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Local diabetes supply company set to train people living with diabetes on use and benefits of continuous glucose monitors, time in range therapy

People living with diabetes, caregivers, health professionals and students are invited to free workshop on CGM use and self-care techniques on August 6th from 6 – 8 PM in New Orleans

New Orleans, LA – July 25, 2019 – New Orleans-based Diabetes Management & Supplies (DMS) has partnered with Medtronic, a global medical technology, services and solutions company to host the Your Time in Range Forum, an educational workshop designed to help people living with diabetes learn about self-managing the disease and improving their quality of life with continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) and time in range therapy.

Diabetes is a chronic health condition that affects how the body turns food into energy. A person with diabetes, either doesn’t make enough insulin or cannot use the insulin it makes as well as they should. As a result, too much or too little blood sugar stays in the bloodstream. Over time, this could cause serious health problems, such as heart disease, vision loss and kidney disease. Time in range is the percentage of time glucose levels are in a normal range – between 70 – 180 mg/dL, per unit of time. More time in range means fewer severe highs and lows and could result in a healthier quality of life for people living with the disease.

“We are excited to bring this event to New Orleans and to educate people struggling with pre-diabetes, Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes about techniques and technologies that will help them self-manage the disease,” said Cynthia Pazos, President of Diabetes Management & Supplies. “Our goal is to fill every seat and to inspire individuals living with diabetes to work towards maintaining a healthy lifestyle.”

Attendees will receive hands-on training on how to use CGMs and maintain time in range glucose levels. In addition, clinical healthcare professionals and DMS staff will be available to qualify patients for diabetes supplies and discuss self-managing techniques. Guests will enjoy healthy meal and dessert sampling from local chef, Ashley McMillan.

The forum will take place on Tuesday, August 6th from 6 – 8 PM at the Buddy Stall Diabetes Learning Center located at Diabetes Management & Supplies’ office at 10 Commerce Court, New Orleans (Elmwood Business Park), LA. The event is open to individuals living with diabetes and their families, caregivers, healthcare providers, healthcare technologists, nutrition experts and students. Seating is limited. Only the first 100 registrants can participate. To attend, email customerservice@diabetesms.com by August 2nd.

DMS has been in business for over 20 years in New Orleans. Ranked as one of the nation’s largest resources for patients who have diabetes, the company provides not only medical supplies to tens of thousands of individuals, but equips healthcare professionals, patients, and caregivers with a comprehensive education program for managing the disease.

About Diabetes Management & Supplies

Diabetes Management & Supplies was launched in 1997 by pharmaceutical and medical device industry veteran, Cynthia Pazos. As one of the largest distributors of diabetes products and supplies in the U.S., the company is dedicated to the prompt and proper fulfillment of customer’s needs for diabetic supplies. DMS offers the most complete selection of insulin pumps, continuous glucose monitors, blood glucose monitors, test strips, insulin syringes, orthopedic shoes, and medical home equipment. Today, DMS is the largest diabetes supply company in Louisiana and ranks as one of the largest nationally, serving tens of thousands of people in all fifty states and Puerto Rico.

Media Contact: Michelle Jackson

Diabetes Management & Supplies Media Liaison

t. (678) 548-2461

e. events@prsolutionsllc.org

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New Orleans-based medical supply company seeking qualified candidates with long-term career aspirations to fill management, sales, marketing, and administrative positions.

New Orleans, LA – January 31, 2019Diabetes Management & Supplies (DMS), a recognized leader in the healthcare supply industry, is hosting a job fair and career expo on Saturday, February 9th from 8:30am – 12:00pm at the DMS office in Harahan, LA.

Candidates attending the event will be able to speak with human resources representatives and participate in on-the-spot interviews. Current job openings include: management (all departments), inside medical sales (all positions), medical document examiners, insurance verification representatives, billing and account receivables representatives, data entry/intake representatives, diabetic shoe fitter, sales and marketing representatives, and managed care representatives.

“We are excited about the growth we’ve experienced over the years and this opportunity to provide career-seekers in and around the New Orleans area with a chance to learn, grow, and excel in the healthcare industry,” said Joel Deutser, DMS Director of Human Resources. “Our goal during the event is to connect with and recruit qualified people who care about the health and well-being of individuals living with diabetes. We are offering long-term careers with management opportunities.”

