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Joy Pape, MSN, FNP-C, CDE, WOCN, CFCN, FAADE

Joy Pape, MSN, FNP-C, CDE, WOCN, CFCN, FAADE
(Associate Medical Editor Diabetes In Control) Clinical Nurse Practitioner, CDE, Comprehensive Weight Control Center, Weill Cornell Medical College; President of EnJoy Life! Health Consulting, New York City, NY; co-author of the Real-Life Guide to Diabetes; Immediate Past President for the Metropolitan New York Association of the American Diabetes Association of Diabetes Educators (MNYADE). As an internationally known family nurse practitioner (FNP) and certified diabetes educator (CDE), Joy Pape specializes in diabetes, weight management, home blood pressure monitoring, sleep, and foot care. She is the co-author of the Real-Life Guide to Diabetes (The American Diabetes Association). She writes for several national magazines, is a dynamic national motivational presenter for both health-care professionals and the general public, and is a partner of Laugh it Off! a health edutainment team. Joy says, “Most important is that I still see patients. That is my passion…to connect with my patients so that together we can help them reach their optimum health.

A Lot to Learn from Your Patients

I am a diabetes educator and certified foot care nurse. Through the years, I’ve learned that most topics we teach people who have diabetes are really topics every person should know about. I teach patients how to care for their feet, how to prevent foot problems, and how to treat them if they should have problems.

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Dr. Lois Jovanovic. The Woman Who Changed The Way We Treat Diabetes Today

Exclusive interview with introduction by Joy Pape, MSN, FNP-C, CDE, WOCN, CFCN, FAADE, Associate Medical Editor. I remember when I was young, I had family members and friends (both women and men) who had type 1 diabetes. They told me their medical team informed them they couldn’t or shouldn’t have children. Not Dr. Lois Jovanovic. Dr. Lois Jovanovic is not a woman who takes no for an answer; neither has she taught her patients they should not have children.

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The New To-Do For Travel

A patient with diabetes gets her meds, prescribed by a nurse practitioner, from a national chain pharmacy in New York. She was planning travel to Hawaii. Patient did not refill her meds at home in New York before leaving for her travel in Hawaii because it was too early. Insurance would not pay until closer to the refill date. She thought she could wait until the time insurance would cover, go to a location where she was traveling and pick it up there. She’d done that during her travels in the past. It did not work in Hawaii.

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