2018 inaugurates my term as AADE Diabetes Educator of the Year.

"Honored" can't describe the feeling of being the first physician certified diabetes educator (MD-CDE) to receive this national recognition. Having never been the "first" of anything, this will be a very special and unique experience.

As part of this award, I will be traveling to several regional AADE (American Association of Diabetes Educators) coordinating body annual meetings across the US (Texas, Ohio, California, Kentucky, Maryland). I aim to share Sugar Surfing™ with them. Local workshop event organizers have already been stepping up in some locations to allow me to conduct locally sponsored Sugar Surfing workshops for PWD's and families of children with diabetes. These would fall on the same weekends as my AADE presentations. As plans are finalized for each workshop, they will be posted on this site.