Marion J. Franz, MS, RD, LD, CDE, is a nutrition/health consultant with Nutrition Concepts by Franz, Inc. For over 20 years she was the Director of Nutrition and Health Professional Education at the International Diabetes Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Her Masters Degree in Nutrition is from the University of Minnesota, and she is a Registered Dietitian (RD) and Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE). She has authored over 200 articles, books, booklets, and book chapters on diabetes, nutrition, and exercise and lectures frequently in the United States and internationally. She is the lead author on the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetic's Evidence-Based Nutrition Practice Guidelines for Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes and authored the American Diabetes Association's 2006, 2002, 1994, and 1986 nutrition position statements and technical reviews, and was editor of the American Association of Diabetes Educators Core Curriculum for Diabetes Education, 4th and 5th editions. She has received numerous awards, including the 2001 American Diabetes Association Charles H. Best Medal for Distinguished Service in the Cause of Diabetes, the 2006 American Dietetic Association Medallion Award, and the 2008 American Dietetic Association Huddleson Award.
Alison Evert, MS, RD, CDE, is a Diabetes Nutrition Educator and the Coordinator of Diabetes Education Programs at the University of Washington Medical Center, Diabetes Care Center (DCC) in Seattle, WA. An author of numerous articles about the role of nutrition in diabetes care, Ms. Evert helped write and revise the American Diabetes Association/Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Choose Your Foods educational booklet series. Past Chair of the Diabetes Care and Education Dietetic Practice Group of the Academy of Nutrition and American Dietetic Association. An active diabetes educator, she also served on the Children’s Work Group for National Diabetes Education Program for five years.