Joy is a passionate, energetic spokesperson
for us at Omron. She has been instrumental
in helping the diabetes community to improve
their health through the use of home blood
pressure monitoring, exercise walking, and
monitoring of body composition. Through her
strong network, she has greatly expanded our
horizons at Omron.
- Rob Schneider,
- General Manager,
Marketing Omron Healthcare, Inc.
"Joy connects with Diabetes Educators
on a level that has to be seen to be believed.
Her audience becomes truly engaged because
she is honest and they can truly relate to
her as a person concerned about people with
diabetes and as an educator.”
- Charles J. Dushman,
Omron Healthcare, Inc.
Joy Pape is an outstanding educator. She has
the unique ability to connect with people from
every walk of life and a wide range of self-care
expertise to guide them to deeper understanding.
Her passion and life experience have helped
to shape DIVABETIC and the mission of our diva
brand of diabetes outreach programming. Over
the past year, she's been instrumental in helping
to develop the educational component of our
national outreach efforts. Sometimes, I think
without her, there would be no 'DIVABETIC'
because she has personally helped me to better
understand the lives of people affected by
diabetes and to develop programming that meets
of the needs of this community in a fun and
- Max Szadek
Founder of DIVABETIC
“Joy Pape is a motivated and dedicated
professional which is evident by her involvement
in numerous activities and her contributions
to the community. Joy is a talented and compassionate
individual whether she is teaching classes
or caring for patients one-on-one. The skills
she has acquired from her years of experience
have made her an excellent clinician and an
asset to the healthcare profession.”
- Kaliroi A. Brodin, Pharm.D., Director, Health
and Wellness Services
Duane Reade Pharmacy, New York's Pharmacy
“Joy Pape is simply a dynamo of a diabetes
educator -- an open-minded and tireless visionary
who supports each patient with personal attention
and advocates for them all, no matter what.
Never one to toe the party line, she is honest,
fun, and endlessly caring. It's a downright
delight as well as a privilege to work with
- Scott King, Editor-In-Chief
Diabetes Health Web, TV and Magazine
“Joy, not only a colleague, but my closest
friend who has opened minds, doors and hearts,
with her kindness and enthusiasm for life.”
- Kathy Hruby RN, BSN, CDE Colorado
"Without a doubt, the funniest CDE in
the US. Joy gets it. But, no matter how serious
or alarming the situation, Joy can always find
the humor to make us all smile."
- Irl B. Hirsch, M.D.
- Professor of Medicine
of Washington Med Ctr-Roosevelt
“I just wanted to get a note out to
you to tell you that I learned and actually
enjoyed your classes on diabetes last month.
I came into the class thinking ‘Oh, what
more could I learn about my type 2 diabetes
that my doctor hasn't already taught me.’ Well,
the answer was A LOT! You're an engaging teacher
and in your classroom there are no "dumb" questions.
You are an inspiration to those of us who may
have otherwise considered diabetes a death
sentence. You live with it, now I know that
I can live with it too."
- John Russo -Singer and Songwriter