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The registered/licensed dietitian

Kirsten Angell, RD, LD, CDE comes from a varied background of professions but since becoming a dietitian, Kirsten has worked in the clinical and community settings providing nutrition education and coaching in a wide variety of areas of dietetics and health and wellness.

Kirsten Angell, RD,LD,CDE

On a personal note, Kirsten’s hobbies include landscaping, traveling, hunting, and all sports, especially basketball, competitive waterskiing, or anything else outdoors.  In 2009 Kirsten competed in her first triathlon and continues to enjoy training for and participating in them.  Kirsten also enjoys spending time with family, friends and her animals, studying God’s Word, and anything K-State.  Kirsten is happy to be back in western Kansas and is enjoying becoming involved in rural America again.

Memberships/awards:

  • American Association of Diabetes Educators, present
  • The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (The Academy), present
    • Diabetes, Sports, and Nutrition Entrepreneur Specialty Groups
  • Kansas Dietetic Association Board Member, 2010-2013
  • Western Kansas Dietetic Association Revitalization Co-Chair and Board Member, 2010-2013
  • Kaw Valley Dietetic Association Board Member, 2005-2006
  • The Academy's 2012 Emerging Dietetics Leader Award

"No diabetes management tool—no new oral agent,
insulin or medical device—is as important as the
services of a certified diabetes educator."
Christopher Saudek, MD, Director of Johns Hopkins Diabetes Center, Baltimore, Maryland

 

Credentials:

  • BS-Kansas State University
  • Registered Dietitian-The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Licensed Dietitian-State of Kansas
  • Certified Diabetes Educator-National Certification Board of Diabetes Educators
  • Group Fitness Instructor-American Council on Exercise
  • Certified Insulin Pump Trainer for OmniPod® by Insulet Corporation and Animas®

Kirsten’s Goal:

"To help PWD understand they aren't alone in their diabetes management efforts. As a certified diabetes educator (CDE) I'm qualified to assist PWD in all areas of diabetes management, but as a registered and licensed dietitian (RD, LD), I am aware that eating with diabetes is often the biggest challenge PWD experience. I have a passion for working with PWD to help them understand everyone should eat like they have diabetes and eating with diabetes doesn't have to be prohibitive and can even be enjoyable. Through nutrition education and all other areas of client-centered diabetes education and management, I want to help PWD have the confidence to believe they can experience the fullness of life they deserve."

How can a diabetes educator help you?

Diabetes educators collaborate with physicians to help clients have better diabetes management outcomes, better health, and better lives.  A diabetes educator can:

  • Present basic information about diabetes and its management.
  • Train clients and caregivers to use diabetes devices, such as blood glucose meters, insulin pens, insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors.
  • Teach clients problem-solving strategies and skills to self-manage their diabetes.
  • Motivate clients to set and achieve behavior-change goals.
  • Provide nutrition education including diabetes meal-planning, weight loss strategies and other disease-specific nutrition counseling.
  • Manage medications, based on physician-directed protocols.
  • Educate clients on techniques for risk reduction of acute and chronic complications.
  • Help clients develop emotional coping skills.

Reference
http://www.diabeteseducator.org
Accessed May 7, 2012

Photos courtesy of Blake Angell, Kelli Brown, Ingrid Dumler, and Miki Kissler
3639 County Road I • Gove, KS 67736 • 785-410-3599 (phone) • 785-938-2322 (fax) • kirsten@link4nutrition.com

"I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength." —Philippians 4:13