KELLI BARNARD, RD, CD, CDE, is a senior diabetes clinical manager for Medtronic Diabetes, where she has worked for the past 7 years. Kelli provides education in rural Indiana for patients with diabetes and healthcare professionals. At age 12, Kelli was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D). She has been on insulin pump therapy for more than 10 years and currently uses the MiniMed® 530G with Enlite®.
ROY M. GIER, RN, is a senior diabetes clinical manager with Medtronic Diabetes in Eastern Ohio and Northern West Virginia. Since joining the company more than 5 years ago, he has trained more than 900 patients. Roy has a passion for educating and training, most recently becoming certified as an Enlite® sensor specialist for the Ohio district. In this role, he assists team members with advanced sensor concepts to educate and train patients using the Enlite sensor.
HEATHER LECLERC, MS, RD, CDE, is a clinical supervisor of The Diabetes and Endocrine Specialists of Maine, an outpatient practice of Eastern Maine Medical Center where she has worked for the past 28 years. Along with the office’s 5 other certified diabetes educators (CDEs), Heather provides education for patients with diabetes of all ages and assists the 5 providers in the office with day-to-day medical management. Approximately 8 years ago, she developed latent autoimmune diabetes in adults (LADA) and is treating it with the MiniMed 530G with Enlite.
LAUREL MESSER, RN, MPH, CDE,
is a proud diabetes educator and clinical research nurse who has specialized for the past 10 years in T1D, insulin pump, continuous glucose monitoring (CGM), and artificial pancreas device system studies. She works with pediatric and adult patients at the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes in Aurora, Colorado. Laurel helped author the Pump and CGM Pink Panther book and has contributed to others in the series.
ELIZABETH (BETH) NARDACCI, MS, FNP-BC, CDE,
guest editor of this issue of In the Know
, is a family nurse practitioner at Capital Region Diabetes and Endocrine Care in Albany, New York. Her special interests include diabetes technologies, including professional and personal CGM and insulin pump therapy, chronic kidney disease, and renal transplantation. She is a principal investigator in the OpT2mise international pivotal trial for use of insulin pump therapy in type 2 diabetes (T2D). Beth serves as an advisor to the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists Task Force on Continuous Glucose Monitoring. She was a recipient of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s Inspiration Award and has made numerous presentations and published clinical papers on diabetes technologies. Please send your feedback about the issue to IntheKnow@medtronic.com
KENDALL L. SMITH, MPH, RD/LD, CDE,
is the district clinical supervisor for the Phoenix (Arizona) District with Medtronic Diabetes, having joined the company in 2013 as a diabetes clinical manager. Previously, she was the Diabetes Program Manager at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. She has served in leadership roles at both the state and national levels for the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE). In her spare time, Kendall teaches group fitness.
DANA K. WIGGINS, RN, CDE,
has been a certified product trainer for Medtronic Diabetes since 2007. She provides diabetes education for people of all ages with T1D or T2D. Dana's previous experience was in pediatrics and home health.