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“Bringing the
good in diabetes”

Hi! I’m Marina Chaparro, a registered dietitian and diabetes care specialist with over 13 years experience. Ohh, and did I mention I also have diabetes? So I know a thing or two about not just living with diabetes, but thriving with type 1 diabetes.

I’ve worked at leading diabetes institutions, including Joslin Diabetes Center, Mass General Hospital, Joe DiMaggio, and Children’s Hospital, and I’ve helped hundreds of people with diabetes.

I've gone through two beautiful and healthy pregnancies which is why I'm devoted to giving you the skills and confidence to have a healthy and happy pregnancy with diabetes. 

I’ve devoted my career to understanding the complexities of diabetes care from theory to practice. My goal is to help you teach you how to live a healthy life while still enjoying the foods you love. As a person living with diabetes, I’ve become an advocate to teach people basic to advanced skills that will allow them to manage their condition and not be defined by it.


  • I don’t believe in diets, especially when it comes to diabetes. I believe in learning about food and, more importantly, understanding how certain foods respond to your body. No two diabetes are alike, which is why I focus on creating individual and realistic strategies to help you manage your diabetes.

  • Whether you just found out you have diabetes during pregnancy, or your child recently got diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, no two diabetes are the same.

  • My philosophy, when it comes to food, is to focus on inclusion rather than exclusion.

  • It’s so much better when we focus on what we CAN HAVE vs. what we CAN’T- I guess I like to see things from a glass half full perspective. And when it comes to nutrition and diabetes, I believe in tasty, real, wholesome foods.

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Marina Chaparro is is a nationally recognized bilingual registered dietitian, diabetes educator, and spokesperson. She is a certified diabetes educator and founder of Nutritious, a bilingual nutrition practice specializing in children and family nutrition based in Miami, FL.


Her advice is advice is frequently featured in outlets such as Parent’s magazine, Huffington Post, Medscape, Oprah, The New York Times, Miami Herald, Univision and more.


Chaparro is a member of the pediatric endocrinology team at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, where she provides comprehensive diabetes education to children and families and instructs patients on the latest diabetes-care technology advances. Marina lives with type 1 diabetes herself and loves teaching kids and families how to thrive with type 1 diabetes. Marina contributes to On Track Diabetes and is a frequent speaker at local and national conferences on topics such as infant nutrition, Latino health issues, and diabetes. She holds a specialty certificate in pediatric weight management.


Chaparro is a graduate of Boston University and earned a master ’s degree from Florida International University. Marina is originally from the border town of El Paso, Texas, and Cd. Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico and now lives with her husband and 2yr old daughter in sunny Miami, FL.


I strive to make nutrition realistic, positive and balanced. I’lI only work with brands that I 100% believe, already use or feel my audience will benefit. Par tnerships can include:


Brand Spokesperson

Social Media Campaigns

Media tours

Videos/Content creation

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Speaking at conferences

Writing blog post

Below are some of the brands I’ve worked with in the past:


If you are interested in Marina for speaking engagements, media and TV opportunities, spokesperson opportunities, or other partnerships, please Contact Marina to discuss your company’s specific needs.

If you are interested in working with Marina for an upcoming story or article, contact me at:



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