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About the author:

Tara Spann has worked at Novo Nordisk Inc. for six years as both a Diabetes and Obesity Educator. She blends her professional expertise as a nutritionist and Certified Diabetes Educator with her personal experiences living with diabetes and obesity to empower others to take control of their health and reach their goals.

Entries by Tara Spann

    Diabetes control is more than just knowing your A1C

    08 November 2017

    I’ll never forget my diagnosis with type 2 diabetes. I was 24 years old and my doctor attributed my, then 30-pound weight gain to “hand to mouth syndrome” - a not-so-polite way of saying I ate too much. And, because I had a degree in nutrition, “I should know better.” I was speechless. Humiliated. Ashamed.

    That was ten years ago. Since then, there’s been progress in helping people better understand diabetes as a serious, chronic disease. But, as a national Novo Nordisk survey of people with diabetes, physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants shows, a lot of misconceptions, unmet needs, and barriers remain.

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