The Composition of Our Team
A registered dietitian is a food and nutrition expert who has met the minimum academic and professional requirements to qualify for the credential "RD." In addition to RD credentialing, many states have regulatory laws for dietitians and nutrition practitioners. State requirements frequently are met through the same education and training required to become an RD.
Certified Diabetes Educators
A Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) is a health care professional who is specialized and certified to teach people with diabetes how to manage their condition. The CDE is an invaluable asset to those who need to learn the tools and skills necessary to control their blood sugar and avoid long-term complications due to hyperglycemia. CDEs at Sky Ridge also provide emotional support to diabetes patients.
About Our Experts
Jessica Crandall, Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator
Jessica Crandall earned her Bachelor's degree at Colorado State University and completed her postgraduate work in Oneonta, New York with rotations at Rose Medical Center, through which she is accredited by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics formerly the American Dietetics Association. As a Registered Dietitian, Jessica specializes in nutritional counseling in weight management, bariatric education, cardiac diet modification, renal diet guidance, celiac disease, diabetes nutrition counseling, oncology, and also works with children with feeding and special nutritional needs. She is a Certified Diabetes Educator and Aerobics Instructor. Jessica is the national Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics spokesperson.
Hilary Rounds, Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator
Hilary Rounds earned her Bachelor's degree at Colorado State University and completed her post-graduate work through the VA Healthcare System in San Diego, California. Hilary is accredited by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for Nutrition Counseling and Education as well as through the National Academy of Sports Medicine for Personal Training. Hilary has also done consulting and assessment work in nutrition and exercise. As a Registered Dietitian, Hilary specializes in health coaching and outpatient issues including bariatrics, weight management and diabetes. She is a Certified Diabetes Educator.