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Meet the Pediatric Diabetes Education Team

The Pediatric Diabetes Education Team addresses individual needs of the child with diabetes and their family in an outpatient setting.  We feel that self-management education is an integral component of quality care provided to children with diabetes and is essential to successful diabetes management.  Self-management empowers patients/families to make informed decisions on how to maintain or improve health and quality of life through their own initiative. 


DCT Debbie Cicinelli-Timm, MSA, RD, CDE joined our staff in fall 2011 as a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator. Debbie earned her B.S. in Dietetics from Michigan State University. Her Master’s degree is from Central Michigan University. Debbie has been active with the Diabetes Care and Education Dietetic Practice Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, including writing the New Products Column for Newsflash for over 10 years. She also contributed to two chapters in Pediatric Diabetes: Health Care Reference and Client Education Handouts, published by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Debbie is enjoying getting to know the staff and patients at U of M as well as the Ann Arbor area — Go Green and Go Blue.
 
DCT Donna Doyle is the Program Coordinator of the Pediatric Diabetes Self-Management Education Program.  She earned her Associate's Degree in Nursing from Henry Ford Community College and a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing from Madonna University.  Donna has worked in diabetes education since 1992 and became a Certified Diabetes Educator in 1995.  Donna brings a lot of program management experience to our pediatric program at the University of Michigan, where she has been Program Coordinator since March 2008. 
 
Jacinta Florek earned her Master's in Social Work and Master's in Public Health from the University of Michigan in 2008. Her concentration areas were interpersonal practice with children and youth and health behavior and education. She has worked for the University of Michigan Hospital for several years, coming over to Pediatric Diabetes from Developmental / Behavioral Pediatrics. Jacinta is a clinical social worker with a strengths-based approach and focus on supporting and empowering families dealing with chronic illness. She has lived in Ann Arbor for nearly a decade — Go Blue!