Daisy’s latest extraordinary woman, Carrie, talks about her busy life as an orthopaedic spine surgeon and thriving type 1 diabetic and how she maintains the mental focus she needs for her work with a ketogenic vegan diet.
Dr. Carrie Diulus is one of just a handful of board certified female orthopaedic spine surgeons in the United States. She practices “patient-centered” medicine rather than the traditional “disease-centered” model. She starts by identifying all of the factors that influence a patient’s health. This understanding is then combined with state-of-the-art minimally invasive surgical and medical care including complementary and nutritional approaches to develop an individualized program for each patient’s unique needs.
This is the philosophy Dr. Diulus brought to the Crystal Clinic Spine Wellness Center in Akron, Ohio. Prior to joining the Crystal Clinic in 2014, Dr. Diulus was a spine surgeon in the Center for Spine Health at the Cleveland Clinic and she maintains privileges at Cleveland Clinic regional hospitals.
Dr. Carrie, received her medical degree from Northeast Ohio Medical University. Prior to her orthopaedic surgery training at the Cleveland Clinic she trained as a pathologist. She completed her spine fellowship with the SpineCare Medical Group in San Francisco.
Additionally Dr. Diulus is a thriving Type 1 diabetic who utilizes a low carbohydrate diet with specialized insulin strategies both for herself and her diabetic patients to have powerful impact on the management of these conditions.
Dr. Diulus has co-authored, textbook chapters, presented at national and international professional meetings, teaches and leads instructional courses for the North American Spine Society, and is on the Ethics Board for the North American Spine Society. She is published in the areas of orthopaedics, lifestyle modification, nutrition, diabetes, healthcare IT, pathology and biomaterials. Her research focuses on reducing the burden of chronic disease and total cost of care along with reducing and improving comorbidities while improving outcomes in orthopaedic and spine patients
- Instagram where Carrie posts food and recipes, etc. is @carriediulusmd
- Facebook @carriediulusmd
- Twitter @cadiulus
This week’s end quote is from Flora Whittemore
The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live.