Scientific Updates on Novel Concepts in Diabetes Nutrition: Transcultural Diabetes Nutrition Algorithm and Diabetes Remission

Program Date: 24 June 2021
Publication Date: 13 January 2022
Continuing Education Units: Nurse Contact: 0.25; Dietitian CPEU: 0.25

Course Description:

In this course, you’ll learn about nutrition concepts in the management of type 2 diabetes; recognize the role of diabetes-specific formulas in diabetes and obesity management; and review the effect of a structured nutrition plan in diabetes and weight management. Originally presented as a live webinar on June 24, 2021.

Course Objectives:

• Discuss nutrition concepts in the management of type 2 diabetes. 
• Recognize the role of diabetes-specific formulas in diabetes and obesity management. 
• Review the effect of a structured nutrition plan in diabetes and weight management.
  • CDR Level: 2
  • Performance Indicators: 8.1.1, 8.1.5, 8.2.3
  • Run Time: 18

Course Instructor Bio(s)

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Osama Hamdy, MD, PhD, FACE

Medical Director, Obesity and Clinical Program 
Director, Inpatient Diabetes Program 
Joslin Diabetes Center 
Associate Professor of Medicine 
Harvard Medical School 
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Dr Hamdy is a Co-Investigator of two landmark studies: the national Diabetes Prevention Program and the Look AHEAD (Action for Health in Diabetes) Study. Dr Hamdy translated the successful clinical research results of these lifestyle modifications studies into a clinical practice model through the creation of Joslin’s Why WAIT? (Weight Achievement and Intensive Treatment) Program, the world’s first clinical practice program designed to help patients with diabetes lose weight through a novel multidisciplinary approach. Participants in the Why WAIT? Program have lost 10 percent of their initial weight over 12 weeks and maintained that weight loss. Why WAIT? participants showed significant improvement in diabetes control, lipid, kidney, and liver profiles, together with improved quality of life and physical fitness. Participants were also able to cut their diabetes medications by approximately 50 percent. 

Dr Hamdy chaired the task force that developed Joslin’s new Clinical Nutrition Guidelines and is a member of the Nutrition Guidelines Committee of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists that created the AACE Nutrition Guidelines for Americans 2006.

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