D McArdle BSc (Hons) RD MBDA
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graduating from Leeds Metropolitan University in 2001 with an honours
degree in dietetics, I began working in the NHS.
realising my specialist interests were Diabetes, Obesity and Coronary
Heart Disease, I have been working in these fields for the last
8 years. I am currently Deputy Head of Dietetics for Birmingham Community Nutrition & Dietetic Service and provide specialist diabetes input to Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust.
In my diabetes specialist role I am a committee member for the Diabetes Management & Education Group of the BDA and I am passionate about patient education. I am an accredited DAFNE (Dose Adjustment for Normal Eating) educator. I was part of the group writing the latest nutritional guidelines for diabetes in conjunction with Diabetes UK, which were published in July 2011; click here to download a copy.
been working as a Freelance Dietitian for the past 9 years and thoroughly
enjoy the variety and challenges of the different types of work. My clients have included City Councils, Trading Standards, BUPA, the BBC and pharmaceutical companies such as Sanofi-Aventis and Lifescan.