Mechell Duran, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, BC-ADM, CDCES, NBC-HWC, LCCE, DipACLM, is a pregnancy health coach and the owner of sugarbumpcoach, a community where women with gestational diabetes can receive recipe ideas and evidenced based information on pregnancy through the 4th trimester on her blog sugarbump. She has over 15 years of healthcare experience as a nurse and family nurse practitioner in various practice settings from pediatrics to primary care, home care, endocrinology and most recently academia. Dr. Duran has a passion for lifestyle medicine, self-management support (SMS) and diabetes self-management education and support (DSMES). She has gained the American Diabetes Association recognition for a DSMES program she developed for a large hospital system in South Florida and is currently the primary investigator for a grant funded project implementing online education, coaching and support for people affected by Sickle Cell Anemia. Dr. Duran is also proud to be a HEAL scholar (Health Equity Achieved through Lifestyle Medicine) with the American College of Lifestyle Medicine.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Mechell Duran receives compensation as an independent contractor. She receives grants from United Way of Miami and the Global Blood Therapeutics. Dr. Duran receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Dr. Mechell Duran is a member of the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetrics and Neonatal Nurses, the Lamaze International, the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, and the Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists.