Certified Diabetes Educator
As a Certified Diabetes Educator, Patricia spends a great deal of time talking with patients and families about the realities of diabetes. She particularly works with patients as they adapt to and manage their insulin pump therapy and continuous glucose monitoring.
It was a patient of 10 years who inspired her to become certified as a diabetes educator, and she loves the opportunity to interact with patients as well as being a part of the diabetes team at St. Vincent Healthcare.
"I love to learn from our patients," she says. "I can think of some who have long-term complications resulting from diabetes, but they have peace and joy in their lives."
And when those patients need encouragement, she always has a message to share with them. She says, "I tell them 'you are worth it, you are strong and you are wonderfully made'."
The Diabetes Health Team