DMS has been in business for over 20 years in New Orleans. Ranked as one of the nation’s largest resources for patients who have diabetes, the company provides not only medical supplies to tens of thousands of individuals, but equips healthcare professionals, patients, and caregivers with a comprehensive education program for managing the disease.

The event will be held at the company’s Harahan office located at 10 Commerce Court, New Orleans in the Elmwood Park Business Center. Candidates interested in immediate consideration should bring a resume and be prepared for in-person interviews.

To learn more, please contact Deutser at 504-875-3462 or jdeutser@diabetesms.com.

About Diabetes Management & Supplies

Diabetes Management & Supplies was launched in 1997 by pharmaceutical and medical device industry veteran, Cynthia Pazos. As one of the largest distributors of diabetes products and supplies in the U.S., the company is dedicated to the prompt and proper fulfillment of customer’s needs for diabetic supplies. DMS offers the most complete selection of insulin pumps, continuous glucose monitors, blood glucose monitors, test strips, insulin syringes, orthopedic shoes, and medical home equipment. Today, DMS is the largest diabetes supply company in Louisiana and ranks as one of the largest nationally, serving tens of thousands of people in all fifty states and Puerto Rico.

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Cynthia Pazos, President & CEO, Diabetes Management & Supplies - Recipient of a 2018 CityBusiness Woman of the Year Award

Cynthia Pazos, President & CEO, Diabetes Management & Supplies – Recipient of a 2018 CityBusiness Woman of the Year Award

New Orleans, LA – November 9, 2018 - As President & CEO of Diabetes Management and Supplies  (DMS), Cynthia Pazos has made her passion for helping diabetics and their families a personal and professional goal. After 20 years working in the healthcare industry providing medical supplies and educational resources to more than 60,000 patients, she and her team of 70 employees remain committed to ensuring that people struggling with the disease can have a good quality of life.

Last August, Pazos was honored by New Orleans CityBusiness Magazine as an inductee into the 20th class of Women of the Year recipients. This recognition was designed to celebrate business women who have demonstrated exceptional professional achievements and community impact. On November 2nd, CityBusiness hosted the Women of the Year Luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in New Orleans. Pazos, supported by her friends, family and colleagues, received an on-stage recognition and award for her accomplishments.

Pazos launched Diabetes Management & Supplies in 1997. Her vision for the company was shaped by watching a family member’s struggle with Type 2 diabetes and learning about the disease during her career as a medical sales representative. Today, DMS provides pump supplies, continuous glucose monitors, orthopedic shoes, test strips and other home health equipment to patients across the U.S.

“I can still remember one of the calls I received about the discontinued insulin my family member was prescribed. Unfortunately, that was one of the several times where I felt they were not receiving the proper care they deserved,” Pazos said. “I quickly learned that diabetes patients need a strong support system, on-going medical supplies, knowledge about dietary management, and access to new tools that will help them control their illness and have a good quality of life.”

In 2005, Pazos founded The Buddy Stall Diabetes Learning Center. She has served as a local American Diabetes Association board member and walk chair and initiated the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Sneaker Sale program with the local Walgreens management team whose fundraising success grew into a national program.

A Cabrini High School alum, she is the chairperson for the school’s “Continuing Her Legacy” capital campaign, and formerly served as the chair of the “Alumnae Giving” drive. Each year she hosts a “Generosity In Giving” luncheon to continue to develop the philanthropy spirit for Cabrini’s alumnae. In addition, Pazos supports local entrepreneurs and the culinary arts as a board member for Sucré, a sweet boutique in New Orleans that specialize in gourmet candies. “If a cause is near and dear to me, I am passionate about it,” said Pazos. “I am honored to work with other community leaders in making a difference in every way I can.”

Her commitment to improving the health of diabetics is demonstrated in her continued interest in bringing the latest self-management technological and educational tools to the forefront. She believes that new technologies have changed how people manage diabetes and work diligently to supply patients with new healthcare devices like the continuous glucose monitor that allows diabetics to know their blood glucose without having to do finger sticks.

