From October, our nutrition and diabetes specialist Maarja Randväli consults everyone at Qvalitas Ülemiste centre. In addition, afternoon hours are available for appointments.
With what kind of concerns can you contact Maarja Randväli?
If you or someone close to you has a weight problem or health concern (e.g. diabetes, lactose intolerance, cardiovascular diseases, kidney diseases, gout, etc.), then Maarja will support your treatment, analyses your diet and draws a nutrition plan according to your health status.
Maarja Randväli tells us more about herself and the process of nutritional therapy.
I have studied general nursing at Tartu Health Care College and in addition, clinical nursing, specialising on diabetes. I also have a Master's degree from Tallinn University, where I studied organisational behaviour in the field of health care (health care management). In previous years, I have had trainings in both Estonia as well as abroad. For a long time, I worked in children's clinic in Tartu, where a large amount of time, I was occupied with diabetes patients. Additionally, I have worked as a nutrition and diabetes counsellor in Valga hospital and in the National Institute of Help Development, as a diabetes counsellor/trainer in educational institutions
As I pretty much dedicated myself to this field, I founded together with my colleague the MTÜ Diabeedispetsialistid (a non-profit association of diabetes specialists), where I am a Member of the Management Board. It is a professional organisation, which brings together the specialists of the field in order to develop the field in various aspects.
I really love my job. I like to communicate with people and help them in the field of nutrition, and I want to support them in coping with chronic diseases. I believe that a proper nutrition counselling requires an individual consultation and it must be concise, depending on the age, genetic features, eating habits of the family and many other things. The same is with chronic diseases, where continuous counselling and training is very important, and not only to the patient, but also his/her beloved ones. The continuous support and individual science-based approach are the key words in the process of nutritional therapy in order to achieve positive results. In my spare time, I do sports and participate in public sports events. I also read a lot professional literature.