Christina is a diabetes specialist dietitian who sees the person before she sees the diabetes. She understands that diabetes, its diagnosis, and day-to-day care can be overwhelming, exhausting and bring out many emotions. She believes that every person with diabetes wants to live a long and healthy life, and she is dedicated to understanding the challenges faced by each person, their unique strengths, and their health goals. She applies a strengths-based approach to working with her patients–focusing on relationship-building, and the development of a highly personalized plan for helping people thrive with diabetes. She also loves working with those who have been diagnosed with prediabetes. You will find Christina’s counseling style to be relaxed, conversational and non-judgmental, with some sprinklings of humor in the mix.
Christina has an avid curiosity about her field, her patients, and her colleagues. Her dedication to achieving a high standard of training and knowledge has led her to be the Director of Nutrition Services at Avance Care. She also holds leadership and committee positions within the Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists.
Outside of her professional life Christina loves gardening, playing piano, hiking and keeping her nose in a good book. She will love to hear about the local restaurants you tried last weekend, your favorite binge-worthy shows, and your pets.