Coaching calls

Project ECHO Diabetes provides education and support to patients and providers across the state

By: Tyler Francischine
Roque and Stephens Roque shows Nichole Stephens how to track her blood glucose levels using an app during a meeting in February 2020 at UF Health Family Medicine – Old Town. Photo by Jesse S. Jones
“A peer support coach tries to help you get to a better point, and for the most part, they’ve been in the same place you’re in at one time in their lives.”
Xanadu Roque
Echo clinic Michael Haller, MD, far left, and Ashby Walker, PhD, fourth from the left, meet with Roque, far right, other diabetes support coaches and UF Health faculty like pediatric endocrinologist Angelina Bernier, MD ’02, second from left, during regular ECHO clinics held by videoconferencing. This photo was taken in October 2019. Photo by Louis Brems
Xanadu Roque talks with a diabetes patient outside. Using her own experiences living with Type 1 diabetes, Xanadu Roque offers advice to fellow patients in her role as a diabetes support coach with Project ECHO. Photo by Jesse S. Jones
“It’s so refreshing to talk to another diabetic, to be honest and truthful and have her be honest and truthful back.”
Nichole Stephens