Lipedema: A Primer for Dietitians
LIPEDEMA: A PRIMER FOR DIETITIANS
This webinar by Jean LaMantia, RD will introduce dietitians to lipedema, a connective tissue disorder that predominately affects women. It is often misdiagnosed as obesity and because of this individuals fail to get the appropriate support and treatment. The lack of success with traditional weight loss can cause them to feel the stigmatized and misjudged which weighs heavily on their self-esteem and emotional health. Learn how to recognize this condition, and how to help these vulnerable women. This presentation includes a special guest talk by a Sara Waddell, a patient advocate who will share her personal story of living with lipedema and how she manages her condition now that she has been diagnosed.
Upon successful completion of this one-hour course, the participant should be able to:
  • State at least three distinguishing features of lipedema.


  • List at least three treatment strategies for lipedema.


  • Articulate the main differences between lipedema, lymphedema and normal body fat.
Live Webinar Date: May 19, 2022   (04:00 PM - 05:00 PM Eastern Time) (US and Canada)
Expiration Date: May 31, 2024
Performance Indicators/Learning Objectives: 4.2.1, 4.2.6, 6.1.3
Target Audience: RDs, DTRs, Health Professionals
Number of Credits: 1.0
Level(s): 1
Total Cost: $18

About the Presenter: Jean LaMantia, BASc, RD
Jean LaMantia

Jean LaMantia is a registered dietitian, cancer survivor and author of three books on the topics of cancer, lymphedema and intermittent fasting. She is also the creator of the Lymphedema Nutrition School – an online program to help individuals living with lymphedema. She will be launching the professional version of the program this year so that dietitians can acquire the skills and confidence they need to help their patients with lymphedema. She lives in Toronto, Canada where she has a virtual private practice You can find out more about Jean and read her Cancer Bites blog at www.jeanlamantia.com.



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