Connie Abbott is a Family Nurse Practitioner who currently works for Primary Providers of Alabama in Huntsville, Alabama. She has been a Family Nurse Practitioner since 2005. Although she is certified in Family Practice, she considers herself an “endocrine nerd” and has always had a keen interest in diabetes and thyroid disorder. She was a diabetes educator for fifteen years giving up her certification in 2015 only because her focus is now more on treatment. While pursuing her degree at the University of Central Florida, she was fortunate to perform part of her practicum with an endocrinologist who noticed her enthusiasm for endocrinology and provided her with a great deal of knowledge of these issues. Rather than specialize and focus strictly on endocrinology, she decided to use the knowledge she gained in her training so she can better serve her clients in the primary care setting.