Aleida Saenz is a member of the multidisciplinary Diabetes Education team at the Diabetes Research Institute where we provide Diabetes education for both Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes to people with diabetes across the lifespan using the latest technology and evidenced based practice. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN) from the University Of Miami School Of Nursing. She is certified as Diabetes Educator (CDE) by the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators (NCBDE). Ms Saenz is a member of the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) and the local chapter Greater Miami Association of Diabetes Educators (GMADE). She served as president of GMADE from1999-2001 and is currently chair of the Public School Advocacy Committee.
Ms. Saenz has worked in both the Academic setting and the corporate settings providing diabetes education to individuals and groups of people with diabetes, groups of professionals and the community. She has appeared on several radio, television and web based broadcasts for people with Diabetes. She worked at the DRI in a variety of different roles through February of 2008 that included providing diabetes education and management of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, coordinated clinical studies involving the use of investigational medication, devices, or both and participation as an educator for the DLD (Domine La Diabetes) class. From June of 2005 to February of 2008 she worked as a Study Coordinator for the CITP (Clinical Islet Transplant Program). In 2008 she left the DRI and recently returned to the Diabetes Research Institute after 3 ½ years. During that she managed a team of Diabetes Educator Clinicians in a field based position for an insulin pump company.
Ms. Saenz has worked as a volunteer camp nurse for Florida Diabetes camps and volunteered for various community events.
Her primary goal is to help people diagnosed with diabetes live normal lives while accepting and managing their disease to avoid/delay the onset of its complications.