After years of service in the community, the CityBusiness’ recognition was a humbling experience for the healthcare leader.

“It is an honor to be recognized as a woman business owner by CityBusiness,” said Pazos. “The publication has been an integral part of our business community. It gives us a platform in which to grow and share our accomplishments.  Without their weekly publication, those of us in business would not have the knowledge of what our city and state businesses are accomplishing to support our local and national communities.  We are truly grateful to have their support as we strive to create jobs, services, and support in our industries.”

To learn more about DMS, visit www.diabetesms.com.

 

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Jun
05

Jockey set to motivate youth with diabetes

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Race days are fast-paced and exciting for jockey Chris Rosier, but they are also full of challenges and victories related to his life with Type 1 diabetes. Diabetes Management & Supplies is giving Rosier, the only professional jockey with Type 1 diabetes racing in the United States, an opportunity to greatly impact the lives of children living with diabetes.

chris_cardfrontRosier was born in San Diego, but he says he “grew up” at the horse tracks.  He traveled and moved around quite a bit and now calls Haughton in Bossier Parish his home. While he has competed in big and small arenas, he has the distinction of racing in one of the biggest events of all, the Kentucky Derby. Rosier rode Summer Bird to a sixth-place finish in the 2009 Kentucky Derby.

Rosier has been riding professionally since he was 19, but found out he had diabetes when he was in his early 20s. His diagnosis came shortly after he broke his collarbone during a spill off a horse. Later, he was stricken by temporary blindness. Soon after, his doctors diagnosed him with Type 1 diabetes.

This summer, DMS will sponsor a series of appearances at diabetes camps for children.  Rosier will participate in Camp AZDA (Arizona Diabetes Association) June 6-12 and return to Louisiana in July for Camp Victory, the diabetes session of the Lions Club camps for children with medical or special needs.

Rosier, the company’s “Face of Diabetes,” is a part of the DMS patient family and feels it is important that children and teenagers know that diabetes does not limit them from having and achieving dreams. Rosier controls his diabetes with the help of Insulin Pump therapy and Continuous Glucose Monitoring. He wears both the Medtronic Insulin Pump and Enlite Continuous Glucose Monitor supplied by DMS.

Rosier has entered the Equibase Top 100 tier five times since 2000 and is currently ranked 145th out of 1,253 jockeys with $748,699 in earnings in 2015.

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Jan
30

Jockey relates and inspires youth with diabetes

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Race days are fast-paced and exciting for jockey Chris Rosier, but they are also full of the challenges and victories related to his life with Type 1 diabetes. Diabetes Management & Supplies is inviting a group of young people with diabetes to meet Rosier, the only professional jockey with Type 1 diabetes racing in the United States today.

A Day at the Races will be held on Lundi Gras, the Monday before Mardi Gras at the Fairgrounds in New Orleans. The participants range from 6 to 17.

web_chris_vertRosier, the company’s “Face of Diabetes,” is a member of the DMS patient family and he wants young children and teenagers to know that having diabetes does not limit them from having and achieving their dreams. Rosier controls his diabetes and with the help of Insulin Pump therapy and Continuous Glucose Monitoring. He wears both the Medtronic Insulin Pump and Enlite Continuous Glucose Monitor supplied by DMS.

The day of the event, Rosier will lead a tour of the stable and paddock. After the big race, each tour participant will be invited into the Winner’s Circle to take pictures with the winning jockey and horse.

Rosier was born in San Diego, but he says he “grew up” at the horse tracks.  He traveled and moved around quite a bit. He calls Haughton in Bossier Parish his home. While he has competed in big and small arenas, he has the distinction of racing in one of the biggest events of all, the Kentucky Derby. Rosier rode Summer Bird to a sixth-place finish in the 2009 Kentucky Derby.

Rosier has been riding professionally since he was 19, but found out that he had diabetes when he was in his early 20s. His diagnosis came shortly after he broke his collarbone during a spill off a horse. Later, he was stricken by temporary blindness. Soon after, his doctors diagnosed him with Type 1 diabetes.

He regained his health and strength, climbed back into the saddle and back into professional racing. He soon gained all the motivation he needed for his life and career. “I have three kids and a wife that support me and keep me going,” Rosier said.

