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Archived Recording
Dietary Approaches to Diabetes:  
Resources from the Joslin Diabetes Center

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Controversies and myths abound when it comes to diets for people with diabetes.

Meal replacement products—do they fit into a healthy meal plan?
Cholesterol—why do the recommendations keep changing?
Macronutrients—what is best breakdown for dietary management?

Learn what the world’s largest, oldest, and most respected diabetes research and clinical care center—the Joslin Diabetes Center—has to say about the dietary approaches to diabetes.

Beyond reviewing the latest scientific evidence, this webinar will provide creative tips and teaching tools to use in your classes and with those you care about.

Register now for this AAFCS educational webinar (1.5 PDUs) sponsored by the Egg Nutrition Center:

 Dietary Approaches to Diabetes:
Resources from the Joslin Diabetics Center

Presented by Gillian Arathuzik, RD, LDN, CDE

Archived Recording:  90-minute program

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$35 for AAFCS members ($50 for non-members)

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In just 90 minutes, you will learn: 

  • Current dietary recommendations for people with diabetes
  • Meal planning approaches for diabetes
  • Components of a heart healthy diet
  • History of dietary trends
  • How to get involved in dietary intervention

Your webinar presenter also will highlight the best resources, websites, and smartphone apps available for educators and those caring for individuals with diabetes. 

More key take-aways from this information-packed webinar:

  • Specific carb guidelines based on gender and weight
  • The best carb counting tools such as apps, scales, labels
  • A general guide for amount of calories, carbs, protein
  • Foods that are high, moderate and low on glycemic index
  • How to achieve a heart healthy diet
  • Diabetes nutritional shakes on the market

Why is all of this so important? Because a 5% to 10% weight loss can help to control diabetes, reduce the amount of medication needed, and possibly even put the disease into remission.

Living with diabetes can be very challenging.  From the stigma associated with obesity to the blame game, it is often an emotionally wrenching experience for individuals.  This webinar will cover counseling approaches that can help people cope with this life-changing disease.

Register now to update your knowledge on the latest science regarding diets for people with diabetes and how to put this information into day-to-day practice.

About the Presenter:  Gillian Arathuzik, RD, LDN, CDE, is a nutrition diabetes educator at the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston, Ma.  She provides one on one counseling and teaches group classes on subjects such as basic and advanced carbohydrate counting, lipids, and obesity. Gillian designed the menus and meal plans for the Joslin Clinic’s medically based diabetes and obesity program, Why WAIT?  A frequent conference speaker, Gillian also has presented and written articles on behalf of Egg Nutrition Center and is certified in adult weight management through the American Dietetic Association.


About Egg Nutrition Center: Egg Nutrition Center (ENC), the science division of The American Egg Board, is headquartered in Park Ridge, Illinois. ENC monitors scientific findings and regulatory developments, and serves as a resource for health practitioners in need of current nutrition information to share with their patients. ENC is dedicated to providing balanced, accurate information on the complex issues surrounding eggs, nutrition, and health. ENC has identified steadily rising obesity trends in the U.S. as perhaps the greatest risk to the overall health of Americans, and in collaboration with AAFCS, developed the ENC-Teacher Exchange to facilitate the sharing among teachers of successful obesity-fighting lesson plans and activities.  ENC believes that K-12 school teachers, when partnering with parents and nutrition advisors, will play an essential role in reversing obesity in America.

Who should register?  Secondary educators, health professionals, extension and community outreach educators, and those caring for people with diabetes.

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