K’Layn was born in Corpus Christi and raised in Sinton, Texas. She graduated with her Bachelors Degree from Texas A&M University and continued her education at Lamar University where she received her Masters and Dietetic Internship.
Prior to working at DiabetesAmerica, K’Layn was a Clinical Dietitian for Morrison Management Specialists. She chose to specialize in diabetes care because it has personally affected many of her close relatives. K’Layn is excited to be a part of the DiabetesAmerica team because she wants to help others in their struggles with diabetes and help prevent the progression of the disease.
K’Layn was raised by two wonderful parents and has a sister who attends Texas A&M. She and her husband Patrick have two dogs, Baxter and Lily. Her free time is spent with family, running and spending time outdoors.
Carol is a Registered Dietitian and has been a nutrition consultant for over 20 years. She earned her BA in Nutrition from University of Houston and completed her dietetic internship at Texas Women’s University in Houston. Carol is specialized in cardiovascular, diabetes, and weight management.
Carol believes that nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle changes are the keys to improve your health. She is excited to join the DiabetesAmerica team, because she enjoys being a leader in wellness in her community and seeing her patients take strides to become healthier individuals.
Carol loves to cook and work in her flower beds
L. Damon Weddington, MD
Dr. Weddington trained in the US Navy in Internal Medicine. During his seven years in the Navy, he served as Chairman of the Special Care and the Infection Control Committee. He practiced for the last two years in a solo practice out of St. Joseph Hospital in Houston. Dr. Weddington joined the DiabetesAmerica Team in February of 2006.
He received his undergraduate degree in Chemistry from Xavier University and his Doctor of Medicine from Morehouse School of Medicine. After an internship in Internal Medicine at Tulane University Medical Center, Dr. Weddington completed his residency at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego. He has managed a diverse and complicated panel of more than one thousand patients.
Dr. Weddington resides in Humble, along with his wife and two wonderful children.
Cheryl Winter, MS RD, MS APRN, CDE, FNP-BC
Starting out in the healthcare arena as a masters-prepared registered dietitian, Cheryl has always been professionally driven by the mantra: “Food is Medicine and Medicine is Food.” After a 7-year career as a registered dietitian mostly working in the intensive care units of Houston’s Texas Medical Center, Cheryl concluded that becoming a nurse would help her empower her patients to understand the medicinal properties of food, in treating their health conditions. Therefore, Cheryl obtained a second bachelor’s degree and became a registered nurse. After many years of working as an intensive care nurse and treating the sickest of the sick, Cheryl became even more determined to reduce the significant suffering she witnessed and help prevent people from ever getting sick and requiring hospitalization in the first place. She therefore combined her nursing and nutrition credentials and forged her career in the outpatient diabetes arena to become a certified diabetes educator, working to keep people healthy and out of hospitals.
In 2006, Cheryl was fortunate to land an exciting job as a diabetes educator at a facility on the cutting edge of treatments that improve people’s lives. This facility was DiabetesAmerica. While working here, Cheryl knew she had found her calling in the area of diabetes and wanted to again further her knowledge by becoming a family nurse practitioner. Cheryl briefly left DiabetesAmerica to pursue this educational goal, but soon returned in September 2010 after her graduation with her second master’s degree. She is excited to be at DiabetesAmerica, practicing as a healthcare provider, where she is able to continue her mantra, “Food is Medicine and Medicine is Food,” since treatment with food is always her first choice in treating people with diabetes, along with individualizing care with other medically necessary treatments.
Cheryl lives with her husband in The Woodlands/Conroe, Texas area. They have two daughters, one a musical theater devotee living in New York City, and the other a meteorologist, working on a graduate degree at Rice University. When not working, Cheryl enjoys exercising, boating, painting, interior design, and spending quality time with her amazing family.