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Barbara Walz, RN, BSN, CDE

Barbara Walz

Howdy from San Antonio, Texas. My name is Barbara Walz. I am an RN, BSN and have been a certified diabetes educator since 1986. (Wow! That seems like a really long time…I like to tell people I was in a work/study program in Junior High!) Joking aside, I am very fortunate to have worked extensively for the last 25 years in diabetes care and education.

Since 2000, I have coordinated a multi-site diabetes study examining the macro-vascular effects of diabetes at the South Texas Veterans’ Healthcare System under the supervision of Dr. Ralph DeFronzo. Prior to this project, I was a nurse manager and director of a diabetes center, during which time we had many “firsts” in San Antonio - first patient to be placed on an insulin pump, first patient to receive human insulin, and first patient to use an insulin pen. It was a very exciting time!!

I am actively involved with the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE), where I have held leadership positions at the local, state and national levels. I am also active on several sub-committees at the Texas Diabetes Council. In my private life, I have two sons and enjoying “playing” at my lake house.

Recent Posts:

  • Book Review: Should I Fire My Doctor?

    By Barbara Walz, RN, BSN, CDE | Oct 08, 2015

    Should I Fire my Doctor Book Review
    AADE blogger Barbara Walz reviews Dr. Patricia Sulak's book "Should I Fire My Doctor?" The book details how to become happier and healthier.

  • Looking Back at AADE15

    By Barbara Walz, RN, BSN, CDE | Sep 01, 2015

    AADE blogger Barbara Walz highlights some of her favorite parts of AADE15, including presentations on social media and patients, the teaching kitchen and making memories with new and old friends.

  • Until Next Year

    By Barbara Walz, RN, BSN, CDE | Aug 11, 2015

    Barbara Walz left AADE15 enriched, enlightened, exhilarated and encouraged by the many new ideas, new technologies, new products and new people she encountered at AADE15.

  • Refresh your skills at AADE15

    By Barbara Walz, RN, BSN, CDE | Jul 23, 2015

    AADE blogger Barbara Walz details the educational opportunities available at AADE15. Stock up on new skills and gadgets with a variety of sessions, classes and exhibits.

  • Add AADE15 to your summer to-do list

    By Barbara Walz, RN, BSN, CDE | Jun 08, 2015

    AADE blogger Barbara Walz shares her summer to-do list and details some of AADE15's keynote speakers and educational opportunities.

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