Episode 17: Gastric Bypass Surgery

In this episode Corinna Cornejo and Emily Coles discuss gastric bypass surgery, also known as bariatric surgery. What does this treatment for morbid obesity entail? And how did one person make the decision to undertake bariatric surgery?

Type 2 diabetes accounts for approximately 95% of all cases of diabetes, with obesity being the primary cause. Current approaches to managing type 2 diabetes include lifestyle intervention (weight loss, food choices, exercise) and medications. Registered Nurse Heidi C. Hartmann-Rothe will highlight how bariatric surgery can be a powerful tool for weight loss for appropriate candidates. Gastric bypass surgery may improve type 2 diabetes, and may enable some people with type 2 diabetes to go off certain medications. Heidi will share her own journey with type 2 diabetes and life after bariatric surgery.

Heidi C. Hartmann-Rothe has been a Registered Nurse for more than 15 years, is a Mayo Clinic Certified Wellness Coach, and is currently pursuing her Masters of Science in Diabetes Education and Management at Teachers College Columbia University. She volunteers for Health and Hospitals Corporation in the Diabetes TeleHealth Program and is working toward becoming a Certified Diabetes Educator. Heidi also volunteers at Columbia-Harlem Homeless Medical Partnership, a free medical clinic run by medical students for the uninsured/underinsured/homeless in Harlem, where she is providing diabetes education and building a Diabetes Education Program. Heidi lives in midtown Manhattan, New York, with her husband and two very spoiled cats.

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T2 Series: Live interview with Journalist and Author Gary Taubes

Gary Taubes is an investigative science and health journalist and co-founder of the non-profit Nutrition Science Initiative . He is the author of Why We Get Fat and What to Do About It and Good Calories, Bad Calories (The Diet Delusion in the UK). Taubes is the recipient of a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Investigator Award in Health Policy Research, and has won numerous other awards for his journalism. These include the International Health Reporting Award from the Pan American Health Organization and the National Association of Science Writers Science in Society Journalism Award, which he won in 1996, 1999 and 2001. (He is the only print journalist to win this award three times.)

See more of Gary Taubes’ writing at GaryTaubes.com


Episode 13: Nutrition Science

This week Mike and Corinna talk about Nutrition Science and talk about Gary Taubes’ perspective on the topic. Taubes is an investigative science and health journalist. He is probably best known for his two books Why We Get Fat and What We Can Do About It and Good Calories, Bad Calories.

He can be found on the net at: garytaubes.com

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Episode 12: Health Coaching with Fit2Me

This week Corinna and Mike talk about the Fit2Me diet and lifestyle coaching program. Fit2Me is a free program created by and run by AstraZeneca. It is the only diabetes diet and lifestyle support program to offer the guidance and encouragement of “digital coaches” who help users through the process and celebrating successes along the way.

We also interview registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator Susan LaRue. Susan works for AstraZeneca, where she brings a deep knowledge of clinical, behavioral, patient, and healthcare professional perspectives to the development of tools to manage diabetes.

Fit2Me focuses on four key areas of diabetes management – food, activity, support team and treatment support.

FoodFit2Me has a database of more than 10,000 diabetes-friendly recipes, based on criteria from the American Diabetes Association. After providing their likes and dislikes when it comes to cuisine and ingredients, individuals receive their own customized recipe selections allowing them to pick a single meal or create a weekly meal plan.
Activity – Fit2Me has a database of more than 500 physical activities and focused exercises, most of which have videos with step-by-step instructions. Users can customize a personal activity program based on their activity level and preferences, with exercises covering lifestyle, cardio, strength and flexibility.
Support Team – Fit2Me offers each user a digital coach, whose responses to questions help plan and celebrate successes. The program offers users the opportunity to select from a number of digital coaches to ensure they’re paired with the one that is best-suited to motivate them.
Treatment Support – Fit2Me offers treatment and appointment reminders, blood sugar trackers, and a personalized treatment kit that includes information about type 2 diabetes and treatment options from AstraZeneca that they can discuss with their doctor.

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Eating Out With Diabetes – Live interview with Hope Warshaw, MMSC, RD, CDE

Hope is a dietitian and certified diabetes educator. She’s been involved with diabetes care and management for over 35 years. Hope’s been a constant champion for and supporter of the Diabetes Online Community as it’s come into existence and grown up. During 2015 she’s serving as the President-elect of American Association of Diabetes Educators. This interview with Hope will focus on how people with diabetes can eat healthier restaurant meals and count grams of carbohydrate more precisely. Hope has been writing and speaking about this topic for more than two decades. We’ll focus on her new book, Eat Out, Eat Well – The Guide to Eating Healthy at Any Restaurant, published by the American Diabetes Association. Hope will also discuss how you can download the book’s companion app, Eat Out Well—Restaurant Nutrition Finder from the American Diabetes Association which will be available at the iTunes App Store and Google Play. You’ll be able to search the nutrition information for hundreds of independent and chain restaurants based on your GPS location. Plus the app will allow you to save your favorite dishes.

