I’m a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and blood sugar expert.

hi, I'm dione

I believe that lowering blood sugar should be simple and satisfying, not confusing and restrictive! 

As someone living with prediabetes in remission, I’m here to show you that you can eat carbs without confusion and reach your blood sugar goals.

Lowering your blood sugar shouldn’t involve guilt or shame. You are allowed to eat carbs and enjoy a full, satisfying life. It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3…. protein, fiber, fat.

“You have prediabetes, PCOS, and insulin resistance.” This is what my OBGYN told me as I sat in her office dumbfounded.

My journey to this diagnosis started a few months before, when I went to my primary care provider (PCP), suspecting that I had diabetes.

I was learning about the signs and symptoms of diabetes in one of my nutrition classes: lightheadedness, shakiness, frequent headaches... but my PCP didn’t believe me and wouldn’t test me. 

He said the symptoms I was experiencing were most likely anxiety. Meanwhile, I had been trying to get pregnant for over a year, to no avail.

My OBGYN suggested they test me for PCOS. I completed a fasting blood sugar and insulin test, oral glucose tolerance test (the one where you drink the yucky orange stuff), and an ultrasound of my ovaries. I didn’t know what to expect, but certainly not being diagnosed with PCOS, insulin resistance, and prediabetes.

After my diagnosis, my healthcare team put me on metformin, told me to eat very little carbs, gave me a handout, and sent me on my way.

No one provided nutrition guidance. I felt so sad, overwhelmed, and flat out confused. I didn’t know where to start, how long it would take to lower my blood sugar, or how to do so.

At first I tried a low carb diet, but I love carbs waaaaay too much to give them up.

Meanwhile, the metformin made me feel so terrible. I knew I couldn’t stay on it. I had to find a way of eating that worked for me.

I never liked dieting or cutting out whole food groups, so I started experimenting with adding protein, fat, and fiber instead of taking away carbs.

This way of eating felt so good to me, both physically and mentally! I had more energy, less headaches, and it wasn’t hard because I was still “allowed” to eat all of my favorite carbs.

Within about 6 months I reduced my fasting blood sugar and A1c below the prediabetic range and was able to get off metformin.

Since then, I’ve become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and have been living with prediabetes in remission ever since. Now it’s my mission to help you do the same. I support women with pre- and type 2 diabetes because I don’t want you to feel the same way I did, confused and overwhelmed.

I want you to know that you can reduce your blood sugar WITHOUT dieting. You deserve to live a life filled with food you enjoy! You deserve a life with carbs.

When I’m not teaching others how to eat carbs with confidence, you will find me listening to true crime podcasts, trying new recipes in the kitchen, and spending time with my I love spending time with my 3 boys (2 human, 1 aussie doodle) and husband.

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Dione is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who specializes in the non-diet approach to lowering A1c and blood sugar.

Dione has previously worked in long-term care, corporate wellness, and biomedical research at the world’s largest academically-based nutrition research institution, Pennington Biomedical Research Center (PBRC).

Dione’s work at PBRC included nutrition research with U.S. Army Specialized Forces Soldiers and the Louisiana National Guard. Dione also assisted with the International Study of Childhood Obesity, Lifestyle and the Environment (ISCOLE), which involved over 6,000 children and parents from 12 countries, examining the factors which impact a child’s weight. 

Dione continued her work in nutrition research as she collaborated with investigators from Finland and Colombia to examine the reliability and validity of food frequency questionnaires among 9-11 year olds.

Through her work as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Dione noticed that the traditional approach (focusing on weight loss and eating very low carbs) to lowering blood sugar didn’t work for most people. In order to offer her clients the best tools available to lower their A1c/blood sugar in a sustainable way, 

Dione began studying to become a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor. In 2019, Dione became a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor. 

She loves helping women learn how to lower their blood sugar/A1c while eating foods they love. She has helped hundreds of her clients lower their blood sugar and A1c below the prediabetic range.

Helping her clients find the balance between eating for “health” and eating for “satisfaction” is her passion.

Dione's Professional Bio

Bachelor of Science in Biology from West Virginia University


Bachelor of Science in Dietetics from the University of Kentucky

Master of Science in Applied Nutrition from Northeastern University

The reliability and validity of a short food frequency questionnaire among 9–11-year olds: a multinational study on three middle-income and high-income countries. [link]

Published Research

The secret sauce to managing blood sugar? EATING the carbs! Learn why restricting carbs actually does more harm to your blood sugar than good! Click here to listen to the episode. 

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The no food rules Podcast

Dione provides the facts about what foods are needed to balance blood sugar and answers questions about prediabetes, low carb diets, and so much more. Click here to listen to the episode.

Daily Dietitian Podcast