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Elisabeth Almekinder

Elisabeth Almekinder, RN, BA, CDE grew up in a small town in the piedmont of NC. The daughter of a country doctor, her father was sometimes paid with pies, chickens and goats. During snowstorms, Elisabeth made house calls with her father on horseback. During her time at St. Andrews Presbyterian College, she developed a love of writing and obtained a BA in English. For a time, she worked as a staff reporter at a small Southern newspaper. She went back to school and obtained a nursing degree. Her first job out of school was on the vascular surgery floor, where she saw many diabetics lose their limbs. She worked as an RN for 22 years in public health in South Carolina. In home health, she worked with diabetics helping them to develop treatment plans for self-management. At a small health department in the coastal region of North Carolina, she built up the Diabetes Self-Management Education Program there, and obtained her Certified Diabetes Educator credential. Elisabeth’s best friend from high school died at age 38 of complications related to diabetes that could have been prevented. She is dedicated to helping others with diabetes prevent devastating complications, and live a healthier life. She loves to write, and has started a full time remote freelance writing career, and contract CDE business. Elisabeth and her husband, Rolf, reside in a small coastal town in NC, near the intra-coastal waterway. She has a daughter at Appalachian State University, and a son at Charleston Southern University.

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