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Transform Your Life with Expert Guidance from a Certified Diabetes Dietitian

Take control of your diabetes with expert guidance from a certified diabetes expert and dietitian. Our personalized approach to nutrition and lifestyle management can help you manage your blood sugar levels and live a full and active life.

Top Available Diabetes Dietitians

Virginia Spoerry's profile picture, Registered Dietitian on Online Nutrition

Virginia Spoerry Quebec, Canada

Allergies and Intolerances
Diabetes
Digestive Concerns
Heart Health
Intuitive Eating
Malnutrition
Older Adults
Sports Nutrition
Vegetarian and Vegan Diets
Wellness and Prevention
            As a registered dietitian, I have always been passionate about health, food and well-being. I aim to help my clients to develop a healthy relationship with food and balanced eating habits through a realistic and personalized approach as well as to prevent and manage chronic diseases. As an avid sports enthusiast, I understand the energy requirements and the body's needs to perform well in sports such as skiing, running, team and individual sports. My mission is to help transform the subject of nutrition into an invigorating rather than intimidating experience.


En tant que diététicienne, j'ai toujours été passionnée par la santé, l'alimentation et le bien-être. Mon objectif est d'aider mes clients à développer une relation saine avec la nourriture et des habitudes alimentaires équilibrées grâce à une approche réaliste et personnalisée, ainsi qu'à prévenir et gérer les maladies chroniques. En tant que passionnée de sport, je comprends les besoins énergétiques et les besoins du corps pour être performant dans des sports tels que le ski, la course à pied, les sports d'équipe et individuels. Ma mission est d'aider à transformer le sujet de la nutrition en une expérience vivifiante plutôt qu'intimidante.

          
Kiana Hagerty's profile picture, Registered Dietitian on Online Nutrition

Kiana Hagerty Quebec, Canada

Allergies and Intolerances
Cancer
Diabetes
Digestive Concerns
Heart Health
Intuitive Eating
Malnutrition
Older Adults
Renal
Sports Nutrition
Vegetarian and Vegan Diets
Wellness and Prevention
            Graduée de l'université McGill avec un baccalauréat en Diététique et Nutrition Humaine, je suis passionnée par l'alimentation et les effets bénéfiques qu'elle peut avoir sur notre corps.  Que ce soit pour la prévention ou la gestion de maladies chroniques, pour optimiser vos performances sportives ou bien pour améliorer votre qualité de vie, je vous aiderai à trouver l'équilibre entre le plaisir de manger et la santé!

Graduated from McGill University with a bachelor's degree in Dietetics and Human Nutrition, I am passionate about food and its benefits on the human body. Whether it is for prevention or management of chronic disease, to optimize athletic performances or to improve your quality of life, I will help you find a balance between pleasurable eating and health!
          

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Dietitian Diabetes Management Matters

If you have arrived at this page, it is likely because you know that managing diabetes can sometimes feel like an uphill battle, especially with the myriad of diet and lifestyle changes involved, and sometimes contradictory information available online.

That's where a dietitian specializing in diabetes comes in handy. In this comprehensive guide, we'll explore the role of a dietitian in managing diabetes, the benefits they offer, and how they can help improve your life.

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So let's dive in and demystify dietitian-led diabetes management!

Understanding the Basics

What is Dietitian-led Diabetes Management?

Dietitian-led diabetes management refers to the process of working with a registered dietitian to develop personalized nutrition plans, dietary recommendations, and lifestyle changes to help individuals with diabetes effectively manage their condition.

The Importance of Diet in Diabetes Management

A well-balanced diet is essential for people with diabetes because it helps control blood sugar levels, reduces the risk of complications, and promotes overall health. A dietitian can help identify the best food choices, eating patterns and lifestyle changes to support your individual needs.

The Role of a Dietitian in Diabetes Management

Assessing Your Nutritional Needs

A dietitian begins by conducting a thorough nutritional assessment, considering factors like your age, weight, activity level, and medical history. Based on this information, they can determine your specific nutritional needs and develop a personalized nutrition care plan.

