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WindyCDE specializes in SCI/TBI, ER, Psych, and Pt. Education.

Born in Bavaria, now living in sunny Southern California with my science teacher husband and our two rescued pit bull mixes in a post-war bungalow a couple miles from the beach.

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  1. Where can I find practice exams for CDE?

    [h=3]Practice Examination Now Available - General News - News | NCBDE Practice Examination Now Available[/h] NCBDE is pleased to announce that a practice examination is now available for the Certification Examination for Diabetes Educators. The CDEÂ...
  2. CDE Experience Requirements

    Here are the current standards as published by the NCBDE. Best of luck in your professional pursuits! Eligibility Requirements, Certification Info, Diabetes Education, Certification, Examination | NCBDE Definition of Diabetes Self-Management Educati...
  3. Thanks to everyone for your responses- I guess we are a pretty 'exclusive' group. Small, but mighty! Blondi, I am planning on enrolling @ Capella in the next couple of months. That MSN-Diabetes sounds like just the ticket for what I am hoping to ac...
  4. desk job with flexible scheduling?

    I have Fibromyalgia and I work from home and decide my own hours. I realize my work situation is unusal (and believe me, I am grateful every day), but perhaps my suggestions will help you in your brainstorming efforts. I work as a diabetes educator...
  5. Night shift

    Before I figured out I was Type 2, I'd come home and eat 2 pieces of cheesecake for breakfast. That would usually knock me out until late afternoon... not that I'm recommending it to anyone! :***: ~W.
  6. Fresh Air

    Whoohoo- newly annointed "adrenaline junkie" comin' through! Congratulations and welcome aboard. While I don't work critical care anymore (I'm too old to be pulling combative TBI patients off of terrified rad techs or trying to run two codes at once...
  7. "Difficult" Patients

    I totally agree with all of you- I've always cherished my "difficult" patients because, if they were all easy, I would never learn anything new! I've somehow gotten a rep for handing the difficult ones and I don't mind one bit when they get "dumped"...
  8. Good idea or not?

    Greetings Little Panda, although I must say you look an awful lot like a Mogwai... Anyway, congratulations- sounds like a great opportunity! First, consider that it wasn't that long ago when you did your clinicals, so it won't be like a completely al...
  9. Fun: Coke or Pepsi Nurses?

    My vote goes to the tipsy nursey lady with the pink umbrella sticking out of her IV bag... we got the same groove thing goin' here. It's Saturday night and I'm home writing a paper on under-utilization of preventative health services among Type 2 dia...
  10. Greetings colleagues, I've found a couple of really exciting education/role expansion opportunities for BSN-level diabetes nurses. Both are fully online MSN programs (although they are quick to point out that they are not geared toward preparing nur...
  11. 57 and need to start over YET AGAIN!

    Well I don't know if this will help, but I'll throw it out there... I am a 20 year veteran of just about every kind of adult nursing you can imagine but at 43 years of age, I recognize that I am only "mid-career" at this point, especially in light o...
  12. directions needed pls help pls pls pls

    I do Diabetes Ed. and write health-related articles for various newsletters and such. I work from home in my PJ's and I choose my own hours. Oh, and I supplement my income with internet and telephone-based wellness coaching. They are all highly nic...
  13. Passed!

    I second that! But seriouly, congratulations- well done!
  14. What do you love most about your floor/specialty?

    Diabetes Educator and Health Writer -> I work on my own schedule, in my jammies, on my laptop at home. Need I say more?