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Name Location Date Posted Medical Condition
Conger, Karen MS, RD, CDE
I have found the Conversation Maps to be very well received by my clients...

I have found the Conversation Maps to be very well received by my clients. They love the opportunity to talk about their experiences and learn from other participants' experiences.

Washington March 20th, 2009 Diabetes
Lovett, Lorna RD CD CDE
Patients find the Maps very helpful...

Patients comment that they find the Maps very helpful and make learning much easier.

Wisconsin March 18th, 2009 Diabetes
Koshinsky, Janice RN, MS, CDE
I have been using the Diabetes Conversation Map education tools for almost two years & will never go back to the 'traditional' way of teaching...

I have been using the Diabetes Conversation Map education tools for almost two years & will never go back to the 'traditional' way of teaching. I learn so much more about my patients. It is refreshing as an educator and the patients actually enjoy the experience! My patient satisfaction scores have increased. One patient who attended our program a few years back recently attended again and commented "these classes are so interactive and I've learned so much more!"

Pennsylvania March 6th, 2009 Diabetes
Craven, Eris MS, RD, LD
It allows the more educated and experienced participants with diabetes to educate the participants who are lacking diabetes knowledge...

I have been using the Conversation Map education tools for conducting diabetes education classes for 6 months. I love the interaction the Maps encourage between the participants. It allows the more educated/ experienced participants with diabetes to educate the participants who are lacking diabetes knowledge. I have only received positive feedback from the participants of each class I have conducted. The Conversation Map education tools have allowed me to use a game approach to diabetes education and has added a fun element to my classes. It has been a positive addition to our offering for diabetes education.

Oregon February 24th, 2009 Diabetes
Theros, Frida RD, CDE
The maps were so popular, that I ended up doing the Map on Gestational Diabetes for a small group of men...

I work with a Native American tribe. I have used the Conversation Map education tools in our Diabetes Prevention and Control classes. Not all the participants were diagnosed with diabetes, but everyone enjoyed the classes and learned new information. I have had a class with only one participant, and it went surprisingly well. The Maps were so popular, that I ended up using the Gestational Diabetes Conversation Map education tool for a small group of men, and women over the age of 50!!!  How is that for a great teaching tool? :)

Utah February 24th, 2009 Diabetes
shapera, merle certified diabetes nutrition educator
I have been using the maps for the past year and a half and they have helped me to be a much better group diabetes educator...

I have been using the Conversation Map education tools for the past year and a half and they have helped me to be a much better group diabetes educator. I have learned to let my 'students' set their own pace and direction of learning and to let go of much of the control I had felt I needed to assert. Before using the Maps as my own guide, I was defining my teaching mission by the volume of material and standards I needed to cover. The participants were virtually lumped into "one size fits all" style of group education. I can see now that education truly needs to be tailored to the individual participant, their interests and issues. The Maps give people with diabetes an opportunity to let us know exactly what specific self-management tools they need help with understanding and incorporating into their daily routines. The Maps also allow the participants to fill in the gaps in their own knowledge by encouraging thought and discussion. After all, diabetes is their condition, who better to try to come to an understanding and acceptance of it than themselves with the help of each other. With the help of this new  facilitation education process, I have seen an overall improvement in blood glucose management as well as achievement in reaching diet, exercise and monitoring goals compared to the educator-centered traditional process of diabetes education we used to employ.

Illinois February 23rd, 2009 Diabetes
Morris, Jackie RD, MPH,CDN
My patients are fascinated...

My patients are fascinated with the colorful images and the way the information flows.

New York February 18th, 2009 Diabetes
Luchene, Jan RN, CDE
Love these teaching tools!

Love these teaching tools! The Gestational Diabetes Conversation Map education tool is great! Thank you!

Arizona November 20th, 2008 Diabetes
Tatum, Margaret RN, CDE
The Conversation Map education tools are wonderful

The Conversation Map education tools are wonderful and now my clients are calling wanting to know when the next class is as well.

Georgia November 20th, 2008 Diabetes
Higgins, Kim RN, CDE
Allows patients to teach each other...

I have been using the Conversation Map education tools since January. We have group appointments monthly and we have been using them for group education. There has been good feedback - it is less intimidating and not typical classroom education. Great review - allows patients to teach each other.

California November 20th, 2008 Diabetes