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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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Benefits of medical I.D. bracelets
By Nancy Klobassa Davidson, R.N., and Peggy Moreland, R.N.
If you have diabetes and use insulin, consider wearing a medical I.D. bracelet (medical identification bracelet). No one plans to have a medical emergency, but it's a good idea to be prepared for one.
Medical I.D. bracelets are an excellent way to expedite treatment and avoid misdiagnosis during an emergency. Paramedics are trained to look for medical I.D. bracelets.
Both high and low blood sugar can lead to unconsciousness, coma, seizures and death. If emergency care personnel need to look through your wallet or purse for a medical I.D., treatment may be delayed. And if a person is behaving oddly or has lost consciousness, bystanders are more likely to call for help if they recognize that the problem is medical, rather than related to drugs or alcohol.
Medical I.D. bracelets don't have to be ugly. Many attractive medical I.D. bracelet options exist. Check at your local pharmacy, or do an online search for medical I.D. bracelets. You might be surprised by your options!