Barbie Cervoni MS, RD, CDCES, CDN, is a Registered Dietitian (RD) and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES). She strongly believes that both nutrition and diabetes education is the impetus for achieving one of her primary objectives—that is, guiding her patients to achieving the healthiest version of themselves. She is inspired by her patients and finds so much joy in helping people create individualized health goals. Importantly, she appreciates the challenges presented by this disease not only because she has spent so much time counseling people with diabetes, but also because her father has been self-managing his diabetes for over 25 years.
Barbie has spent most of her career counseling patients across all ages and all walks of life who have diabetes. She is currently using her writing to educate a large audience of people with diabetes. She counsels patients privately and works as a consultant, teaching diabetes education classes.
For the Mount Sinai Diabetes and Cardiovascular Alliance, she counseled patients in primary care offices and cardiology practices who have diabetes, pre-diabetes, cardiovascular disease and obesity with an emphasis on caring for the whole body – the eyes, heart, kidneys, feet and mental health. She enjoyed working in conjunction with primary and specialty care physicians to ensure a collaborative approach to diabetes care and weight loss.
Barbie began her career as an integral part of a multidisciplinary team in pediatric endocrinology at The Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children’s Medical Center in New Hyde Park, New York. Over the years, Barbie has contributed articles to ivillage.com, and mensfitness.com, and served as past editor and board member of the Long Island Dietetic Association.
Barbie graduated from New York University with a Master of Science and a specialization in Nutrition and Food Studies in 2008. Barbie completed a Dietetic Internship and training from Mount Sinai Medical Center and is certified in Adult Weight Management. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Loyola University in Maryland.
My philosophy on living with and treating Type 2 diabetes is that each individual health plan is unique: what works for someone else may not work for you. Don't compare yourself to other people. Your success is a measurement of your own body, attitude, will and drive. Know your limits, but don't settle. As an educator, I hope to help you cope with and manage your diabetes by providing you with credible, current and relevant diabetes self management information.
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