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MEET THE TEAM

Registered Dietitian Nutritionists

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BEN TZEEL

Founder, Registered Dietitian, Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist 

Hi, I’m Ben, registered dietitian, strength coach, and T1D vet of over 20 years who specializes in providing you with the blueprint to amazing blood sugars...

So you can eat the foods you love, do the things you love, and live life on YOUR terms, NOT diabetes' terms.

Over the years, I’ve had the pleasure of using my professional and personal experiences to help thousands of people with diabetes to improve their A1cs, transform their bodies, and feel FREE again. My team and I are here to show you (and your loved ones) how to find what works most effectively for YOU, so you can sustain these results in the short term, but also for life.

BEN TZEEL

Founder, Registered Dietitian, Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist 

Hi, I’m Ben, registered dietitian, strength coach, and T1D vet of over 20 years who specializes in providing you with the blueprint to amazing blood sugars...

So you can eat the foods you love, do the things you love, and live life on YOUR terms, NOT diabetes' terms.

Over the years, I’ve had the pleasure of using my professional and personal experiences to help thousands of people with diabetes to improve their A1cs, transform their bodies, and feel FREE again. My team and I are here to show you (and your loved ones) how to find what works most effectively for YOU, so you can sustain these results in the short term, but also for life.

KYRA PUGH

Registered Dietitian and Certified Personal Trainer 

Hi there! I’m Kyra, Registered Dietitian and Certified Personal Trainer. I was diagnosed with T1D at age 11, which ultimately drove my passion for nutrition, fitness and overall health. We all know the T1D journey is a rollercoaster, and I’ve had my fair share of difficulties managing this crazy life - especially when it comes to diet culture, body image, burnout, and complications. I love having relatability to other T1D’s, and helping them overcome these obstacles to FEEL and BE their BEST!

I found out at an early age that different foods made me feel a certain way, and of course, made my blood sugars feel a certain way too. As I experimented with all kinds of diets and exercise, I eventually found what works for me, and I am here to help others do the same!

Living in the PNW, and country girl at heart, you’ll find me outside (with the pup), snow or sun. I truly enjoy all forms of exercise, and also love a quiet night by the fire with something good in my cup!

KYRA PUGH

Registered Dietitian and Certified Personal Trainer 

Hi there! I’m Kyra, Registered Dietitian and Certified Personal Trainer. I was diagnosed with T1D at age 11, which ultimately drove my passion for nutrition, fitness and overall health. We all know the T1D journey is a rollercoaster, and I’ve had my fair share of difficulties managing this crazy life - especially when it comes to diet culture, body image, burnout, and complications. I love having relatability to other T1D’s, and helping them overcome these obstacles to FEEL and BE their BEST!

I found out at an early age that different foods made me feel a certain way, and of course, made my blood sugars feel a certain way too. As I experimented with all kinds of diets and exercise, I eventually found what works for me, and I am here to help others do the same!

Living in the PNW, and country girl at heart, you’ll find me outside (with the pup), snow or sun. I truly enjoy all forms of exercise, and also love a quiet night by the fire with something good in my cup!

MADI CHEEVER

Registered Dietitian, Certified Health Education Specialist, and 
Master of Public Health 

Hi everyone! My name is Madi, and I am a registered dietitian with a passion for people, diabetes, and wellness! I was diagnosed with T1D ten years ago, which has fueled my desire to help others on their health journey.

I started to experiment with nutrition in high school due to a curiosity about how macronutrients affect my blood glucose. So, I entered a healthy lifestyle competition and hopped on the CGM train; woohoo! It was a wonderful learning experience. I lowered my A1c significantly, started to understand how food affects my body, and gained confidence in my ability to manage diabetes. Instead of viewing diabetes as a burden, it became a source of inspiration and opportunity! Diabetes has been a focus throughout my academic and professional careers, and I truly believe everyone can manage their diabetes with the right tools, knowledge, and support.  

When I am not working, you can find me finishing my master's degree, listening to a podcast, enjoying time in the kitchen, or staying active! My favorite ways to get moving include lifting heavy things at the gym and dancing, especially American ballroom, Latin dance styles, and line dancing. 

