Looking ahead to 2019

Serving as 2018 Diabetes Educator of the Year (DEOTY) for the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) has been a highlight of my professional career. As the first physician certified diabetes educator (CDE) to receive this honor since its inception, I’ve been able to travel across the country and share the concepts of Dynamic Diabetes Management with health care professionals from Connecticut to California. Sugar Surfing™ is now accepted as a reasonable approach to diabetes self management. No longer does a sensible and thoughtful approach to leveraging diabetes CGM technology with insightful self-analysis have to be done in the shadows. Static concepts of self care, which have dominated the diabetes world for decades, are now yielding to the next logical step in the progression to self care independence: Sugar Surfing. Members of the AADE board of directors shared with me in August that one reason I was awarded the DEOTY was to provide a platform to promote Sugar Surfing to all Diabetes Educators. That’s a powerful endorsement from the top of the diabetes education world. I’ve also received behind the scenes encouragement from some inside the American Diabetes Association as well. And many progressive diabetes doctors and endocrinologists are not only aware of Sugar Surfing, but actively recommending it to many of their patients. As I yield my title to the incoming 2019 DEOTY, I aim to take Sugar Surfing to greater heights in the upcoming years. In order to do this your help and support is needed and requested. I am proud to be able to say I have no conflicts of interest whenever I present a workshop. I work for no diabetes companies in any way. I value my independence. Dynamic Diabetes Management, Inc. is the 501(c)3 non-profit organization which promotes Sugar Surfin