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Website Terms of Use Agreement & Disclaimer between user and www.thediabetesnurse.com

Welcome to www.thediabetesnurse.com. The www.thediabetesnurse.com website (the "Site") is comprised of various web pages operated by The Diabetes Nurse www.thediabetesnurse.com aka Transform Your Diabetes Health www.tydh.org is offered to you conditioned on your acceptance without modification of the terms, conditions, and notices contained herein (the "Terms"). Your use of www.thediabetesnurse.com constitutes your agreement to all such Terms. Please read these terms carefully, and keep a copy of them for your reference.

www.thediabetesnurse.com and www.tydh.org are an E-commerce and education Site.

We provide online diabetes education, information and health coaching programs designed for people with diabetes and prediabetes.

Privacy

Your use of www.thediabetesnurse.com is subject to The Diabetes Nurse's Privacy Policy. Please review our Privacy Policy, which also governs the Site and informs users of our data collection practices.

Electronic Communications

Visiting www.thediabetesnurse.com or sending emails to The Diabetes Nurse constitutes electronic communications. You consent to receive electronic communications and you agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically, via email and on the Site, satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.

Your account

If you use this site, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password and for restricting access to your computer, and you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password. You may not assign or otherwise transfer your account to any other person or entity. You acknowledge that The Diabetes Nurse is not responsible for third party access to your account that results from theft or misappropriation of your account. The Diabetes Nurse and its associates reserve the right to refuse or cancel service, terminate accounts, or remove or edit content in our sole discretion.

The Diabetes Nurse does not knowingly collect, either online or offline, personal information from persons under the age of thirteen. If you are under 18, you may use www.thediabetesnurse.com only with permission of a parent or guardian.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

There is a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If after 24 hours of the initial consultation or first class of our programs and prior to the next class or interaction, you are not totally satisfied or our services are not a right fit for you, you will receive a refund. Please contact with any questions.

Links to third party sites/Third party services

At www.thediabetesnurse.com it may contain links to other websites ("Linked Sites"). The Linked Sites are not under the control of The Diabetes Nurse and The Diabetes Nurse is not responsible for the contents of any Linked Site, including without limitation any link contained in a Linked Site, or any changes or updates to a Linked Site. The Diabetes Nurse is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by The Diabetes Nurse of the site or any association with its operators.

Certain services made available via www.thediabetesnurse.com are delivered by third party sites and organizations. By using any product, service or functionality originating from the www.thediabetesnurse.com domain, you hereby acknowledge and consent that The Diabetes Nurse may share such information and data with any third party with whom The Diabetes Nurse has a contractual relationship to provide the requested product, service or functionality on behalf of www.thediabetesnurse.com users and customers.

No unlawful or prohibited use/Intellectual Property

You are granted a non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable license to access and use www.thediabetesnurse.com strictly in accordance with these terms of use. As a condition of your use of the Site, you warrant to The Diabetes Nurse that you will not use the Site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms. You may not use the Site in any manner which could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Site or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of the Site. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the Site.

All content included as part of the Service, such as text, graphics, logos, images, as well as the compilation thereof, and any software used on the Site, is the property of The Diabetes Nurse or its suppliers and protected by copyright and other laws that protect intellectual property and proprietary rights. You agree to observe and abide by all copyright and other proprietary notices, legends or other restrictions contained in any such content and will not make any changes thereto.

You will not modify, publish, transmit, reverse engineer, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works, or in any way exploit any of the content, in whole or in part, found on the Site. The Diabetes Nurse content is not for resale. Your use of the Site does not entitle you to make any unauthorized use of any protected content, and in particular you will not delete or alter any proprietary rights or attribution notices in any content. You will use protected content solely for your personal use, and will make no other use of the content without the express written permission of The Diabetes Nurse and the copyright owner. You agree that you do not acquire any ownership rights in any protected content. We do not grant you any licenses, express or implied, to the intellectual property of The Diabetes Nurse or our licensors except as expressly authorized by these Terms.

Third Party Accounts

You will be able to connect your The Diabetes Nurse account to third party accounts. By connecting your The Diabetes Nurse account to your third party account, you acknowledge and agree that you are consenting to the continuous release of information about you to others (in accordance with your privacy settings on those third party sites). If you do not want information about you to be shared in this manner, do not use this feature.

