Carla Cox, PhD, RD, CSSD, CDE
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.