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Alicia’s diverse nursing career has given her experience with a broad range of clients and a variety of health conditions in addition to diabetes. One of her passions is advocating for the needs of her patients, whether it be in overcoming insurance restrictions, obtaining community resources, or coordinating with school systems and medical providers.

When you have Diabetes: Why you NEED a doctor when you are WELL

Alicia: UnLeashed! October article: When you have Diabetes: Why you NEED a doctor when you are WELL .... We have all heard the analogies that our body is like a car, we need to fuel it, keep good tires on it, and take it for an oil change every so often.

By |2018-10-04T14:28:47+00:00October 4th, 2018|0 Comments

Dia-Bullying: Tips for students with Type 1 diabetes and their families

Alicia: UnLeashed! September article: Dia-Bullying- Back to school tips for students with Type 1 diabetes and their families. As we settle into the school year and the changes of these first few weeks we often see rises in blood sugar or changes in eating patterns that seem to defy control.

By |2018-09-02T15:59:11+00:00September 2nd, 2018|0 Comments

How to get past the gate keepers of insurance denials

Alicia: UnLeashed! April article: There are a lot of moments that unite people living with diabetes. But by far one of the most loathsome shared experiences is having an insurance company deny coverage for a medication or service. So what opens the door when the insurance company says no? 

By |2018-04-20T19:06:49+00:00April 20th, 2018|2 Comments

A Flash (meter) in the Pan: My Review of Freestyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitor

My In-Depth Review of the 2018 Freestyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitor. I wanted to experience living with the Libre like anyone would for 10 days and gave it a complete test drive. Read about my experience: Alicia: UnLeashed!

By |2019-02-20T19:07:09+00:00March 21st, 2018|87 Comments

Alicia: UnLeashed! Attack of the Pod People! My In-Depth Review of Omnipod

Attack of the Pod People! My In-Depth Review of Omnipod....

By |2017-11-20T22:22:39+00:00November 20th, 2017|32 Comments
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