MADI CHEEVER

Registered Dietitian 

 Hi everyone! My name is Madi, and I am a registered dietitian with a passion for people, diabetes, and wellness! I was diagnosed with T1D ten years ago, which has fueled my desire to help others on their health journey.

I started to experiment with nutrition in high school due to a curiosity about how macronutrients affect my blood glucose. So, I entered a healthy lifestyle competition and hopped on the CGM train; woohoo! It was a wonderful learning experience. I lowered my A1c significantly, started to understand how food affects my body, and gained confidence in my ability to manage diabetes. Instead of viewing diabetes as a burden, it became a source of inspiration and opportunity! Diabetes has been a focus throughout my academic and professional careers, and I truly believe everyone can manage their diabetes with the right tools, knowledge, and support.  

When I am not working, you can find me finishing my master's degree, listening to a podcast, enjoying time in the kitchen, or staying active! My favorite ways to get moving include lifting heavy things at the gym and dancing, especially American ballroom, Latin dance styles, and line dancing. 

MARY MCNEILL

Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator 

Hi! I'm Mary! I helped thousands of people improve their health. I worked in the traditional healthcare system, as well as corporations and private practice. Also, I led individual and group instruction in nutrition, diabetes/insulin resistance, cardiometabolic disease, autoimmune disease, bariatrics, and other conditions. In providing guidance to physicians and other healthcare professionals on advanced laboratory biomarkers, my colleagues introduced me to functional medicine. The wellness movement and the focus on integrative functional medicine seemed to be an answer to supporting the body’s own healing processes. 

I live in north Texas, and enjoys gardening, photography, and travel! I have two sons, and a chocolate lab named Moki. My current project is a pollinator garden, which is designed to attract native butterflies and bees!

MARY MCNEILL

Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator 

Hi! I'm Mary! I helped thousands of people improve their health. I worked in the traditional healthcare system, as well as corporations and private practice. Also, I led individual and group instruction in nutrition, diabetes/insulin resistance, cardiometabolic disease, autoimmune disease, bariatrics, and other conditions. In providing guidance to physicians and other healthcare professionals on advanced laboratory biomarkers, my colleagues introduced me to functional medicine. The wellness movement and the focus on integrative functional medicine seemed to be an answer to supporting the body’s own healing processes. 

I live in north Texas, and enjoys gardening, photography, and travel! I have two sons, and a chocolate lab named Moki. My current project is a pollinator garden, which is designed to attract native butterflies and bees!

THERESE MARTINEZ

Registered Dietitian, Certified Personal Trainer 

Hey hey! I'm Therese! I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when I was 14 years old - what fantastic timing with entering high school, right? The diagnosis was a part of a cascade of issues around food, body, and health - I ended up battling an eating disorder for close to a decade, which I eventually defeated. I ultimately realized I felt misled with a lot of the information provided to me around proper nutrition with T1D, and it was a HUGE reason for me to pursue understanding nutrition and fitness better.

I absolutely LOVE seeing people with diabetes light up when they discover how great they can feel with proper nutrition, understanding their bodies, and not obsessing over their blood sugars, all while living an active lifestyle. When I am not working with clients, you can find me in the gym throwing a barbell around, running trails, playing sand volleyball, or climbing a mountain!

THERESE MARTINEZ

Registered Dietitian, Certified Personal Trainer 

Hey hey! I'm Therese! I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when I was 14 years old - what fantastic timing with entering high school, right? The diagnosis was a part of a cascade of issues around food, body, and health - I ended up battling an eating disorder for close to a decade, which I eventually defeated. I ultimately realized I felt misled with a lot of the information provided to me around proper nutrition with T1D, and it was a HUGE reason for me to pursue understanding nutrition and fitness better.

I absolutely LOVE seeing people with diabetes light up when they discover how great they can feel with proper nutrition, understanding their bodies, and not obsessing over their blood sugars, all while living an active lifestyle. When I am not working with clients, you can find me in the gym throwing a barbell around, running trails, playing sand volleyball, or climbing a mountain!

It is possible to live your absolute BEST life with diabetes, and we're here to show you how!

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