CWD Eats Contributors

Kristen O’Dell, MS, RD, CDCES, is a Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist, wife and mother. She has been living with type 1 diabetes for over 2 decades.

Despite her resistance to anything diabetes-related after diagnosis and many challenging years in between, diabetes has been the driving force behind her pursuing a career in health care and has led to a healthy, thriving life with diabetes.

She earned her Master’s degree in Dietetics at D’Youville College. Kristen has worked in a children’s clinic, long-term care nursing facilities, insulin pump training, and is now providing diabetes and nutrition counseling through her company, Focused Diabetes Solutions, all while being the Dietitian at CWD’s Friends for Life Conferences.

Her goal is to support and empower people living with diabetes so that they can navigate all the ups and downs of life (and blood sugars).

Some fun facts about Kristen are: She lives in Buffalo, NY and roots for the Buffalo Bills. She enjoys cooking and baking for her family, especially her favorite meal: Chicken Milanese. She would prefer a lake and mountains over a beach and waves. She always needs a glass of water on her nightstand when going to bed.

Kim Rose, RD, CDCES, is a Florida based registered dietitian nutritionist who specializes in health and wellness concerns for persons with diabetes. Her inclusive approach and philosophy revolve around “making nutrition easy and attainable”. Kim does this by addressing common and complex food and wellness topics for the general public and health professionals alike on her YouTube channel and contributing to multiple media outlets including Healthline, Huffpost, and Health Magazine just to name a few. Kim has close to a decade of professional experience and dedicates her time working at the hospital and counseling clients in her private practice. In her spare time Kim likes to run, podcast, and enjoy a large bowl of kettle corn.

Kathryn Hitchcock, MS, RD, is a registered dietitian at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital specializing in gastrointestinal and liver conditions, and helps CWD conduct research that focuses on discovering how CWD can improve quality of life and diabetes-related outcomes in people that use CWD and attend Friends for Life conferences.

 Denotes board member with diabetes