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2015 - Diabetic recipes, free diabetes magazine & more!

2015

#myEHCS: The Importance of Blood Glucose Testing

Diabetes Influencers (@DiabetesINFL) and Edwards Health Care Services (@myEHCS) joined their experts last December 10, 2015 and discussed the importance of blood glucose testing, and the benefits of working with Edwards Health Care Services. We're publishing a transcript of this information-packed event discussion here for the benefit of everyone, especially those who were not able to attend the event on Twitter. [ Read more ]

December 15, 2015

#myEHCS: The Importance of Blood Glucose Testing

On Thursday, December 10 2015, 8-9 PM ET, 7-8pm CT, 6-7pm MT, 5-6pm PT, the Diabetes Influencers Network @diabetesinfl will be hosting a Twitter chat together with Edwards Health Care Services, @myEHCS. The Twitter chat will be sponsored by LifeScan, makers of OneTouch® blood glucose meters. The hashtag to follow will be #myEHCS. On the Twitter chat we will have several Certified Diabetes Educators and/or other diabetes health care professionals from all across the US, with the discussions being led by co-hosts Jill Weisenberger MS, RDN, CDE, FAND, Mary Ann Hodorowicz RD, LDN, MBA, CDE, CEC, Melissa Herrmann Dierks RDN, LDN, CDE, Katie Ferraro, MPH, RD, CDE, Debi Zvi, MSEd, RDN, CDN, CDE, Yolanda Duncan, CDE, Patti Frisco, RN, BSN, CDE, Anna Norton, MS, CEO, Cheryl Orlansky, RDN, LD, CDE, Beverly S. Adler, PhD, CDE, Becky Sulik, RDN, LD, CDE, Lauren Harris-Pincus, MS, RDN and Tammy Shifflet, RN, BSN, CDE, CPT. [ Read more ]

December 4, 2015

The Importance of Regular Blood Glucose Monitoring

Blood glucose monitoring is one of the greatest inventions of our lifetime, right up there with insulin. Prior to blood glucose monitoring, only scientists and diabetes health care providers fully appreciated the value of self monitoring. If you were diagnosed in 1975, for example, you might hope that nothing bad was happening to your body, but without personal blood glucose meters, you were ignorant of what was really going on. [ Read more ]

November 25, 2015

Sorrel Drink

The flower of the sorrel plant is used to make this vibrant red drink, consumed at Christmastime in Jamaica. This recipe uses far less sugar than the original, but has added sweetener to provide sweetness with fewer carbohydrates. So feel free to enjoy this sweet-tart drink any time of year. [ Read more ]

October 27, 2015

Pakistani Chicken Pilaf (Murgh Pulao)

Pilaf is meant to be a meal on its own but can be high in carbohydrates and fat if you don’t watch your portion size. My dad, who has diabetes, created a balanced meal that includes a smaller serving of this favorite dish, and I am sharing it with you here. - Sobia Khan [ Read more ]

October 27, 2015

Guyanese Pepperpot

This popular dish is served on special occasions, such as Christmas. The traditional version contains an astonishing amount of sugar, salt and fat. This healthier adaptation replaces the cow’s feet with lean beef shoulder, reduces the amount of oxtail and uses much less added sugar and salt, but it should still be reserved as a special-occasion treat. [ Read more ]

October 27, 2015

Free Medical ID Card

Get this free Medical ID card for your own use. This free downloadable PDF file contains a 1-page Diabetes Quick Primer you can keep with you or in your car and a Medical ID card you can keep in your wallet or with your identification papers. [ Read more ]

October 26, 2015

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Constance Brown-Riggs, MSEd, RD, CDE, CDN—an award-winning RD, certified diabetes educator, and past national spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, is the author of The African American Guide to Living Well With Diabetes, which received the Favorably Reviewed designation from the American Association of Diabetes Educators, and Eating Soulfully and Healthfully with Diabetes.

Dr. Lori Shemek, PhD, CNC, CLC, the best-selling author of “Fire-Up Your Fat Burn! and leading health and weight loss expert, is also known as “The Inflammation Terminator.” She has made it her mission to educate the public on the toxic effects of certain foods and lifestyle choices and how they create inflammation in the body. She is a leading authority on inflammation and its role in weight loss, preventing disease and optimizing health.

Rebecca Bitzer – MS, RD/LD, CEDRD is an award-winning Registered Dietitian, writer, speaker, blogger, and REBEL Dietitian business owner. Rebecca and her team of six Registered Dietitians have counseled thousands of clients struggling with diabetes for over twenty-five years. They work closely with each other along with internists, endocrinologists, therapists, and families.

Maureen Sullivan – RN, CDE has worked for many years as a Registered Nurse, most of them in emergency and trauma services. She is a Certified Emergency Nurse, Certified Diabetes Educator, and the former manager of a hospital stroke program. Maureen’s wealth of knowledge, passion for nursing and education, and ability to engage people makes her an excellent teacher and a captivating lecturer. Recently, Maureen has been concentrating on writing, speaking and teaching, as well as working on her award-winning weekly podcast, “The Health and Humor Show.”

