Thanks for stopping by my Dealing With Diabetes blog! My name is LeeAnna. I am certified as a diabetes care and education specialist (formally known as a certified diabetes educator). My goal is to answer questions you may have about diabetes or dealing with diabetes. Mixed messages are everywhere. Hopefully, this blog will help clarify some of the confusion!
LeeAnna Stock-Luoma is an experienced and well-established healthcare professional. She has been nationally registered as a dietitian since 1999 (RD). LeeAnna is also licensed for Minnesota (LD), certified for the state of Wisconsin (CD), and has been recognized as a Certified Life Coach.
LeeAnna has been involved with diabetes education since the beginning of her career but was officially recognized as a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist in 2006 (CDCES), which was previously titled “CDE” or Certified Diabetes Educator.
LeeAnna’s experience is extensive and diverse. She has worked as a dietary manager and dietitian at several local nursing homes. She has worked as a consulting dietitian and diabetes educator in a nursing home/rehabilitation center. She invested nearly 15 years working at a local hospital and regional trauma center. In this facility, she specialized in diabetes education, as well as bariatric surgery, St. Lukes Hospital.
She has worked with clients of all ages, with a wide range of conditions, including cancer, heart disease, organ failure, mental health, orthopedic surgical recovery, geriatrics, obesity, gastrointestinal problems and disorders, food allergies, infectious diseases, as well as critical issues/trauma patients in intensive care units.
Most recently, LeeAnna worked For the Fond du Lac tribal reservation, Center for American Indian Resources (C.A.R.E.), providing diabetes education and counseling. While working with the tribal community, she co-facilitated groups participating in the national DPP (Diabetes Prevention Program). Fond du Lac is one of the first reservations to be accredited by the CDC. https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/prevention/index.html
|National Diabetes Prevention Program | Diabetes | CDC The National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) is a partnership of public and private organizations working to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.|
LeeAnna attended the University of Minnesota, Duluth, for four years, receiving a bachelor’s degree in health education and minoring in psychology and Spanish. She spent the next three years at the College of Saint Scholastica, where she received a bachelor’s degree in Food, Nutrition, and Dietetics. LeeAnna is proud to have completed her dietetic internship at the highly recognized Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.