We are a group of 3 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.
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.
I’m a 13-year Air Force veteran and UNLV graduate with a degree in Nutrition Sciences and Kinesiology. I recently completed my Dietetic Internship through UNLV as well. My passion for health and wellness also led me to become a Certified Personal Trainer. I enjoy spending time at the gym, walking my dog, reading, and following all the local sports Las Vegas has to offer. It’s my hope that together we can create a personalized and evidence-based care plan which encourages healthy lifestyle choices to help you live a more optimized life.