International Users

The Service is controlled, operated and administered by The Diabetes Nurse from our offices within the USA. If you access the Service from a location outside the USA, you are responsible for compliance with all local laws. You agree that you will not use the The Diabetes Nurse Content accessed through www.thediabetesnurse.com in any country or in any manner prohibited by any applicable laws, restrictions or regulations. Indemnification You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless The Diabetes Nurse, its officers, directors, employees, agents and third parties, for any losses, costs, liabilities and expenses (including reasonable attorneys' fees) relating to or arising out of your use of or inability to use the Site or services, any user postings made by you, your violation of any terms of this Agreement or your violation of any rights of a third party, or your violation of any applicable laws, rules or regulations. The Diabetes Nurse reserves the right, at its own cost, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will fully cooperate with The Diabetes Nurse in asserting any available defenses.

Liability disclaimer: THIS WEBSITE DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE

The information, including but not limited to, text, graphics, images and other material contained on this website are for informational purposes only. The purpose of this website is to provide information and not meant to serve as medical or clinical advice, or replace what only your Health Care Professional can provide. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment and before undertaking a new health care regimen, and never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

The contents of this website are for informational purposes only and do not render medical or psychological advice, opinion, diagnosis, or treatment. The information provided through this website should not be used for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease. It is not a substitute for professional care. If you have or suspect you may have a medical or psychological problem, you should consult your appropriate health care provider. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website. Links on this website are provided only as an informational resource, and it should not be implied that we recommend, endorse or approve of any of the content at the linked sites, nor are we responsible for their availability, accuracy or content.

THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES INCLUDED IN OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE MAY INCLUDE INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. CHANGES ARE PERIODICALLY ADDED TO THE INFORMATION HEREIN. THE DIABETES NURSE AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS MAY MAKE IMPROVEMENTS AND/OR CHANGES IN THE SITE AT ANY TIME. THE DIABETES NURSE AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE SUITABILITY, RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY, TIMELINESS, AND ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS CONTAINED ON THE SITE FOR ANY PURPOSE. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ALL SUCH INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF ANY KIND. THE DIABETES NURSE AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS WITH REGARD TO THIS INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS, INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL THE DIABETES NURSE AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE SITE, WITH THE DELAY OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE OR RELATED SERVICES, THE PROVISION OF OR FAILURE TO PROVIDE SERVICES, OR FOR ANY INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS OBTAINED THROUGH THE SITE, OR OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THE SITE, WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF THE DIABETES NURSE OR ANY OF ITS SUPPLIERS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES. BECAUSE SOME STATES/JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH ANY PORTION OF THE SITE, OR WITH ANY OF THESE TERMS OF USE, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE SITE.

Termination/access restriction

The Diabetes Nurse reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your access to the Site and the related services or any portion thereof at any time, without notice. To the maximum extent permitted by law, this agreement is governed by the laws of the State of California and you hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts in California in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of the Site. Use of the Site is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these Terms, including, without limitation, this section.

You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and The Diabetes Nurse as a result of this agreement or use of the Site. The Diabetes Nurse's performance of this agreement is subject to existing laws and legal process, and nothing contained in this agreement is in derogation of The Diabetes Nurse's right to comply with governmental, court and law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of the Site or information provided to or gathered by The Diabetes Nurse with respect to such use. If any part of this agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of the agreement shall continue in effect.

Unless otherwise specified herein, this agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the user and The Diabetes Nurse with respect to the Site and it supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written, between the user and The Diabetes Nurse with respect to the Site. A printed version of this agreement and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this agreement to the same extent an d subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form. It is the express wish to the parties that this agreement and all related documents be written in English.

Changes to Terms

The Diabetes Nurse reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to change the Terms under which www.thediabetesnurse.com is offered. The most current version of the Terms will supersede all This is a RocketLawyer.com document. previous versions. The Diabetes Nurse encourages you to periodically review the Terms to stay informed of our updates. Contact Us The Diabetes Nurse welcomes your questions or comments regarding the Terms: The Diabetes Nurse & TransformYourDiabetesHealth Pine Grove, California 95665 Email Address: Telephone number: 925 628 0388 Effective as of August 1, 2016

Privacy Policy for The Diabetes Nurse

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This privacy policy discloses the privacy practices for The Diabetes Nurse @ www.thediabetesnurse.comTransform Your Diabetes Health @ www.tydh.org

This privacy policy applies solely to information collected by this web site. It will notify you of the following:

  1. What personally identifiable information is collected from you through the web site, how it is used and with whom it may be shared.
  2. What choices are available to you regarding the use of your data.
  3. The security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information.
  4. How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.

Information Collection, Use, and Sharing We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via contact form, email or other direct contact from you. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.

We will use your information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us. We will also use this information to make it easier to navigate our site, for example the membership site. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request, e.g. to ship an order.

Unless you ask us not to, we may contact you via email in the future to tell you about specials, new products or services, or changes to this privacy policy.

