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Inter-professional Diabetes Education and Awareness (IDEA)

Inter-professional Diabetes Education and Awareness (IDEA)

Power Over Diabetes: Diabetes Management & Prevention

  • Have you heard that diabetes has become a national epidemic in America, according to the American Diabetes Association (ADA)?
  • Did you know that over 1.5 million people over the age of 20 have Diabetes in Broward County?
  • Are you aware that the CDC estimates that 1 in every 3 adults is at risk for pre-diabetes?
  • Did you know that over 11% of the African American and Hispanic adult populations were diagnosed with diabetes?

 

To promote diabetes prevention and management in Broward County and beyond. 

NSU seeks to address the pressing needs of diabetes management and prevention by cultivating the knowledge and experience of interprofessional healthcare teams and leveraging the networks and capacities of partnering organizations.

Nova Southeastern University is sponsoring a series of community programs with the hope to increase awareness about diabetes and provide practical lessons to improve the health of the participants and their families in Broward County. Interprofessional teams of faculty and students from the Colleges of Health Care Sciences, Nursing, Osteopathic Medicine, Pharmacy, and Optometry will present on important topics such as 'Diabetes and Healthy Eating,' 'Diabetes and Medical Management,' and 'Diabetes and Eye Health'. Each seminar is a free, one-hour long session that is open to the community. There will be a Q&A portion at each session where you can ask health professionals questions about diabetes management.

This year, the IDEA initiative is proud to announce that workshops will also be held in Spanish to reach even more members of the community. If you, or someone you know, would like to attend a free community workshop to be hosted at a local site, please email idea@nova.edu.

Team 1

Role Name Profession
Faculty Leader Elizabeth Swann  AT
Team Member Javed Mohammed OT Tampa
Team Member Michelle Lanspa DO FTL OMS-2
Team Member (Jessica) Diem Trang Truong Medical Sonography
Team Member Noelle Niessen Dental
Team Member Cara Milman Nutrition
Team Member Angelie Ruiz Sanchez  Pharmacy
Team Member Maria Corghi PA FTL
Team Member Taylor Windle PT Tampa

Team 2

Role Name Profession
Faculty Leader Stephanie Petrosky Nutrition 
Faculty Leader Kimberly Valenti Medical Education
Team Leader Brittney Damato Psychology
Team Member Joel Davis DO FTL OMS-2
Team Member Saeed Aldosari Pharmacy
Team Member Carly Grimison Dental
Team Member Valeria Portuese Nutrition/undergrad
Team Member Brianie Clarke OT Tampa
Team Member Adriana Barzellotti PA FTL

Team 3

Role Name Profession
Faculty Leader Patricia Vargas Medical Sonography
Team Leader Maria Lusso Psychology
Team Member Judith Garcia Pharmacy
Team Member Gabriella Orta DO FTL OMS-1
Team Member Isabella Aristizabal Nutrition/undergrad
Team Member Jackie Pivaral Optometry
Team Member Mariana Zelaya OT Tampa
Team Member Katherine Truzman PA FTL
Team Member Alessandra Forlano Dental

Team 4

Role Name Profession
Faculty Leader Ioana Scripa Nutrition
Team Leader Sarah Williams OT
Team Member Michael Yen DO FTL OMS-2
Team Member Kristen Presswood Dental
Team Member Cassandra Wagner Nutrition
Team Member Nicole Wiggins PT Tampa
Team Member Julia Iannucci Psychology
Team Member Juliana Chin PA FTL
Team Member Madison Lessard Optometry

Team 5

Role Name Profession
Faculty Leader Harvey Feldman PA
Team Leader Montherson  Saint Juste Pharmacy
Team Member Myla Pereira Nutrition/DO
Team Member Leyla Ali Pharmacy
Team Member Ibad Farshori Dental
Team Member Taylor McLellan PT Tampa
Team Member Leela Puli MD FTL
Team Member Courtney Laczko PA FTL
Team Member Erica Levinson Optometry

Team 6

Role Name Profession
Faculty Leader Mariem Abdou Optometry
Team Member Krisha Gupta DO FTL OMS-2
Team Member Kishan Unjia Undergrad Bio
Team Member Kelly Abate Pharmacy
Team Member Joyce Lien Dental
Team Member Megan Byrne OT Tampa
Team Member Corina Velazco PA FTL
Team Member Gabriela Ruiz Barnecett Nutrition
Team Member Fernanda Pereira Optometry

Team 7

Role Name Profession
Faculty Leader Elizabeth Hames DO
Team Leader Megan DeRiso Psychology
Team Member Anvit Reddy DO FTL OMS-2
Team Member John Keigher Dental
Team Member Corinne Tarantino MD FTL
Team Member Shanique Yee Psychology
Team Member Yendi Caraballo Lopez Nutrition
Team Member Shane Fandinola Exercise & Sport Science
Team Member Juliette Garcia PA Ft Myers

