Marci Butcher, RD, LN, CDCES, FADCES has been a dietitian for 30 years and a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES) for 25 years, with the past 20 years working as the Quality Diabetes Education Initiative Coordinator for the Montana Diabetes Program (MT DPHHS), where she has worked to increase access to diabetes self-management education, particularly for rural and disparate populations across Montana. Marci sees technology as an exciting opportunity to reach more people with diabetes and help to improve care and outcomes.
Marci has served on the Montana Coordinating Body of the Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists (ADCES) leadership team for 20 years, served as the ADCES Public Health Community of Interest (COI) leader, and developed and currently co-leads the ADCES Diabetes Prevention COI. She served on the most recent (2017) Revision Committee for the National Standards of Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES).
She was awarded the 2007 Montana Diabetes Educator of the Year, the 2008 Montana Recognized Dietitian of the Year, the 2017 National ADCES Diabetes Educator of the Year, and has recently received the honor of being distinguished as a Fellow of ADCES. Marci is a staunch advocate of the statewide mentoring and partnership relationships that have ultimately benefitted those with and at risk for diabetes. Marci’s husband was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes 28 years ago – two years after they were married – and their family ‘lives strong’ with diabetes each and every day!
Marci graduated from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN, with degrees in Nutrition and Biology, and completed her dietetic internship at the Veteran’s Administration in Salt Lake City.