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!

Meet Our DTeam Physicians

To learn more about the team member and their area of expertise,
click on their profile photo for details and credentials.


Stuart Brink, MD

Pediatric Endocrinologist, Associate Clinical Professor

Member Since April 2011

Our DTeam Nurses


mrs. Linda Mackowiak, RN, MS FNP, CDE

Diabetes Nurse Specialist

Member Since November 2017

Our DTeam Psychologist


Rick Philbin, M.Ed., A.T.C., C.S.C.S.

Sports Medicine

Member Since November 2017

Sammy Griffin

Blogger / Author / Diabetes Advocate

Our DTeam Dietitians


Bill Jones, MD

Specialist in Diabetes Management During Pregnancy

Member Since November 2017

Kiraina Young

Certified Diabetes Educator / Blogger

Our DTeam Researchers


Andrea Scaramuzza, MD

Pediatric Endocrinologist

Member Since November 2017

Jill Weissberg-Benchell, PhD

Medical Psychology and Psychiatry

Member Since November 2017

Linda DiMeglio, MD, MPH

Pediatric Endocrinologist, Professor

Member Since November 2017

Marco Songini, MD

Pediatric, Adolescent, and Adult Endocrinologist and Diabetologist

Member Since November 2017

Our DTeam Social Worker


Our DTeam Social Worker


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