DIABETES AND WEIGHT LOSS: SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR YOUR PATIENTS
Though the basic weight loss guidelines for people with diabetes are the same as for the general population, people with diabetes have additional concerns regarding medications, risk for hypoglycemia, timing of exercise and management of blood glucose. This session reviews weight loss research among subjects with diabetes, additional concerns when people with diabetes attempt weight loss and potential solutions to these concerns.
Upon successful completion of this one-hour course, the participant should be able to:
List at least eight possible benefits of moderate weight loss among people with type 2 diabetes.
Identify reported outcomes of various weight loss studies including a variety of diet types among people with type 2 diabetes.
Identify at least three possible reasons for increased risk of hypoglycemia and their potential solutions when people with diabetes attempt weight loss.
List the common drugs used by people with type 2 diabetes and categorize those that may increase the risk of hypoglycemia and those that are unlikely to increase the risk of hypoglycemia.
FOR CDEs: This Course Qualifies for CE Credit!
To satisfy the requirement for renewal of certification according to the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators (NCBDE, www.ncbde.org), courses must relate to diabetes and be part of the list of recognized providers of the NCBDE. The Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) is listed as an NCBDE recognized provider. Because Dietitian Central has been granted accreditation by the CDR, it therefore meets the criteria as an approved provider of CEs for CDEs by the NCBDE. The NCBDE does not directly approve continuing education for any specific webinar or self study course.
About the Presenter: Jill Weisenberger, MS, RDN, CDE, FAND
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 has authored three books: Diabetes Weight Loss - Week by Week, 21 Things You Need to Know about Diabetes and Your Heart, and The Overworked Person's Guide to Better Nutrition. She is a consultant and spokesperson to the food industry, a frequent guest on radio and television and regularly contributes articles to a variety of magazines and websites, including Diabetic Living, Today's Dietitian, and Kids Eat Right. She is a two-time graduate of the University of Florida with an undergraduate degree in communications and a graduate degree in food science and human nutrition. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the American Association of Diabetes Educators, the National Lipid Association and the American Diabetes Association.
If Jill's not counseling patients, tethered to her computer or otherwise working, you might find her in the kitchen cooking up something nutritious and delicious. Other times she's out jogging, keeping up with her daughters, letting two dogs in and out, (and in and out again and again) or simply trying to sneak some quiet time with her husband.