I have had the pleasure of working with Julie for the past 6 years. She is not only an amazing co worker, but she is a beautiful person both inside & out. You will see Julie in our Tumwater office as the clinic lead and front office trainer. She has been with FASA just over 7 years and has touched every member of the staff in one way or another during her time here. Read on to learn more about Julie in her 20 question interview. I was even surprised with a few of her answers :)
By Ginger Vieira
Oh, you know how all these articles begin: “There’s nothing more challenging than managing diabetes during the holidays, especially Thanksgiving.” Sure, it’s true: it ain’t easy. But you know what: it ain’t impossible either.
There are many things you can do to enjoy this food-focused holiday even if your body is lacking in the Insulin Department. (My own Insulin Department went out of business in 1999….)
The fact is you can make a variety of adjustments in your medications as needed, you can swap and trade your carb choices carefully, you can cook unique recipes, and of course, you can fill up on turkey and green beans and forgo the potatoes and the cranberry sauce and the pies and cookies.
What Is Diabetes?
Diabetes is the inability to manufacture or properly use insulin, and it impairs the body's ability to convert sugars, starches, and other foods into energy. The long-term effects of elevated blood sugar (hyperglycemia) can lead to serious damage to the eyes, heart, kidney, nerves, and feet. Diabetes affects the lives of nearly 26 million people in the United States and nearly seven million don't even know they have the disease yet.
While there is no cure for diabetes, there is hope. With proper diet, exercise, medical care, and careful management at home, a person with diabetes can avoid the most serious complications and enjoy a full and active life. Your podiatrist plays a key role in helping patients manage diabetes successfully and avoid foot-related complications.
I can't believe November 1st is already here. October went by in such a blur! We have many exciting things going on this month from Thanksgiving (my favorite meal of the year) to diabetes awareness events. Try to take time slow down and enjoy this moment with your friends an family. Easier said than done I know, but take some time, sit back and make a list on paper of the wonderful things in your life that you are thankful for. There was a quote I came across recently that really stuck. "Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have you'll never have enough." -Oprah. Each podiatry office we have is also focusing on giving back to those in need before the cold weather really hits. We have partnered with Soles4soules an organization that donates shoes to people around the world in need. If you have time after work or on the weekend, go through your closet purge a few items you haven't wore in the last month and donate them to charity or one of the various donation drives happening around the South Sound. Thanks for stopping by I hope you enjoy our practice updates for November! I even included pictures of our fun costume contest with Tumwater Family Practice Clinic and of our FASA Halloween kids too. Be sure to check it out!