August 10, 2017

Making the Grade: Back To School With Diabetes

As a parent or caregiver of a child with diabetes, your back-to-school checklist includes more than a backpack, notebooks and writing tools. You also have to add visits to your child’s healthcare providers, forms to complete, supplies to provide, and connecting with the school personnel to your list.

 
July 26, 2017

Got Diabetes and Want to Try a Low Carb Diet? Here’s How to Make Your Carbs Count!

Low carbAre you in this situation? You, a loved one or good friend, has prediabetes or type 2 diabetes. You’re constantly searching for answers to the all-important question: what and how much to eat. But you’re left scratching your head about whether following a low carb diet is a must.

 
April 19, 2017

7 Need-to-Knows about Sugar Substitutes

splenda_living_blog_sugar_substitutesYou hear and see media headlines galore about how sugar substitutes may impact your health or weight loss efforts, ranging from eyebrow-raising to nerve-calming.

 

A Guide to Healthy Eating in Restaurants

Hope wrote this guest blog for Christel Oerum's TheFitBlog with helpful tips on healthy restaurant eating.  Read here ...

Diabetes Care and Education: The RDs Role in 2017

Today's Dietitian sits down with Hope to, in her role as the 2017 Immediate Past President of the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE), discuss the organization's work, the RD's role in diabetes care, and ways in which dietitians can maximize their effectivenes in delivering diabetes care, education and support.  Read more ...

Making Early, Consistent Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support the Norm, Not the Exception

Hope co-authored this editorial in The American Journal of Managed Care-Evidence Based Diabetes Management with Robert A. Gabbay, MD, PhD, FACP, the senior vice president and chief medical officer of Joslin Diabetes Center and the editor in chief of this publication within her role as 2016 President of the American Association of Diabetes Educators.

What metrics should be considered beyond HbA1c to best measure diabetes outcomes?

Hope writes the "counter" on this point/counter point article in Healio Endocrine Today on the topic surrounding the continued utility of using the HbA1c test to measure the efficacy of glucose lowering medications as well as diabetes care outcomes (free registration to login). 

How a Professional Eater Made Some Changes

Hope is quoted in this  Cincinnati Enquirer article by Polly Campbell, the Enquirer's restaurant critic and food writer. Polly writes about how she is dealing with her new diagnosis of type 2 diabetes. Read more ...

AADE president outlines challenges, strategies for promoting diabetes education

In this 5 minute video exclusive, Endocrine Today Diabetes in Real Life columnist Susan Weiner, MS, RDN, CDE, CDN, speaks with Hope about the challenges facing diabetes educators today and AADE’s 3-year strategic plan for addressing those challenges. 

Book Review: Diabetes Meal Planning Made Easy

In this review of Diabetes Meal Planning Made Easy published by Nutrition 411, Alex Lewis, RD, LD says "Anyone with diabetes, anyone who supports a loved one with diabetes, or any health professional who treats patients with diabetes will benefit from reading and utilizing this book as a go-to resource."

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