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I’m Karen,

your Reverse Diabetes Dietitian!

My passion and calling is to help make diabetes easier and help people get healthier with better nutrition.

I am also fighting the blood sugar and weight battle for myself and helping my family members as well.

When I was 12 my dad was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, but I never really understood the struggles he was going through until later when I started learning about diabetes in college. That’s when I knew I wanted to specialize in diabetes, so I could help him and others better manage diabetes.

I have several family members with diabetes and over the years I have seen them go through physical and emotional suffering from uncontrolled blood sugars.

I also have experienced some of those challenges when I had gestational diabetes over 25 years ago. That’s when I realized food is really the hardest part!  Now I am living with prediabetes and am trying my best to prevent type 2 diabetes.

For 30+ years I have been working in clinics and coaching programs, and have helped thousands of patients resolve their diabetes & nutrition problems.

In 2022, I decided to start my own private practice so I could really help people reach better health with a more holistic approach.


Because when it comes to type 2 diabetes, there are often other health problems going on such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, unwanted weight gain and digestive problems.

And everything in our body is connected.

And good nutrition is one of the foundations of wellness.

So that led me to begin my journey of an intensive 3 year certification program in Integrative & Functional Medical Nutrition Therapy.  This approach combined with my expertise in diabetes allows me to develop very personalized solutions that help people get blood sugars to target, feel better and often resolve other health concerns at the same time.

Have reservations about meeting with a dietitian?

You are not alone. Most people think I am going to judge their eating habits and “take away” their favorite foods.

That is not my style. I am not the food police and I certainly don’t eat perfectly either.

My approach is to take time to listen to your concerns, assess your situation, and then work WITH you to create a personalized plan.  I have always felt it important to provide support after our visits to make sure you have the tools you need to reach your wellness goals.

I would love the opportunity to help you in your wellness journey.

I invite you to contact me so we can schedule time to talk more about your health concerns and how I can help.

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Fun Facts About Me

I bet you didn’t know:

I am blessed to be mother of 2 adult children and 2 beautiful grandchildren!

I grew up in the midwest farm country of Iowa and Minnesota and love country life!

My favorite food is ice cream and I still have not mastered portion control on this one!

My favorite weekend mini-vacation is going to the North Shore of Lake Superior to hike and watch the waves crash against the rocks!

I enjoy bible study, spending time with family, gardening, playing tennis when I get a chance, trying new recipes, visiting breweries, and a good cup of coffee. (I’m doing my best to practice moderation with the food, beer and coffee!) smile

My Education & Training

  •  RDN, LD, CDCES which means Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Licensed Dietitian (in Minnesota and South Dakota), and Certified Diabetes Care & Education Specialist
  • graduated from Viterbo College in 1993 with a bachelor’s degree in community-medical dietetics
  • 29 years of work experience in a variety of settings including clinical, community programs,  health coaching, and developing successful diabetes and nutrition programs from the ground up
  • training and experience in continuous glucose monitoring and insulin pump therapy
  • Certified Leap Therapist for MRT & food sensitivities
  • Integrative & Functional Nutrition training

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