We are a group of 5 RDN’s, (Registered Dietitian Nutritionist). We specialize in diabetes education, meal planning and improving blood glucose levels. We have experience with all insulin pumps, continuous glucose monitoring systems and most glucometers on the market.
We also specialize in weight management and other nutrition related diseases such as hypertension, variety of cardiac abnormalities, celiac disease and nutritional deficiencies.
In most cases a referral is needed from your physician for medical nutrition therapy, which you can find under the “forms” tab on this website. Your nutrition provider within our group, is chosen by your current medical condition, laboratory results and prescribed medications.
Your Dietitian for Diabetes & Weight Control, LLC was founded in 2007, by Angie D. Lopez. It was her dream to be in private practice since she became a registered Dietitian in 1997.
Angie Lopez – Owner, President and Dietitian Provider
I’ve always had a firm belief that we really are what we eat and that most disease can be traced back to one or more nutritional deficiencies. I am a real life example and strong believer that healing is possible through balancing the body, mind and spirit. I am originally from Chicago, Illinois. I studied Dietetics at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Illinois. I became a Registered Dietitian in 1995. In 2003, I moved to Las Vegas and began my career in diabetes education. I became a Certified Diabetes Educator in 2005. I started my private practice in order to provide medical nutrition therapy and diabetes education to clients in need of connecting the dots between food choices and disease outcomes. My reputation is the golden key in my business.
What lights my fire is to connect with others and inspire “light bulb” moments and internal shifts towards a healthier life. I am dedicating my professional life to be the bridge between Western and Eastern practices.
I have been meditating daily for over 5 years and gave myself the gift of studying meditation under Dr. Deepak Chopra.
I enjoy spending time with my son, walking my dog, scuba diving, painting, cooking, dancing to 80’s music, playing just dance and traveling to beach destinations. I am a vegetarian and my favorite food is Chicago pizza.
Geetha Krishnan – Dietitian Provider
I have practiced Nutrition/Dietetics for 25 years and the last 15 years as a Diabetes educator as well. Empowering my patients to make positive lifestyle changes to improve their health is of primary concern to me. I see education and communication as Key factors in bringing changes. I am passionate about sharing my knowledge/experience in bringing such desired outcomes.
Karen Wright-Dietitian Provider
Entering health care over 20 years ago as an RN, I worked in long term care and saw a lot of patients with chronic disease. I wanted to be more on the preventative side of medicine. After having a bariatric surgery and losing 100lbs, I realized there was not a great deal of education for these patients regarding nutrition. This sparked my interest in nutrition and exercise and received my MPH/RD in 2008. I then worked with bariatric patients for 4 years. I’ve also spent the last 4 years in community and behavioral areas of nutrition. I specialize in metabolic dysfunction, obesity and type 2 diabetes.
Gaby Aguirre-Dietitian Provider
I completed my bachelor’s degree in Nutrition/Dietetics at Arizona State University in 2010 and my internship at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2011. Most of my career has been spent working with patients on dialysis. This background in dialysis I feel makes me well qualified to work with patients who would like to prevent the complications of diabetes. I also counseled them on weight loss in order to qualify for a kidney transplant. Having been overweight most of my life makes me empathetic to those who struggle with their weight. I will not only bring my knowledge of food/nutrition, but also my own experience and success story. I hope to put all of this into practice by also serving the Latino community in Vegas by being bilingual. In my free time I enjoy dancing to salsa and other Latin music, read, cook, and travel.