At Winona Health, diabetes education is provided on an individual basis and through group programs by certified diabetes educators Sue Haug, RD, LD, CDE; and Jill O’ Donnell, RN, CDE.
Sue Haug is a Registered Dietitian (RD), Licensed Dietitian (LD), and Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE). Sue is credentialed on Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT), including diabetes education through the American Dietetic Association (ADA).
She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stout with Bachelor of Science Degrees in Dietetics and Food Science Administration. She completed a dietetic internship at Iowa State University. Prior to joining Winona Health in 2008, she was a consulting dietitian in several nursing homes, a dietary supervisor in nursing home and hospital settings and a supervisor in college food service operation. Sue enjoys helping people find a “place to start” in managing or improving their diabetes or other health conditions.
When not at work, Sue enjoys flower and vegetable gardening, needle work, sewing, camping, volleyball, walking and attending concerts with her husband and three daughters. In the winter, her Wii Fit helps her stay active.
Jill O’ Donnell is a Registered Nurse (RN), Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) and is certified by the American Diabetes Associated (ADA).
Jill graduated from Rushford High School and attended Winona State University where she received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing. She started her nursing career at a home in Ostrander, Minn., and moved to a small hospital in Spring Valley, Minn., before joining Winona Health. While at Winona Health, she spent many years working in the Medical-Surgical and Pediatric units before moving to Outpatient Diabetes Education.
Jill grew up with a brother with Type 1 Diabetes (whom she donated a kidney to) and was disappointed with the transition of patients with diabetes from the hospital setting to home again. She attended an education program for diabetes educators at the International Diabetes Center-Park Nicollet in Minneapolis and has worked to improve Winona Health’s Outpatient Diabetes Education ever since.
When not at work, Jill enjoys working with the Boy Scouts and has been on numerous camping, canoeing and hiking expectations. She enjoys volunteering at the Rushford Lion’s Club and is a part-time organist at her church. Besides spending time with her husband, she enjoys her five grown children, two of which are now married. Her newest enjoyment has become her grandchildren.
To learn more or make an appointment:
Diabetes and Nutrition
855 Mankato Ave.
Winona, MN 55987
Mon-Fri: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.