Stephanie Critchley - MS, RD, LD, CDE

Stephanie Critchley - MS, RD, LD, CDE

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My Areas of Practice
My area of expertise is Diabetes, with special interest in serving those that also struggle with an Eating Disorder.  I take pleasure in building relationships with patients to create an atmosphere of trust where true learning happens with the goal of improved patient care and clinical outcomes.  I enjoy working with patients of all ages - giving them the compassion, knowledge, and support that they need.  My other duties include program/product development and public speaking for various diabetes programs and materials - including pre-diabetes and eating disorder/diabetes. 

General Information

Gender: Female

Practicing Since: 1997

Accepting New Patients: Yes


Practices at

St Louis Park
3800, 3850 and 3900 Park Nicollet Blvd.
St. Louis Park, MN 55416

Melrose Center St Louis Park
3525 Monterey Drive
St. Louis Park, MN 55416

Education & Certifications

Mastor of Science Degree in Nutrition Education: Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
Chicago, IL

Certified Diabetes Educator: National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators

License Dietitian: State of Minnesota Board of Dietetics and Nutrition Practice

Registered Dietitian: Commission on Dietetic Registration for the American Dietetic Association

Bachelor of Science Degree in Nutrition Education: North Dakota State University
Fargo, ND

Research & Publications

My research interests focus on diabetes and eating disorders with a great team here at Park Nicollet.  I have a particular interest in developing positive educational and clinical interventions for patients of all age groups including pediatrics and patients that have a dual diagnosis of diabetes and an eating disorder. 

Goebel-Fabbri, A, Uplinger, N, Gerken, S., et al.  Article:  “Outpatient Management of Eating Disorders in Type 1 Diabetes”  Diabetes Spectrum.  22(3) Summer 2009.

A. Evert, Gerken, S.  Article:  “Children With Diabetes: Birth to Adolescence.”   On the Cutting Edge – Diabetes Care and Education 27(4), Summer 2006.

Gerken, S., Evert, A. “Birth Through Adolescence” Chapter of American Dietetic Association Guide to Diabetes: Medical Nutrition Therapy and Education.  American Dietetic Association.  June 2005.

Gerken, S. Lorger, D., et al.  "Diabetes Management in Correctional Institutions," Diabetes Care: 27(1), Jan 2004.

Gerken, S., Sullivan, S. “Type 2 Diabetes in Youth” Chapter of the CORE Curriculum for Diabetes Educators. American Association of Diabetes Educators. August 2003.

Mazze R., Robinson, R., Simonson, G., Gerken S., Sundem, S., Spencer M., Idrogo M., Strock, E., Bergenstal, R. and Etzwiler, D.D.: Staged Diabetes Management Detection and Treatment of Metabolic Syndrome and Type 2 Diabetes in Children and Adolescents Quick Guide. International Diabetes Center Publishing, Minneapolis, MN, 2002.

Gerken, S., Reader, D., Schafer, L. “Being Healthy Rocks”. International Diabetes Center Publishing. Minneapolis, MN. May 2002.

Professional Associations & Awards

  • American Dietetic Association
  • American Diabetes Association
  • Minnesota Dietetic Association
  • Minnesota Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year, Minnesota Dietetic Association, 2006
  • Pediatric Diabetes Nutrition Education Award, DCE Practice Group, 2003


I feel very blessed to be part of the International Diabetes Center at Park Nicollet now for 10 years after starting out as an intern for them in 1997.  After 22 years apart, I married my high school sweetheart and we are making our home in Roseville, MN with his two boys.   When I am not at Park Nicollet, I enjoying participating and watching lots of sporting activities and spending time at the cabin with friends and family.