Diabetes Meets Determination with a Dash of Sass: An Up-Close interview with Lauren Plunkett
In this article for the publication diaTribe – Making Sense of Diabetes, I interviewed Lauren Plunkett, RD, CDCES. Lauren has had type 1 diabetes since her diagnosis at 11 years old. In her new book, Type One Determination, Lauren’s offers details of her personal journey
Get Up Close and in the Know with Sean Salmon, President of Medtronic Diabetes
For T1D Exchange, I had the opportunity to interview Sean Salmon, President of Medtronic Diabetes. This interview covers Medtronic’s recent partnership with T1D Exchange and other diabetes entities to better understand and address the disparities that people of color with diabetes face.
Allulose is a new lower calorie sugar in a category of new sweeteners referred to as “rare sugars.” Due to the availability of rare sugars and guidance from FDA that allows for positive labeling on the Nutrition Facts panel, manufacturers are racing to formulate new lower calorie and sugar foods. In this article for Today’s Dietitian titled, Introducing Allulose, I define this new sugar, discuss other rare sugars, review safety evaluation and detail how allulose is processed through the human body.
What is Carbohydrate?
For my client LifeScan Diabetes Institute, I wrote and recorded a three-minute video titled, What is Carbohydrate?
New Consensus Report from ADA and EASD on the Management of T1D in Adults, Summarized
In late 2021 a new consensus report, The Management of Type 1 Diabetes in Adults, was published jointly by American Diabetes Association (in Diabetes Care) and European Study for Diabetes (EASD) (in Diabetologia). The report was developed by 14 content experts. The focus, interestingly, is on people 18 years of age and older.
Expanded Roles in Diabetes Care
RDs who specialize in diabetes care have been expanding their roles and responsibilities for the last decade or so. In this article I delve into the recent changes to titles as well as organizations and the rationale for them.
Status Update: Connected Insulin Delivery Devices
Until recently the only ways to take insulin, other than using an insulin pump, was via traditional pens or vial and syringe. Due to engineering and technological innovation there’s a growing cadre of insulin delivery devices called connected insulin delivery devices. In this blog for T1D Exchange, I define “connected” devices and review the rationale for their need.
Meet the Expert – Hope Warshaw
Get to know me at bit better in this LifeScan Diabetes Institute Meet the Expert video with a longtime colleague Amparo Gonzalez, MPH, RN, CDCES.
Precision Diabetes Medicine and Nutrition Care – Ready for Prime Time?
Precision medicine, precision nutrition – both terms and concepts for personalized health care are becoming popular. But do we know enough yet to apply these concepts, and related knowledge, to make personalized recommendations?
Sugar and Sugar Substitutes: Weight, Glucose & Gut Health – Dr. John Sievenpiper & Hope Warshaw
I was once again delighted to appear on the award-winning and well-known nutrition podcast, Sound Bites, hosted by fellow RDN and CDCES, Melissa Joy Dobbins. I appeared on this episode (#189) with Dr. John Sievenpiper, one of the smartest scientist/researchers today on the topic of added sugars and sugar substitutes