I am a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Certified Dietitian Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator, Certified Personal Trainer, as well as an Integrative and Functional Nutrition Certified Practitioner. In addition to completing the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) Lifestyle Coach training, I also have completed the CDR’s certificate of training in Adult Weight Management. I work in the Western New York region in private practice and have a vast experience in many different clinical settings including corporate health/Employee wellness. My most recent employee wellness prediabetes/diabetes group produced some pretty significant results in 16 weeks. 16 group members lost a total of 212 lbs, had significant reductions in their blood glucose (~400 points), HbA1c, Blood pressure, decreased or discontinued medications (along with their primary physician approval) and improved their lipid profiles (total cholesterol reduced by 583 for those that needed to reduce this level). I personally enjoy teaching groups as they build comradery amongst group members and improve motivation. Groups encourage sharing of personal achievements or areas that you may need to improve as well as provide you with an opportunity to share ideas/tips/recipes with one another. Groups create accountability which we all need. This group will provide you with a toolbox of resources to assist you in establishing consistent lifestyle habits and achieving long lasting results. Coming from a chronic disease state in the past, I too gradually learned the skills needed to improve and sustain my personal health and wellness. We’re in this together and I personally believe that you can make positive lifestyle changes, despite busy schedules, with increased knowledge and commitment. I look forward to joining you on your personal journey to optimal wellness.