FEND Recognition Awards

In 2020 FEND established an annual FEND Recognition Award for Diabetes Specialist Nurses and Diabetes Specialist Midwives who have made significant contributions to diabetes care, research and education.

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FEND Recognition Award 2020

photo Jytte Roed

Jytte Roed

RN, Diabetes Specialist Nurse, Diploma in Nursing Odense University Hospital, Svendborg, Denmark Since 1995 I have been working in the…

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Prof. Şeyda Özcan

Assoc. Prof. Şeyda Özcan, RN, MSc, PhD Dr.Ozcan has experiences in academical-clinical area and international-national settings of diabetes nursing for…

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Marja Rautavirta

Marja Rautavirta – a Diabetic Specialist Nurse from Finland. She started working as a nurse in the clinic of internal…

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Adina Sanpetreanu

Adina Sanpetreanu is a registered nurse at the Diabetes Centre and Clinic in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, having graduated at the University…

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Tineke Dijkstra

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Prof Angus Forbes

Professor Angus Forbes holds the FEND Chair of Clinical Diabetes Nursing at King’s College London and holds an honorary post as…

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Margarida Jansà

Margarida Jansà qualified as a nurse at the University of Barcelona (1973), Diabetes Specialist Nurse at the Barcelona Autonomous University-FEND…

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Prof Regina Wredling

Graduated nurse 1964 at Sophiahemmet School of Nursing, Stockholm. Gradually focusing on diabetes care and patients problems connected to the…

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Maite Valverde

Maite Valverde is an advanced Practice Nurse in Diabetes. Master’s Degree in Nursing Care for People with Diabetes (2011), Master…

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Nfor Claudette Manli

Nfor Claudette Manli is a nurse and certified diabetes educator who has spent most of her career life working with persons…

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Dr Lurdes Serrabulho

Lurdes Serrabulho is a registered nurse (1980), specialized in Public Health (1986) with Master Degree (in Educational Science – Health…

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Ana Cristina Paiva

Nurse at the Diabetes Consultation and Coordinator of the Department of Medical Specialties at Portuguese Diabetes Association (Associação Protectora dos…

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Claudia Leippert

Being a curious General Nurse with additional specialization in Diabetes, Nephropathy, Footulcers and B.Sc. in Diabetes- and Healthmanagement, I was…

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Photo Deirdre Cregan

Deirdre Cregan

I started working with people with Diabetes in the 1980’s in the Diabetes Centre,  Mater  Misericordiae Hospital Dublin. I realized…

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photo Alicja Szewczyk

Alicja Szewczyk

Specialist in the field of diabetic nursing  and in the field of paediatric nursing in The Children’s Memorial Health Institute in…

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Professor Trisha Dunning AM

Professor Trisha Dunning AM, RN, CDE, MEd,  PhD Chair in Nursing, Centre for Quality Patient Safety Research, Barwon health/Deakin University…

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photo Deirdre Kyne-Grzebalski

Deirdre Kyne-Grzebalski

In 1981 Deirdre took up the first Diabetes Specialist Nurse (DNS) role in Newcastle upon Tyne. She joined Diabetes UK…

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Prof Margaret McGill

Associate Professor MARGARET MCGILL AM RN MSc (Med) CDE Current Positions Assistant Director RPAH Diabetes Service Associate Professor in the…

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Martha Mitchell Funnell

Martha Mitchell Funnell, MS, RN, CDE, FAAN Emeritus Research Scientist, Department of Learning Health Sciences, University of Michigan Ms. Funnell…

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Prof Linda Siminerio

Linda Siminerio is Professor of Medicine and Professor of Nursing, Health and Community Systems at the University of Pittsburgh. She…

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Photo Liga Arente

Liga Arente

Graduate nursing school in Riga  (1983) and started work in 7th Riga City Clinical Hospital. Chief Nurse in ward of…

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Photo Anne Belton

Anne Belton

Anne started working with people with diabetes in 1983 and established a Diabetes Education Centre in Brampton, Ontario in 1991.…

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Photo Kristin de Backer

Kristin de Backer

Kristin started her nursing career driving around the province of Antwerp to draw blood samples from patients at home or…

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photo Eszter Halmos

Eszter Halmos

I was born in Berettyóújfalu, Hungary, 1940, 03.18. as a Hungarian citizen. I have finished my secondary school studies in…

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photo Debbie Jones

Deborah Jones OBE

I am so honored and humbled, as a FEND ENDCUP graduate and past Director of FEND to have been nominated…

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photo Gillian Hood

Dr Gillian Hood

Dr Gillian (Gill) Hood RGN, qualified as a nurse at the Royal London Hospital in 1984, and immediately took up…

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