About the Author

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. 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, 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.www.cdc.gov

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.