Website Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes, University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus

This position serves as a Registered Dietitian at the Instructor level. Duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Meet with patients to:
    – Assess individual histories
    – Develop care plans to meet diabetes nutrition/exercise needs
    – Implement these plans during a patient counseling session
  • Counsel and educate pediatric patients and their families on Medical Nutrition Therapy for type 1 and type 2 diabetes as
    well as various pediatric nutrition issues including weight control and celiac disease.
    – Educate patients and families on diabetes technology (including insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors).
    – Document patient counseling sessions including:
    –Diet history
    –Nutrition/exercise topics
    –Goals achieved
    –Further goals developed as well as plans for follow-up visits in the electronic medical record
  • Develop and revise diabetes education materials.
  • Assist if needed in new and ongoing clinical research studies.
  • Prepare and present educational sessions for health professionals, patients and community at large.
  • Serve as a community resource for nutrition/exercise information on diabetes-related issues.
  • Provide mentorship to nutrition interns.
  • Teach other health professionals through observation of the clinic’s team management approach to diabetes care and the
    clinic’s nutrition approach in diabetes management.
  • Analyze and evaluate recent nutrition diabetes research articles to develop and implement new approaches to nutrition
    management of Type 1 diabetes
  • Collaborate with diabetes team members in order to establish individualized care plans for patients

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