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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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Taking diabetes education to the streets
By Nancy Klobassa Davidson, R.N., and Peggy Moreland, R.N.
Researchers in St. Louis are taking diabetes education to gathering places such as churches and coffee shops, hoping to help people with diabetes to control it.
Nearly 1 in 5 people over the age of 55 in St. Louis have type 2 diabetes. Researchers have found that nearly half of these 75,000 or so people have never taken a class on how to manage diabetes.
Our diabetes education group has been looking at opportunities to help people with diabetes in Rochester, Minn. We have group classes but numbers have been dwindling. There are several barriers that may prevent people from attending classes often held at a clinic or hospital. For some, finances are a barrier due to lack of health insurance or limited coverage; many lack family support and encouragement. The time of day may be a barrier. We live in a multicultural society and language is definitely another barrier.
Many studies show that when you're taught how to manage diabetes, you can reduce your risk of death, stroke, heart failure and other long-term complications.
What would those of you with diabetes (type 1 or 2 or other) like to see offered in your community for diabetes education?blog index