Kristi Paguio is a psychotherapist specializing in diabetes. She is also a board-certified specialist in weight management. Kristi obtained her master’s degree in clinical social work from Michigan State University in 2002. Kristi works for Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in the Department of Diabetes and Endocrinology. She has been working in the field of diabetes since 2007 including five years in pediatric endocrinology before she began developing and pioneering behavioral health services within an adult diabetes clinic in 2013. Kristi is privileged to have been able to work with people across the lifespan who face diabetes every day.
Kristi was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 2000 and has had an interest in the mental and emotional aspects of diabetes since that time. She has been a camper twice at DTC and found camp to be a life-changing experience mentally, emotionally and physically. Kristi savors helping others who live with diabetes to thrive. She enjoys kayaking, yoga, biking and any dance routine workout with the Fitness Marshall. She also loves taking long walks with her pal Jarvis in his cat stroller.