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Credits and Acknowledgments

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) is jointly sponsored by the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, with the support of more than 200 partner organizations. The NDEP involves public and private partners in activities designed to improve treatment and outcomes for people with diabetes, promote early diagnosis, and ultimately prevent the onset of this serious and costly disease. These partnerships help to make NDEP goals a reality. The NDEP greatly appreciates the expertise of the following people and hereby acknowledges their contributions to the development of this guide.

Content Advisory Group

W. Lee Ball, Jr., O.D., F.A.A.O.
American Optometric Association

Mary Jo Goolsby, Ed.D., M.S.N., N.P-C, F.A.A.N.P.
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

Amy Nicholas, Pharm.D.
American Pharmacists Association

Amparo Gonzalez, R.N., C.D.E., F.A.A.D.E.
American Association of Diabetes Educators

M. Sue Kirkman, M.D.
American Diabetes Association

Patti Urbanski, M.Ed., R.D., L.D., C.D.E.
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Writer/Editor

Elizabeth Warren-Boulton, R.N., M.S.N.
Hager Sharp, Inc., Washington DC

Reviewers

NDEP Executive Committee

Ann Albright, Ph.D., R.D.
Division of Diabetes Translation, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Lawrence Blonde, M.D.
Chief of Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases and Vice Chairman of Medicine at the Ochsner Clinic in New Orleans

Jeff Caballero, M.P.H.
Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations

Judith Fradkin, M.D.
Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolic Diseases, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health

Martha M. Funnell, M.S., R.N., C.D.E.
Michigan Diabetes Research and Training Center
Chair, National Diabetes Education Program

NDEP Directors

Joanne Gallivan, M.S., R.D.
Director, National Diabetes Education Program, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health

Diane Tuncer, B.S.
Deputy Director, National Diabetes Education Program, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health

Jude McDivitt, Ph.D.
Director, National Diabetes Education Program, Division of Diabetes Translation, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Betsy Rodriguez, R.N., M.S.N., C.D.E.
Deputy Director, National Diabetes Education Program, Division of Diabetes Translation, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

NDEP Partner Representatives

Kristina Ernst, R.N., C.D.E., Division of Diabetes Translation, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

NDEP Health Care Professional Work Group Members

Barbara Bartman, M.D., M.P.H.; John Buse, M.D., Ph.D.; Michael Gonzalez-Campoy, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.E.; Joe Humphey, M.D.; Bob McNellis, P.A., M.P.H.; Suzen M. Moeller, M.D., PhD.; Michael Parchman, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.A.F.P.; Sandy Parker, R.D., C.D.E.; Leonard Pogach, M.D., M.B.A.; Kathy Tuttle, M.D., F.A.S.N., F.A.C.P.

NDEP Pharmacy, Podiatry, Optometry, and Dental Professionals Work Group Members

Meg D. Atwood, R.D.H., M.P.S.; Dennis R. Frisch, D.P.M.; Martin Gillis, D.D.S., M.A.Ed.; Philip T. Rodgers, Pharm.D., B.C.P.S., C.D.E., C.P.P., F.C.C.P.; Don Zettervall, R.Ph., C.D.E., C.D.M.

NDEP Diabetes in Children and Adolescents Work Group Members

Nichole Bobo, R.N., M.S.N., A.N.P.; Ryan Brown, M.D., F.A.A.P.; Jane K. Kadohiro, Dr.P.H., A.P.R.N., C.D.E.; Mary Pat King, M.S.; Barbara Linder, M.D.; Katie Marschilok, R.N., C.D.E., ,B.C.-A.D.M.; Laura Shea, R.N., C.D.E.; Janet Silverstein, M.D.

February 2013​​​​​​