Meet Beverly Thomassian: 2014 DE Winner
Beverly Thomassian, RN, MPH, CDE, BC-ADM, practices at Diabetes Education Services in Chico, CA.
Patients Jerry and Sandy K. share how this diabetes educator made a difference in their life:
Sandy was diagnosed with diabetes approximately 8 years ago and Jerry about 5 years ago. "Because both of our medications were increased recently, we knew we had to do something about it and get more education.
We attended classes at Feather River Hospital in Paradise, CA, with Beverly Thomassian as the lead instructor. Her classes were the best we have ever attended! She is wonderfully knowledgeable and makes diabetes education fun. Beverly has developed a course that incorporates some very light exercises and dance moves into the class format. With her personality, enthusiasm, knowledge and materials, she has made us understand why and how diabetes works. Because of her, we are continually in the process of changing and revising our diet and both expect to see our A1C levels down in 3 months. With Beverly’s support we expect to conquer and live better with diabetes." —Jerry and Sandy K.
Watch the video about Beverly below