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.

 
March 15, 2019

On the Cutting Edge newsletter: Theme: Addressing the Mental Health Needs and Psychosocial Barriers to Self-Care for People with Diabetes

On the cutting edgeI was pleased to serve as the theme section editor for this On the Cutting Edge, the newsletter of the Diabetes Care and Education Dietetic Practice Group of the Academy of Dietetics and Nutrition. For this issue I coordinated topic ideation, author selection, article reviews and other editorial responsibilities.

 
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.

 

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