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EVA MARTIN, RN, BSN, CDE (Certified Diabetes Educator).

EVA MARTIN, RN, BSN, CDEEva Martin brings over 25 years of experience in diabetes education to our practice. She joined the practice in 1999. Eva provides personal patient education for various health problems, specializing in diabetes self-management, including insulin therapy, insulin pump training, and nutrition for healthy eating and weight maintenance. Eva schedules appointments for one-on-one counseling and patients may be referred directly to her. Eva graduated from DePaul Hospital School of Nursing as an RN in 1971.

 In 1991 she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Missouri in St. Louis. In the interim, Eva achieved her initial certification as a diabetes educator (CDE) from the National Certification Board of Diabetes Educators in 1987 and has maintained her certification since that time. Eva is a board member and immediate past President of the Gulf Coast Diabetes Foundation. She currently serves as chairperson of the Office and Clinic Based Educators Specialty Practice Group for the American Association of Diabetes Educators.

In addition to her experience working as an Emergency Room and Critical Care RN, Eva served as staff educator in community hospitals in the St. Louis area. She developed and managed the diabetes education programs at Christian Hospital NE-NW in St. Louis from 1978 unti11992. In 1992 Eva relocated to Sarasota and served as the program manager for Diabetes Treatment Services at Sarasota Memorial Hospital until joining the practice in 1999.

A diabetes educator promotes independence for you, helping you learn to monitor your diabetes or problem-solve to achieve good blood sugar control and to recognize when you need to report changing conditions to the doctor. A diabetes educator can provide support by encouraging you to talk about your concerns or fears about diabetes. A diabetes educator can reassure you that your feelings are normal. If you feel your diabetes is out of control, a diabetes educator can help you learn the things you can control and offer ways for you to cope with the things you cannot.



JILL B. DRACHLER RN, MS, ARNPJill is an Adult Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner. Originally from New York, she relocated to Bradenton, Florida in 1977. She joined the practice in September 2004 and will be seeing patients both in the hospital and in the office.

Jill graduated from Manatee Community College, Bradenton, Florida in 1986 with an Associate Degree in Nursing. In 1996, she received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Southern Adventist University in Collegedale Tennessee. She received her Masters of Science degree in Nursing from the University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida in 2004. In addition, she received an Associate in Applied Science degree in Business Administration, in 1974, from the State University of New York at Cobleskill, Cobleskill, New York.

She has worked at Blake Medical Center and Doctors Hospital of Sarasota in the Intensive Care, Coronary Care, and Open Heart Intensive Care Units for the past 24 years. She has her CCRN certification and she is a member of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, American Association of Nurse Practitioners and the Florida Nurses Association