Susan J. Smith, PhD, CDCES Susan Smith has a PhD and has worked as a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES) for 32 years. Dr.Smith has worked in a variety of individual physician offices and most recently developed, maintained and grew the diabetes education program at a large multi-specialty clinic for 18 years. She has developed a continuous glucose monitoring program for her patients. She focuses on each individual patient’s needs to provide a plan of action. She encourages follow-up visits to identify obstacles and adjust the plan when necessary. Dr.Smith has a passion for educating her patients on ways they are able to make lifestyle changes to improve their blood sugar control. She has developed and implemented numerous continuing education programs for health professionals. Personal Life Dr.Smith has been married for 33 years. Her and her husband have 2 adult daughters.