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Diet & Nutrition

Diet and Nutrition for Diabetes Patients: Diabetes in Control answers key questions about diet and nutrition for diabetes patients including:
– How diet contributes to or protects against diabetes
– New dietary regimens healthcare professionals can use for diabetes management
– What a healthcare professional needs to know about altering diet

How to Be the Biggest Maintainer, Not Just the Biggest Loser

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A recent study published in Obesity in May 2016 reported very discouraging findings for a group of participants who had lost weight on “The Biggest Loser” (TBL) reality TV show: not only did almost all of them regain a significant amount of weight over the 6-year period following the show, but they also had lower resting metabolic rates than expected for their body weights, even six years later. With the way the media ran with this story, it will not be a surprise if everyone just gives up staying thinner and blames excess weight on a faulty, and unchangeable, metabolism.

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Make the Goal Personal to Motivate

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Male, 66 years of age, type 2 diabetes, class III obesity, peripheral neuropathy, multiple toe amputations, hypertension, hyperlipidemia and, most importantly, a 2-year-old granddaughter. Patient taking 100 units long-acting insulin, sulfonylurea, metformin, beta blocker, and statin. Checks glucose once in a while; in the 200 to 270 range when checks. A1C 9.3%.

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One Bite at a Time

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Woman, 42 years of age, class III obesity, type 2 diabetes diagnosed in the past year, binge eating disorder. Very motivated to change lifestyle when first diagnosed. She goes off and on her medication. When off, she binges. As an hcp, I wondered about the severe changes from totally "on" to totally "off." Yes, this patient is receiving counseling, CBT.

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