Educating You on Diabetes and Nutrition

Dietitians provide valuable education on how different foods affect blood sugar levels and the importance of proper nutrition in diabetes management. They can also offer tips for meal planning, grocery shopping, and dining out.

Monitoring Your Progress

Regular follow-up appointments with your dietitian can help track your progress and make any necessary adjustments to your nutrition plan or lifestyle.

The Benefits of Working with a Dietitian for Diabetes Management

Improved Blood Sugar Control

With the help of a dietitian, individuals with diabetes can achieve better blood sugar control, reducing the risk of complications and improving overall health.

Weight Management

Dietitians can help you achieve and maintain your best weight (hint! this can be different for everyone), which can positively impact blood sugar control and reduce the risk of diabetes-related complications.

Lifestyle Changes for Long-term Health

A dietitian can provide guidance on making lasting lifestyle changes that support diabetes management, such as regular exercise, stress reduction, and healthful sleep habits.

Common Dietary Recommendations for Diabetes Management

Carbohydrate Counting

Dietitians can teach you how to count carbohydrates and distribute them evenly throughout the day to maintain stable blood sugar levels within your desired range.

Including Fiber-Rich Foods

Incorporating fiber-rich foods into your diet can help regulate blood sugar levels and improve digestion.

Healthy Fats and Lean Protein Sources

Dietitians can recommend certain types and quantities of fats and lean protein sources to include in your diet to support blood sugar control and overall health.

Finding the Right Dietitian for Your Diabetes Management

Look for a Registered Dietitian with the credentials (RD)

Ensure the nutrition professional you choose is a registered dietitian with specialized training and experience in diabetes management. Look for dietitians with credentials as a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE)® where possible, as they have demonstrated additional knowledge and skills on the topic of diabetes management.

Seek Referrals and Recommendations

Ask your healthcare provider, friends, or family members for referrals or recommendations for a dietitian specializing in diabetes. You can also search online for reviews and testimonials.

Schedule an Free Discovery Call

Before committing to a dietitian, schedule an initial call to discuss your needs, expectations, and to ensure they are a good fit for your diabetes management journey.

Embrace the Power of Dietitian Diabetes Management

In summary, working with a dietitian for diabetes management can have a significant positive impact on your health and well-being.

By providing personalized meal planning, education, and support, dietitians can help you achieve better blood sugar control, maintain your best weight, and make lasting lifestyle changes to improve your overall quality of life.

Don't hesitate to seek the guidance of a dietitian specializing in diabetes management and embark on your journey to a healthier, happier life.

Frequently asked questions

Disclaimer: Nutritionist vs Dietitian

In Canada, there is sometimes a difference between the terms Dietitian and nutritionist. While both titles can be use interchangeably in some provinces, this is not the case in others.

The title ‘Dietitian’ is protected by law across Canada in every province. The term ‘nutritionist’ however, is only a protected title in Alberta, Quebec, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.

Only nutrition professionals who are regulated and have protected titles have a legal scope of practice which includes: providing individualized nutrition counselling, medical nutrition therapy, and nutrition education to individuals with specific health concerns.

That said, while the term "nutritionist" is sometimes used on this website, it is important to note that we only work with licensed Registered Dietitians in good standing with their provincial regulatory bodies. That means you can be assured that all of our partners providing nutrition counselling meet the education and ethical standards set by all of the provincial regulatory bodies across Canada.

We strongly recommend that you consult with a Registered Dietitian (or other recognized healthcare professional such as a doctor) when you are considering making any significant dietary changes.

Rest assured that on Online Nutrition, every nutrition professional is vetted to confirm they are a Registered Dietitian in good standing with their provincial regulatory body. 

Dietetic Statistics

89%

Individuals report feeling more confident in their food choices after working with a registered dietitian.

4/5

4 out of 5 Canadian adults possess a chronic disease risk factor, such as smoking, inactivity, poor diet, or alcohol misuse.

2.7M

2.7M Canadians with diabetes benefit more from dietitian-led interventions than non-dietitian ones, as evidenced by lower A1C levels.

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