The American Diabetes Association Announces New Editors for Clinical Diabetes

July 18, 2011

The American Diabetes Association announces the appointment of Davida F. Kruger, MSN, APRN-BC, BC-ADM, from the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, MI, as the Editor-in-Chief of Clinical Diabetes. Virginia Valentine, CNS, BC-ADM, CDE, of Diabetes Network, Inc., and John Raymond White, Jr., PA, PharmD, of Washington State University Spokane will serve as Deputy Editors of Clinical Diabetes.

The Association also announced the appointment of the following Associate Editors to the editorial team of Clinical Diabetes:

• Arti Bhan, MD

• John E. Brunner, MD

• Stephen Brunton, MD

• Robert J. Chilton, MD

• Joseph Largay, PAC, CDE

• Gayle M. Lorenzi, RN, CDE

• Melinda Downie Maryniuk, MEd, RD, CDE, FADA

• Heather Remtema, MPH, RD, CCRP

The incoming editors will serve a three-year term for the 2012 to 2014 volume years, with an optional two-year extension.

As the incoming Editor-in-Chief of Clinical Diabetes, Kruger brings close to 30 years of professional and scholarly experience to the journal.  Kruger is a certified nurse practitioner in diabetes at the Henry Ford Health System, specializing in both clinical practice and research.  She is board-certified by the American Nurses Association Credentialing Center in both Primary Care and Advanced Diabetes Management. She is past Chair of the American Diabetes Association’s Research Foundation, has served on the Association's Research Policy Committee, and is Past President, Health Care & Education, of the Association.

Kruger has been a principal investigator on a number of research projects and has written widely on diabetes care, authoring the book The Diabetes Travel Guide, 2nd edition (2006). She is a former Editor-in-Chief of Diabetes Spectrum and a current Associate Editor of Clinical Diabetes.  Kruger’s awards include the Florence Nightingale Award for Excellence in Research, the American Diabetes Association’s Rachmiel Levine Medal for Service, the Association’s Ross Hickey Award for Outstanding Service in Diabetes Research Funding, and the Association’s Wendell Mayes, Jr. Medal for Outstanding Service in the Cause of Diabetes.

Kruger and her editorial team will succeed Editor-in-Chief Tom A. Elasy, MD, MPH, and his current editorial team, which was convened in July 2006 and will complete its term at the end of 2011:

• Michael J. Fowler, MD

• Martha M. Funnell, MS, RN, CDE

• Michael Pignone, MD, MPH

• Russell L. Rothman, MD, MPP

“As the incoming editors of Clinical Diabetes, my colleagues and I are committed to ensuring that each issue will provide valuable information not only to primary care physicians, but also to all health care providers who care for people with diabetes,” said Kruger. “Our overall goal for Clinical Diabetes is to publish content that will enhance the ability of all health care practitioners to provide quality diabetes care.”            

The mission of Clinical Diabetes is to provide primary care providers and all clinicians involved in the care of people with diabetes with information on advances and state-of-the-art care for people with diabetes. Clinical Diabetes is also a forum for discussing diabetes-related problems in practice, medical-legal issues, case studies, digests of recent research, and patient education materials. Clinical Diabetes is published four times a year and is mailed to primary care physicians throughout the U.S.

More information about Clinical Diabetes can be found at


About the American Diabetes Association

Nearly half of American adults have diabetes or prediabetes; more than 30 million adults and children have diabetes; and every 21 seconds, another individual is diagnosed with diabetes in the U.S. Founded in 1940, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) is the nation’s leading voluntary health organization whose mission is to prevent and cure diabetes, and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. The ADA drives discovery by funding research to treat, manage and prevent all types of diabetes, as well as to search for cures; raises voice to the urgency of the diabetes epidemic; and works to safeguard policies and programs that protect people with diabetes. In addition, the ADA supports people living with diabetes, those at risk of developing diabetes, and the health care professionals who serve them through information and programs that can improve health outcomes and quality of life. For more information, please call the ADA at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit Information from both of these sources is available in English and Spanish. Find us on Facebook (American Diabetes Association), Twitter (@AmDiabetesAssn) and Instagram (@AmDiabetesAssn)