Irielle Gant received her Master’s degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2012. She received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Louisiana State University Medical Center School of Nursing in New Orleans in 2008. Mrs. Gant joined the Endocrine Department at Ochsner Medical Center in 2013. Her academic interests stemmed from her attendance at a whole person care preceptorship in Loma Linda, CA and participation in community outreach. Her special interest include holistic/ spiritual care impacting diabetes management, psychosocial effects on chronic disease, health care literacy, and new onset diabetes in the transplant population.