Sherri Shafer, RD


Sherri Shafer is a registered dietitian and a certified diabetes educator. Since 1992, she has counseled thousands of people with diabetes at UCSF. She also works as an instructor for diabetes self-management workshops through the UCSF Diabetes Teaching Center, and she provides nutrition counseling for women who develop diabetes during pregnancy.

Shafer received her degree in nutrition and dietetics from the University of California, Berkeley.

Sharing her expertise on diabetes, Shafer has lectured extensively to medical professionals and public audiences, contributed to health care websites and professional publications, and developed educational materials. She is the author of two books, Diabetes and Carb Counting for Dummies and Diabetes Type 2: Complete Food Management Program.

In 2016, Shafer received the individual PRIDE Award for demonstrating the importance of professionalism, respect, integrity, diversity and excellence in her career at UCSF.

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UC Berkeley, Nutrition and Dietetics 1992

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Diabetes and Carb Counting For Dummies. 2017.
  2. Cheng YW, Chung JH, Kurbisch-Block I, Inturrisi M, Shafer S, Caughey AB. Gestational weight gain and gestational diabetes mellitus: perinatal outcomes. Obstet Gynecol. 2008 Nov; 112(5):1015-22.
  3. Cheng YW, Esakoff TF, Block-Kurbisch I, Ustinov A, Shafer S, Caughey AB. Screening or diagnostic: markedly elevated glucose loading test and perinatal outcomes. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2006 Nov; 19(11):729-34.
  4. Sherri Shafer. Diabetes Type 2 Complete Food Management Program. 2001.

Publications are derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and provided by UCSF Profiles, a service of the Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at UCSF. Researchers can make corrections and additions to their publications by logging on to UCSF Profiles.

This health care professional is not a member of UCSF Medical Group. Please check with your health insurance plan regarding coverage for services.