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Deanna Francis,

Deanna is a highly experienced Registered Dietitian with extensive experience in all aspects of healthy eating and weight management. For more than 20 years, she has worked directly with people sho have both type 1 and type 2 diabetes, and women with pregnancy and gestational diabetes. She excels at tuning into patients and their needs – coming up with a plan that works for each person and their goals.             

Background and Education

Deanna earned a Master's of Science in Nutrition from the U of M and has been a Registered Dietitian for more than 20 years. She has served as the lead Clinical Dietitian in a regional medical center. In addition, she is a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist. Her education, experience, and personality are a winning combination. She is an outstanding addition to our OB team.                     

In her words

Deanna works hard to help women feel comfortable and confident. About her work, she says,

"For over 20 years I have worked at creating a partnership with my patients - working with them on a realistic plan for their diabetes care.  With each patient I take the time to know them and understand their nutrition needs and goals. Patient concerns drive our conversations and planning in an evidence-based approach. My goal is to make patients feel comfortable and confident in mananaging gestational diabetes and have the best possible outcome for mother and baby."   

Activities and Family

Deanna says, "I have lived in Minnesota all of my adult life and live for the beautiful summers.  On a nice summer day you just won’t find me inside.  I love to swim, bike, walk, play pickle ball and soak up the sun.  

She has 3 grown children and takes to heart what a wise co-worker told her many years ago about her growing family … "Just remember, the days are long but the years are short." Wise words, indeed. Thanks, Deanna!