It's always a treat when we come across a PWD (person with diabetes) working in diabetes education. There's just something about knowing that they really get it. Jane Dickinson is one such diabetes educator. Jane was the moderator for Amy's session on social media at the recent AADE conference, and we've gotten to know her through her blog and Twitter.
A type 1 PWD for 37 years, Jane has been around the block with diabetes. She has worked at Clara Barton Camp as a nurse and then after spending some time working with children with cancer, she returned to the camp as Director of Clinical Services and Education. After that, she moved to Colorado where she lives with her family, working as a diabetes educator. She now works remotely for the Teacher's College at Columbia University where she is Program Director for one of the first-ever Master's programs in diabetes education (!)
At AADE, we sat down with Jane to chat about the future of D-education, how to have a better relationship with your own CDE, and the role social media and technology will play in diabetes education going forward:
Thank you Jane, for your insights and your energy!
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