Lauren Harris-Pincus, MS, RDN is a nutrition communications specialist, registered dietitian in private practice, social media consultant, speaker, spokesperson and corporate consultant. She is currently the owner of Nutrition Starring YOU, LLC and www.NutritionStarringYOU.com. Lauren strongly believes that we should “Think Healthy, not Skinny”, and “EveryBODY is unique, your diet should be too”. Lauren was co-host of the Family Food Experts Kitchen radio show, available for listening on iHeart Radio and iTunes. Also known as one of the “NutritionBabes”, Lauren co-founded NutritionBabes.com, a popular Health and Wellness website in 2009. NutritionBabes.com was voted one of Healthline’s Top 100 Health Blogs in 2011, 2012 and 2013.

Mark Heyman, PhD, CDE is a clinical health psychologist and the director of the Center for Diabetes and Mental Health (CDMH). In addition to treating patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes, Dr. Heyman provides training for health care providers on how to identify and address the emotional and behavioral aspects of diabetes in their patients. He also works with pharmaceutical and medical device companies to help them understand these issues and incorporate this information into their sales, marketing, and patient education materials. He is particularly interested in empirically supported behavioral interventions that promote behavior change and improve physical and mental health in people with diabetes.

Katie Ferraro, MPH, RD, CDE is a nationally-recognized registered dietitian, certified diabetes educator and author with an expertise in nutrition communications and curriculum development. She is the co-author of “Diet Therapy in Advanced Practice Nursing” (McGraw Hill, 2014) and an Assistant Clinical Professor of Nutrition at the University of California San Francisco and University of San Diego’s graduate schools of nursing.

Dr. Beverly S. Adler, PhD, CDE (aka “Dr. Bev”) is a clinical psychologist and certified diabetes educator, author and speaker. She specializes treating the emotional issues of people with diabetes. In her private practice, she provides individual, family and/or group therapy utilizing a cognitive behavior therapy orientation, combined with a spiritual approach. Her goal is to empower her patients to manage their diabetes.

Dr. Bev is the author of two self-help diabetes books. She has written numerous articles which are published in print and online – always focused on diabetes from the emotional perspective. She also speaks to audiences of people living with diabetes, as well as, to audiences of healthcare professionals and diabetes educators. Dr. Bev, herself, has been living successfully with type 1 diabetes for 40+ years.

In August 2016, Dr. Bev was honored to receive the “CDE Entrepreneur of the Year” Award from her Metropolitan NY Association of Diabetes Educators.

Jill Weisenberger, MS, RDN, CDE, FAND is an internationally recognized nutrition and diabetes expert with more than two decades experience. Through writing, speaking and one-on-one coaching, Jill empowers people to grab control of their health. She has worked as both a nutrition counselor and a diabetes educator in the hospital and research settings, and now in private practice in Newport News, VA. Jill is known for her practical approach and caring attitude. Her no-nonsense strategies to eating well include foods that both taste good and are good for you.

Marlene Koch (pronounced ‘cook’) is a nationally recognized nutritionist, popular TV personality and New York Times bestselling author. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from UCLA with a Bachelor’s degree in Nutritional Science. She is a registered dietitian and one of a select group of dietitians to hold an advanced certificate in Child and Adolescent Weight Management from the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics.

Marlene has taught professional chefs from the American Culinary Federation the principles of healthy cooking and eating. She has been adjunct Nutrition professor and cooking instructor for Columbus State College and the Columbus State Culinary Academy, and she is a nationally recognized expert in weight loss, diabetes, child and adolescent nutrition, and sugar substitutes.

Marlene has sold over one million cookbooks, and is a regular guest on QVC.

Barbara Ruhs – MS, RDN is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and owner of Neighborhood Nutrition LLC, a consulting firm focused on providing solutions to help food companies and supermarkets improve consumer health & wellness. She’s a former supermarket dietitian and has run a successful business for 17 years. A leader in the field of nutrition, her mission is to help people by impacting the way food is produced, marketed and sold. She’s a strong advocate for supermarket dietitians and believes the retail food industry has the greatest potential to impact public health.

Cheryl Orlansky has over 25 years of experience in health promotion and chronic disease prevention and management. Her first career as a registered dental hygienist led her towards a path of wellness and nutrition! Her expertise is in diabetes, weight management and cardiovascular disease for individuals and groups. She works in a large private practice including endocrinology, internal medicine, rheumatology, neurology and sleep medicine. She is an award winning dietitian with current leadership positions in state and local dietetics organizations.

She has been interviewed and quoted in media outlets for WebMD, Atlanta Sports and Fitness, Georgia Public Broadcasting, and the Atlanta Journal and Constitution. She has partnered with V-103 Radio to lead supermarket tours as part of a community outreach during National Nutrition Month.

Cheryl helps her clients reach balance through lifestyle choices: cooking and eating, activity and purpose in life.

Jackie Newgent, RDN, CDN, is a registered dietitian nutritionist and classically-trained chef. With a passion for helping people (including her father) with diabetes, she’s author of The With or Without Meat Cookbook: The Flexible Approach to Flavorful Diabetes Cooking and the award-winning The All‐Natural Diabetes Cookbook, both published by the American Diabetes Association. Jackie is also author of 1,000 Low-Calorie Recipes and Big Green Cookbook. Her next book, The All-Natural Diabetes Cookbook—2nd Edition, was published in 2015.

Nutritionist Rania Batayneh, MPH is the author of the best-selling book, The One One One Diet. She holds a master’s degree in public health nutrition from the University of Michigan School of Public Health and is also a Wellcoaches Certified Health and Wellness Coach endorsed by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).

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