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Carol Brunzell, RD, LD, CDE - Understanding CFRD

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Carol Brunzell RDN, LD, CDE is a Certified Diabetes Educator at the University of Minnesota Health, Minneapolis, Minnesota. She works with adult and pediatric patients with type 1 and 2 diabetes, cystic fibrosis related diabetes, celiac disease and diabetes, pregnancy in diabetes and other co-morbidities with diabetes requiring specialized Medical Nutrition Therapy. She has written and spoken extensively on Diabetes and Celiac Disease and Cystic Fibrosis Related Diabetes, and contributed two chapters in the 2011 and 2016 American Diabetes Association Guide to Nutrition Therapy for Diabetes on these topics as well as in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Nutrition Care Manual.  Carol has given numerous professional presentations to international, national, state, and local audiences and has authored and co-authored many professional articles and book chapters about diabetes and nutrition therapy. Carol has been the head dietitian for the American Diabetes Association Minnesota Affiliate Camp Needlepoint and Daypoint since 1999. She has traveled with her pediatric diabetes endocrine team to East Africa 4 times since 2012 teaching diabetes management to health care professionals and working with pediatric patients with type 1 diabetes in clinics. Carol has been the Public Policy Chair, Delegate, and President of the Minnesota Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, as well as the Advocacy Chair for the Minnesota affiliate chapter of the American Association of Diabetes Educators, and the Policy and Advocacy Leader for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Nutrition Diabetes Care and Education Dietetic Practice Group. She is currently a member of the Legislative and Public Policy Committee for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.