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new nutritionist

Can You Say NEWtritionist?

Since food plays such an important role for all of us who live with diabetes, IDS scours the globe in search of the absolute best talent to help guide our clients. 

We are delighted to announce the addition of Sarah Picklo Halabu MS, RDN, LDN, CDCES, BC-ADM to our team of nutrition professionals. 

As our new Director of Nutrition Education, Sarah will be responsible for all aspects of IDS’s dietary teaching as well as implementing our new weight management program.  This unique program is customized/built around each individual’s personal wants, needs and capabilities.

Sarah is a Certified Diabetes Care & Education Specialist and Masters-level Registered (and Licensed) Dietitian Nutritionist. She has also lived with type 1 diabetes for more than twenty years and follows a gluten-free diet for managing her celiac. 

Sarah attended the University of Dayton where she completed dual degrees in Dietetics and Spanish. She went on to complete her clinical nutrition training at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center. After earning a Masters of Science in Human Nutrition at the University of Alabama, she achieved board certification in Advanced Diabetes Management through the Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists.  Sarah is a certified product trainer for several devices and holds a certificate in adult weight management. She served as a board member for the West Michigan JDRF chapter and faculty for Camp MIDICHA.  Sarah is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists, and American Diabetes Association.

Professionally, Sarah has served as a nutrition and diabetes clinician, digital health consultant, and global clinical director in the diabetes tech industry. In addition to her clinical experience, Sarah has also co-authored over 80 nutrition publications and has pioneered the development of award-winning digital health programs for diabetes.

Recently, Sarah has seen the positive impact of diabetes technology while using a hybrid closed loop system during her pregnancy (amidst the pandemic!).  A resident of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Sarah enjoys cooking, gardening, ceramics/pottery, and spending time with family. A fearless adventurer, she dreams about traveling the world again and walking the streets of San Francisco, Chicago, and New York City.

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