Golisano Children's Hospital / Endocrinology / Endocrinology Registered Dietician Endocrinology Registered Dietician The Pediatric Endocrinology registered dietician: Works with members of the Pediatric Endocrinology healthcare team to provide medical nutrition therapy to Pediatric Endocrinology patients with Type 1 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes, Secondary Diabetes, those at risk for the development of diabetes, and other Pediatric Endocrinology patients requiring Medical Nutrition Therapy. Determines nutritional needs and identifies nutrient requirements for age and disease specific to Pediatric Endocrinology patients. Provides nutrition education to patients, family members, and other care providers on appropriate food choices, carbohydrate counting, meal planning, and eating behaviors to meet patient goals. Develops new education materials and/or evaluates commercially available nutrition education materials that may be appropriate for the Pediatric Endocrinology patient population. Fosters communication among all healthcare providers for patients. May work with professionals from other pediatric divisions; primary care physicians; school nurses and other school staff; community health nurses; group home staff and care providers as necessary to ensure consistent education and care. Continuously evaluates the success of nutrition intervention. Participates in performance improvement and research activities. This may include application for grant support from Project Believe and other community-wide research projects. Participates in community outreach to provide education and support to physicians, schools, and other organizations that impact the care of children and teens with diabetes.