Constance Brown-Riggs, MSEd, RD, CDE, CDN
Constance Brown-Riggs, MSEd, RD, CDE, CDN—an award winning registered dietitian, certified diabetes educator and past spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics —is the author of The African American Guide To Living Well With Diabetes (New Page Books, July 2010) which received the Favorably Reviewed designation from the American Association of Diabetes Educators and Eating Soulfully and Healthfully with Diabetes (iUniverse, 2006).
Over the course of her career, she has established herself as an expert on the subject of nutrition, diabetes and the cultural issues that impact the health and healthcare of people of color. Her work has appeared in books for health professionals and healthcare consumers, and she has been a featured expert in national magazines such as Essence, Real Health, Heart & Soul, Diabetic Living, Diabetic Cooking, Diabetes Forecast, and in newspapers across the country. Adding to her writing repertoire she is a regular contributor to Today's Dietitian Magazine – where she serves on the advisory board, and theDX.com.
Constance is a member of the American Association of Diabetes Educator's BOD, past president of the New York State Dietetic Association and of the Long Island Dietetic Association. Her professional honors include 2012 Award for Excellence in Consultation and Business Practice from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 2009 Distinguished Dietitian Award from the New York State Dietetic Association and 2007 Diabetes Educator of the Year from the American Dietetic Association Diabetes Care and Education Practice Group.
Constance a national speaker for PESI HealthCare, one of the nation's top providers of continuing education for health care professionals, has been invited to appear as a keynote speaker, presenter or panelist at conferences and professional meetings internationally and across the country for organizations such as; Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, American Association of Diabetes Educators, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Empire State Medical Association, American Academy of Physical Therapy, University of South Carolina, Dothan Alabama Leisure Services, North Carolina Dietetic Association, St. Louis Association of Diabetes Educators and New York State Office of Children & Family Services.
Learn more about her work at www.constancebrownriggs.com, follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/eatingsoulfully, and on Facebook become a fan of The African American Guide To Living Well With Diabetes.
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As I mentioned in an earlier post, one of the benefits that made it cost-effective for me to go with the real healthcare (HSA) plan rather than the phony (HRA) plan is that my company is now covering "preventative" medicines at $0 copay. The formulary for these, as stated by CVS/Caremark (my pharmacy benefits provider), covers all test strips, lancets, and control solutions. I dutifully get my doctor to write up prescriptions for all of my testing needs, submit...