Merging Consistent Carb Counting with Mindful and Intuitive Eating for The Diabetic Patient
Meal structures, mindful eating and Intuitive Eating are alternative eating philosophies that have become quite popular in the past 30 years. They are commonplace in the treatment of eating disorders and also used to help chronic dieters with a history of yo-yo weight cycling. The questions that will be answered in this webinar are, "Can these NONDIET approaches be incorporated into diabetes eating, education and treatment?" and, "How can the Registered Dietitian teach a patient or client with diabetes to apply the tools of these wellness philosophies?"

Laura Cipullo, RD, CDCES, CEDRD-S, 500-Hr YT, four-time author and former president of the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals of New York will educate you on how to merge the basic diabetes eating education known as consistent carbohydrate counting with a meal structure. Meal structures can then be bridged with mindfulness and mindful eating and finally, Intuitive Eating. Research on diabetes and mindful eating as well as research on diabetes and Intuitive Eating will be presented. This webinar will show you how to incorporate tips, strategies and behaviors to utilize when treating clients with diabetes.
Upon successful completion of this one-hour course, the participant should be able to:
  • Identify four of the ten principles of Intuitive Eating by Evelyn Tribole, MS, RDN and Elyse Resch MS, RDN.

  • Identify 3 mindful and or mindful eating tools such as the app Head Space, eating with five sense and food logs.

  • Recognize the benefits of mindfulness on blood sugar.

  • Create a cognitive behavioral therapy food and blood glucose log that also includes mindfulness and IE Cues.

  • Identify the three phases of teaching a client to ultimately eat using intuitive eating.

FOR CDCESs: This Course Qualifies for CE Credit!

To satisfy the requirement for renewal of certification according to the Certification Board for Diabetes Care and Education (CBDCE,, courses must relate to diabetes and be part of the list of recognized providers of the CBDCE. The Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) is listed as an CBDCE recognized provider. Because Dietitian Central has been granted accreditation by the CDR, it therefore meets the criteria as an approved provider of CEs for CDCESs by the CBDCE. The CBDCE does not directly approve continuing education for any specific webinar or self study course.

Live Event Date: Mar 30, 2021
Expiration Date: Mar 30, 2024
Performance Indicators/Learning Objectives: 4.1.5, 6.2.3, 8.1.4, 8.3.6
Target Audience: RDs, DTRs, CDCESs
Number of Credits: 1.0
Level(s): 1, 2
Total Cost: $18 ($18.00 per credit)

About the Presenter: Laura Cipullo, RD, CDCES, CEDRD-S, 500-Hr YT
Laura Cipullo

Laura Cipullo is a Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist, Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian, Yoga Teacher and four-time author with wellness practices in both NYC and NJ. She is a past president of the New York Chapter of the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals and speaks nationally on the subject.

With over 20 years of clinical nutrition experience, Laura weaves evidence-based nutritional science with a yoga philosophy and practices founded in neuroscience when treating all of her clients. Her approach is compassionate, mindful and 'wholistic.' She has successfully completed 500 hours of yoga training, most recently graduating from a 300-hour advanced yoga teacher training in May 2020. Laura teaches yoga online during COVID-19.

Laura frequently volunteers her services to God’s Love We Deliver and The Fortune Society. In the past year, Laura also facilitated "From Mindfulness to Mindful Eating" at Camp Heal in Los Angeles, California on behalf of the charity Project Heal, which allows eating disorder recovery services to be accessible to all people. She participated on a panel regarding children and anxiety on behalf of Englewood Health and the Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey.

Laura was diagnosed with breast cancer in October 2019 and underwent both a double mastectomy and chemotherapy. Based on her recent diagnosis and treatment, Laura has added nutritional counseling for clients with breast cancer to her specialties. She is passionate about providing nutritional education without judgement or shame, allowing each client to determine what course of action best meets their individual needs. Laura and her team of RDs and yoga teachers believe mindfulness is the foundation for breathing, eating and moving through life. Their favorite mottos are "Eat Kale and Cupcakes" and "Breathe. Bend. Nourish." Follow LauraCipullo Whole Nutrition Services on Instagram @LauraCipullo.

Other Webinars by this Presenter/Organization:
Nutrition and the Microbiome

Nutrition and the Microbiome: Starting to Debug the Evidence for Clinical Application

On Demand
Live Date: (Aug 04,2020)
Expiration Date: (Aug 03,2023)

Rating: 4.55 out of 5

Instructor(s): Rebecca Jaspan, MPH, CDCES, RD , Laura Cipullo, RD, CDCES, CEDRD-S, 500-Hr YT

Duration: 1 hour