After Thoughts: Jane K. Dickinson

On September 28, 2012 by Scott K. Johnson

Jane K. Dickinson

I had the opportunity to meet Jane in person at AADE in Indianapolis last month, but we didn’t have much time to visit.  I was looking forward to getting to know Jane better and hearing her story during the show.

From start to finish I was nothing but impressed with all that Jane has done.  She’s a caregiver and teacher at the core. Before she even knew what it was to be a caregiver, even early days in the hospital with her diabetes diagnosis, she followed ‘Nurse Sue’ around the floor helping out with anything she could.  I love that!

We talked a lot about how she balances her personal life with diabetes versus her life as a professional diabetes educator, and how sometimes that opposing pull creates a little bit of stress around what she shares.  It was a very enlightening conversation.

Jane is very humble and won’t brag about herself, which means I get to do it for her.  School ran out of degrees to give her.  She has a PhD in nursing, which I think is pretty amazing. She’s involved herself in everything from directing clinical education at a diabetes camp to teaching a diabetes education and management masters program.

Jane is an amazing person with a drive to care for others and to teach.  It was such a pleasure to share an hour with her and hear her story.

I hope you’ll listen to the show and also check out Jane’s blog, www.janekdickinson.com.

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