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J. Joseph Prendergast, MD <jjp@endocrinemetabolic.com >
Dr. Prendergast has been a practicing diabetologist for nearly 30 years and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine as well as Endocrinology and Metabolism. He has published 31 medical articles in well-known publications such as The Journal of the American Medical Association, The New England Journal of Medicine, and Diabetes Care. In 1986, Dr. Prendergast formed a single specialty endocrinology practice, and founded a non-profit research foundation. Both are currently active. He is the Medical Director for Endocrine Metabolic Medical Center in Redwood City, California.
Nancy Morgan, MD <bowenmorgan@charter.net >
Dr. Morgan studied at Ohio State University, graduating from medical school in 1979. She completed her residency at North Carolina Medical Center in 1982 and now practices Family Medicine in Lenoir, NC, with her physician husband and 6 other physicians. Dr. Morgan has first hand experience with diabetes and the insulin pump, as her daughter Jenna was diagnosed with IDDM at age 8 on Feb 13, 1998, and has used an insulin pump since September, 1998.
Stephen W. Ponder, MD, CDE <swponder@swbell.net >
Dr. Ponder is a Professor of Pediatrics at Texas A&M College of Medicine and Director, Division of Pediatric Endocrinology at Driscoll Children's Hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas. He studied medicine at Texas A&M University and completed his fellowship in Pediatric Endocrinology at the University of Texas Medical Branch.
Dr. Ponder is board certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Endocrinology. He is the receipient of of numerous honors and awards, and has participated as a member of various curricula, advisory, planning and review committees for hospitals, medical schools and the state of Texas. Dr. Ponder has published many articles, papers and editorial commentaries on diabetes and endocrinology and has received numerous grants and contract awards for research in related fields.

Dr. Ponder has personal experience with diabetes as he was dx'd March 1, 1966. He starded using an insulin pump in 1983, beginning with an Autosyringe MP-6, then an Eugly. In the 1990's he began using pumps manufactured by MiniMed and Disetronic and switches back and forth to remain current with the latest features of both.

Steven Roosevelt, MD, CDE <fencerdoc@aol.com >
BA, UCLA, 1969
PhD (Anatomy) U of Utah, 1972
MD, U of Utah, 1974
Intern, Medicine, Barnes Hosp, St. Louis, MO 1974-75
Resident, Medicine, Barnes Hosp, St. Louis, Mo 1975-1977
Fellow, Endocrinology, Harbor-UCLA Med Ctr, Torrance, CA 1977-79
JD, Western State Univ, Fullerton, CA, 1988
Private Practice, Glendora, CA 1979-1993
Private Practice, Boise, ID 1993-1998
Medical Director, DTCA, Foothill Presby Hosp, 1984-1992
CDE, 1995
Fellow, Am Coll Legal Med
Fellow, Am College Clinical Endo
Member, ADA, ACE, ACP, Sigma Xi

Yale C. Kanter, MD, FACS <ykanter@aol.com >
Dr. Kanter attended Dalhousie University Medical School in Halifax, Nova Scotia and completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in Cleveland, OH, and an ophthalmology residency as a Fellow of the National Institutes of Health at the University of Minnesota Hospitals He holds speciality certifications from the American Board of Eye Surgery, the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada, the American Board of Ophthalmology, and the Licentiate Medical Council of Canada. In addition, he is certified as Fellow American College of Surgeons (FACS), Fellow American Academy of Ophthalmology, and Fellow American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Kanter is a Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Minnesota and is a Surgical Consultant/Instructor at the Minneaplolis Veterans Administration Medical Center. He is the founder of Progressive Eye Care Associates and has been in private medical practice since 1965. Dr. Kanter is an insulin dependent diabetic and has used an insulin pump since August, 1996.
Barbara A. Bradley, MS, RN, CDE, CPT <bbradrn1@comcast.net >
Ms. Bradley has been a nurse for 30 years and spent over 25 years as a nurse educator with 18 years in diabetes education. She is a certified pump trainer and insulin pump program coordinator, with over 50 pump starts ages 12 to 75.
Delaine M. Wright, MS, CDE <dare@edgenet.net >
Ms. Wright is a Clinical Exercise Physiologist (masters level) and Certified Diabetes Educator. She is the Program Coordinator for Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Prevention and Wellness Programs in southern Rhode Island (hospital based). Ms. Wright has a background in physiology, pathophysiology, exercise physiology, and education and teaches physiology classes to nursing and allied health students at the junior college level. She organizes and runs education and support groups for both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes and is a professional member of the ADA, AADE, IDAA, AACVPR, ACSM. Ms. Wright is a national speaker on "Diabetes Management in the Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Setting" and is one of a select few Certified Diabetes Educators who are clinical exercise physiologists. Ms. Wright has had Type 1 diabetes for 16 years and has used an insulin pump since November, 1997.
Gaye Thomsen, RDT <thomsen5@telusplanet.net >
Ms. Thomsen is a Registered Dietary Technologist and studied at the Northern Institute of Technology in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, graduating in 1980. She has practiced at Queen Elizabeth II Hospital in Grande Prairie as well as the Red Deer Regional Hospital. Her specialities include teaching diabetic diet planning, meal planning, recipe testing and meal replacement. In October of 1998, her 11 year old daughter Michelle was diagnosed with IDDM and began using an insulin pump in July of 1999.