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Aug
07

Eating Wright: Cook your way to good control

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john_close_ingredientsHealthy eating and nutritional support are valuable assets for people living with diabetes. Chef John Wright of Diabetes Management & Supplies uses both his culinary knowledge and his personal experience with type 1 diabetes to provide meal-planning support and cooking demonstrations.

In a recent cooking demo, Chef Wright prepared a Breakfast Burrito while DMS dietician Ellen Smith, RD, LDN, explained the nutritional value of the meal and how participants can incorporate the dish in a healthy eating plan. The breakfast dish features two very lean protein sources  – shrimp and eggs – as well as vitamin-rich bell peppers and whole wheat tortillas.

See slideshow below and full recipe and nutritional values: Breakfast Burrito.

Chef Wright, the DMS marketing and sales director, uses an insulin pump to help control his blood sugar and has lived with type 1 diabetes for more than 20 years. Follow Eating Wright through the following online features:

Live cooking demonstrations with nutritional support:

  • 1st and 3rd Thursdays – Humana Guidance Center, Veterans Boulevard, Suite 2B, Metairie, LA, 70005
  • (504) 219-6616
  • 3rd Wednesdays August-December – Diabetes Management & Supplies, #10 Commerce Court, New Orleans, LA 70123 (504) 734-7165


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DMS offers diabetes self-management and diabetes education services. For more information on specific nutrition needs or to enroll in group or individual sessions, call our Education Department at 1-888-738-7929.

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Jun
19

ADA highlights fathers making difference

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This past weekend, the American Diabetes Association honored four outstanding fathers in the metro New Orleans area and Diabetes Management & Supplies participated in this effort to promote proactive community leadership and the mission of the ADA.

The New Orleans Father’s Day Council hosted its first Father of the Year Awards Dinner June 13, 2013 at the W New Orleans. The Father’s Day Council has a dual mission: to identify and honor fathers who have balanced their personal lives while serving as role models making a positive difference in their community; and, to raise funds to benefit the American Diabetes Association and its mission to prevent/ cure diabetes and to improve lives of those affected by diabetes.

Father of the Year Awards Dinners are held all over the nation, but this was the inaugural event for the local council and its supporters.

New Orleans council honorees:

  • Dr. Vivian Fonseca is past president, Medicine and Science, of the American Diabetes Association and professor of Medicine and Pharmacology at Tulane University School of Medicine. He is also a staff physician at the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Healthcare System. Fonseca has been an American Diabetes Association volunteer for more than 15 years, having served as chair of the Professional Practice Committee and a member of the Research Policy Committee and member of the National Board of Directors. In 2011, he served as Editor-in-Chief of Diabetes Care, the journal for the health care practitioner that is intended to increase knowledge, stimulate research and promote better management of people with diabetes. (More on Dr. Fonesca)
  • Michael J Markey is the vice president of operations for Healogics, a wound care management company specializing in managing outpatient wound care centers which treat non-healing wounds such as diabetic feet and ulcers. Prior to working at Healogics, Markey also worked at Touro Infirmary and as part of the transplant team at Tulane Medical Center. Markey is a member of the American Diabetes Association’s Community Leadership Board and is active in several ADA special events and community outreach activities. (More on Michael Markey)
  • Matt Murphy, executive chef and owner of The Irish House, is a pioneer in a new breed of culinary artistry that expands beyond the bounds of the kitchen. By age 14, the Dublin native was working in his grandfather’s restaurant and pastry shop. After studying culinary arts at the prestigious Cathal Brugha College, he worked in several countries before moving to New Orleans where he worked as Sous Chef at the world-renowned restaurant Commander’s Palace. Murphy acts as a mentor to students learning the hospitality industry at Café Hope and Café Reconcile, both culinary programs that teach life skills and offer on-the-job training programs for severely at-risk youths. (More on Matt Murphy)
  • Sid Seruntine is a long-time supporter of the American Diabetes Association and lives with type 1 diabetes.  Seruntine served as Operations Manager at world-famous Pat O’Briens Bar for 25 years before his retirement in 2008. After receiving his diagnosis in 1993, Sid decided that his diabetes would not hinder his ability to lead a full life. As a member and eventual coach of the local Team Diabetes marathon training group, Sid completed six marathons to raise funds for and more importantly awareness about diabetes.  (More on Sid Seruntine)

The DMS corporate identity includes community leadership and involvement in and outside diabetes concerns. Its services include diabetes education and diabetes self-management training and it is a learning partner of the American Diabetes Association. For more information on specific diabetes education needs or to enroll in group or individual sessions, call 1-888-738-7929 .

