Susan Weiner, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E., C.D.N

Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator, Merrick, NY

susan weinerSusan Weiner was named the AADE 2015 Diabetes Educator of the Year. She is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator with a successful private practice in New York. Susan's new book "The Complete Diabetes Organizer: Your Guide to a Less Stressful and More Manageable Diabetes Life", Spry publishing 2013 is the first "how-to" book on diabetes organization. She co-authored the book with a world-class certified professional organizer to help people with diabetes manage and improve their lives.

Susan is the Medical Advisor and consultant for She is also recipient of the 2014 Distinguished Alumna Award from SUNY Oneonta, where she attended undergraduate school. This prestigious award is presented to a graduate for significant accomplishments in his or her professional and personal life and for distinguished community service. She was also recently voted one of the 10 top diabetes nutrition education bloggers by

Susan was a contributing medical producer for dLifeTV and serves as a member of dLife's prestigious medical advisory board. She has been interviewed on TV many times regarding diabetes, nutrition, health and fitness. Susan is a nutritionist and Certified Diabetes Educator for the diabetes program for, a prominent health and weight loss website. Susan writes for the Walgreens publication "Diabetes & You" as well as several other diabetes publications. She was the lead CDE for diabetessisters, a not-for-profit organization that promotes diabetes education and advocacy. She co-authored the "Medical Nutrition Therapy for Anemia" chapter for Krause's Food and the Nutrition Care Process 13th Edition, published August 2011. Susan will be co-authoring the anemia chapter for the 14th edition as well. She is a valued contributor on a variety of nutrition topics – primarily weight management, diabetes and PCOS.

Susan is a well-respected lecturer for organizations such as the American College of Sports Medicine, and was the official sports nutritionist for the American Diabetes Association Walk America program. She was an adjunct professor of nutrition at Queens College for more than 13 years and taught at the Academy of Applied Personal Training Education at Hofstra University. Susan earned her Master's Degree in Applied Physiology and Nutrition from Columbia University. She is certified in "Adult Weight Management" through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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Last Modified Date: July 01, 2016

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