hi,

I have type 1 diabetes for 35 years (wow! hard to believe) and live in Tucson. I am looking for a great diabetes educator - either locally in Tucson, or it could be elsewhere if they would work by phone/skype. My insurance is minimal, so it will be paid by me.

My health is great, and diabetes quite good, but I do it alone these days and would love some good support. Thanks!

Lucia Maya

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Hello Lucia,
I work at UMC here in Tucson and know of a few of them through our hospital. I am going to pass your post on and see what comes of it. At UMC Medtronic does a number of classes from carb counting to pump basics to advance pumping. that I will get the schedule for you on Monday.

I am a type 1.5 on the pump. I see Dr Barsony at Tucson Endocrine at Wilmont and Pima. I know that they have one that works out of their office too. I will message you directly to provide my contact info.
Thanks!
I live in Tucson. My endocrinologist is Mariali Garcia. She has a nurse-educator who comes in once a week at no charge, her name is Susanne Gould. They are both excellent.

Hi Lucia

I also live in Tucson. I have heard of Susanne Gould although I have not met her personally. I am a relatively new Type II Diabetic, about 1 year. I use Lantus daily. I am not satisfied with my control, (HgA1C usually 6.6-7.0) although I understand why that is. I do not exercise regularly and my diet could use some improvement. I have the advantage of being a nurse, so my mediocre control is due to non-compliance, not lack of knowledge. I do not see an Endo, but my Family Practice physician does a fine job. I am considering using an endo.

thanks! just now seeing your reply, I have a hard time finding my way around this site for some reason!
I'll check them out.

Hi Lucia,
I was just looking through the messages in my groups and saw your request (sorry this is 2 years late). I have heard good things about Integrated Diabetes Services (http://www.integrateddiabetes.com/) from someone who used to live in the Philly area. Apparently they have many patients out of state and can do Skype/phone appointments.
Good luck! If you have found someone good in Tucson please let me know!

Melissa

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