My name is Ariel Warren, RDN, CD, CDCES, CPT. I am a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist, a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, a Certified Pump Trainer, and what I'm most proud about (for street cred) is that I have had type 1 diabetes for over 25 years. I believe that nutrition and diabetes treatment should be individualized, and that when you have the right team and knowledge, you have the power to greatly achieve your diabetes and health goals.
I was diagnosed with Type 1 when I was 4 years old, and in a odd way, I am grateful for my diabetes because it has led me to a career as a health provider and diabetes educator and has connected me to many empowering and inspiring individuals (such as yourself).
Currently I hold a B.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics, I am the board chair-elect for the American Association of Diabetes Educator (AADE), a JDRF Youth Mentor Ambassador, and I work as a Certified Diabetes Educator and a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist at a Endocrinology Outpatient Clinic in Utah.
When I'm not at the clinic, I am either busy running around with my 2 kids and husband or working through my online Telehealth Private Practice where I work with people with diabetes across the nation to greatly fine-tune their insulin settings and nutrition.
Specialties: Type 1 Diabetes, Pregnancy and Diabetes, Intensive Insulin Therapy for Normalized A1c, Fine-tuning Insulin and Pump Settings, Weight Loss with Diabetes, Troubleshooting High and Low Blood Sugar, Food Sensitivities, Celiac Disease, How to Exercise and Maintain Good Glycemic Control
As a T1D myself, I am a health professional who completely understands your personal frustrations as someone with diabetes because I've been there. If you are struggling with your settings, nutrition, exercise, motivation, are just feeling burnt out (or all the above). Don't hesitate to reach out to me. I'm here to help you understand your diabetes and feel in control of your life again.
"I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in 2017 and from the beginning I was determined to stay healthy but despite my efforts I struggled to manage my blood sugar. Ariel has done an incredible job in helping me to understand T1D and how diet and exercise affect my blood glucose levels. She’s taught me how to use my insulin pump much more effectively and with her help I have been able to maintain a lower A1C."
"After 6 months working Ariel, I'm down 52 lbs, I've reversed my diabetes. My doctor not only took me off the diabetic list, but even the pre-diabetic list! I don't take any metformin and I sit at a 5.5% A1c."
Being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at 26 was easily one of the most terrifying moments in my life. I did not know anyone with T1D and instantly felt alone. Not knowing where to turn, I naturally relied on the results of countless Google searches and social media to educate me on my disease. That is where I stumbled upon Ariel's Youtube videos.
As I sat on my couch crying, I sent her a quick message simply asking for advice. As she signed on for our first session, I instantly felt comfortable talking to her about my new disease, fears, and the struggles I was having finding a new balance in my life.
Over the next 6 months, Ariel not only listened to me, but educated me about diabetes, carb counting, CGMs, pumps, diets, and nutrition. She showed me that I was not alone, and that I could live a normal life. Ariel is a caring, smart, and a talented diabetes educator who truly understands her job because she lives with the same struggles on a daily basis. She is the best!
"I appreciate Ariel so much for helping me get my blood sugar back in control. Before Ariel, I was constantly sick and frustrated. I was seeing a GP, but didn't receive much needed personalized adjustments and suggestions, and therefore just felt like another number.
As soon as Ariel and I began our sessions, she listened to my pain points, and instantly had personalized suggestions. We created a meal plan, goals, and made biweekly adjustments. It has been such a different experience working with a Diabetes Educator who has diabetes and who really cares about me. Today, my HbA1c is constantly around 80-120 mg/dL and I am down 25 pounds. I'm so grateful for Ariel's help.
Ariel is truly inspired. I have been a type 1 diabetic for over 40 years and have seen countless doctors and dietitians who supposedly specialized in diabetes, but I never received the level of empathy, education, and expertise as I did with Ariel within a single consultation.
To those of you considering working with Ariel, stop right there and just commit to whatever she has to tell you. I mean Ariel has a lot of really good things to share with you on helping you through your dietary and/or medical issues.
That's exactly the experience I had. It started off with my doctor showing me the results of my blood workup recently. You see, I've had diabetes for a very long time and my weight had kinda crept up on me and some of the factors of my blood workup showed negative things starting to happen to someone who has had diabetes as long as I've had.
I started doing all of the right things to bring my health and body improvements through a good diet, exercise and weight loss, back under control. I could not have done this without Ariel's help and guidance to eat right and exercise correctly to focus on both body and mind. She'll show you all the tools you need.
If you are ready to bring your life and resulting health under better control, Ariel is the one that can help you through this. Believe me, she's right there with you in whatever it is you need. It happened that way with me and it can for you as well.
Frequently asked Questions
Are you a Medical Professional?
Yes. I am a Certified Diabetes Cared and Education Specialist and a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist.
I hold a Bachelors of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics and I work as a CDE at an endocrinologist outpatient clinic 2-3 days a week. When I'm not at the clinic, I work with people with diabetes across the U.S. through this website.
I am also a Certified Pump Trainer for Tandem, Omnipod, and Medtronic, and work extensively with Dexcom, Freestyle Libre, and Medtronic CGMs.
Do You have Diabetes?
Do You have Diabetes?
Yes! I was diagnosed with type 1 when I was 4 years old. Therefore, I have a deep level of empathy with my patients. I understand your struggles and how difficult diabetes can be because I also live with it everyday.
To add to being a medical professional, being a type 1 myself allows me to have a detailed eye when it comes to troubleshooting your concerns with your management.
What can I expect working with you?
First, all sessions start with an initial Nutrition Assessment which takes about 75 min. Once purchased, you can schedule a time and day that works for best for you. After scheduling, you will be sent a welcome email along with a HIPAA consent, Nutrition Assessment, and a billing form. After you finish your assessment, I can better analyze your specific situation and give your individualized recommendations for pump or insulin setting adjustments during our session.
During the initial Nutrition Consultation, I will first address any pressing questions you have. Next, we will walk through your CGM and pump/insulin setting reports to help you better understand your diabetes. We will also go into great detail of how your current nutrition and macro distribution is affecting your insulin resistance. After the initial Nutrition Assessment, you will be able to schedule follow up sessions as needed. Also, in-between scheduled sessions, you will have access to me for any questions.
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