About Our Expert Authors and Medical Reviewers

[1]Nicola Davies, BSc, Hons, MSc Comm, PhD, DipC, MBACP, MBPsS, NUJ[2]

Davies is a Health Psychologist and Medical Writer at Health Psychology Consultancy Ltd. Her expertise is in the psychology of health and well-being, which she writes prolifically on across the globe. She has three books: I Can Beat Obesity! Finding the Motivation, Confidence and Skills to Lose Weight and Avoid Relapse, I Can Beat Anorexia! Finding the Motivation, Confidence and Skills to Recover and Avoid Relapse, and Eating Disorder Recovery Handbook: A Practical Guide to Long-Term Recovery.

Davies’ work in the field of pain is largely focused on lifestyle, behavior change, coping, and developing the skills and confidence to self-manage.

Learn more about Nicola Davies:

Professional website[3] • LinkedIn[4] • Facebook[5] • Twitter[6] • Blog [7]

Joseph Gustaitis

A freelance writer and editor based in the Chicago area, Gustaitis has a degree in journalism from Columbia University.

Laura Hieronymus[8]Laura Hieronymus, DNP, MSEd, RN, MLDE, BC-ADM, CDE, FAADE

A doctor of nursing practice, master licensed diabetes educator, and Practical Diabetology editor. Hieronymus is the associate director of education and quality services at the UK HealthCare Barnstable Brown Diabetes Center, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky.

Learn more about Laura Hieronymus:


Quinn Phillips[10]Quinn Phillips

A freelance health writer and editor based in Wisconsin, Phillips has a degree in government from Harvard University. He writes on a variety of topics, but is especially interested in the intersection of health and public policy.



A Diabetes Clinical Nurse Specialist with the Lexington Kentucky VA Health Care System, Franklin R. Sousley Campus.

Gary Scheiner[11]Gary Scheiner, MS, CDE[12]

The Owner and Clinical Director of Integrated Diabetes Services LLC, a private practice specializing in advanced education and glucose regulation for patients utilizing intensive insulin therapy. Scheiner, who has had Type 1 diabetes since 1985, was the AADE 2014 Diabetes Educator of the Year. He is the author of Think Like A Pancreas — A Practical Guide to Managing Diabetes With Insulin, Practical CGM, Diabetes-How To Help (A Guide to Caring for a Loved One With Diabetes), The Ultimate Guide to Accurate Carb Counting, and Until There Is A Cure.

Learn more about Gary Scheiner:

Professional website[13]

David Spero, BSN, RN[14]

A nurse for 25 years at University of California San Francisco and Kaiser hospitals, and one of the first professional health coaches. Nurse Spero is author of Diabetes: Sugar-Coated Crisis and The Art of Getting Well: Maximizing Health When You Have a Chronic Illness, as well as co-author of Diabetes Heroes and the diabetes chapter in Where There is No Doctor. He writes for Diabetes Self-Management, Pain-Free Living, and Everyday Health.

Professional website[15] • LinkedIn[16]

Susan Weiner[17]Susan Weiner, MS, RDN, CDE, FAADE[18]

Owner and clinical director of Susan Weiner Nutrition, PLLC, and a Director on the AADE Board of Directors, 2018–2020. Weiner was honored to serve as the 2015 AADE Diabetes Educator of the Year.

She lectures nationally and internationally on nutrition, diabetes, and lifestyle related topics and is the co-author of The Complete Diabetes Organizer[19] and Diabetes: 365 Tips for Living Well[20]. She has authored college textbook chapters on various nutrition topics, as well as dozens of articles for peer reviewed journals and popular press. Weiner earned her Master’s Degree in Applied Physiology and Nutrition from Columbia University.

Learn more about Susan Weiner:

Professional website[21] • LinkedIn[22]

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  2. Nicola Davies, BSc, Hons, MSc Comm, PhD, DipC, MBACP, MBPsS, NUJ: http://www.trustedwriter.com
  3. Professional website: http://trustedwriter.com/
  4. LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/drnicoladavies
  5. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HPC-Ltd-307826779257582/
  6. Twitter: http://twitter.com/healthpsychuk
  7. Blog : https://healthpsychologyconsultancy.wordpress.com/about/
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  9. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-laura-hieronymus-4a508b2/
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  12. Gary Scheiner, MS, CDE: https://www.integrateddiabetes.com
  13. Professional website: http://www.integrateddiabetes.com
  14. David Spero, BSN, RN: http://www.davidsperorn.com/
  15. Professional website: http://www.davidsperorn.com
  16. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-spero-3278b914/
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  18. Susan Weiner, MS, RDN, CDE, FAADE: http://www.susanweinernutrition.com
  19. The Complete Diabetes Organizer: https://www.amazon.com/Complete-Diabetes-Organizer-Stressful-Manageable/dp/1938170261/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_14_t_2?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=S0R6G68CA9TS449K3RJX
  20. Diabetes: 365 Tips for Living Well: https://www.amazon.com/Diabetes-365-Tips-Living-Well/dp/1936303914
  21. Professional website: http://www.susanweinernutrition.com
  22. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susanweinernutrition/

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