Eileen DeLeeuw

Joined Aug 15 2014
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66 years old
Tooele, UT
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Type One Racing

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First of all I'd like to say I'm excited for our Ask the Expert page on this web site.  I will be coordinating it but will get answers from different diabetes
experts," including those with diabetes and introduce you to them on the page. I hope it will help us sort through the myths vs facts questions, find practical help to do what we want to in a healthy manner, and look to future improvements/CURES!  

I myself am  a certified diabetes educator and registered dietitian with  a BS in Medical Dietetics from BYU and a Masters from USU (research on diabetes nutritional care and education). I've done diabetes care and education for 35 years. I have a small  Diabetes Self-management Training company, Real Life Diabetes, LLC, and work in diabetes education at the Birch Family Pharmacy in Tooele. I will have had Type 1 Diabetes for 50 years on 12/2/2014, so far without complications.  I've been able to do everything my parents and I were told I wouldn't be able to do with diabetes, including having 5 children and, now, 11 grandchildren. I'm married to Wayne DeLeeuw who has been very supportive of my diabetes efforts and interests, to the point of developing Type 2 himself! I try to advocate for persons with and at risk for diabetes developing their own approach to self-management. And I believe that any of the old style dietitians who make it to heaven will be standing in a long line apologizing to former “patients” for the rigid and inflexible approaches to diabetes treatment of the past! I am finally able to admit I have experienced a lot of "history" and to celebrates the many advances in diabetes treatment and self-management I've seen and hope yet to see.

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