8/19/08 ~ Jamie Dillinger, Nurse Practitioner

This week Kitty and Dr. Fallon will interview Jamie Dillinger, Nurse Practitioner. Listener’s are invited to call in with their questions and comments. 

Jamie Dillinger

Jamie Dillinger is a family nurse practitioner and a certified diabetes educator. Over the past eighteen months, she has been working at Suburban Endocrinology in Drexel Hill and Exton, Pennsylvania. She treats patients with diabetes.

Jamie was diagnosed with gestational diabetes in 1978 and then again in1982. Five years after this, symptoms of diabetes returned. She was told that she had type 2 diabetes. However, five years later required insulin. In 1994, she went on an insulin pump.

Jamie’s experience in diabetes started in 1991 where she was responsible for managing an outpatient diabetes education program. This program was the first of its kind in the area to focus on intensive management for patients on multiple daily injections and insulin pumps. During that time, she created a CD ROM that teaches patients how to count carbohydrates called Meals n Carbs. Her goal was to make meal planning and carbohydrate counting easier for patients. She also published several articles in Nursing Spectrum and the Diabetes Educator: articles on the recognition, prevention and treatment of hypoglycemia; insulin pump therapy; and carbohydrate counting. Jamie appeared in several newspaper and magazines articles where she discusses how she manages her life with diabetes. She has lectured for the American Diabetes Association, the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) and TRIADE, the local chapter of AADE.

In 1999, she went to work for Medtronic MiniMed as the clinical specialist for South Jersey, Philadelphia, and surrounding counties. During her time at Medtronic, Jamie was responsible for facilitating intensive management programs in diabetes centers and many physician practices. After leaving Medtronic, Jamie helped to create a glucose sensor program at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Jamie can be reached at her offices in Drexel Hill at 610 626-6317 and Exton at 610 524-7702.

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8/19/08 ~ Jamie Dillinger, Nurse Practitioner