January 28, 2012

Dear Ms. Deen (& Millions New to Type 2) – A Dose of Support, Tablespoons of Wisdom

Dear Ms. Deen:

Now that the dust has settled and the world knows you’ve had type 2 diabetes for a few years I want to offer you (and millions like you new to type 2 diabetes) a Paula Deen head shotdose of support and words of wisdom as a diabetes educator and dietitian who, shall we say, has a few years under her belt. 

First, let me encourage you to close your ears to all the advice (and criticism) you’ve received, free of charge, since coming out about your type 2. These “advisors” clearly don’t know much about YOUR diabetes, YOUR medical situation or, to be downright honest, much about type 2 diabetes and today’s treatments.

Second, let me offer you a virtual hug and pat on the back. Thank you for letting the world know about your type 2 diabetes. Too many people deny they have type 2 and remain in denial during the precious years in which taking action to slow down the disease progression is SO critical (more about that below). 

 

EatSmart with Hope Warshaw, Quantia Communications Wins Web Health Award, Summer/Fall 2011

Summer/Fall Web Health Awards have been announced and Warshaw/Quantia Communication's mobile app EatSmart with Hope Warshaw won a Bronze Award. See the complete list of award winners. To learn more see the press release about EatSmart, the innovative mobile app for diabetes meal planning.

Warshaw interviewed by Casey Dowd of Fox Business on Tips to Control Costs of Diabetes Care in "The Boomer" column

Casey Dowd,author of The Boomer Column on Fox Business and a person with type 2 diabetes, interviewed Warshaw for Tips to Control the Costs of Living with Type 2 Diabetes. Warshaw's key point?

July 28, 2011

Recaps of American Diabetes Association Meeting, 2012

In late June I attended the 2011 American Diabetes Association's Scientific Sessions (meeting). As usual, a fascinating learning experience. Over the years this meeting has become one that attracts scientists and health care providers from all over the world. Many stimulating and thought provoking meetings go on as well as an opportunity to explore new products and resources in a chock-full exhibit hall.

 

Rather than recreating additional recaps of this meeting, I'm pointing you to two detailed debriefs I've wrote for PRESENTdiabetes.com, the online continuing education community for healthcare professionals for which I'm the nutrition section editor:

 

Warshaw's article New & Improved Meds published in Diabetic Living, Summer 2011 issue

Diabetic Living, Better Homes and Garden's special interest diabetes magazine, published Warshaw's article New & Improved Meds, in the Summer 2011 issue. This article offers people with diabetes and their loved ones a sneak peak at blood glucose lowering medications which are newly approved by U.S. FDA and on the near horizon. We're in a new era of blood glucose lowering meds - more that treat root problems and some even help with weight loss.

April 13, 2011

Type 2 Diabetes: From Old Dogmas to New Realities – Part 2

Suffice to say, dramatic changes have occurred in our understanding of the onset and progression of prediabetes over the last decade. Lightening speed changes have also occurred regarding the therapies available to achieve optimal blood glucose control.

However, even with all of this change many old dogmas hang on. It’s time to be aware of the new realities. Here I’ve focused on two common old dogmas and the new realities.

 
April 13, 2011

Type 2 Diabetes: From Old Dogmas to New Realities – Part 1

Suffice to say, dramatic changes have occurred in our understanding of the onset and progression of prediabetes over the last decade. Lightening speed changes have also occurred regarding the therapies available to achieve optimal blood glucose control.

However, even with all of this change many old dogmas hang on. It’s time to be aware of the new realities.  Here I’ve focused on two common old dogmas and the new realities.

 

Quantia Announces EatSmart, an Innovative Mobile App for People with Prediabetes/Type 2 Diabetes Developed with Warshaw

On 4/6/11Quantia, the creators of QuantiaMD®, the leading online physician community, announced the release of the innovative mobile application for diabetes meal planning named EatSmart over the business wire.

Warshaw quoted in Today's Dietitian story about Exercise and Type 2 Diabetes

Warshaw offers her advice to help dietitians help people with type 2 pursue a regular physical activity plan in Jump-Starting Motivation to Exercise in Clients With Type 2 Diabetes. This article is an e-news exclusive on Today's Dietitian's website. Today's Dietitian is geared to the over 70,000 dietitians in the U.S.

March 31, 2011

Look at What the Look AHEAD Study Reveals

We all know the Henny Youngman line: “I don’t get no respect.” This line rings true regarding research on the effectiveness of healthy lifestyle changes (eg: behavior changes for healthy eating and physical activity) to prevent or treat diseases – among diseases impacted: prediabetes and type 2. Yet the impressive role of lifestyle changes (along with a hefty among of expert-led support) in preventing or delaying type 2 or slowing the progression of type 2 has and continues to be reinforced by research studies over and over again. These results, however, don’t seem to have the media sizzle to attract headlines like the studies of costly drug therapies (to name one, the famed diabetes ACCORD Trial). So the public continues to have their tax dollars spent on these lifestyle-fcoused studies without quickly hearing about their findings.

 

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