Joy Pape, MSN, FNP-C, CDE, WOCN, CFCN, FAADE

Joy PapePresident of EnJoy Life! Health Consulting, New York City, NY; co-author of the Real-Life Guide to Diabetes; Immediate Past President for the Metropolitan New York Association of the American Diabetes Association of Diabetes Educators (MNYADE).

As an internationally known family nurse practitioner (FNP) and certified diabetes educator (CDE), Joy Pape specializes in diabetes, weight management, home blood pressure monitoring, sleep, and foot care. She is the co-author of the Real-Life Guide to Diabetes (The American Diabetes Association). She writes for several national magazines, is a dynamic national motivational presenter for both health-care professionals and the general public, and is a partner of Laugh it Off! a health edutainment team. Joy says, "Most important is that I still see patients. That is my passion…to connect with my patients so that together we can help them reach their optimum health. What I learn from them,my health issues, and my family who has a high incidence of being overweight, prediabetes, type 1 and 2 diabetes, I bring to dLife members. Meet Joy as she talks about this on dLife TV.

 
 

See Joy Pape on dLifeTV.

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Last Modified Date: June 26, 2014

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by Nicole Purcell
I am body dysmorphic. Since my teens, I have had what has been diagnosed as a distorted view of my weight, shape, and size. It is challenging, and it really does make living with diabetes even more difficult. For three days, in spite of no changes in a regimented eating and exercise routine, I have felt gigantic. I can barely look in the mirror because I don't like what I see. I feel as if I have tons of fat beneath my skin, just pulsing against the pores. I feel like...