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.