I grew up in Eastern Kentucky the middle child of a very close-knit family. Eastern KY is known for its beautiful mountains and hillbilly culture. I relocated to the Central part of Kentucky after college where I began my career, got married, and still live today.
I was lucky enough to attend Eastern Kentucky University and received a degree in Dietetics. I went on to earn a Master’s in Community Nutrition. Why this field? To put it simply, I like food. It was my love of food that prompted my enrollment into food science classes, which eventually led to my major.
I work at Lincoln Trail District Health Department as a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator (CDE). I have been a practicing CDE for almost 20 years. Diabetes has always been an interest of mine because several of my family members have dealt with this disease.
I have seen fads, advances, and changes in nutrition and diabetes. This blog will provide current, science-based information as well as expert opinions as it relates to nutrition and diabetes prevention, but I can’t do it alone. I hope that you will come on this journey with me to make this blog beneficial. Please comment with suggestions for topics that you would find helpful. Your comments will help shape the discussions in this blog. I look forward to hearing from you!