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