Articles by Joanne Rinker MS, RD, CDE, LDN

Joanne Rinker MS, RD, CDE, LDN (2 Articles)

Joanne Rinker, MS, RD, CDE, LDN is a Master’s level dietitian. She has her BS and MS in Human Nutrition from West Virginia University. Joanne is currently in her thirteenth year as a Registered Dietitian and eleventh year as a certified diabetes educator. She has worked in Public Health with the North Carolina Diabetes Prevention and Control Program from May 2007 until July 2013. During those six years, she worked on the implementation and facilitation of the North Carolina Diabetes Education Recognition Program.

Joanne recently was named AADE 2013 Diabetes Educator of the Year and has used that opportunity to spread the word about the relationship between diabetes, hearing loss and depression.

Diabetes and Joint Discomfort

This blog has been compensated by OmniChannel Health Media and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. When you think about diabetes, do you think about joint discomfort?  Probably not, but they are related and it’s important to know what you can do to decrease joint discomfort while you [...]

Menopause and Weight Gain

One of the most common complaints of menopausal women is weight gain. While their lifestyles, eating habits and exercise levels have not changed, they cannot seem to keep weight off. Often, what has worked in the past doesn't work in this stage of life. Although weight gain in general cannot be blamed on menopause alone, the hormonal changes can be linked to a change in how – and where – we store fat. [...]
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