Team 8

Role Name Profession
Faculty Leader Andrea Levin Pharmacy
Faculty Leader Debra Stern PT 
Team Member Kawther Elsouri DO FTL OMS-1
Team Member Natali Vega Nutrition/undergrad
Team Member Madison Smith Dental
Team Member Morish Shah Public Health
Team Member Nicole Doxey PT FTL
Team Member Leanne McAlexander PA FTL
Team Member Dalia Yudewitz Pharmacy
Team Member Karen Dimentstein Psychology

Team 9

Role Name Profession
Faculty Leader Barbara Garcia-Levin Psychology 
Faculty Leader Amanda Chase Allopathic Medicine
Team Leader Veronica Grosse Psychology
Team Member Radhika Patel DO FTL OMS-2
Team Member Emily Lemus Pharmacy
Team Member Rachel Schapiro Dental
Team Member Danielle Lankford Nutrition
Team Member David Moore Optometry
Team Member Erin Sinor Undergrad

Team 10

Role Name Profession
Faculty Leader Jacqueline Hinckley SLP
Faculty Leader Sharla Jefferson SLP
Team Leader Niyati Patel DO FTL OMS-2
Team Leader Divya Anand Nutrition
Team Member Savannah Young Dental
Team Member Marisa Dell'Isola Optometry
Team Member Caylea Mace PA ORL
Team Member Lauren Williams Psychology

Team 11

Role Name Profession
Faculty Leader Jason Zeim Dental
Team Leader Jessica Choe Psychology
Team Member Roxana Gomez Optometry
Team Member Kimberly Moriles PA FTL
Team Member Fatin Bleibel Pharmacy
Team Member William Tedjo Nutrition/DO
Team Member Srija Padala Public Health
Team Member Nina Azurin Dental
Team Member Alyssa Haag MD

Goal Setting for Diabetes

Prevent and manage diabetes the S.M.A.R.T. way. This presentation will provide an overview of important factors related to diabetes, including diet, exercise, medications, and social and emotional influences. Participants to learn to prevent or manage diabetes by setting Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Timely (S.M.A.R.T.) goals.  This session will be presented by an innovative team of professionals and pre-professions through the Interprofessional Diabetes Education and Awareness (IDEA) Initiative at Nova Southeastern University.

 

Diabetes and Healthy Eating

Managing blood sugar is the key to living well with diabetes, and eating well is the key to managing blood sugar. But what does it mean to eat well? This webinar will empower you to navigate and understand how to make healthy food choices in your everyday life.   This session will be presented by an innovative team of professionals and pre-professions through the Interprofessional Diabetes Education and Awareness (IDEA) Initiative at Nova Southeastern University.

 

Diabetes Prevention and Management

It is estimated that 1 in 3 people have prediabetes and 1.5 million people are diagnosed with diabetes every year.  Join us to learn about basic strategies to help support you or a loved one in preventing or managing diabetes.  This session will be presented by an innovative team of professionals and pre-professions through the Interprofessional Diabetes Education and Awareness (IDEA) Initiative at Nova Southeastern University.

 

Diabetes and Exercise

Physical activity is very important for people with diabetes! Good news – it’s not as hard as you might think to be more active.  In this webinar, you will learn exercise strategies for diabetes prevention and management.  This session will be presented by an innovative team of professionals and pre-professions through the Interprofessional Diabetes Education and Awareness (IDEA) Initiative at Nova Southeastern University.

 

Diabetes and Medication Management

This session is designed to help people who have diabetes or care for those with diabetes understand different medication options.  Some people can manage it with healthy eating and exercise, or with oral medications, while others may also need to use insulin.  The most important thing is to get to feeling your best.  This session will be presented by an innovative team of professionals and pre-professions through the Interprofessional Diabetes Education and Awareness (IDEA) Initiative at Nova Southeastern University.

March 5, 2021

March 6, 2021

March 12, 2021 March 13, 2021

March 20, 2021

March 27, 2021 April 3, 2021 April 12, 2021

To date, we have served over 1,100 individuals throughout Broward, Palm Beach, and Miami-Dade Counties (since IDEA's inception in 2012).

Quantitative Outcomes from IDEA Workshops

  • 98% of individuals reported that they gained new knowledge at one of the IDEA community workshops.
  • 95% of individuals reported that the information they learned was valuable in managing their diabetes.
  • 100% of individuals reported that they will apply the information that they learned.
  • 100% of individuals reported that they would recommend the IDEA workshops to other people.

If you would like to get involved or become a community partner, email us at idea@nova.edu. Please see the event topics above and the formats and availability below.

Format:

Informal

This entails a presenting a video produced by the IDEA group. Followed by various fun activities like a Q&A panel/session, breakout room activities, and games.

Formal

This is the traditional presentation style. Includes a presentation slides curated by the IDEA groups. It includes interactive questions throughout the presentation and some games.

Availability:

Saturdays morning and afternoon

Sundays afternoon

Monday-Friday between 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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