About the Writers

Jacqueline King, MS, RD, FADA, CDE

Jacqueline King is a registered dietitian in a medical nutrition therapy practice in Glenview, Illinois. She is certified as a fellow in the American Dietetic Association and a Certified Diabetes Educator and certified insulin pump instructor. She has been in private practice on the North Shore in Chicago for over 25 years and serves as a consulting dietitian for a number of local institutions. She has appeared on nationally syndicated television and is a nationally recognized lecturer and author. Her undergraduate medical nutrition training was completed at University of Illinois. She completed her graduate studies at Northern Illinois University.She has worked at Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, where she worked as a clinical dietitian in the areas of pediatrics, medicine, cardiology, obstetrics, and oncology. She also worked at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Illinois as the research dietitian in the Diabetes in Pregnancy Center.

Jackie has had Type I diabetes for almost 40 years. Jackie remembers the time that she had to boil her insulin syringes, test her urine for glucose, and avoid sweets completely. Jackie was one of the first patients to use a glucose monitor to determine her blood sugars. In 1978, she was given a machine that was the size of half a laptop computer to do blood tests. At the time, she was the research dietitian at the Diabetes in Pregnancy Center at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago.

Today, she is on insulin pump therapy and has used it successfully for 12 years to manage her diabetes. She has been free of major diabetes complications, is married, and has two healthy children. Her son, Chris, graduated from Marquette University and is working in internet marketing. Her daughter, Loryn, is a graduate of University of Notre Dame. She was the number one woman’s soccer player and number two woman’s cross-country runner during her high school career. She will be attending medical school in Illinois.

Jackie feels that diet is the number one reason for her success with managing her diabetes. The other is a strong commitment to exercise. Jackie bikes, walks, and does strength training on a weekly basis.

For more information on Diabetes Workshops or for a Nutritionist in Glenview, IL serving Chicago’s North Shore visit Jackie’s website at http://www.nutradynamics.com

Monica Joyce, MS, RD, CDE

Monica Joyce has been a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator for over twenty- five years. She is currently the Program Director of an ADA Recognized Diabetes program in Chicago with four endocrinologists.

Monica served as a member of the Task Force on the Delivery of Diabetes Education & Medical Nutrition Therapy for The American Diabetes Association…

In August, 2003, Monica founded the Moses E. Cheeks Slam Dunk for Diabetes Basketball Day Camp for kids with diabetes. She also established a nonprofit organization and a web site for kids with diabetes at http://www.slamdunkkids.net

Monica is the author of numerous articles on nutrition and diabetes and is a speaker to both professionals and individuals with diabetes around the country. She has also served on many committees working on behalf of people with diabetes. She is a member of The American Diabetes Association, The American Dietetic Association and The American Association of Diabetes Educators.

Monica has three children. Her daughter, Elise will be completing medical school this year, her daughter, Justine is in law school, and her son, Ian is in pre-law in his junior year of college.

Jacqueline and Monica are also authors of Too Busy to Diet. The definitive diet reference and planning guide for busy professionals which is also an invaluable resource for diabetics looking for guidance on living a healthy lifestyle.

April 11th, 2006 by Jacqueline | No Comments »