Our D-history:

My daughter, *Rosie, was five years old when she was diagnosed on September 19, 2008, with Type I Diabetes. We started out on MDI, but in October 2010 we switched to a pump. We also added a Dexcom CGM in May of 2011. In February 2014 we changed to the Medtronic Enlite system- a pump and CGM all in one.

*Rosie is not her real name... I let her pick her own pseudonym for the blog!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

D-related career change?

So, I'm pondering changing careers.  I've been the Activity Director at a nursing home for nearly 17 years now, and while I love my residents, I can't shake this feeling that maybe I should be doing something else now.  That feeling, along with some difficult changes (ie: mandatory furlough) at my current job, have me doing some research into what else I might be able to do.

I figure since my brain is full of diabetes knowledge anyway, maybe this is where I need to look.  I've been looking into becoming a CDE.  I would have to go back to school, of course, but that part excites me. I always enjoyed the challenge in college.  (I have a BS in Art Therapy, minor in Gerontology... those don't help on the tracks to become CDE certified.)   I'm just not sure what I would do after I finished... not to mention that going back to school isn't exactly in our budget right now. 

Anyone d-parents out there making a living in a diabetes-related field?  (I do not want to be a nurse.)  I'm up for any suggestions or ideas!


1 comment:

  1. I realize I'm no help in terms of finding a career in diabetes, but I stand by what I've always said that you would be AWESOME at this!


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