Viola’s passion is empowering individuals with diabetes to manage their disease successfully and keep the complications at bay. In her blogs, she will share her expertise with focus on nutrition strategies for glucose control and weight management. Read My Bio

Viola Holmes, MS, RD, CDE is a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator. She also has a certification in Adult Weight Management from the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics. Viola has worked at the University of Virginia Diabetes Education & Management Program since 2007, and provides individualized and group diabetes self-management education and medical nutrition therapy for adults. Viola is also on an interdisciplinary research team that focuses on providing diabetes education interventions to underserved populations. Additionally, Viola has a passion for community outreach and voluntarily shares her knowledge and skill to improve the health of those in her community. Prior to this position at UVA, Viola has had diverse work experiences, which include: acute care clinical dietitian, director of nutrition services, corporate consultant dietitian, research nutritionist, adjunct faculty, and family and consumer science extension agent.

Viola's Latest Posts

  • How a Balloon Can Aid Weight Loss

    Wednesday, September 09, 2015

    Blogs Topic: Health

    The FDA recently approved the ReShape Integrated Dual Balloon System, which is a medical device used to aid in weight loss. Certified diabetes educator Viola Holmes talks about how the device works and who are candidates for it.

  • Are You Getting Enough of the Sunshine Vitamin?

    Tuesday, July 14, 2015

    Blogs Topic: Health

    More studies are showing that getting enough vitamin D may be helpful in lowering the risk for type 2 diabetes, and help those who already have the disease. Certified diabetes educator Viola Holmes discusses why it is a good idea to get your vitamin D levels checked, how to do so, and the variety of sources it comes from.

  • How Glucose Monitoring Empowers

    Thursday, May 28, 2015

    Blogs Topic: Health

    Certified diabetes educator Viola Holmes talks about the empowering effect home monitoring can have on people with diabetes including staying within goals and problem solving when readings go high or low.

  • Consistently Eating Breakfast

    Thursday, April 09, 2015

    Blogs Topic: Food

    Certified diabetes educator Viola Holmes offers some tips to help people who usually skip breakfast, so that they can starting eating the most important meal of the day again on a regular basis.