Cheryl Burns, CDCES, RDN

Dietician/Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist Quality Coordinator of the Center for Diabetes and Metabolic Health Program

    About me

    Cheryl has been working in the field of Nutrition and Dietetics for over 30 years. After receiving dietetics training at HSHS St. John’s Hospital, she decided to stay in Springfield. She has extensive experience with clinics and hospital care. 

    In 2012, she became certified as a diabetes educator and in 2022 became certified as a Lifestyle Coach through the Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists. 

    Her interests include improving the health of people with diabetes, people with kidney conditions, and people with a need for nutritional support. Food is nourishment. She wants to help you find the lifestyle that supports your best health.



    Education & training

    Registered Dietician
    Board Certifications
    Diabetes Care and Education
    Undergraduate Degree
    University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point, Stevens Point, WI


    Clinical locations


    SIU Endocrinology Clinic

    751 N. Rutledge St. Springfield, IL 62702 1st Floor
    Mon - Fri: 7:30 am-4:30 pm

    Hospital privileges

    • HSHS St. John's Hospital, Springfield, IL
    • Memorial Health, Springfield IL


    Research Interests
    Medical Nutrition Therapy, Renal Disease

    Clinical trials


    Family healthcare advocate Integrated with medical Specialists to improve cardiometabolic Health (FISH)

    Active not recruiting

    The purpose of this study is to evaluate the impact of a Family Healthcare Advocate in management of Type 2 Diabetes and Hypertension among SIU Medicine Endocrinology patients residing in Springfield, IL zip codes 62702 and 62703.