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Emajean Johnson O'Brian

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    • Registered Nurse

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    • 757.446.5908

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    • Williams Hall

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    • Jean O’Brian has been with the EVMS Strelitz Diabetes Center for almost twenty years. She is a Registered Nurse, Certified Diabetes Educator and a Certified Insulin Pump Trainer for every device currently marketed. Jean received her nursing diploma from Sentara Norfolk General Hospital and Old Dominion University. She has been the Coordinator of the Insulin Pump Program since its inception, having started the program just after she arrived. Since that time, she has started over 300 patients on insulin pumps. The Strelitz Diabetes Center Insulin Pump Program is the only comprehensive program in the Tidewater area that provides not only patient education but also clinical management and family support for this type of intensive diabetes treatment. Jean also provides individualized counseling to patients and families on living with diabetes, with the overall goal of improving diabetes self care. She is a member of the Eastern Virginia Association of Diabetes Educators and the American Diabetes Association. It has been her long time commitment to make a difference in the lives of people with diabetes through education, motivation and provision of state of the art technology.