July 25, 2019

Cliff Notes Version of the ADA’s 2019 Nutrition Therapy Consensus Report

In May of 2019 the American Diabetes Association (ADA) published in their journal, Diabetes Care, an update to the 2014 iteration of their nutrition recommendations. It’s titled, “Nutrition Therapy for Adults with Diabetes or Prediabetes: A Consensus Report.” ADA does a complete review and update of this report roughly every five years.

July 10, 2019

Diabetes Sisters – Expert CDE blog

Check out this Ask our CDE article, Practical Pointers for Healthy Restaurant Meals, I was pleased to contribute to the July 2019 issue of the Diabetes Sister’s e-newsletter. The article covers a few of the key skills and strategies I recommend for ordering and eating healthy restaurant meals with the primary objective to combat HUGE portions and lots of fat. In addition I offered several tips and tactics to maximize the accuracy of carbohydrate counting for people with diabetes. Enjoy the read!

July 3, 2019

Diabetes Connections Podcast with Stacey Simms

I was delighted to record a podcast with Stacey Simms for her weekly show Diabetes Connections. Stacey is an award-winning broadcaster and speaker. She’s the mother of a child with type 1 diabetes who was diagnosed at 2 years old. Her son is now 14 years old. Stacey and I had a terrific conversation.

July 1, 2019

ADA Scientific Sessions (#ADA2019): Loads of Learning, Connecting and Recommitting

I wrote this invited guest blog for the American Association of Diabetes Educator’s (AADE) blog after attending the 2019 American Diabetes Association’s (ADA) Scientific Sessions (as they're called) in June. As usual this conference was packed with four days of intense learning. It also offered an opportunity to connect with many old friends and colleagues as well as with many healthcare providers, people with diabetes and others committed to improving diabetes care and the lives of people with diabetes. The slide above was created by Professor Jane Speight from Australia. She graciously revised this slide for me to share with my AADE colleagues in this blog. She used the initial draft of the slide in her talk at ADA on #languagematters which I recapped in this blog. She's a global champion on this topic.   

April 21, 2019

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


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. 

March 20, 2019

A Digital Health Success Story – Candy Barnes

Candy BarnesThe use of digital health tools, apps and therapeutics are playing and increasingly valuable role in health care and health care delivery. It is said that over the next few years digital health will become how many health care services are delivered. Just like what’s happened in the banking industry, it’s what many consumers want.