Learn more about Hope Warshaw and the books she’s written for ADA at hopewarshaw.com.


TuDiabetes Interview with Krista Maier @AmDiabetesAssn about proposed Nutrition Fact Label @US_FDA

Krista Maier is the Associate Director of Public Policy for the American Diabetes Association. Her primary areas of focus include state and federal policies related to Medicaid, primary prevention of type 2 diabetes and Affordable Care Act implementation. Krista earned her Juris Doctor degree from American University Washington College of Law in Washington, D.C., and her bachelor’s degree in Speech Communication from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

Topic Description

On March 2, 2014, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released two proposals to update the Nutrition Facts label found on most food packages in the United States. Since a healthful eating pattern is a key component of diabetes management and prevention, accurate and easily understandable food labels are essential in ensuring individuals with and at risk for diabetes are able to follow their individualized eating plans and achieve their daily nutrition goals.

Krista will provide an overview of the changes being proposed by the FDA, focusing on those that may have the greatest impact on individuals with and at risk for diabetes. In addition, in this interview she will let consumers know how they can make their voices heard and tell the FDA what they like about the proposed changes—or how they can be improved. Comments are due to the FDA by Aug. 1, 2014.

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TuDiabetes Live Interview with Constance Brown-Riggs, CDE, Registered Dietician and author

Constance Brown-Riggs, MSEd, RD, CDE, CDN—an award-winning RD, certified diabetes educator, and 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; Eating Soulfully and Healthfully with Diabetes; and the forthcoming book Enjoying the Flavors of the World: A Diabetes Carbohydrate and Fat Gram Guide.

Over the course of her career, Constance has established herself as an expert in nutrition, diabetes, and the cultural issues that impact the health and health care of people of color. Her work has appeared in books for health professionals and health care consumers, and she has been a featured expert in national magazines such as Essence, Real Health, Heart & Soul, Diabetic Living, Diabetic Cooking, and Diabetes Forecast, and in newspapers across the country. She also is a regular contributor to Today’s Dietitian, also serving on the magazine’s advisory board, and to MSNBC’s theGrio.com.

Constance is past president of the New York State Dietetic Association and the Long Island Dietetic Association. Her professional honors include the 2012 Award for Excellence in Consultation and Business Practice from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the 2009 Distinguished Dietitian Award from the New York State Dietetic Association, and the 2007 Diabetes Educator of the Year from the American Dietetic Association Diabetes Care and Education Practice Group.

A national speaker for PESI HealthCare, a national provider of continuing education for health care professionals, Constance has been invited to appear as a keynote speaker, presenter, or panelist at conferences and professional meetings nationally and internationally for organizations such as the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Ministry of Health, Wellness, and the Environment; the American Association of Diabetes Educators; the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics; the Empire State Medical Association; the American Academy of Physical Therapy; the University of South Carolina; Dothan Alabama Leisure Services; the North Carolina Dietetic Association; the St. Louis Association of Diabetes Educators; and the New York State Office of Children & Family Services.

Learn more about her work at www.eatingsoulfully.com

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TuDiabetes Live Interview with Franziska Spritzler, RD, CDE aka Low Carb Dietitian

Franziska Spritzler is a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator who is passionate about nutrition and believes a low-carb, whole foods approach works best for many people with diabetes. Her website, Low Carb Dietitian, provides information and guidance on carbohydrate restriction for diabetes and weight management. She lives in Huntington Beach, CA, with her husband and works as an outpatient dietitian at the Long Beach VA Medical Center.

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Diabetic Mediterranean Diet, with Dr. Steve Parker

In the Winter of 2009, Dr. Parker was looking for step-by-step instructions for instituting a “diabetic Mediterranean diet.” Why? He is an internal medicine physician with many type 2 diabetic patients. People with type 2 diabetes are prone to premature heart attacks, strokes, dementia, and death. The traditional Mediterranean diet is associated with lower rates of those illnesses, along with increased lifespan. So a combination “diabetic” and “Mediterranean” diet seemed like a great idea. So Dr. Parker created the Diabetic Mediterranean Diet Blog.

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Uploaded by: Diabetes Hands Foundation
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