Your Access to and Control Over Information You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the email address or phone number given on our website:

   • See what data we have about you, if any.

   • Change/correct any data we have about you.

   • Have us delete any data we have about you.

   • Express any concern you have about our use of your data.

Security We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.

Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a closed lock icon at the bottom of your web browser, or looking for "https" at the beginning of the address of the web page.

While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.

Updates

Our Privacy Policy may change from time to time and all updates will be posted on this page.

If you feel that we are not abiding by this privacy policy, you should contact us immediately via email to

Registration In order to use this website, a user may need to complete a registration form. During registration a user is required to give certain information (such as name and email address). This information is used to contact you about the products/services on our site in which you have expressed interest. At your option, you may also provide demographic information (such as gender or age) about yourself, but it is not required.

Orders We request information from you on our order form. To buy from us, you must provide contact information (like name and shipping address) and financial information (like credit card number, expiration date). This information is used for billing purposes and to fill your orders. If we have trouble processing an order, we'll use this information to contact you.

Cookies We use "cookies" on this site. A cookie is a piece of data stored on a site visitor's hard drive to help us improve your access to our site and identify repeat visitors to our site. For instance, when we use a cookie to identify you, you would not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on our site. Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information on our site.

Some of our business partners may use cookies on our site (for example, advertisers). However, we have no access to or control over these cookies.

Sharing

We share aggregated demographic information with our partners and advertisers. This is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person.

We use an outside shipping company to ship orders, and a credit card processing company to bill users for goods and services. These companies do not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes beyond filling your order.

We partner with another party to provide specific services. When the user signs up for these services, we will share names, or other contact information that is necessary for the third party to provide these services. These parties are not allowed to use personally identifiable information except for the purpose of providing these services.

Links This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.

Surveys & Contests From time-to-time our site requests information via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and you may choose whether or not to participate and therefore disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code, age level). Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site.

5M's of Managing Diabetes Health

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Use the form below and send us any questions you may have regarding Mary's services and I’ll be happy to answer them.

I am always looking for ways to help people. If there is something specific that you are looking for and you can’t find it on the website, send me a message and i’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Prediabetes or Diabetes

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Free Information that can help you now.

 

Help I Just Found Out I have Type 2 Diabetes!

A video and handout to get you through those first initial days when you don't have the ability to meet with your Health Care Provider to determine your personalized treatment plan. This is specifically for the Adult with Type 2 Diabetes. What's next? Ready to dive into more information? Sign up for our...

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Health Care Practitioner

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Are You a Health Care Practitioner for Adults with Type 2 Diabetes (T2DM)?

 

Do you have the time & energy to educate your T2DM patients?

 

Struggling to provide the resources you need to accomplish that?

 

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  • You’re overwhelmed and too busy to educate your patients about the significance and relationship between food and diabetes.

  • You don’t have the resources to dedicate a team member to teach your patients with diabetes what they need to know to achieve their best health, and prevent complications.

  • You want your patients to have the best health possible. You believe it’s important they understand HEALTHY eating and have the mindset and implement the ACTIONS to create their best diabetes health. 

  • Your patients have questions and are confused by claims they hear about curing diabetes. They don’t know what is safe and effective.

  • You want your patients educated by a trusted source with years of experience

 

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LET US CHANGE THAT PICTURE FOR YOU…isn’t this what you really want:

You get to spend quality time with your patient, knowing they have the tools and education they need to manage their diabetes. They know the steps to take, and they make the changes necessary to improve their health!!!

Our programs can help you achieve your HEDIS goals and/or improve your Medicare ratings at the same time??? Most important is: I teach/coach and guide your patient to a healthier high quality of life.

Partner with me to make your life easier, and educate your patients at the same time!

Even if you already have a Registered Dietician Or Registered Nurse CDE on staff, I can provide the foundational education that frees your staff up to provide a more personalized plan for your patients with diabetes and prediabetes. And if you don't have a CDE in your office-I'm here to help virtually!

 

 

WHO I AM and What I offer:

The Diabetes Nurse TM  is a web based organization that teaches Adults with T2DM the skills they need, and coaches them through the successful behaviors they can adopt to achieve their highest level of diabetes health. That goal helps to prevent the complications of diabetes and reduces the risk for cardiovascular disease. The result is a high quality of life, filled with vibrant energy to enjoy their life.>

With over 25 years of knowledge and expertise, Mary Costa RN BSN Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE), has created free and cash based programs (at no cost to you) that promote diabetes self-care behaviors, problem solving strategies, and healthy coping skills.

 

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A variety of programs and topics are available that will focus on:

  • Meals
  • Medication and therapies
  • Movement
  • Monitoring blood sugar and health measures
  • Mindset

 

Because we both know that education does not = behavior change, we offer coaching and accountability tools your patients will need for achieving their best health goals and outcomes.

