A Team Approach to Diabetes
If managing your diabetes seems like a full-time job, seek the training and support of a team who will assist you with problem solving and provide you with the tools to make managing your diabetes easier.
Your diabetes care team is lead by your primary care physician and often includes the following professionals:
- Diabetes Educators: Registered Nurses and Registered Dieticians
- Mental Health professionals
- Fitness trainers and others
It's one thing to know what you should do to control diabetes. It is another thing to actually do it. for people with diabetes, too often life seems to get in the way of healthy eating., physical activity, glucose testing, medication regimens and doctor visits.
Diabetes Self-Education Program Team Members
Julie Husmann, MSM, RD, CDE, Diabetes Program Coordinator
Julie has over 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry. As a Certified Diabetes Educator she works to guide people living with diabetes in their disease management through coaching and education. Her passion is inspiring people to make healthy lifestyle changes they can live with for a lifetime as well as helping them identify barriers to change, work on problem solving and providing practical approaches to lifelong change.
Kathy Van Der Kolk, BSN, RN, CDE
Kathy was born and raised in Holland. She has been a nurse at Holland Hospital for 37 years, working in ICU, the Medical/Surgical unit and the Boven Birth Center. Kathy has been a Certified Diabetes Educator for the last 10 years. She provides care to patients in both the inpatient and outpatient setting and is a Certified Insulin Pump Trainer. She enjoys working with people that have diabetes and seeing them make changes toward a healthier lifestyle.
Sue DeGlopper, MHSA, BSN, RN
Sue received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Masters of Health Service Administration from the University of Michigan. She has worked in various healthcare settings in both clinical and administrative roles for 17 years. She joined the Holland Hospital Diabetes Education team in 2013, where she has enjoyed the opportunity to focus on patient education in the management of diabetes in both the outpatient and inpatient setting.
Sandi Haan, RD, Clinical Nutition Manager
Sandi is the Clinical Nutrition Manager for the dietitian team. In addition, Sandi counsels patients in the outpatient setting and specializes in counseling for Eating Disorders, Weight Management, Sports Performance and Food Allergies. She has earned the Commission of Dietetic Registry's Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management. She enjoys working with patients to improve their health, relationship with food and their body image and overall quality of life.
Gina Wolma, RD
Gina works as an outpatient and inpatient dietician. She is involved in teaching the Diabetic Self-Management Education Program and the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program classes. Gina counsels patients of all ages and specializes in Gastrointestinal diseases, Celiac disease, Diabetes, Heart disease and weight management.
Jessica McDaniel, RD
Jessica works as an outpatient and inpatient dietitian. She is also involved in teaching a nutritional component of the Diabetic Self-Management Education Program. She enjoys educating the benefits of nutrition to patients of all disease states and ages. Jessica is inspired by the positive health outcomes her patients achieve.