Our Story

Diabetes - What To Know was created in 2015 by me, Ansley and my husband, Fred. Neither of us have diabetes, but I’ve worked in the diabetes field for the past 20 years. Over that time, I’ve seen many people with diabetes who used the motivation of a diagnosis to change their lives and become healthier than they were before. We wanted to give every person with diabetes the tools they need to do just that. It’s been a privilege to interview over 100 healthcare professionals and people with type 2 diabetes in order to share their wisdom and experiences with everyone who’s looking for more information about living a healthy life with diabetes.

Lead Diabetes Care & Education Specialist

Melinda Maryniuk is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Care & Education Specialist. She has worked in diabetes education for nearly 40 years and has spent nearly 30 affiliated with Joslin Diabetes Center. She’s received many honors & national awards including the Outstanding Diabetes Educator from the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and the Medallion Award from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND). Melinda received her Masters of Education from Tufts University. In her spare time (in addition to cooking and eating), she loves to be outdoors – biking, kayaking, hiking, or getting dirty in the garden.


If you’re interested in helping people with diabetes and would like to know how you can help further our mission, send us an email at [email protected]. We would love to hear from you!

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