Not everyone who talks to themself is crazy — some are managing diabetes. Diabetes can be so confusing and frustrating, that’s true….but a little self-talk can help keep you focused on the right things. Here’s a couple of important ones.
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Founder of DiabetesEveryDay.com and Diabetes EveryDay YouTube channel
Toby Smithson, M.S., RDN, LD, CDCES, FAND is a certified diabetes care and education specialist (CDCES) and registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) who has successfully managed her own type 1 diabetes for more than five decades.
She has dynamically combined her professional knowledge with her life experiences managing diabetes by producing scores of videos under the banner DiabetesEveryDay, guiding people with diabetes to better understand and practice diabetes self-management at her website DiabetesEveryDay.com, on YouTube at Diabetes EveryDay and on other social media platforms.
Toby was recently awarded the 2021 Benedictine University Alumni Achievement Award and the 2020 Diabetes Educator of the Year honor by the Diabetes Dietetic Practice Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She is a former media spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and media spokesperson for the Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists. Toby is a frequent resource for nutrition writers and bloggers and writes regularly for U.S. News. She is the principal author of Diabetes Meal Planning and Nutrition for Dummies.
She earned her Bachelor of Science in Dietetics, Nutrition and Food Science from Northern Illinois University’s Coordinated Undergraduate Program and her Master of Science in Nutrition and Wellness form Benedictine University. Toby is a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (FAND).