D.A.I.L.Y. for Health Care Providers
D.A.I.L.Y. (Diabetes Awareness Information For Loved Ones and You) is a multi-funded initiative to engage, activate and educate people with type 2 diabetes and members of the diabetes community to improve their knowledge, skills and confidence, enabling them to take increasing control of their own condition and integrate effective self-management strategies into their daily lives.
If you haven't already, please register at dailydiabetes.org! The first 100 registered providers will receive a free D.A.I.L.Y prescription pad!
This project is made possible by the generous contribution of our sponsors
Meet The Experts
Meet the panel of experts from the Endocrine Society, the world's largest organization of endocrinologists, representing more than 18,000 physicians and scientists, who developed D.A.I.L.Y. so that patients and their loved ones have the information they need to lead an active and healthy lifestyle.
M. Carol Greenlee, MD
Dr. Greenlee is in private practice in endocrinology at Western Slope Endocrinology in Grand Junction where she treats adults with endocrine disorders as well as children and adults with diabetes and thyroid conditions. In addition to her own practice, Dr. Greenlee has a special interest in trying to improve practice delivery, care coordination and patient-centered care. Her practice was recently was recognized as a Tier 3 National Committee for Quality Assurance Patient Centered Specialty Practice as an early adopter. She has served on many task forces and committees for the Endocrine Society. These efforts include development of tools to improve transition from pediatric to adult care for patients with type 1 diabetes and other endocrine disorders, and tools to help patients with type 2 diabetes share in decisions about insulin therapy and treatment goals.
Jeffrey I. Mechanick, MD
Dr. Mechanick is in private practice in endocrinology and metabolic support in New York City where he also serves as Clinical Professor of Medicine and Director of Metabolic Support in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Bone Disease, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai where he is responsible for training endocrine fellows at Mount Sinai in nutrition and metabolic support. Dr. Mechanick has authored over 250 publications in Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Nutrition Support, and co-edited “Nutritional Strategies for the Diabetic and Prediabetic Patient,” “Power of Prevention: The Complete Guide to Lifelong Nutrition,” “Thyroid Cancer: From Emergent Biotechnology to Clinical Practice Guidelines,” and “Molecular Nutrition – The Practical Guide,” as well as “Diabetes Mellitus Pocket” and “Nutritional Medicine Pocket.” Dr. Mechanick was appointed as a member of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition Science Board for 2010-2013 and is the 2013–2016 Editor-in-Chief of the PCFSN quarterly publication Elevate Health. Dr. Mechanick also chairs the International Transcultural Diabetes Nutrition Algorithm Working Group. His research interests range from predictive modeling in critical illness, to thyroid cancer, metabolic bone disease, diabetes, and nutrition.
William H. Polonsky, PhD
Dr. Polonsky is Founder and President of Behavioral Diabetes Institute, an educational non-profit organization that is dedicated to studying and addressing the unmet psychological needs of people with diabetes. Dr. Polonsky directs much of the research work of the Institute, and is an internationally-recognized expert on the behavioral aspects of diabetes. In addition, he is Associate Clinical Professor in Psychiatry at the University of California San Diego. A licensed clinical psychologist and certified diabetes educator, Dr. Polonsky is a distinguished national and international lecturer on behavior diabetes issues. An active researcher in the field of behavioral diabetes, he has served on the editorial boards of Diabetes Care, Diabetes Forecast, Clinical Diabetes, Diabetes Self-Management and Diabetes Health. His most recent research projects have focused on quality of life in diabetes, diabetes-related distress and depression, hypoglycemic fear, blood glucose monitoring behavior and attitudes in people living with diabetes, physician and lay attitudes towards insulin and oral medications, group-based behavior change programs, the influence of continuous glucose monitoring on quality of life, and emotional and behavioral responses to the diagnosis of diabetes. In addition to his numerous diabetes-related professional publications, he has authored several books for the lay audience (e.g., "Diabetes Burnout: What to Do When You Can’t Take it Anymore") and co-edited several others for health care professionals (e.g., "A CORE Curriculum for Diabetes Education").
David Saxon, MD
Dr. Saxon is a Research Fellow at the University of Colorado's School of Medicine Department of Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Diabetes in Denver. His current work is on a Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute-funded project aimed at improving the management of obesity in underserved primary care clinics at Denver Health. Dr. Saxon is also involved in a long-term study of physiologic data looking at differences in metabolism of obesity-prone versus obesity-resistant individuals. Diabetes education interventions are among Dr. Saxon's research interests as he continues his dynamic training in a university and county hospital.
T. Sean Vasaitis, PhD
Dr. Vasaitis is an Assistance Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Maryland, Eastern Shore. Prior to his appointment at the University, Dr. Vasaitis was a research fellow at the University of Maryland, Baltimore where he was involved in the development of prostate cancer treatments. He also is involved in clinical research in the Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center at the Baltimore Veterans Affairs Medical Center investigating the mechanisms by which exercise, vitamin D and complementary therapeutics affect metabolic function. Dr. Vasaitis’ research goals follow the overarching concept of furthering a holistic approach to disease treatment.
Theresa Roth, RD
Theresa Roth, RDN has been practicing as a registered dietitian for 20 years helping people to achieve their health goals and prevent disease through diet and exercise. She is a registered dietitian nutritionist as well as a certified personal trainer. She has extensive experience in the specialized fields of diabetes and pre-diabetes management and weight management for children, adolescents and adults. Theresa runs a private practice for individual nutrition counseling in Sterling, Virginia.