What I would like to do with my life :)

hello everyone!!!

soooo ive been doing some thinking and i would like all of yalls opinions! i would really like to give back and i am a very giving person and i feel i have finally come to a conclusion of what i would like to do! become a diabetes educator and/or a dietician. i was wondering if any one here is one of these :) i need allll the advice i can get!!! so spread the word because i need opinions! hope everyone is doing well and i hope to hear from you soon!!

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Comment by John Smith on September 30, 2009 at 3:50pm
What's your education level? What's your passion? Which topics did you excel at in school? Which books did you love reading? If you can give us some info about yourself then it would be helpful in giving you input.
Comment by Brea on September 30, 2009 at 3:59pm
i went to a year of college and then to beauty school. my passion is definately to help people. i would give a limb for a complete stranger. i was definately a math and science girl in school. i would really like to do something with diabetes. i remember being in the hospital at age 19 and not knowing what was going on. i just wanted someone there who knew what was happening to me and could understand because they had been in my shoes. thats what i want to do for children! thats my passion!
Comment by John Smith on September 30, 2009 at 4:17pm
Considering that you call yourself a math and science girl, I would suggest that you should aim high and see where it takes you. Since you're in Indianapolis, consider contacting the people on this page by getting an appointment and getting a face-to-face meeting. Tell them about your passion and ask them how you can get involved in their research. At the least, they will connect you with people who might be able to guide you better.
Comment by Lydia Martin on September 30, 2009 at 5:32pm
that's great! we need more diabetes educators that have the experience of diabetes, not just the text book answers! go for it!
Comment by Ashlee on September 30, 2009 at 5:43pm
I say go for it girl! Like I told you the other day I have been thinking about doing the same thing for a while and didnt really know where to begin. I think its a great idea because I was the same as you at 20 years old and having this life changing thing happen to me and the care, advice and ed I got was horrible!
Comment by Brea on October 1, 2009 at 3:11pm
thanks everyone for your input! i will definately look into it! and ash if you wanna come with when i go let me know :) or if you want to do it together so we're not in this alone! love to you all!
Comment by rick (aka: #blankieboy) on October 1, 2009 at 7:16pm

Do not rule out being a Physicians Assistant. PA's write scripts and some specialize in diabetic education. in most places it is a five year program and really in Indiana becuase of the ability to wrote scripts, PA's are replacing DE's in many offices.

rick phillips.
Comment by bruce on October 1, 2009 at 9:20pm
do it you can that would great
Comment by Jan on October 2, 2009 at 1:49am
I think this is great! Most CDEs we have dealt with have been R.Ns. It would be nice to have more CDEs with a nutritionist background since nutrition is such a huge part of dealing with diabetes. And saying this from the perspective of a caretaker of a child with Type 1. I think nutrition for these children is underemphasized. More common: You can eat anything you want and just cover it with insulin, LOL. Not exactly true.
Comment by Jon on October 2, 2009 at 6:53am
Hi Brea. I think whichever your choose would be just great. You can't get anything more fulfilling them helping others. I wish you the very best.


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