Dr. Caroline Trapp of PCRM
We were honored to welcome the lovely, knowledgeable Dr. Caroline Trapp to our Chickpea and Bean meeting July 20, 2015. She is an expert in plant-based nutrition and the director of Diabetes Education and Care for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM). She is also a nurse practitioner who specializes in caring for people with diabetes at Premier Internists, a division of the Millennium Medical Group in Southfield, Michigan. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and her Masters of Science in community health nursing from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. She recently completed her Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) at Madonna University in Livonia, Michigan. She has been working with people with diabetes for 30 years.
As PCRM’s director of diabetes education and care, Dr. Trapp oversees many diabetes prevention and reversal initiatives. She is passionate about the role of FOOD to prevent and treat diabetes, and has lectured all over the U.S. as well as in China, Canada, and the Marshall Islands. She was honored to be awarded Oakland University’s Nightingale Award in Education and Research in 2012, and was inducted as a Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners in 2013.
At our meeting she shared her work addressing the epidemic of type 2 diabetes among Native Americans and showed us a moving documentary. If you would like to view this film which features three individuals and how they achieved better health through nutrition, please click here. This page also includes video cooking lessons with Chef Lois Ellen Frank, Ph.D.
This infographic courtesy of PCRM shows the basics about how to use nutrition to prevent and treat type 2 diabetes. This way of eating has also helped some individuals with type 1 diabetes lower the amount of insulin needed. Marc follows this plan.