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Mar
25

Be on the alert, take the Diabetes Risk Test

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logo-alert-dayTomorrow is American Diabetes Association® Alert Day®, but you can get a jump start on protecting yourself right now.

The ADA Alert Day® — held on the fourth Tuesday of every March — is a one-day “wake-up call” asking the American public to take the Diabetes Risk Test to find out if they are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.

The Diabetes Risk Test asks users to answer simple questions about weight, age, family history and other potential risk factors for prediabetes or type 2 diabetes. Preventative tips are provided for everyone who takes the test, including encouraging those at high risk to talk with their health care provider.

By taking the test, you can also help further the work of the ADA. Boar’s Head® – a leading provider of premium delicatessen products – will donate $5 for every test taken to the American Diabetes Association starting March 26 through April 9, 2013, up to $50,000.

Although Alert Day is a one-day event, the Diabetes Risk Test is available year-round.

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Mar
08

Take a Swing @Diabetes May 13

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The Diabetes Management & Supplies Foundation will host an inaugural charity golf tournament, “Take a Swing @Diabetes,” May 13 at the English Golf and Country Club in New Orleans. Registration will start at 11:30 with a 1 p.m. Shotgun Start. An awards presentation will immediately follow the conclusion of play.

Participants can register as individual players for $100 each or teams of four can register for $400. Click HERE for informational flier and printable registration form. Organizations interested in sponsorship opportunities should contact Shawn Musgrave at SMusgrave@DiabetesMS.com. Sponsorship levels and costs are listed below.

About the Foundation

The Diabetes Management & Supplies Foundation aspires to bolster the physical and emotional well-being of individuals from a broad range of effective nonprofits operating in the areas of health, medical research, community and social services.
The Foundation, established in 2011 as a 5013(c), is administrated by a board of trustees selected by the DMS executive group. Diabetes-focused organizations benefitting from the Foundation include the American Diabetes Association and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Recognizing its obligation as a civic partner and good neighbor, the Foundation supports Metro New Orleans battered women’s and homeless shelters as well as nonprofits lending support to needy and under-privileged children. Diabetes Management & Supplies was founded in 1997 by pharmaceutical and medical device industry veteran, Cynthia Pazos. While helping her mother-in-law struggle with complications of diabetes, Cindy learned firsthand of the need for effective diabetes treatment and self-management.

The DMS model is simple: provide appropriate treatment, education and support that will make people with diabetes more effective in the self-management of their disease.

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Nov
14

World Diabetes Day a global call to action

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Today is World Diabetes Day, but don’t expect balloons and a celebration. World Diabetes Day is a call to action for individuals, healthcare providers and policy-makers who all need to educate themselves on the disease, promote effective diabetes management and aggressive diabetes prevention when possible.

The World Health Organization estimates that more than 346 million people worldwide have diabetes. This number is likely to more than double by 2030 without intervention. Almost 80 percent of diabetes deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries.

World Diabetes Day raises global awareness of diabetes, its spread around the world and prevention steps. The global focus, started by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and WHO, is celebrated on 14 November to mark the birthday of Frederick Banting who, along with Charles Best, was instrumental in the discovery of insulin in 1922, a life-saving treatment for diabetics.

For more on World Diabetes Day

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Ordering Supplies and Equipment

A diabetes treatment plan is very important. Make sure you know how things should work. Carefully following any medication orders and instructions is vital to your plan's success. Make sure you don't run out of supplies just as you refill prescriptions so you don't run out of medication.

Here are some ways you can let us help you reorder supplies:

At Diabetes Management & Supplies, we value the part we play on your treatment plan team and realize that winning is promoting good health.