Carb Counting for Diabetes: The Basics

Diabetes Mine’s Wil Dubois provides a deep dive into the ins and outs of basic and advanced carbohydrate counting for people with diabetes. Hope provides perspective on the challenges of carbohydrate counting. She offers a way people can observe their glucose responses to various meals and learn to adjust their insulin needs. Check, learn and keep notes is her suggestion. Easy, no! Valuable, yes! 

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.   

 
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.

 
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 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.

 

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