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About the Caring For Diabetes Educational Forum

Mission Statement

Caring For Diabetes Educational Forum LogoThe Caring for Diabetes Educational Forum (CDEF) is a multifaceted, multicomponent independent resource for physicians and healthcare providers involved in the treatment of diabetes. The CDEF is a resource for up-to-date, scientifically accurate, clinically relevant information, programs, and tools related to comprehensive diabetes care.

The CDEF will provide continuing medical education programs on an ongoing basis in a variety of learning formats including the CDEF website entitled, CME satellite symposia at medical meetings and congresses, enduring materials, interactive CD-ROMs, and live regional programs.  

The goal of all CDEF programs is to provide physicians and other healthcare professionals with the clinical knowledge and skills for improving professional practice and enhancing patient care. Contributors include nationally and internationally recognized experts who ensure medical relevance, scientific rigor, and fair balance of content.

Website offers physicians and other healthcare providers on-the-spot clinical information, education, and interactive tools to keep up to date with diabetes care.   

Education Council

The Education Council comprises physicians with expertise and experience in diabetes care. The Council will provide scientific and strategic guidance to the CDEF. In particular, the Council will serve as the advisory board for As the site evolves, look for an introduction to each council member.

Faculty Council Members

David D'Alessio
Professor of Medicine
Director, Division of Endocrinology
University of Cincinnati School of Medicine
Chief, Endocrinology and Diabetes Clinic, VA Medical Center
Cincinnati, Ohio

Henry Ginsberg, MD
Director, Irving Center for Clinical Research
Irving Professor of Medicine
College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University
New York, New York

Robert Henry, MD
Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism
University of California, San Diego
San Diego, California

Willa Hsueh, MD
Director, Diabetes Research Center, THMRI
Chief, Division of Diabetes, Obesity & Lipids, Dept of Medicine
The Methodist Hospital Research Institute
Houston, Texas

Scott Joy, MD
Chief of Clinical Services, Division of General Internal Medicine
Medical Director, Duke Health Center at Pickett Road
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine
Duke University Medical Center

Davida Kruger, MSN, APRN-BC, BC-ADM
Nurse Practitioner
Henry Ford Health System
Detroit , Michigan

F. Xavier Pi-Sunyer, MD, MPH
Professor of Medicine
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Professor of Applied Physiology
Columbia Teachers College

Chief, Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Nutrition
St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center

Director, New York Obesity Research Center
New York , New York

Arturo Rolla, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School and Tufts University School of Medicine

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts


The Caring For Diabetes Educational Forum is jointly sponsored by the Center For Accredited Healthcare Education (CAHE) and International Medical Press (

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