Hi, I'm Susan
I have been a registered pharmacist for over 28 years, and a Certified Diabetes Educator for 20 years. I have spent many hours volunteering in my hometown in Upstate NY to help support the ADA and also JDRF. I became an advocate when my oldest son, Jason, was diagnosed with diabetes when he was just 17 months old. Ten years later, my youngest son, Marc was diagnosed with diabetes as well. Since that time until the present, I have spent countless hours organizing fundraisers, meeting with legislators, and working with companies such as The Nutrasweet Company in Chicago to improve the lives of those affected by diabetes.
Over the years, I have been privileged to speak across the country, educating health care professionals and patients about treating and living with this disease, which is now considered a national “epidemic.” I am a certified insulin pump trainer for many companies, and a member of AADE, ADA, and the Dietary Supplement Education Alliance.
As a Certified Diabetes Educator, I will continue my efforts to help patients with diabetes live a full and healthy life. My goal as an educator is to show patients that diabetes is a manageable disease, once you have the “proper tools” and knowledge.
I am looking forward to getting to know all of you who visit this site and sharing our stories, our fears and our successes; knowing that we are in this together and this makes us strong.