Back to Ask the Diabetes Team A Message from the Diabetes Team

The Diabetes Team believes in an empowerment model of diabetes care and education, while stressing the importance of self-care and health promotion. We believe in a team approach to diabetes care for kids or other people with diabetes and their families, with the child and family being the most important members of their own Diabetes Team.

As members of the "virtual diabetes team," we are willing to tackle almost any question, and are very sorry that our time does not permit us to answer every question that we are asked.

For urgent problems, always consult your physician or a member of your Diabetes Team.

We wish you all the very best. Stay healthy and happy!

The Diabetes Team

Bill Jones, MD (Specialist in the management of diabetes during pregnancy, member since April 1997)
Marco Songini, MD (Italy) (Pediatric, adolescent, and adult endocrinologist and diabetologist, member since April 1997)
Larry Deeb, MD (Pediatric Endocrinologist, member since July 1998)
John Schulga, MBChB MRCGP MRCP FRCPCH (UK) (Consultant Paediatrician in childhood and adolescent diabetes and endocrinology, member since July 1999)
Stuart Brink, MD (Pediatric Endocrinologist, member since October 1999)
Matthew Brown, MD (Pediatrician and a Pediatric Diabetologist, member since January 2000)
Jim Lane, MD (Adult Endocrinologist, member since November 2000)
David Schwartz, MD (Pediatric Endocrinologist, member since May 2001)
Andrea Scaramuzza, MD (Italy) (Pediatric Endocrinologist, member since October 2003)
Linda DiMeglio, MD (Pediatric Endocrinologist)

Barb Schreiner, RN, MPH, CDE (Diabetes Nurse Specialist, member since July 2002)
Jane Seley, RN, GNP, MPH, MSN, CDE, CHES (Diabetes Nurse Practitioner, member since August 2002)
Joe Solowiejczyk, RN, MSW (Family Therapist, member since April 2010)
Linda Mackowiak, RN, MS, FNP, CDE (Diabetes Nurse Specialist)

Jill Weissberg-Benchell, PhD (Medical Psychology and Psychiatry, member since January 2000)

James Michael Schurig, MS, RD, LD, CDE (Dietitian, member since December 2000)

Exercise Physiologists
Rick Philbin, M.Ed., A.T.C., C.S.C.S (Sports Medicine, member since July 2004)

Lois Schmidt Finney, RD, MPH, CDE (DPT-1 Research Coordinator, member since July 1998)
Heather Speer, MPH, CCRC, CDE (Clinical Diabetes Research and Education Coordinator, member since July 1998)

Social Workers
Debbie Butler, CDE, MSW, LICSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker, member since October 2004)

And Our Occasional Experts

Former or Inactive Diabetes Team Members

Tessa G. Lebinger, MD (Pediatric Endocrinologist, November 1995 through 2009)
Kenneth J. Robertson, MBChB MRCP FRCPCH (UK) (Consultant Paediatrician and Diabetologist, April 1996 through 1999)
Michelle Noschese RN, CDE (Diabetes Nurse Practitioner, member April 2006 through January 2008)
Delaine Wright, MS, CDE (Clinical Exercise Physiologist, member March 2000 through January 2005)
Donough O'Brien, MD, FRCP (First Executive Director of the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes, member August 1996 through March 2004)
Fran Kaufman, MD (Pediatric Endocrinologist, member since August 2006)
Joyce Mosiman, RD, LD, CDE (Dietitian, member from October 1997 through December 2003)
William W. Quick, MD, FACP, FACE, CDE (Adult Endocrinologist, member November 1995 through November 2003)
Stephanie Schwartz, RN, MPH, CDE (Diabetes Nurse Specialist, member November 1995 through November 2003)
Craig McAlister Broadhurst, M.Ed, NCC, LPC (Clinical Specialist in Counseling, member February 1998 through November 2003)
Patricia Larsen, BS, MA (Exercise Physiologist, member April 1997 through August 2001)
Betty Brackenridge, RD, CDE (Dietitian, member July 2000 through November 2001)
Kris Swenson, RN, CDE (Diabetes Nurse Specialist, member June 1996 through November 2001)
Lynn Wilson, RN, CDE (Diabetes Nurse Specialist, member October 1998 through August 2001)
Virginia Valentine, RN, MSN, CDE (Diabetes Nurse Specialist, member February 1999 through August 2001)
Michelle Hansen, MS, RD, CDE (Senior Dietitian, member October 1996 through April 1997)
Joe Ward, RN, MSN, C-PNP, CDE (Diabetes Nurse Specialist, member January 1998 through December 1998)

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