Dr. Allie Butler is a US Air Force Veteran, pharmacist, and entrepreneur. The name of her company is Diabetes Battle Buddy. After her service in the Air Force, she became a pharmacist. For several years, she worked as a community pharmacist and focused on diabetes care.
Allie is passionate about diabetes management, supporting Veterans, and leadership development in healthcare professionals. In her free time, she enjoys cycling, cooking, gardening, and spending time with her husband and 3 children.
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Highlights from the interview
Allie was a meteorologist for the US Air Force before becoming a pharmacist. When she left the Air Force, she wanted a job where she served others. Because her husband was also in the military at the time, she needed something flexible that could accommodate a military lifestyle. She chose pharmacy.
Supporting someone on their journey to wellness after a diagnosis of diabetes is important. Allie created Diabetes Battle Buddy to fill gaps in support and care that patients with diabetes face.
Diabetes Battle Buddy offers the following services:
✅One-on-one coaching: nutrition, fitness, lifestyle, and medication counseling
✅Self-paced online coursework (Gestational diabetes course NOW available. Type 2 Diabetes course coming soon!)
✅Free Facebook Group
✅Wellness presentations (Ex: to employees of a business)
Allie knew diabetes was her passion because she enjoyed the topic in pharmacy school. Her understanding of diabetes and interest in the disease grew when she had gestational diabetes. Having first-hand experience with the approach healthcare professionals take to support patients after a diagnosis was eye-opening to Allie. Patients need extensive diabetes education and support at the time of diagnosis.
Allie explained how she came up with the name of her company: Diabetes Battle Buddy. In the military, a battle buddy is someone you’re in the trenches with. Your battle buddy has your back, and they won’t leave you behind. Dr. Allie Butler is a battle buddy to her patients with diabetes. She wants to help them manage their diabetes and be well. She also wants to connect her patients to supportive peers through a free Facebook group.
The logo for Diabetes Battle Buddy is a visual representation of what a battle buddy does. A battle buddy reaches back to help the person behind them.
Allie is a Board Certified Medication Therapy Management Specialist (BCMTMS). The additional training from her Board Certification helps Allie assess and support patients with their medications, including the ones used to control diabetes.
Allie’s patients find her on social media, the web, and word of mouth through friends, other patients, and family. Some patients want a one-time visit. Others need ongoing support.
If you know someone who needs a Diabetes Battle Buddy, please share Dr. Allie Butler’s website with them. https://diabetesbattlebuddy.com/