My name is Ariel Warren, RDN, CD, CDCES. I am a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist, a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, a Certified Pump Trainer, and what I'm most proud of (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 an 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 an 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: Basically all things related to type 1 diabetes, including pump fitting (helping you determine the right pump for you), setting adjustments (carb ratios, correction factors, basals, MDI dosing), how to improve insulin sensitivity, how to lose weight with diabetes, teaching you how to use and understand your pump and CGM reports, how to optimize your Control IQ with the latest t:slim X2 update, how to exercise and manage your blood sugar, how to troubleshoot high and low blood sugar, food sensitivities, how to decrease inflammation with food and exercise, how to troubleshoot poor insulin absorption, etc.
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, you 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.
SEe What CLIENTS are SAYING
Do you want to learn about which pump is the right pump for you?
Do you want to learn how your food choices are causing insulin resistance?
Do you need your settings adjusted?
Have you recently updated your Control IQ and you need help or have questions?
Do you want to learn how to exercise while keeping your blood sugar under control?
Frequently asked Questions
Are You a Medical Professional?
Yes. I am a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist and a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist.
I hold a Bachelors of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics and I work as a CDCES at an endocrinologist outpatient clinic. 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?
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 every day.
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 Assessment 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.