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The D Team Is a Group of Experienced Health Care Professionals.

Our DTeam believes in an empowerment model of diabetes care and education, while stressing the importance of self-care and health promotion. We believe in a team approach to diabetes care for kids or other people with diabetes and their families, with the child and family being the most important members of their own diabetes team.

As members of the “virtual diabetes team,” we are willing to tackle almost any question. Unfortunately, our time does not always permit us to answer every question that we are asked.

For urgent problems, always consult your physician or a member of your diabetes team.

We wish you all the very best. Stay healthy and happy!

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Meet Our DTeam Physicians

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Sean M. Oser, MD, MPH, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes just before starting college. Through medical school, graduate school, and residency, as well as through marriage, parenthood, and his professional career, he has learned to make diabetes work at each step along the way. His daughter was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age seven and, since then, he and his wife, Tamara Oser, MD, have discovered Children with Diabetes and other parent and family groups. CWD and its programs have motivated him to join the diabetes online community as well, where he blogs less frequently than he would like to at t1works.blogspot.com. He is currently Associate Professor of Family and Community Medicine at Penn State University College of Medicine and Associate Chief Medical Officer at Penn State Hershey. As medical director of Penn State Hershey’s Camp Hill primary care practice, he led that site to the National Committee for Quality Assurance’s highest level of recognition as a Patient Centered Medical Home, providing patient-centered, team-based, comprehensive care. He has also helped lead Penn State Hershey’s successful efforts to develop and implement their fully functional electronic health record and to help harness the power of technology in providing high quality, longitudinal care and enhanced communication with patients. Dr. Oser also is active in diabetes research, examining the role of social media in peer-to-peer support.
Board of Directors, DTeam, Physician, Secretary

Lynda K. Fisher, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, The Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, Associate Head, The Center for Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, is the Treasurer of the International Society for Adolescent and Pediatric Diabetes. She has served on the Board of Directors of the American Diabetes Association as well as many ADA national committees and task forces (especially those focused on youth and advocacy). She has been very active in advocacy for children with diabetes on the local, state, national and international arenas. She spends time each summer as a medical director at diabetes camps in California.

Board of Directors, DTeam, Faculty, Physician

George Grunberger, MD, FACP, FACE, is the chairman of Grunberger Diabetes Institute in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Dr. Grunberger, is also Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine and of Molecular Medicine & Genetics at Wayne State University School of Medicine, Professor of Internal Medicine at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine as well as Visiting Professor at First Faculty of Medicine at Charles University in Prague (Czech Republic).

Before establishing GDI in 2002, Dr. Grunberger was Director of the Diabetes Program at the Detroit Medical Center for 16 years and the Medical Director of Wayne State University’s Morris J. Hood Comprehensive Diabetes Center. Dr. Grunberger held tenured Full Professor appointments at the University in Department of Internal Medicine and in the Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics since 1986. Between 1997 and 2001 he was Henry L. Brasza Director of the Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics. Prior to that Dr. Grunberger served as interim Chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine and Physician-in-Chief of the Detroit Medical Center. Dr. Grunberger came to Detroit from the Diabetes Branch (at NIDDK) of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. Dr. Grunberger received his internal medicine training at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH, his medical (M.D.) training at the New York University School of Medicine and his bachelor’s degree (in biochemistry) at Columbia College of Columbia University, also in New York City.

Dr. Grunberger has published over 150 peer-reviewed manuscripts as well as review articles, abstracts and book chapters. His research interests have spanned the spectrum of subjects related to diabetes and its complications, from basic studies on molecular underpinning of insulin action and insulin resistance to clinical research studies on many aspects of diabetes and its management.

Dr. Grunberger has been an active member of many professional organizations where he has held elected positions of leadership. He is currently the Past President of American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and President Elect of the American College of Endocrinology. He is a co-editor of two international diabetes journals. Dr. Grunberger has served as an educator of medical students, interns, residents, endocrinology fellows, master’s and Ph.D. candidates, and junior faculty over the past 35 years.

DTeam, Physician

Stuart J. Brink, MD, is a board certified pediatric endocrinologist and an Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at Tufts School of Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He is the senior endocrinologist at New England Diabetes and Endocrinology Center (NEDEC) in Waltham Massachusetts and the current Educational Chair for the International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes (ISPAD). He graduated from the University of Southern California School of Medicine, did his pediatric training and was Chief Resident in Pediatrics at LA County/USC Medical Center. Specialty training at Boston Children’s Hospital and then at the Joslin Clinic. After fellowship, he became the first senior staff pediatrician at the Joslin Clinic and then opened a private practice: NEDEC, in the Boston suburbs.

He is active with the ADA, JDF an IDF as well as ISPAD and served as the Secretary-General of ISPAD and also as President of the Massachusetts Affiliate of the ADA, national chair of the ADA’s Council on Diabetes and Youth and the ADA Program Committee. He was a co-investigator in the DCCT and lectures and writes internationally and nationally about tight control, insulin analogs, insulin pumps, inhaled insulin and all other aspects of diabetes treatment, camping and psychosocial issues. Most recently he has traveled to Jordan, Cuba, Thailand and Romania and is planning a second edition of his book: Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes Mellitus.

DTeam, Physician

Linda Anne DiMeglio, MD, MPH is an Associate Professor in the Section of Pediatric Endocrinology/Diabetology at Riley Hospital/Indiana University in Indianapolis, Indiana. She is board certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Endocrinology. She is the President of the American Diabetes Association Indianapolis Affiliate and has been the medical director of the Indiana ADA Diabetes Camp since 1998.

Dr. DiMeglio has received career development awards and funding from the NIH and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Her primary research interest in the field of pediatric diabetes is related to outcomes of children using insulin pump therapy, although she is involved in projects related to cardiovascular outcomes of persons with diabetes.

In her spare time she researches care of pediatric bone diseases, and spends time with her husband and two sons.

DTeam, Physician

Dr. Andrea Scaramuzza is a Physician at Unit of Pediatrics in Asola (MN), Italy. He is is charge of the Unit of Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetology and Endocrinology. He is a specialist in pediatric diabetes care (with a special emphasis on the role of exercise and in organizing summer and winter camps, that are devoted to establishing a real friendship among participants).

Andrea has published a book (in Italian) in which a young boy who becomes diabetic meets a “strange” person named Mr. Diabetes, with whom he begins a dialog on diabetes and related topics, and other things of life (friendship, love, etc.).

He is member of many National and International Societies:

  • Society of Pediatrics (Italy)
  • Society of Adolescent Medicine (Italy)
  • Society of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes (Italy)
  • American Academy for the Advancement of Science
  • International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetology.

Since 2002, Dr. Scaramuzza has been a member of the Diabetes team of the Italian site ‘Progetto Diabete‘.