Caroline Trapp, M.S.N., A.P.R.N., B.C.-ADM, C.D.E., F.A.A.N.P.
Caroline Trapp, is director of diabetes education and care with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting preventive medicine, especially better nutrition, and higher standards in research. She is also a nurse practitioner specializing in the care of people with diabetes at Premier Internists, a division of the Millennium Medical Group, P.C., in Southfield, Mich.
As the Physicians Committee's director of diabetes education and care, Ms. Trapp manages a variety of diabetes prevention and reversal initiatives, including the development and distribution of resources for consumers and health care providers. She creates continuing medical education programs and patient education materials for health care professionals.
Ms. Trapp launched the Food for Life to Prevent and Treat Type 2 Diabetes classes in August 2009, which teach proper nutrition, behavioral skills, and diabetes self-care methods. She has helped to produce two educational DVDs, including one in collaboration with Native American organizations. Ms. Trapp is a frequent lecturer on clinical practice and the effect of dietary changes on diabetes at universities and professional meetings, and has co-authored several articles.
Ms. Trapp received her Bachelor of Science in nursing from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She received her Masters of Science in community health nursing from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Ms. Trapp is board-certified in adult primary care, advanced diabetes management, and diabetes education. She has worked with people with diabetes for more than 20 years and continues to see patients one day a week.
In honor of her outstanding work, Ms. Trapp was inducted as a Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners in 2013; awarded Oakland University’s Nightingale Award for Education and Research in 2012; and was a finalist for the American Association of Diabetes Educator's 2009 Diabetes Educator of the Year Award.