The ketogenic diet is all over the media lately and is promoted widely. This diet focuses on minimizing carbs and upping fats in order for your body to use fat as a form of energy. But where did this trendy diet come from and what does this mean for people with diabetes? Fit4D CDE and diabetes expert, Laura Andromalos explains.
Feeling overwhelmed with the continuous cycle of emerging food diets - low carb Vs. low fat, paleo Vs. plant based ? Wendy Gregor educates us on the solid nutrition tenants by introducing the Food Kumbaya Moment: that place where people who hold very strong positions work to find common ground and come together in unison. That’s professionals AND patients.
Did you notice an update to the American Diabetes Association treatment algorithm? It now includes metabolic surgery as a treatment option for people with type 2 diabetes and obesity who do not respond to conventional treatment. Fit4D CDE Laura Andromalos, explains everything you need to know about this treatment alternative and how it made its way to ADA’s treatment algorithm.
Whether your favorite activity involves a shovel and some dirt, a bike and a trail or a gym membership, before you lace up your tennis shoes be sure to give your hydration plan some thought - especially if you have diabetes. Fit4D CDE Sandi Spicer-Moore, gives her best tips in staying hydrated before, during and after exercise.
Fit4D CDE, Andrea Zuwarski summarizes ADA's newly released 2018 Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes, an informative read for both CDEs and diabetes patients.
Andrea Zurawski, CDE at Fit4D, provides helpful strategies for CDEs to apply when working with diabetes patients with low income. These effective strategies will help CDEs seek to understand the challenges patients face financially and incorporate this understanding into their plans and goals.
Vidya Sharma RD, CDE, gives an insight into the smart and innovative technology readily available and soon to be available to the market, to help with diabetes management
Amy Bradshaw RD, CDE explains the many 'hats' she wears in her daily role as a CDE. She is an Educator, a friend, a cheerleader and more. Read here
Emmie Olivas RD, CDE explains how to incorporate festive Holiday foods into a diabetes meal plan with tasty recipes!
Holiday season can be a challenge to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Incorporating the following healthy behaviors can help you navigate through the common land mines, not only during the holidays, but all year long.
Michelle Mendoza RD, CDE explains how to incorporate fall foods into a diabetes meal plan with tasty recipes!
It's essential to understand a person's cultural values when coaching them through lifestyle changes toward diabetes self-management. Carmelita Jimenez RN, BSN, CDE talks about her experiences working with fellow Latinos.
Hollie Breedlove, MS, RD, LD, CDE shares tips for safely drinking with diabetes.