Allison - Diabetes Educator

Diabetes Educator

Hello, I’m Allison

MPH, CDCES, CCRP, and T1D

Hi and nice to meet you! My name is Allison and I am a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist, a Certified Clinical Research Professional, and someone living with T1D for 15 years.

Diabetes Educator seeking Health & Balance

My work experience includes immunotherapy research for newly diagnosed, established, and first degree relatives of people with T1D; diabetes device education, consulting and research; T1D educational and behavioral research; Type 2 Diabetes pharmaceutical research; fitness instructor of multiple disciplines. My Master’s in Public Health is focused on behavior change, which is perfectly poised to relate to habit changes for a healthy diabetes lifestyle. From the psychology to the active steps, I am here to help guide.

Beyond my professional history, I understand what it feels like to push through the various challenges of diabetes – whether that’s navigating through mountains of diabetes information online, choosing the right fit of device(s), finding healthy and easy foods, exercising in a way that works, or finding a clinical team that fits. My diagnosis was unexpected, overseas, and lonely – no family was with me when I was informed I now had a lifelong diagnosis. In the hospital, I pledged to myself that I would not let diabetes stand in the way of living my long life and I want to empower you to do the same. There is a lot of information out there, but choosing which information is credible, up to date, and correct is of vital importance. I am here to help you understand the information and to reach your diabetes goals to be the best and healthiest version of yourself.

As a PWD, I can relate to the Ups & Downs.

Sometimes getting diabetes advice from people who do not live with diabetes can be frustrating. Whether it’s changing habits in your meals, exercise, taking meds, or checking blood sugars, old habits are not always so easy to change. Mapping out your goals with small steps to get there can be helpful and rewarding working with someone who truly understands.

Man on Hiking Trail at Sunrise - Type 1 Diabetes Education

Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 Diabetes is tough - no vacations, no off-hours, no breaks. I get it and with 15 years of experience living with T1D and 10+ years of working with people with T1D, I have picked up some tips and tricks along the way that I am happy to share with you to help lighten your load - whether that’s specific to devices, diet, exercise, etc.

Woman sitting in front of sunset - Type 2 Diabetes Education

Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes can be confusing and frustrating. Having worked with patients who are or are not using insulin, I have nearly 10+ years of experience that I am happy to share with you to help lighten your load.

Girl feeling success in front of sunrise - Prediabetes Education

Pre-Diabetes

Hearing your doctor mention diabetes can throw anyone for a loop. Whether you are brand new to this world or are re-visiting the idea of what to do, I am here to help!