Karen Marschel, RDN, LD, CDE

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Why Beating Diabetes is My Passion

My passion for helping people with diabetes began in college when I started to realize that many of the problems my dad had been dealing with from diabetes could have been prevented. He was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes when I was 12 and has now lived with diabetes for over 30 years. I had gestational diabetes 18 years ago and have prediabetes now.

I am also in my 40s and have realized it brings a whole new set of challenges, including weight control, menopause, and losing strength and muscle tone easily. To stay healthy, fit and avoid blood sugar problems I now have to work harder and keep good nutrition and exercise a priority in my life.

I have been helping people control and reverse diabetes for 18 years and would love to work with you as well.

My Professional Experience

  • Over 20 years experience working with diabetes in clinics and communities
  • 1993 graduate of Viterbo College, LaCrosse, WI with a B.S. degree in Community and Medical Dietetics
  • RD (registered dietitian) since 1993, Licensed in Minnesota
  • CDE (certified diabetes educator) since 1996