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Carla E. Cox, PhD, RD, CDE Providence-employed provider


Diabetes, Sports Medicine
Accepting new patients

Board Certification

  • Sports Dietetics
900 N Orange St.
Suite 304
Missoula, MT 59802
P: 406-329-5781
F: 406-327-3331

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  • Type 1 diabetes
  • Insulin pumps
  • Sensors


Ph.D. Independent Interdisciplinary Program: Emphasis Exercise Physiology; University of Montana - Missoula, MT

MS: Nutrition; Colorado State University - Fort Collins, CO

BS: Dietics; Loma LInda University - Loma Linda, CA


Biomedical Genetics; University of Washington - Seattle, WA


Awards & Achievements

  • Practitioner Preceptor of the Year Award, Department of Pharmacy Practice, The University of Montana, 2012
  • Diabetes Educator of the Year, Montana Chapter of the American Association of Diabetes
    Educators, 2011
  • American Diabetes National Chair Citation Award, 2011
  • American Diabetes Association Outstanding Leadership Award, 2010
  • Voted “Recognized Dietitian of the Year” for the State of Montana (1988)


Haas L, Maryniuk M, Beck J, Cox C et al. "National standards for diabetes self-management education and support." The Diabetes Educator, 38:619-629, 2012.

Cox C. "Sports Nutrition for the individual with diabetes." E-chapter SCAN’s Sports Nutrition Care Manual, 2011

Cox C and Anding R. "The Athlete with Type 1 Diabetes:" National Webinar for the American Dietetic Association, Sports and Cardiovascular Practice Group to members, 2011.

Wolf D, Kemmis K, Kovookjian J, Largay J, Zrebiec J, Sidorov J, Compton T, Cox C, Ernst K, Scheiner G et al "Strategies for improving physical activity participation among individuals with diabetes." SelfCare. 2011 (accepted for publication)

Cox C and Sharkey B. "Eating for Health and Performance: The Wildland Firefighter." USDA Forest Service. Missoula Technology and Development Center. CD 0651-2C05-MTDC, 2007.

Cox C, Ruby B, Banse H and Gaskill S. "Hydration status and water turnover of dogsled drivers during an endurance sled dog event in the arctic." International Journal of Circumpolar Health, 65:6-15, 2006.

Sharkey B, and Cox C. "Wildland Firefighter Health and Safety Report," Missoula Technology and Development Center, Spring 2005.

Cox C, Gallea J. & Ruby B. "Eating for Success: An Iditarod Musher Survey." Mushing. Jan/Feb: 25-26, 2003

Cox C, Gaskill, S., Ruby, B. & Uhlig, S. "Case Study of Training, Fitness, and Nourishment of a Dog Driver During the Iditarod 1049 Mile Dogsled Race." International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism. 13:288-296, 2003.

Graetzer D, Knapp J, Cox C, Jacobson-Glassy J. "Comparison of Total Serum Cholesterol, LDL-C and TSC/HDL-C Ratio Classifications for CAD Risk in Adolescents." Research Quarterly Exercise Sport. 67S:1, A-49, 1996 (Abstract).

Graetzer D, Thomas M, Cox C, Jacobson-Glassy J and Miller A. "Blood Cholesterol Screening in Missoula, Montana Public High Schools: Intervention Guidelines by the National Cholesterol Education Program." Montana Journal of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. Sp/Su, 24-34, 1994.

Professional Organizations

  • American Association of Diabetes Educators
  • American Diabetes Association
  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • National Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics



  • Chair, American Diabetes Association Tour de Cure, Montana (Jan 2009 to present)
  • Head Nutritionist, ADA sponsored Montana Youth Retreat (2006 to present)
  • Head Nutritionist, ADA sponsored Camp Colorado (2009 to 2013)
  • Planning committee, ADA sponsored Camp Colorado (2009 to present)
  • Medical coordinator of Teen Camp, ADA sponsored Camp Colorado (2013 to present)
  • Offsite coordinator (backpacking) for Montana Youth Retreat (2006 to present)
  • Planning committee member, Montana Youth Retreat (2006 to present)

Medical Interests

  • Type 1 diabetes

Personal Interests

  • Dog sledding
  • Mountain climbing
  • Canoeing
  • Backpacking
  • Running
  • Cycling
  • Participating in triathlons
  • Gardening
  • Helping to create opportunities for children with diabetes to “get out” and exercise.