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.

August 9, 2018

Meal Planning Tips from An Expert

We all know that we should eat more non-starchy vegetables... but that's easier said than done. In this in this short video with Diabetes What To Know I share some meal planning tips for getting more non-starchy vegetables in your diet.

June 20, 2018

Sound Bites Podcast: Learn, Connect, Engage: Peer Support Communities

Back for a third appearance on Sound Bites, the very successful Podcast of my colleague Melissa Joy Dobbins, MS, RDN, CDE, I discussed the value of peer support and peer support communities for people with diabetes and their caregivers. I was joined by two people from the diabetes peer support community, Anna Norton, CEO of Diabetes Sisters and a person with type 1 diabetes and Shelby Kinnaird, a peer support leader for Diabetes Sisters and person with type 2 diabetes.

March 27, 2018

What to Know about Diabetes and Pizza

We all love pizza... but can people with type 2 diabetes eat it and stay healthy?  I say "Yes,"  in this short video with Diabetes What To Know. Enjoy some tips from Eat Out, Eat Well - the Guide To Eating Healthy in Any Restaurant.