ABOUT

KRISTIANA BREGU

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STUDIES

Kristiana Bregu is a nutritionist-dietitian graduate from the department of Sciences of Nutrition and Dietetics (International Hellenic University) and a postgraduate student in the direction of medical-clinical nutrition (department of medicine –
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki).

In her thesis she dealt with the subject “Nutrition with low glycemic index”
regarding the glycemic response of the morning meal to normal, pre-
diabetic and diabetic patients.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

During her studies she voluntarily participated in the “Physical Activity Study recording via electronic sensors and electronic Physical Activity journal» in the context of the research program ESPA “Alliance for Health-Nutrition”, during the period 01/2014 and in dietary interventions carried out under the ESPA program “Alliance for Health-Nutrition” in the Municipality of Thessaloniki in 2014.

She has practiced her internship in a dietary clinic specialized in metabolic syndrome, gastrointestinal disorders and autoimmune disease, with which she continued to collaborate for the next three years at first voluntarily and later as a paid employee-nutritionist.

In particular, she has been involved in dietary intervention in physiological and clinical conditions such as cardiovascular disease, thyroiditis, anemia, neurological conditions including epilepsy, gouty arthritis, fatty liver, depression, anxiety disorder, cancer, hormonal imbalances in women such as polycystic ovary syndrome and premenstrual syndrome, dietary support for autoimmune diseases (Hashimoto, multiple sclerosis, psoriasis, scleroderma, lupus erythematosus). She also dealt extensively with metabolic syndrome that involves abdominal obesity, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, hyperglycemia and insulin resistance as well as nutritional support for gastrointestinal diseases such as Crohn’s disease, irritable bowel syndrome, ulcerative colitis, constipation, gastroesophageal reflux disease, celiac disease, as well as the treatment of dietary allergies and intolerances.

RESEARCH ACTIVITIES & SPEECHES

During her stay in the dietary clinic, she conducted two researches on diabetes and the glycemic response of food to normal, pre-diabetic and diabetic subjects.
She was a research fellow, a scientific secretary and speaker at the Experiential Seminar on “Metabolic Syndrome in Children and Adolescents: Integrated Health Intervention” at the 28th Conference “A healthy mind body” – A holistic approach to child and adolescent health, held on 6-9 October 2016 in Trikala.

She then investigated non-celiac gluten sensitivity in children and adults,and also participated in a research that was conducted in collaboration with the neuropediatric department of the Papageorgiou Hospital in Thessaloniki regarding epilepsy and vitamin D in children, for which he was awarded. She participated in the presentations of the results of these two studies on “Non-Celiac Disease Sensitivity in Gluten in Children” and “Vitamin D and Epilepsy”, respectively, announced at the 29th Conference of the Greek Society of Social Paediatrics and Health Promotion on 14-17 September 2017 in Kavala-Greece.

HONORS & AWARDS

3rd Prize for a posted announcement on “Vitamin D and epilepsy” on the “rostrum of new scientists” at the 29th Conference of the Hellenic Society for Social Pediatrics and Health Promotion on 14-17 September 2017 in Kavala-Greece.
Eagles of Health 2021:

ACTIONS

Speech-presentation at a kindergarten in Thessaloniki regarding children’s nutrition.

SCIENTIFIC EDUCATION

She has attended the 14th round of postgraduate courses 2017-2018 of the Hellenic Association for the study and education of diabetes mellitus.

MEMBERSHIP

Member of
Nutritionists – Dietitians Union of Greece

CONFERENCES

Food additives: Current trends” on November 27, 2010 in Thessaloniki.

Diabetes, a modern health problem” on February 4, 2012 in Thessaloniki.

8th Panhellenic Atherosclerosis Conference” on 15-17 March 2012 in Thessaloniki.

10th Macedonian Nutrition Conference” on 4-5 October 2012 in Thessaloniki.

8th Scientific Conference of Greek Medical Society of Obesity
on 15-16 March 2013 in Thessaloniki.

First Clinical Tutorial of Pulmonary Hypertension” on April 6, 2013 in Thessaloniki.

1st Clinical Nutrition Congress» on 12-13 April 2013 in Thessaloniki.

International Conference on the Fight against Malnutrition» on April 12, 2013 in Thessaloniki.

Awareness of health professionals in nutrition and healthy lifestyle issues of patients with degenerative diseases” conference held in the Municipality of Thessaloniki and Pylaia area on 5 and October 9, 2013 respectively, as part of the research program ESPA “Alliance for Health-Nutrition, nutritional Intervention and Education Programs for the treatment of degenerative diseases.

1st Seminar of continuing medical education to insulin therapy in insulin pumps
and the latest technology for Diabetes” on 23-24 January 2015.

Diabetes a modern health problem” on January 31, 2015 in Thessaloniki.

Macedonian 11th Nutrition Congress” on 15-17 May 2015

13th National Congress of Nutrition and Dietetics, 2nd National Nutrition Clinic Conference”
on 27-29 November 2015 in Athens.

Healthy Food, Fitness and Wellness Conference’ of the Army Corps
on September 30, 2016 in Thessaloniki.

28th Conference “A healthy mind body ‘- Holistic approach to child and adolescent health, held by the Greek Society of Social Pediatrics and Health Promotion on 6-9 October 2016 in Trikala.

Diabetes Mellitus: A modern Health on January 28, 2017 in Thessaloniki.

29th Conference “Children, teenagers and family in the New Era, Health and Psychosocial Wellbeing needs” held by the Greek Society of Social Pediatrics and Health Promotion on 14-17 September 2017 in Kavala.

Joint International Scientific Meeting “Diabetes Mellitus. From basic research to the day-to-day clinical practice” on 18-20 May 2018 in Thessaloniki.

32nd Panhellenic Annual Conference of the Hellenic Diabetes Research and Education Society on November 14-17,
2018 in Thessaloniki.

ESPEN workshop Nutrition in IBD patients – 9-10 June 2020

Public Health Implications of Recent Clinical evidence on Omega-3 Fatty Acids
and Cardiovascular disease- ASN (American Society for Nutrition) – 23 June 2020

Nutritional management of a surgical patient – 7 December 2021

2021 Symposium on Healthy Aging – OFAS – 8 December 2021

6ο Pancyprian Diabetes Congress – 19-20 February 2022

12ο Conference of Pediatrics Subspecialties – 25-27 February 2022

Functional foods, nutrition and health (Functional food and
biochemistry technology: bioactive ingredients, genes and metabolism)

Two-day conference “Cephalalgias” of the Hellenic Neurological Society 26-27 February 2022

7th Seminar on Rheumatology – Orthopedics – 11-12 March 2022

Travel in the world of TKIs – Tyrosine kinase inhibitors in oncology

Skin manifestations of Rhematic Diseases

25th Cycle of Intensive Education in Endocrinology – “Reproductive Endocrinology –
Pediatric Endocrinology” – 11-13 March 2022

Obesity a systemic disease – 2 April 2022

FOREIGN LANGUAGES

English: Lower (Cambridge & Michigan)
Proficiency (Cambridge & Michigan) -2007

French: Diplôme d’études en langue française (DELF) B2
Diplôme approfondi de langue française (DALF) C2 -2016

Russian: basic user level Α1 -2017