April 21, 2019

What We Do Daily to Protect Mother Earth. Share Your Actions and Ideas to Celebrate on Earth Day 2019

Earthday

My husband, Don Kraus, and I are relishing a spectacular Asheville spring – we savor the spectacle of gorgeous purple redbud trees, carpets of pink phlox and yellow blossoms of forsythia…not to mention visits from mama bear and her cubs. Our community is immersed in the celebrations of Passover, Easter and Earth Day, with their respective themes of freedom, renewal and a livable world. 

 
January 30, 2019

#ResolutionRealism

On January 27th I was again a guest on Diabetes What to Know’s Facebook Live Diabetes Primetime with host Ansley Dalbo. On this episode we focused on what we called #ResolutionRealism – how to make and follow through with those annual New Year’s resolutions realistically. I detailed why I promote preplanning as a critical part of healthy food choices and eating habits (in addition to portion control). I shared the action steps I take week after week to make this happen for myself and my family.

 
January 30, 2019

Foods & Ingredients Inventory and Shopping List

On January 27th I was again a guest on Diabetes What to Know’s Facebook Live Diabetes Primetime with host Ansley Dalbo. On this episode we focused on what we called #ResolutionRealism – how to make and follow through with those annual New Year’s resolutions realistically. 

 
November 12, 2018

Social Media and Diabetes Building Bridges Through Collaboration and Consensus

Building Collaboration

This article, Building Bridges Through Collaboration and Consensus: Expanding Awareness and Use of Peer Support and Peer Support Communities Among People With Diabetes, Caregivers, and Health Care Providers, is published in a special issue of Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology, titled Social Media and Diabetes. It details the development of collaboration between the diabetes peer support communities and the American Association of Diabetes Educators.

 
October 1, 2018

Is It Time to Remodel Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support?

Diabetes Self Management

This invited commentary for the American Journal of Managed Care – Evidence Based Diabetes Management, was published as part of a special issue titled: Diabetes Educators and Payment Reform. In this provocative article I build the case for the need to remodel for the future the way that Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES) is delivered today. I detail the societal trends driving the need for this action along with the aligned research, standards and recommendations.

 
August 29, 2018

Tips for Making Salads a Healthy Choice

Many of us think of salads as a healthy choice, but the truth is that there are many ways to turn a salad into a nutritional nightmare! In this short video with Diabetes What To Know I share some tips from Eat Out, Eat Well - the Guide To Eating Healthy in Any Restaurant for making a salad the healthy choice it should be!!

 
August 18, 2018

Facebook Live at AADE18 – The Diabetes Educator’s Role in Advocating Peer Support

I had the privilege to do a Facebook Live at the 2018 American Association of Diabetes Educator’s annual conference with David Edelman, founder and CEO of Diabetes Daily. We’ve been partners over the last year working with AADE and Peer Support Communities to promote the value of peer support to people with diabetes and their caregivers.

 
August 9, 2018

Meal Planning Tips from An Expert

We all know that we should eat more non-starchy vegetables... but that's easier said than done. In this in this short video with Diabetes What To Know I share some meal planning tips for getting more non-starchy vegetables in your diet.

 

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