Julea Diffenderfer, RDN, CDE
Julea Diffenderfer, RDN, CDE, joined Lutheran Medical Group as a registered dietician nutritionist in June 2016. She has provided diabetes care in Fort Wayne since 1992.
Diffenderfer, who is also certified in diabetes education, earned her bachelor’s degree in dietetics at Ball State University in Muncie, Ind. She completed her internship at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.
Diffenderfer began her career at St. Joseph Hospital teaching diabetes education classes to patients and their families. She also provided individual nutrition counseling to patients to help them learn invaluable skills in diabetes self-management. For the past 11 years, her role within Lutheran Health Network included serving as program coordinator for diabetes education.
Diffenderfer is a member of the American Association of Diabetes Educators and the Indiana Three Rivers Area Diabetes Educators.