NurseDavid.com is Here!

UPDATE: Kyle (my level 10 web wizard) has activated NurseDavid.com. All future content will be posted there. I hope to see you there!


Soon™.” That is my best estimate on when http://www.nursedavid.com will be an actual website. It is hard to get someone not being paid to work faster. Patience, that’s a thing I have only learned in the last handful of years. More on that later.

In the meantime, if you have this current address saved and it doesn’t redirect, find me at the link above.

-Nurse David


Exercise, Diabetes (Type 2) & Low Blood Sugar

Today’s message: Increasing physical activity (aka exercise) will increase sugar used by muscles and lower the body’s resistance to insulin. The result is lower blood sugar.

Why is this important? Managing diabetes effectively is about being aware of the balancing act between blood sugar levels and diabetic medications. An unforeseen risk for diabetics increasing physical activity is hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). This is potentially life threatening.

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Repotting My African Violet


This year for Nurse’s Week I was given the choice between chocolate and an African Violet. I did not anticipate the possibility of ending up with chocolate and luckily received the last violet!

Another thing I did not anticipate was just how well I would take care of it. It was time for a new pot. Off to Aman’s Farm & Market I went for a new pot and supplies.

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“We Don’t Know What You Do…”

This line, frequently uttered by a physician, is a bit of a running gag my bosses would rather me not mention. In New York state Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) is still relatively new.

When the role of clinical care manager was conceived, it did not come with a definitive list of responsibilities, rather an outline of what the position was meant to accomplish.

That role is evolving monthly and that can confuse patients and other members of the health care team that want to understand the best way to utilize a nurse clinical care manager.

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Improving Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) Through Diet & Lifestyle

Per AboutGERD.org, “Proper treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) always begins with a visit to a healthcare professional to obtain an accurate diagnosis. It is important to recognize that chronic reflux does not get better on its own. Over-the-counter remedies may provide short-term symptom relief, but can mask an underlying disease if used long-term.

Let’s outline some ways GERD can be managed with diet along with treatment from your doctor.

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Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH)

Before I attempt to explain population health, It is a good idea to explain the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) framework around it. Simply put, PCMH is a model in which primary care is organized and delivered. It is an active evolution of the primary care physician (PCP) practice. Below are the five main components to PCMH.

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Hi, I’m Nurse David

Nurse David here. I have decided to move on from my previous blog, There is Another Way to Live.

Although one of the major themes here will be alternative mindsets, TIAWTL was meant to be a collaborative effort that after almost a year didn’t come to fruition.

Through, Nurse David (a working title) I will chronicle my adventure into population heath nursing and all the other interests I have to balance work and life. In no particular order, some of those interests are flower gardening, soccer, music/concerts, shoes, and deviating from any societal norm that doesn’t lead to personal fulfillment.

-Nurse David