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Carla Cox, PhD, RD, CSSD, CDE

Carla Cox

Greetings! I'm Carla Cox, and I am a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator. Academically, I have a master’s degree in nutrition, and a doctorate with emphasis in exercise physiology. I have been a certified diabetes educator for over 25 years, and I served as an assistant adjunct professor for 14 years, teaching in areas of sports nutrition and exercise physiology. Currently, I work in Missoula, Montana as a diabetes educator in both the in- and outpatient settings.

In addition to seeing patients with diabetes, I meet with patients for eating disorders and sports nutrition, and on occasion, all three are incorporated in one patient! A major passion of mine brings together diabetes, kids and exercise.

I love encouraging children with diabetes to enjoy outdoor activities. This has resulted in many dogsled adventures, backpacking and hiking trips with kids with type 1 diabetes. I’m the head nutritionist for both the Montana and Colorado American Diabetes Association summer kids camps, and for the last 2 years have co-chaired the Montana Tour de Cure bike ride.

In my personal life, I enjoy dog sledding (with my own 10 dog team), backpacking, canoeing, running, cycling, triathlons, grandchildren and a supportive husband! I have climbed a wide variety of mountains and am attempting to achieve the highest peak in all 50 states. Only 9 states left to go! In May, 2008, I was fortunate to stand on the top of the highest point in North American, Denali in Alaska.

Recent Posts:

  • Update: Guidance for Working with Children and Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes

    By Carla Cox, PhD, RD, CDE, CSSD, FAADE, CPT | Oct 15, 2018

    Carla Cox provides an update recap of the American Diabetes Association and the International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes' new guidance on care and education for children with type 1 diabetes.

  • Traveling With Type 1 Diabetes – 10 Tips Worth Sharing

    By Carla Cox, PhD, RD, CDE, CSSD, FAADE, CPT | Sep 18, 2018

    Extra planning is needed when a person with type 1 diabetes goes on a trip. Carla Cox shares 10 tips and some additional resources to ensure a safe and enjoyable adventure.

  • A Summer Adventure Story

    By Carla Cox, PhD, RD, CDE, CSSD, FAADE, CPT | Aug 14, 2018

    A Summer Adventure
    Diabetes educators find opportunities to educate people about diabetes in the unlikeliest of places. Read about Carla's recent opportunity to educate a family in the great outdoors.

  • Camping Time is Upon Us!

    By Carla Cox, PhD, RD, CDE, CSSD, FAADE, CPT | Jun 20, 2018

    School's out for summer and diabetes camps are in. Carla Cox shares her thoughts on how diabetes camps create valuable learning opportunities for both camp kids and counselors. If you haven't considered volunteering for one, you're likely to after reading this blog.

  • Are Electronic Medical Records, Technology and Documentation Creating Burnout in Your Practice?

    By Carla Cox, PhD, RD, CDE, CSSD, FAADE, CPT | May 22, 2018

    Carla Cox presents her response to an article that suggests diabetes educators' tools, which are meant to streamline care for clients, are actually are cumbersome to quality of care — and can contribute to burnout.

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