Several decades ago, the Joslin Clinic in Boston developed the nation’s first Diabetic Education Protocol and taught diabetic patients how to eat, exercise, and take their medications. They also taught patients how to monitor their own condition and recognize the signs of early complications. Their efforts resulted in much healthier patients.
Research has confirmed that patients who receive diabetic education achieve better diabetic control, feel better, and have less of a chance of developing complications from diabetes. Diabetes is a condition greatly influenced by your “lifestyle.” Factors such as eating, exercise, medications, mood, and your general health status can affect your blood sugar levels. It is no mystery that achieving good sugars requires you to understand the effect that your lifestyle has on your diabetes.
Palm Beach Diabetes and Endocrine Specialists is proud to be an American Diabetes Association center of Recognition, with the only office-based Certified Diabetes Education program in South Florida. These credentials are only granted to those centers that meet the rigorous standards of the ADA in Diabetic Teaching and Education.
A registered nurse with over 15 years of professional experience. Ines has specialized in the area of Diabetes Education for the last 10 years and is a certified insulin pump trainer for all insulin pumps as well as continuous glucose sensor. She has worked with Palm Beach Diabetes for over 10 years.
Gail received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Queens College, NY and a Masters in Social Work from Barry University, Miami, Florida. Gail has worked as a medical social worker and diabetes educator at South Miami Hospital and is currently a counselor and diabetes educator at Palm Beach Diabetes and Endocrine Specialists, P.A. She specializes in eating disorders, life transitions, stress management and depression.
Jessica graduated from The Florida State University with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Nutrition and Bachelor's Degree in Dietetics. Jessica has experience working as a clinical dietitian in a hospital setting, working as a teaching assistant at FSU focusing on medical nutrition therapy and has volunteered for various diabetes centers as well as youth camps educating the public on the importance of nutrition. Jessica specializes in diabetes management, weight loss, renal nutrition, hypoglycemia, high cholesterol management and polycystic ovarian syndrome. Jessica is currently the director of education at Palm Beach Diabetes & Endocrine Specialists and has been with the practice for four years.
Monika earned a Master of Science in Food and Nutrition at Florida State University and has practiced dietetics for over 20 years. She has spent the last 12 years specializing in diabetes and is a Certified Product Trainer on all Medtronic pump and sensor systems. Monika strives to empower her clients to reach their personal health and wellness goals by providing individualized nutrition care and education.
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