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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.

It Doesn’t Have to Happen

You may have read Dave Joffe's Editor's Note on the relative risk of developing diabetes and how sometimes patients use it as an excuse for having diabetes. Although we don't like to blame patients, it is true some people do think and say, "Why try? I have a family history of diabetes. I'm sure to get it too." Well, we know that isn't 100% true. Hopefully we work with our patients to help prevent or delay type 2 diabetes.

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Scott Isaacs Complete Interview

Scott Isaacs, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.E. is a board-certified endocrinologist and obesity medicine specialist in Atlanta, Georgia, and a faculty member at Emory University School of Medicine. He is a medical expert for ABC Television Networks and the medical director for the HMR Program for Weight Management at Atlanta Endocrine Associates. Since 1998, Dr. Isaacs has focused his medical practice on obesity medicine and endocrinology. Dr. Isaacs attended Emory College and Emory University School of Medicine, continuing for his residency in Internal Medicine and Fellowship in Endocrinology, Lipids, Diabetes and Metabolism. Dr. Isaacs is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Endocrinology.  Dr. Isaacs is past president of the Georgia Chapter of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and currently serves on the national AACE board of directors and chairs the patient education and awareness committee. Dr. Isaacs is past president of the Atlanta Chapter of the Atlanta Diabetes Association.

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