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Our Story

T1D Toolkit was designed to support the diabetes education provided in clinic, and its content has been reviewed and informed by pediatric endocrinologists, certified diabetes educators, dietitians, psychologists, people with T1D, and parents of children with T1D.

Online Education Team

Anastasia Albanese-O’Neill, PhD

Anastasia Albanese-O’Neill, PhD, APRN/PNP-BC, CDCES transitioned from a career as a marketing executive at Southwest Airlines to one in diabetes research and clinical care…View More

Nicole Thomas

Nicole Thomas is the founder of RAVE! Seminars and Consulting, Inc., a training and development company.   A graduate of Stanford University with B.A. degrees in Psychology and Economics, Nicole has over fifteen years experience in the fields of instructional design, facilitation and speaking. View More

Medical Review Team

Amy Aponick, MPH, RDN, LDN, CDE

Amy Aponick is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist and Certified Diabetes Educator who works with the University of Florida Pediatric Endocrinology group in Gainesville, Florida.  She holds a B.S. degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Biology and  View More.

Angelina Bernier, MD

Angelina Bernier is a pediatric endocrinologist who specializes in pediatric diabetes and obesity.  She completed her college and medical training at of the University of Florida and remained for Pediatric Residency, and Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship. View More

Michael Haller, MD

Michael Haller is a pediatric endocrinologist with a passion for patient care, teaching, and research. Mike is a Gainesville native and a proud graduate of the University of Florida’s College of Medicine, Pediatrics Residency, and Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship Programs. View More

Laura Jacobsen, MD

Dr. Laura Jacobsen is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics specializing in the care of children and adolescents with diabetes and endocrine disorders. She completed her college and medical degrees at the University of Florida and attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill View More

Desmond Schatz, MD

Desmond Schatz, MD is Professor and Associate Chairman of Pediatrics, Medical Director of the Diabetes Center and Director of the Clinical Research Center within the CTSI at the University of Florida, Gainesville.  He was the 2016 President of Science and Medicine of the …  View More

Sarah Westen, PhD

Sarah Westen is a Psychology Fellow in the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology at the University of Florida, where she also completed her doctoral training and psychology residency specializing in pediatric psychology with an emphasis on type 1 diabetes research and clinical care.  View More

Disclaimer: is not a substitute for medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor/your child’s doctor before making diabetes treatment decisions.