Does a Ketogenic Diet Fit in Diabetes Treatment?

Does a Ketogenic Diet Fit in Diabetes Treatment?

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.

Celebrating Life, Love and Even Diabetes in the Ocean and on the Trails

Celebrating Life, Love and Even Diabetes in the Ocean and on the Trails

By David Weingard, Husband, Father, Person With Type 1 Diabetes And Founder/CEO Of Fit4D. David shares a special experience he spent with his wife Andrea, celebrating his milestone birthday by competing in the renowned SwimRum Casco Bay Islands race in Portland, Maine.

CDEs Finding the Food Kumbaya Moment

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.  

What is Metabolic Surgery and how did it Make its Way into the ADA Algorithm?

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.

Hydration for Active People with Diabetes

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.

A Summary of ADA’s Recent 2018 Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes

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.

Strategies for CDEs When Working with Low Income Individuals with Diabetes

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.

The Use of Smart Technology For Diabetes Management

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

The Many Hats a Certified Diabetes Educator Wears

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

8 Ways to Escape Holiday Land Mines

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. 

My Experience Helping Fellow Latinos Manage Diabetes

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.