Weight/Obesity - Dietary Approaches

Pathway Contributor: Maria Kalergis


Maria obtained her BSc. in Dietetics from the University of British Columbia, completed her internship at Kingston General Hospital and Masters and PhD degrees from McGill University. Her areas of research focused on adults with type 1 diabetes undergoing intensive management including the evaluation of dietary strategies used in intensive management such as carbohydrate counting and the role of bedtime snacks for prevention of nocturnal hypoglycemia. She is a certified diabetes educator and an insulin pump trainer and has worked as an insulin pump consultant. She was the principle investigator for a study examining the application of glycemic index by dietitians in Canada and has served on the Canadian Diabetes Association National Nutrition Guidelines Implementation Committee where she helped to develop the glycemic index and carbohydrate counting tools. She is currently employed as a research dietitian and clinical research coordinator.

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