Mechell Duran, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, BC-ADM, CDCES, NBC-HWC, LCCE, DipACLM
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.
Financial: Dr. Mechell Duran has employment relationships with Sugar Bump Coach and Advancing Sickle Cell Advocacy Project. She received a grant from United Way of Miami. Dr. Duran receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Mechell Duran is a member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Association of Women’s Health, Obstetrics and Neonatal Nurses, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, American Nurse Association, and the Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists.