April 10, 2012 ~ Diabetes Self Management with Stephanie Smith,Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator.

Stephanie Smith, RD, CDE

Stephanie Smith, RD, CDE: Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator provides outpatient nutrition counseling at Underwood Memorial Hospital in Woodbury, NJ.  She has provided nutrition care to patients at Underwood Memorial Hospital since 2003.

Stephanie graduated with honors from Messiah College with her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics. She spent time working in community nutrition with the WIC program and moved on to complete her dietetic internship with Sodexho in Philadelphia.

She teaches diabetes self management and nutrition as part of Underwood’s Diabetes program, an American Diabetes Association recognized program.  She also provides nutrition therapy for a variety of nutrition related issues including weight management, gastro intestinal disorders, cardiac, and food allergies.

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April 10, 2012 ~ Diabetes Self Management with Stephanie Smith,Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator.


March 21, 2012 ~ Endocrinologist Dr. Richard O. Dolinar on Diabetes Management


Dr. Richard O. Dolinar

A private practice Clinical Endocrinologist in Phoenix, Arizona, Dr. Dolinar received his undergraduate degree from Siena College in Albany, New York; his medical degree from The State University of New York at Buffalo and did his Endocrinology Fellowship at Duke University. He is a Senior Fellow in Healthcare Policy at the Heartland Institute.

Because he is an active clinician who treats patients his insights and opinions on healthcare issues are frequently sought. Dr. Dolinar has testified before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs and has also given Congressional briefings on Capitol Hill. He has presented to state legislators as well as various healthcare industry professionals. Dr. Dolinar has also been interviewed by both the local and national media, including CNN, CBS and PBS.

A published author, in both professional and consumer publications, his articles and opinion pieces have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The New York Times, The New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) Diabetes Research and the Indiana Health Law Review Journal. His articles have also appeared on various web sites including The Heritage Foundation. He is co-author of the book, Diabetes 101.

Dr. Dolinar is a member of the board of directors of the American Association of Physicians and Surgeons. He is a past board member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and serves on it’s National Legislative and Regulatory Committee. He is also the Chair of its Future of Healthcare Committee. Dr. Dolinar has held leadership positions in other professional organizations as well, including the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the American Diabetes Association. He is on the Editorial Advisory Board for Endocrine Today.

Dr. Dolinar served as a Flight Surgeon in the Vietnam War and is a retired U.S. Air Force Colonel.

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March 21, 2012 ~ Endocrinologist Dr. Richard O. Dolinar on Diabetes Management

February 29, 2012 ~ Dr. Marc L. Schwartz, Cardiologist

Dr. Schwartz is a board certified cardiologist and clinical associate professor of medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He is actively engaged in the practice of cardiology and in the teaching of physicians in training. His clinical practice encompasses all aspects of cardiovascular problems but he has a special interest in aggressive cardiovascular prevention.


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February 29, 2012 ~ Dr. Marc L. Schwartz, Cardiologist



Back Home Again

Hi Everyone! I am home from Miami. What an exciting time that I had. Many of you have read my writings in the past. Today again I shall shed my soul to help others to understand. Diabetes…we have heard of it, some of us live with it. I have been “cured” from it! “We need a cure now, Insulin is not a cure!

As I walked through those doors at The Diabetes Research Institute at The University of Miami it was like going home! The DRI is truly family! Work is being done there around the clock to find a cure. I was so excited to see everyone! However inside my heart shed a tear. Again I was walking through those doors for all of you, to be your voice! I wanted to scream out loud that I want all diabetics to be able to experience what I am…. CURED! It is coming, it will come from the DRI. Someday I hope for Dr. Fallon to walk through those doors at the DRI. I know he will someday!

I was greeted by Gary Kleiman, the executive director. I have to tell you the first time we met was like seeing an old friend. Our day was delayed due to a major power outage that put most of Florida out. We went out to grab a bite to eat and catch up on the past year! Gary is also a type one diabetic, he has had two kidney transplants, one of the first at the DRI to receive islet cells. Like myself Gary suffers from diabetic eye disease. I fell in love with his computer monitor. That is just what I myself need. I am sure it will make a big difference. I truly admire Gary’s determination and wonderful spirit. We share a bond of diabetes and it’s complications, both of us are immounosuppressed. Our main bond is the fact that we both engage the fight for life, determined to outlive our destiny … now to help others to understand. Gary is also the author of; “No Time To Lose.”

Photo Above: Research Scientist Dr. Cherie Stabler, DRI Executive Director Gary Kleiman & Kitty

Photo Above:  Islet Cells, yes taken with my own camera!

Photo Above:  The Ricordi Chamber

Photo Above:  Mouse Model (no harm is done to testing models)

Photo Above:  Stem Cells

We had a wonderful broadcast live from Miami that evening with Dr. Fallon in the Vineland Studio. Joining him was Dr. Nasser I. Youssef, Transplant Surgeon from Our Lady of Lourdes Health System in Camden, NJ. Joining us in Miami live from the DRI, Dr. Cherie Stabler, Dr. Tatiana Froud and “World Class” Research Scientist Dr. Camillo Ricordi.

Photo Above: Dr. Camillo Ricordi, Kitty, Dr. Cherie Stabler and Dr. Tatiana Froud

After the broadcast Dr. Ricordi and I shared a Reese’s! It was such a pleasure to have all of them as guest on Diabetes Living Today and to spend time with Dr. Ricordi again. I look forward to going back home!

Photo Above: Kitty, the “Cured” type 1 diabetic with “World Class” Research Scientist & “Friend” Dr. Ricordi

A big Thank You to my family at the DRI. Keep working towards the Cure.

Insulin Is Not a Cure! Luv, kitty