Meet Our Team

Negin Ebrahimifard (she/her)

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist,
Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist

Being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes as a child is deeply connected with my work as a dietitian as I have the unique experience of being both the patient and provider in similar settings. I understand the empowerment of defining and navigating my own health, but I also have experienced being overwhelmed by the impacts of this disease.  When managing chronic conditions, often our health and what we can and cannot eat are used to define us.  I am committed to helping you define your health goals and empower you to be your own health advocate.  My goal is to give you the tools to develop and maintain a positive relationship with food so that you can be your best self.

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APPROACH
 

With many years of experience in a clinical setting my approach is rooted in medical nutrition therapy and evidence-based practice.  However, I will honor you, your life experiences and health goals in order to guide our work together.  I believe in compassion-based support and will encourage and challenge you with respect.  You can be your strongest advocate!
 

AREAS OF EXPERTISE​​

  • Diabetes - pre-diabetes, type 1, type 2, gestational, pre-existing diabetes throughout pregnancy

  • Insulin pump support and continuous glucose monitoring

  • Nutrition support - pediatrics and adults

  • Lifespan and geriatric nutrition

  • Chronic disease management

  • Dietetic interns precepting

  • LGBTQIA+ affirming care

  • Motivational interviewing

  • Fully bilingual in English and Farsi 

  • Conversational Spanish

 

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

 

  • Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Arizona 

  • Minor in Spanish from the University of Arizona 

  • Beverly Thomassian Diabetes Boot Camp Course 

  • UW Diabetes Update 2020 Conference

 
AFFILIATIONS

 

  • Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists