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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:

  • Population Health – Just What Does That Mean?

    By Carla Cox, PhD, RD, CDE, CSSD, FAADE, CPT | Jan 10, 2019

    Most diabetes educators focus on an individual or a small group of people with diabetes, providing education and support throughout the lifespan but how are we involved in working with the health of larger populations?

  • 2018 Diabetes Technology Advances at a Glance

    By Carla Cox, PhD, RD, CDE, CSSD, FAADE, CPT | Dec 26, 2018

    Diabetes Planning
    Watching the progress of technology that enhances the management of diabetes has been amazing over the decades. Here are some diabetes technology highlights from 2018.

  • Thinking of Doing Research? Make Sure You are on the Right Track!

    By Carla Cox, PhD, RD, CDE, CSSD, FAADE, CPT | Dec 05, 2018

    As more diabetes educators are encouraged to do research, or are finding it of interest, it is important that we think about the purpose of research. It is also critical that we understand the steps of doing research so that the results are valid and can be shared with the wider community.

  • 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.

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