Hi there ,
Looking for some help, my husband needs to gain weight he continues to lose, down to 140 and starting to look like skeleton. He's diabetic, so needs to keep carbs and sugar low, his potassium tends to get up to higher range at times,which isnt good for the heart so we need to limit his potassium intake. Im looking for perhaps protein drinks high in calories but low in carbs and su
recent by elizabeth05  ·  Jul 9 at 8:21 pm
mosafer posted Aug 12 '17 at 8:41 pm
If you passed your CDE could you please let me know which study guide did you use that was the most efficient one in helping you passing the test.

Thanks a bunch!

During my research I came across two nutrition studies done five years apart. The researchers, as far as I know, didn't know each other.
The first found high iron levels and attribute it to the higher meat consumption.
The second group found, five years later, high diabetes in the same high iron group.
I said, the meat eating therefore predicted the diabetes development.
They refuse t
recent by ironjustice  ·  Jul 25 '17 at 8:26 pm
zgeer posted Dec 8 '15 at 2:52 pm
I really want to do my CDE but my problem is that where I work there is no diabetes education. I have 300 hours of diabetes education from a previous job, how do I increase my hours? I keep looking for jobs with diabetes education but cannot find any in my area. How did other people meet their hours? Does voluntary diabetes education work? Any ideas would help. Thank you.

recent by Cleverrd  ·  Apr 18 '17 at 8:49 pm
sdj29 posted Jan 4 '16 at 12:11 am
Hello everyone,
I'm looking to become a CDE and am in need of a mentor to help me obtain hours to sit for the exam. Is there any CDE's in the Orlando area who would be willing to serve as a mentor?

DeeR posted Nov 22 '15 at 6:42 pm
I am taking the CDE exam very soon! Is anyone else taking the exam and would like to study together around NY/NJ area?

Also, any tips/advice for the exam are greatly appreciated!!!

Diana :)

globi1017 posted Nov 9 '15 at 3:40 am

it's been a while since i have had to teach carb counting.
i know first i must compute the person's calorie needs.
after that i have to determine how many calories have to come from carbohydrates, protein, and fat.

can someone remind me the percentages? are fifty percent of calories for a diabetic supposed to come from carbs?

if someone would be willing to walk me through the c
theresa posted Oct 8 '15 at 1:25 am
Any RD, CDE's in MA? If so, are all aspects of DSME considered to be within your scope of practice? i.e. insulin skills, pump starts etc.


caiterlain posted Sep 1 '15 at 8:10 pm
I am a dietetic intern for a nutrition education supply company. We are trying to develop some new products for diabetes education. The customer base is dietitians and health care professionals.

As dietitians, what teaching tools or products do you feel would be helpful in educating your clients with diabetes? Is there a diabetes-related topic you wish you had a handout or booklet for, or a te
nah282 posted Jul 11 '15 at 9:04 pm
does anyone has experience with hypoglycemic unawareness? I have a patient who is experiencing it often. Is there any specific MNT for this?

RDE posted Jan 19 '15 at 4:03 am
I'm seeking assistance in setting up EHR for nutrition protocols for Diabetes treatment for pediatric population. I will like some guidance from dietitians who currently uses EHR to conduct nutrition assessment using the NCP process of care.

Any feedback in creating a checklist for various areas in the NCP process will be much appreciated.

Thanks in advance for your expeditious response.
GRD posted Dec 16 '14 at 9:40 pm
I see mostly adults, T1D/T2DM/GDM/PD. Once in a while I see a teen patient, but not often. I'm interested in working with children as a diabetes educator, but don't have any experience with this population other than obesity-related. How hard is it to transition from adult population to peds? Do you think I'd even be considered for a job in peds w/o any prior experience? How can I get more experi
GRD posted Oct 31 '14 at 12:03 am
Had a patient with diabetes who was consuming a lot of fruit (7-8 pieces of fruit a day). My question is how much simple sugar from naturally-occuring sources is considered excessive in terms of simple sugar intake. She did have high TG, and I advised her to reduce amount of fruit, could be affecting TG level.

GRD posted Sep 26 '14 at 2:11 pm
How do you guys with your CDE feel about the change in volunteer hours allowed? When they started the mentorship program, up to 400 hours were allowed under mentorship. Now, all of the 1000 hours for the CDE exam can be done on a volunteer basis.

I don't think this is a good idea. I was very fortunate to have a great mentor, and because of it I was well prepared for my first job in DSME and
GRD posted Sep 24 '14 at 3:42 pm
Is there any evidence to support using bedtime snack of protein to counteract dawn phenomen? The references I have do not support this. Thinking this through, I know protein can increase insulin output to some degree, but likely not enough to counteract hepatic glycogenolysis; additionally, if the snack is before bedtime, the slight rise in insulin at that time would be a moot point anyway, sin
princess posted Sep 5 '14 at 2:10 am
A diabetic needs 2200 calories, 50% from CHO. How many CHO
choices can he have at each meal if he has 3 snacks with 2 CHO
choices each?

CHO calories= 2000 x 50% = 1100calories

1100 calories /4 = 275 grams

# of servings from CHO = 275/15 = 18

Is the answer 18/6 snacks = 3 ? Not sure. Thanks

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