Meet Caroline Trapp, M.S.N., A.P.R.N., B.C.-ADM, C.D.E.
Caroline Trapp recently joined PCRM as the director of diabetes education and care. Board-certified in adult primary care, advanced diabetes management, and diabetes education, she has worked with people with diabetes for more than 20 years.
Her role at PCRM is to oversee new diabetes prevention and reversal initiatives. For professionals, she is creating new continuing medical education programs and patient education materials. For individuals with diabetes, she is continually updating materials on PCRM.org/Diabetes, including acting as a forum moderator for the Get-Healthy Club, PCRM’s online support group.
Trapp championed the creation and implementation of the pilot PCRM Food for Life to Prevent & Reverse Diabetes classes in the Detroit area, the first site outside of Washington, D.C., to host these classes. This diabetes course was designed by physicians, certified diabetes educators, and other nutrition experts and is based on Dr. Neal Barnard’s research showing that a low-fat vegan diet can help individuals with diabetes cut their blood sugars, reduce their medications, lose weight, and trim their cholesterol levels. The classes have already helped many individuals gain control over their diabetes by teaching proper nutrition, behavioral skills, and diabetes self-care methods.
As a nurse practitioner specializing in diabetes, Trapp was successful in helping her practice achieve Diabetes Provider Recognition from the American Diabetes Association/NCQA and also the (Michigan) Governor’s Award for Excellence in Diabetes Care. Trapp is a volunteer lecturer at the University of Michigan’s School of Nursing.