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Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator

Phoenix, Arizona, United States
May 30, 2017

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Certified Diabetes Educator/ Dietitian, Banner Health Network, Mesa, AZ, 2012 - April 2017

Work effectively within a team of educators, collaborating with ambulatory case managers and social workers to assist patients meet their health care goals.

Active contributor with nutrition related articles for a quarterly insurance newsletter for their Medicare participants

Teach a variety of classes to help members manage chronic health conditions (Diabetes, Weight Management, Glucometer, Blood Pressure/ DASH diet, Healthy Meal Planning, Brain Health, etc)

Set up and facilitate two Diabetes Support groups, which meet monthly

Certified Diabetes Educator/Dietitian, Diabetes America, Chandler, AZ 2011- 2012

Assessed and collaborated with provider in managing patients with Gestational, Pre-Diabetes, Type I & Type 2 Diabetes utilizing life style changes, insulin adjustments, insulin pump therapy and sensor therapy

Assessed and managed high risk cardio-metabolic patients with low fat, low sodium & low glycemic diets

Assessed and provided nutritional counseling to patients with Chronic Kidney Disease, Celiac Disease,

Instructed patients on Insulin Pumps: Animas, Medtronic, Omnipod,

Instructed patients: blood glucose meters, insulin initiation and incretin initiation, CGMS (Dexcom)

Certified Diabetes Educator/Dietitian, Endocrinology Assoc., Diabetes Center of AZ, Phoenix, AZ 2006 – 2011

Provided diabetes education individually and within group settings (co-lead) for patients with type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes as well as insulin resistant patients within an ADA Diabetes Recognized Program

Instructed patients on Insulin Pumps: Animas, Medtronic, and Omnipod

Instructed patients: blood glucose meters, insulin initiation, incretin initiation, CGMS (Dexcom, Medtronic)

Developed Insulin Resistance Class

Counseled patients with celiac, hypoglycemia, hyperlipidemia and renal disease

Renal Dietitian, Arizona Kidney Disease and Hypertension Center, Phoenix, Arizona 2005 -2006

Assessed nutritional and educational needs of patients with Chronic Kidney Disease 3 and 4

Provided education individually and within group settings regarding diet and chronic kidney disease

Clinical Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator, Banner Desert Medical Center, Mesa, AZ 1993 – 2005

Assessed and counseled patients regarding their nutritional and educational needs to include those with type 1, and type 2 diabetes, obesity, hypertension, hyperlipidemia and celiac disease

Worked with a team to develop and maintain a recognized ADA Diabetes Program

Developed and taught patient education classes: diabetes self management, cardiac, hypertension, pulmonary

Clinical Dietitian, Weight Management Counselor, Dr. Kenneth Boren, Mesa, AZ 1987 – 1993

Developed individualized alternative weight reduction options

Taught nutrition, exercise and behavioral change classes

Renal Dietitian, Carl T. Hayden VA Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ 1990 – 1991

Educated dialysis patients and families regarding nutritional modifications

Renal Dietitian, Desert Samaritan Hospital, Mesa, AZ 1985 – 1987

Provided inpatient nutritional assessments and plan of care for hospitalized renal patients

Educated patients and families with ESRD regarding nutritional needs based upon monthly lab results


Certified Diabetes Educator

Dietetic Internship, University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville, VA

Bachelor of Science, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT


American Association of Diabetes Educators

Central Arizona Association of Diabetes Educators (CAADE)

American Dietetic Association – R550200

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