TuDiabetes Live interview with Jennifer Smith RD, LD, CDE "Diabetes and Pregnancy"

Jennifer holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Nutrition and Biology from the University of Wisconsin. She is a Registered (and Licensed) Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator, and Certified Trainer on most makes/models of insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitoring systems. She is an active member of the American Diabetes Association, American Association of Diabetes Educators and was an active member and educator for Team WILD (We Inspire Life with Diabetes). She is also a contributing author for the Diabetes Sisters website. Jennifer currently works as Director of Lifestyle and Nutrition for Gary Scheiner at Integrated Diabetes Services.

Jennifer has lived with type 1 diabetes since she was 13. She has first-hand knowledge of the numerous day-to-day events that affect diabetes management. In 2008 she attended a diabetes-specific sports training camp where she discovered her passion for achieving her personal fitness goals while living healthfully with diabetes. In 2009 she successfully completed her first 70.3, Half Ironman triathlon. This brought a deeper understanding of athletic training requirements when living with diabetes as well as the importance of nutrition to realize athletic goals. Jennifer has completed numerous half marathons, long distance cycling events (many for the ADA’s Tour de Cure) and completed her first full marathon in January 2014.

Jennifer and her husband Nathan share their home with their son Oskar (12/20/12), their new puppy Franklin and cat Cornelius. In her free time, Jennifer enjoys running, cycling, swimming, yoga, and kayaking. A culinary “experimenter”, she is fond of cooking and baking, with an eye on vegetarian and allergen free food options. As a talented dietitian, diabetes educator, athlete, new Mom and person with diabetes, she is in a unique position to assist clients with intensive diabetes management.

Category: Nonprofits & Activism
Uploaded by: Diabetes Hands Foundation
Hosted: youtube

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Below Content Ad