An Integrative Approach to Balancing Blood Sugar for People with Diabetes
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by Wendy Lopez, Jessica Jones
1w ago
In today’s episode we explore how to balance blood sugar, and we're excited to welcome Erica Zellner. Erica is a Connecticut-based Clinical Nutritionist and Senior Health Coach with six years of functional nutrition experience. A health coach at Parsley Health, Erica shares her integrative approaches to diabetes management, emphasizing the importance of personalized nutrition, stress reduction, and sleep hygiene. Learn about key nutrients, supplements, and environmental factors to consider, and discover how culturally relevant meals can improve blood sugar control. In This Episode We’ll Cover ..read more
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How to Meal Plan for Diabetes (Even if You Hate Cooking or Have No Time)
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by Wendy Lopez, Jessica Jones
2w ago
In this episode, the hosts are joined by Fernando Umanzor Guzman, a registered dietitian at Diabetes Digital with a deep understanding of cultural foods. Growing up in a Latin and African immigrant community in Washington D.C., Fernando is passionate about debunking myths surrounding cultural foods and promoting their health benefits. He shares practical insights on flexible meal planning, quick and easy meal ideas, and strategies for maintaining a balanced diet, especially for people with diabetes. Fernando also discusses the importance of incorporating macronutrients and the benefits of usin ..read more
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Menopause and Blood Sugar: What You Need to Know
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by Wendy Lopez, Jessica Jones
3w ago
In this episode, we talk about perimenopause and menopause with Dr. Jordan, Chief Medical Officer at Midi Health. Dr. Jordan leads a team focused on women’s midlife health through Midi, a telehealth platform. We cover what menopause is, its common symptoms, when it usually starts, and how it’s related to impaired glucose tolerance. Dr. Jordan explains Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT), discussing its safety, the best time to start, and the risks of waiting. We also look at natural remedies for menopause and how they compare to HRT. For women feeling off around menopausal age, Dr. Jordan offers ..read more
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Is the Sugar in Fruit Bad for People with Diabetes?
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by Wendy Lopez, Jessica Jones
1M ago
In this podcast episode, we chat with Carmelita Lombera, a UC Berkeley graduate and Diabetes Digital Dietitian with a diverse career in health coaching and nutrition, tackling the question: does fruit pose risks for those with diabetes? We dive into the difference between natural fruit sugars and added sugars, stressing the importance of understanding Glycemic Index (GI) and Glycemic Load (GL) for managing blood sugar levels. We will also highlight the benefits of choosing whole fruits over fruit juice when possible. You'll learn practical strategies for including fruits in a diabetes manageme ..read more
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Is Ozempic Problematic? Our Thoughts As Diabetes Dietitians
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by Wendy Lopez, Jessica Jones
1M ago
On today's episode, we are back with Erin Phillips, a registered dietitian and diabetes expert for part two of our discussion on Ozempic. Erin talks on the possibility of using Ozempic for prediabetes and the challenges that arise when its demand is influenced by weight loss trends. She discusses how she handles patient requests regarding the use of Ozempic for weight loss without diabetes, its clinical effectiveness, and its impact on the body image movement. Plus, we talk about our thoughts on the Oprah special! In This Episode We’ll Cover:  The effectiveness of Ozempic for prediabete ..read more
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What Exactly is Ozempic and Who Is It For? From Diabetes to Diet Trends
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by Wendy Lopez, Jessica Jones
1M ago
In this episode of our podcast, we explore Ozempic and other GLP-1 agonist medications, tracing their journey from diabetes treatments to popular weight loss solutions. We'll examine their effectiveness, differences in dosages, and typical side effects. Our discussion will also cover their impact on diabetes management, specifically how Ozempic influences A1c levels. Joining us is Erin Phillips, a registered dietitian and diabetes expert from Seattle, WA, who specializes in diabetes and eating disorders. Erin advocates for weight-inclusive care and provides clinical consultations to healthcare ..read more
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2 Dietitians Talk with 2 Doctors w/ Diabetes
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by Wendy Lopez, Jessica Jones
1M ago
In today's episode, we're joined by Dr. Steve Edelman and Dr. Jeremy Pettus, both endocrinologists who have been living with diabetes themselves since they were 15. They’re the hosts of the podcast Taking Control of Your Diabetes and this episode originally aired on their podcast - we’re sharing here because it was so informative and we hope you enjoy it!  In This Episode We’ll Cover: Challenges individuals with diabetes face when it comes to nutrition  How does someone figure out what is the best way to eat for them? Practical ways for putting together balanced meals for blood suga ..read more
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The Ultimate Guide to Continuous Glucose Monitors (CGMs) and How They Work
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by Wendy Lopez, Jessica Jones
2M ago
In today's episode, we're joined again by Isabel Reckson, a Diabetes Digital Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator. Together, we explore the benefits of continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) in diabetes management, discussing their real-time tracking and emerging innovations. We address utilization, potential risks, and staying informed, along with financial considerations and insurance coverage. Join us as we uncover the impact of CGMs and diabetes technology, transforming the way we manage diabetes. In This Episode We’ll Cover: Benefits of continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) in d ..read more
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Why Are My Fasting Blood Sugars So High?
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by Wendy Lopez, Jessica Jones
2M ago
In today's episode, we're troubleshooting what to do if you have high fasting blood sugars. Beyond nutrition, factors like physical activity, stress, and illness can all contribute to elevated levels. Whether it's high-carb meals before bed, the dawn phenomenon releasing hormones in the morning, or the Somogyi effect causing rebound spikes, understanding these factors is crucial. Listen as we share some strategies and tips to help you better manage your blood sugar levels.  In This Episode We’ll Cover: Why you might be experiencing high fasting blood sugars  Factors beyond nutrition ..read more
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Why are my fasting blood sugars so high?
Food Heaven Made Easy
by Wendy Lopez, Jessica Jones
2M ago
In today's episode, we're troubleshooting what to do if you have high fasting blood sugars. Beyond nutrition, factors like physical activity, stress, and illness can all contribute to elevated levels. Whether it's high-carb meals before bed, the dawn phenomenon releasing hormones in the morning, or the Somogyi effect causing rebound spikes, understanding these factors is crucial. Listen as we share some strategies and tips to help you better manage your blood sugar levels.  In This Episode We’ll Cover: Why you might be experiencing high fasting blood sugars  Factors beyond nutrition ..read more
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