Susan J. Smith, PhD, CDCES Susan has a PhD and has worked as a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES) for 32 years. She has worked in a variety of individual physician offices and most recently developed, maintained and grew the diabetes education program at a large multi-specialty clinic for 18 years. She has developed a continuous glucose monitoring program for her patients. She focuses on each individual patient’s needs to provide a plan of action. She encourages follow-up visits to identify obstacles and adjust the plan when necessary. Susan has a passion for educating her patients on ways the patient is able to make lifestyle changes to improve their blood sugar control. She has developed and implemented numerous continuing education programs for health professionals. Personal Life Susan has been married for 33 years and her husband has 2 adult daughters.