Mark Vanderwel

Dr. Mark Vanderwel

It is with great pleasure that we welcome Dr. Mark Vanderwel to this year’s Treasures for Children fundraiser. Dr. Vanderwel will co-host Ask the Expert where he, along with Beth Silvers, will be available to answer all of your diabetes-related questions.

Dr. Vanderwel is the Medical Director and attending physician at Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes Specialists in Charlotte, NC. He is a graduate of Macalester College, St. Paul, MN where he received his BA in Chemistry. He obtained his medical degree from Michigan State University College. His Pediatric Residency was completed at Carolinas Medical Center. His Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship was completed at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center of Dallas, Tx.

Dr. Vanderwel served as USAF Pediatrician at Laughlin AFB: Del Rio, Texas. To his credit, he has served on many committees and is an accomplished keynote speaker. Our local JDRF Chapter has been blessed to have him serve in many capacities on its Board of Directors.

Dr. Vanderwel lives in Charlotte, NC along with his wife Stacey and their three children.

R.D.  C.D.E. Beth Silvers

Beth Silvers is not only a Diabetes Educator, she lives every day with Type 1 diabetes. Diagnosed 56 years ago, she has worn an insulin pump since the early 2000’s and sets a perfect example of how to live your best life with Type 1.

She obtained her Bachelors of Science and Master’s degrees in Nutrition from Winthrop University. She has been a Registered Dietitian since 1980. In 1988 she received her Certified Diabetes Educator credentials.

To her credit, Beth has served as Treasurer of the national American Association of Diabetes Educators and currently serves as their local chair. She has been active in both the American Diabetes Association and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation since the founding of each organization.

She is very much looking forward to your questions!

Bill Talbert

He was ranked in the U.S. Top 10 13 times between 1941 and 1954, and was ranked World No. 3 in 1949 by John Olliff of The Daily Telegraph.[3] He won nine Grand Slam doubles titles, and also reached the men’s doubles finals of the U.S. National Championship nine times, mainly with his favorite partner, Gardnar Mulloy. He also was a Davis Cup player and one of the most successful Davis Cup captains in U.S. history.

Talbert was a Type 1 diabetic, one of the few known to be in sports at a highly competitive level, and for many years was held up as an example of how this disease could be surmounted.

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and ultimate cure of diabetes.