead to serious complications, such as blindness, kidney damage, heart disease, and lower-limb amputations. Persons with diabetes can decrease their risk of complications by controlling their blood glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol.
With your help, we hope we can increase awareness and find ways that you can help each other manage your disease.
If you're already managing diabetes, you know it can be time consuming.
The daily routines of diabetes self-management involve foot care, exercise, carbohydrate counting, self-monitoring of blood glucose, oral medications, insulin, or even a combination of oral medications and insulin.
Here are some questions for you:
- How much time do you spend managing your diabetes every day?
- Have you ever been tempted or even tried taking a vacation from your diabetes self-management?
- If so, what happened if anything, and what did you learn from the experience?
We look forward to you sharing your responses with us. Welcome to the blog.
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