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Michael Fornaris

Clinical Nutrition Manager with the Department of Veteran Affairs

Expertise: Nutrition

Highlights, Experience & Education

Michael is a registered dietitian and diabetes educator currently working in outpatient nutrition counseling for a large hospital system. He specializes in weight management, diabetes control, prediabetes, and metabolic syndrome.

Michael is a clinical dietitian with the Department of Veteran Affairs. In this position, my primary role is providing outpatient nutrition counseling to veterans who are interested in weight loss and chronic disease management. In addition, I also precept dietetic interns, work on occasional process improvement projects, and conduct nutrition assessments for inpatient veterans on weekends.

Michael graduated from the University of Illinois Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition. The strong science curriculum and focus on critical thinking formed the backbone of the clinical skills I use today.

Michael Fornaris Articles


Coronary Artery Disease: Risk Factors, Symptoms, and Treatment

Heart disease is the number one cause of death worldwide, according to the World Health […]

Diabetes Management

Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes: What’s The Link?

The vast majority of people with type 2 diabetes are overweight or obese. The rates […]


Diabetic Foot Ulcers: A Complication That Should Never Be Ignored

Diabetes can be a difficult disease to deal with. It requires regular blood sugar checks, […]


The Ultimate Guide to Insulin

Insulin can be a confusing term. Is it a medication? Something produced by the body? […]


PCOS and Diabetes: What to Know

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a hormone disorder that is closely linked to diabetes. PCOS […]

Diet and Recipes

Pancreatitis Diet: Best Foods to Eat and Which to Avoid

The Pancreas is an organ that sits behind the stomach and plays an important role […]


Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA): Causes, Symptoms, Treatments

Diabetes is a disease with many complications, but few are more serious than diabetic ketoacidosis […]


Metformin: A Guide

When it comes to treating type 2 diabetes, there is no medicine more widely used […]