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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:

  • Continuous Glucose Monitoring Technology – Wow!

    By Carla Cox, PhD, RD, CSSD, CDE | Apr 23, 2018

    Carla Cox knows how difficult it can be to keep up with emerging and changing diabetes technologies. In this post, Carla shares updates on 5 new continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) technologies you should know about.

  • Advocacy: Find Your Niche!

    By Carla Cox, PhD, RD, CSSD, CDE | Mar 13, 2018

    Carla Cox keeps receiving advocacy emails, and while she doesn't engage very often in state and federal political discussions, she finds there are other ways to advocate for people with diabetes.

  • New Practice Paper: Insulin Pumps With & Without Sensor Integration

    By Carla Cox, PhD, RD, CSSD, CDE | Feb 16, 2018

    Insulin Pumps With and Without Sensor Augmentation
    Professional Practice Committee member Carla Cox reviews AADE's new practice paper and emphasizes the diabetes educator's role in this fast-developing specialty.

  • What Happened in the Diabetes World in 2017?

    By Carla Cox, PhD, RD, CSSD, CDE | Jan 06, 2018

    Possible New GLP-1 Receptor Agonist
    2017 was a whirlwind of activity in the diabetes realm. Carla Cox reviews some of the medications and devices that were approved or available in 2017.

  • CGMs Have Come of Age

    By Carla Cox, PhD, RD, CSSD, CDE | Dec 01, 2017

    This week Carla Cox talks about some of the continuous glucose monitors on the market, and how they compare to each other.

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