Peggy Bourgeois APRN, MN, CNS, CDE

Peggy BourgeoisPeggy Bourgeois APRN, MN, CNS, CDE: Peggy is a graduate of Northwestern State University School of Nursing in Natchitoches, LA and Louisiana State University Graduate Nursing Program in New Orleans, LA. She was director of the Diabetes Center of the Baton Rouge General Medical Center for 23 years. During this time, the Diabetes Center's program was the first diabetes patient education program in Louisiana to receive the American Diabetes Association's National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education Programs.

Recently, she began a consulting practice, Peggy B. Bourgeois Associates, LLC, to assist other professionals in developing ADA recognized diabetes patient education programs in hospitals, private practice, and clinics with the ultimate goal of these programs receiving reimbursement for their diabetes program. Peggy has also been the primary investigator in clinical research studies for eighteen years. She is a nationally known speaker in diabetes education and reimbursement and, in addition to her position as President-Elect of the Southeast Louisiana Association of Diabetes Educators; she currently serves on several other boards in various capacities. Peggy has authored or co-authored many works. She is bringing her considerable experience and expertise to the dLife community to answer user questions and give her expert opinion on the subject of managing diabetes.

Last Modified Date: November 27, 2012

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by Brenda Bell
Many people say that depression is a side effect or complication of diabetes. Without discounting the association of the psychological condition with the physical one, I'm not convinced that our high and/or unstable glucose levels are directly responsible for that change in our mental state. My belief is that the unrelenting need for self-care, for following the sort of care schedules that can drive licensed, professional caregivers crazy, is what overwhelms us...
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