We provide information on Traditional Western Medicine practices as well as Holistic and Integrative practices that lead to optimal health and wellness in body, mind, spirit, and emotions.

 

We know that managing diabetes is not a sprint, but a marathon that takes time, education and practice, and that is what we provide.

 

This is what you need to do:

50 bigstock Gym Fitness Healthy Lifestyl 10631033Check out our free classes: "Help I just found out I have Type 2 Diabetes, what do I do first." or "My blood sugar is out of control...or maybe I am-Help, what do I do first?"  If you find it's a great fit for your patients, direct them to that page.

We have additional free classes that include information on a variety of topics as well as cash based programs that includes a deeper dive into diabetes self-management training & coaching.

 

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at

Need to know more about me - check out my About page.

Diabetes Programs - Transform Your Diabetes Health

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The diagnosis of Diabetes or prediabetes often results in feeling overwhelmed, confused and fearful about the future. Despite all those mixed emotions you are challenged with learning a different lifestyle – a healthy lifestyle.

It’s almost like bringing home a new baby. Simple tasks suddenly seem very complicated, such as what to eat and when to eat! Monitoring your health measures and knowing what you need to do to feel energized, vibrant, and healthy may seem like they may take up all your waking hours…..but it doesn’t have to!

At Transform Your Diabetes Health I sort out what to focus on first, as I address all the aspects of self-management of diabetes. I debunk the popular myths, and I guide you past what won’t work, to what will.

At Transform Your Diabetes Health, I help you learn new eating behaviors coupled with adopting a whole new mindset and way of thinking about your eating habits AND your life. I work with you every step of the way while teaching you everything you need to know in managing your Type 2 diabetes diagnosis.

Through our proven system which I call the Diabetes Simplified: The 5M's of Managing Diabetes Health namely Meals, Mindset, Movement, Monitoring Health Status, and Medicines, Mary Costa, our RN Certified Diabetes Educator has over 25 years of experience of working in the preventive health industry to assist you in more than just managing your diabetes. She'll guide you to achieving a vibrant style of living WITH diabetes, not always fighting against it.

Meals

Learn the secrets to healthy eating, even if you’re a foodie; and still have great blood sugars.
 

Mindset

Your most important asset. Learn to invest in thoughts, goals and behaviors that lead you to your best health, so that you can enjoy a great quality of life.
 

Movement

Don’t like the thought of injecting insulin? Inject some movement in your routine instead, it’s your best plan for living younger longer.
 
 

Monitoring

What you don’t know CAN hurt you. Because you "feel" healthy doesn’t mean you are. Know how to evaluate your health status.

Medicine

Learn which medicines, supplements or therapies will provide you your best health, and what "cures" are a waste of money.

About

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Mary Costa RN BSN CDE CDTC

Mary Costa, a Registered Nurse and Certified Diabetes Educator has worked in the field of diabetes for over 25 years. She works exclusively with Adults who have prediabetes and diabetes teaching evidence based curriculum from National Diabetes Organizations, as well as Holistic and Integrative Nursing Associations. Mary is also the president and CEO of “Transform Your Diabetes Health” an online organization which offers education and coaching for people with prediabetes and diabetes. The strategies she utilizes includes Allopathic, Holistic and Integrative health practices.

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Mary has worked with diverse populations, across all walks of life, and loves the challenge of making complex information easy to understand, with clear, and “do-able” action steps. Mary has seen what works, and what doesn’t, and recognizes that living with, and managing prediabetes and diabetes is not a sprint, but a marathon. Scientific evidence and studies shows that "preventing diabetes" and improving diabetes health is the real goal, and the key to living a healthy life enjoying what you love to do.

Mary and her work peers conducted a research project that evaluated the care of diabetics in groups, as opposed to one-on-one visits in the mid-1990s, and the results were published in Diabetes Care, December 1999. As a result of the research project, the program was implemented in all of the Northern California regions of the HMO she worked for. Mary has lectured internationally on diabetes, prediabetes and cardiovascular risk reduction. Mary is also a best selling author.

Answering The Call

Mary received her Nursing degree in the 1980’s, has been a Certified Diabetes Educator since 1990’s, and recently achieved her CDTC (Certified Diabetes Technology Clinician) designation in 2013. Mary belongs to the American Association of Diabetes Educators, the American Diabetes Association, American Holistic Nurses Association, and is a member of the Experts Industry Association.

"I know that managing diabetes is not a sprint but a marathon, that takes time, education and practice, and that is what we provide to those to who wish to achieve a healthy high quality of life."