Kristen Garron RD, LDN, CDE Director of Group Education
Integrated Diabetes Services is delighted to announce the addition of Kristen Garron to our clinical team. Kristen joined IDS after working for seven years as a clinical dietitian in a community hospital and eight years as lead instructor for a diabetes self-management education company. With a knack for making complex issues seem simple and relating to people with a strong sense of empathy, group diabetes education has become her specialty and her passion.
“I think it’s important to create a warm, welcoming atmosphere,” says Kristen. “Everyone at IDS is that way – with patients and with each other. It’s tough enough living with diabetes; the least we can do is make those around us feel like family.”
A graduate of LaSalle University (go Explorers!), Kristen majored in Nutrition while earning All-Conference honors in division-1 lacrosse. In keeping with IDS tradition, she remains very active as a distance-runner weight-lifter.
Kristen lives in West Chester, PA with her husband Tim, daughters Grace & Sadie, and wheaten-terrier Kirby. She enjoys traveling (visited 30 of 50 states and more than a dozen foreign countries so far), scrapbooking, and being outside with the kids and Kirby. Kristen is into chocolate and peanut butter big-time. Among her many accomplishments, she has scuba-dived in the Great Barrier Reef in Australia and completed her first and only marathon.
Integrated Diabetes Services is the worldwide leader in one-on-one consulting for people who use insulin. Diabetes “coaching” services are available in-person and remotely via phone and the internet for children and adults.