Deepa Deshmukh, MPH, RD, BC-ADM, CDE has a unique background that includes training in food science and nutrition. As one of only a handful of dietitians nationwide who are board certified in advanced diabetes management, her clinical expertise is second to none. She is also a certified diabetes educator and holds certificates in Adult Weight Management. She also provides insulin pump training and Diabetes Self Management Education for those coping with diabetes. Deepa is a member of Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine. She is also on a content expert panel for the American Association of Diabetes Educators.
Many of Deepa's recommendations are based on the principles of the ancient “Ayurvedic System of Medicine” where the focus is on healing and nourishing the body and mind by eating natural and wholesome foods. Her passion for wholesome food is evident by her ability to create recipes using in-season and natural ethnic ingredients that fit into one’s daily lifestyle. She uniquely blends both the Eastern and Western principles of nutrition to achieve optimal health.
Deepa is also a well-known speaker and instructor. Her most recent speaking engagements include the Gluten-Free Expo in Oakbrook and the joint meetings of the Chicago Nutrition Association and Kendall College in Chicago. She speaks regularly at the Whole Foods food allergy support groups and the Calvary Church in Naperville. She is frequently quoted in local newspapers and magazines and was most recently quoted by Naperville Family Magazine and WGN TV.
While she is trained and qualified to help you with a wide variety of concerns, her specialties include: Diabetes Management, Cardiovascular Disease, Adult and Pediatric Weight Management, Celiac Disease and Food Allergies.