Joanne Rinker, MS, RD, CDE, LDN

Coaching Manager

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Joanne brings her expertise as a registered dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator to Fit4D.  She is passionate about helping patients live successfully with diabetes by focusing on every aspect of their lives.  In doing so, Joanne was awarded the prestigious honor of being named the CDE of the year by the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) in 2012.

she has been instrumental in building diabetes self-management programs throughout North Carolina.  Joanne has also worked with pediatric patients with diabetes since 2003 and enjoys the challenges of insulin adjustment, adjustments for growth spurts, social events and athletic opportunities.   Joanne is certified to instruct on three insulin pumps and have taught classes in diabetes management, cultural foods cooking, medications, monitoring, exercise, nutrition, stress, smoking cessation, weight management, and behavioral goal setting.

Joanne appreciates the barriers patients have in trying to improve their health but can’t get to the physician’s office between the hours of 9-5.  By coaching patients in the way they want (phone, email, Skype), Joanne has been able to provide them personalized guidance and motivate them to improved health.

“I love that Fit4D provides this service for our patients.  My goal is to be for them and on their timeline.  We can discuss blood sugar logs, diet recalls, exercise regimens, meds, etc…  All during times that best suit the patient and the educator.”