A positive approach to diabetes: choices, balance and healthy attitude.
Author: Jane K. Dickinson, RN, PhD, CDE
While a student at Yale School of Nursing, Jane worked as a nursing assistant at the Yale Health Plan and then as a nurse tech at Yale-New Haven Hospital. In 1992, Jane began her nursing career as a graduate nurse on the Adolescent Unit at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Jane ... More
While a student at Yale School of Nursing, Jane worked as a nursing assistant at the Yale Health Plan and then as a nurse tech at Yale-New Haven Hospital. In 1992, Jane began her nursing career as a graduate nurse on the Adolescent Unit at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Jane took care of adolescents with all sorts of health challenges, but mostly cystic fibrosis, asthma, GI disorders and cancer. Jane really enjoyed working with this age-group (for real).
After earning her Masters and becoming a Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist, Jane took a job in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. There she worked with kids of all ages who had cancer and blood disorders. She truly enjoyed working with these kids and their families, but her first love, diabetes, called her home to Massachusetts.
In 1995, Jane returned to The Barton Center for Diabetes Education as their Director of Clinical Services and Education. She was responsible for planning, developing, implementing and overseeing all clinical aspects of the programs at Barton. This included summer camp for girls with diabetes and year-round programs for kids with diabetes and their families.
When Jane went back to school for her PhD, she served as a Graduate Assistant at UConn School of Nursing, where she ran the Center for Nursing Research.
Jane completed her doctoral dissertation in Colorado, where she relocated to be with her husband. In 1999, she began working for Yampa Valley Medical Center (YVMC), and in 2000, she developed and implemented YVMC’s Diabetes Education Program. Jane has been providing diabetes education to community members, health care providers and anyone else who is interested or has a need, ever since.
In 2009, Jane began teaching Masters nursing students online for University of Phoenix. She also started teaching Human Anatomy & Physiology on campus at Colorado Mountain College (CMC) in Steamboat Springs. She taught Human Nutrition online for CMC as well.
Jane became the Program Coordinator/Adjunct Associate Professor for the Diabetes Education and Management (DEDM) Masters Program at Teachers College Columbia University in March of 2011. The DEDM program launched in September of 2011 and accepts student applications on a rolling basis (all year long).
Jane published her first book Diabetes Karma in 2012, and her second book People with Diabetes Can Eat Anything in 2013. She also keeps busy with consulting and public speaking. Less
Your resource for all that's nutrition, food and diabetes.
Author: Jill Weisenberger, MS, RDN, CDE, FAND
Jill Weisenberger is an internationally recognized nutrition and diabetes expert with more than two decades experience. Through writing, speaking and one-on-one coaching, Jill empowers people to grab control of their health. She has worked as both a nutrition counselor ... More
Jill Weisenberger is an internationally recognized nutrition and diabetes expert with more than two decades experience. Through writing, speaking and one-on-one coaching, Jill empowers people to grab control of their health. She has worked as both a nutrition counselor and a diabetes educator in the hospital and research settings, and now in private practice in Newport News, VA. Jill is known for her practical approach and caring attitude. Her no-nonsense strategies to eating well include foods that both taste good and are good for you.
She is a frequent guest on radio and television and regularly contributes articles to a variety of magazines and websites. She is a two-time graduate of the University of Florida with an undergraduate degree in communications and a graduate degree in food science and human nutrition. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the American Association of Diabetes Educators and the American Diabetes Association.
If Jill’s not counseling patients, tethered to her computer or otherwise working, you might find her in the kitchen cooking up something nutritious and delicious. Other times she’s out jogging, keeping up with her daughters, letting two dogs in and out, (and in and out again and again) or simply trying to sneak some quiet time with her husband. Less