The Impact of Continuous Glucose Monitoring and Nutrition on Glycemic Management

Program Date: 28 April 2021
Publication Date: 18 November 2021
Continuing Education Units: Nurse Contact: 0.5; Dietitian CPEU: 0.5

Course Description:

In this course, you’ll describe the clinical benefits of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) in people with diabetes using the Ambulatory Glucose Profile (AGP) Report; examine the role of nutrition interventions on glycemic management in people with diabetes; and discuss the practical application of integrating CGM and nutrition intervention for optimal glycemic management. Originally presented as a live webinar on April 28, 2021.

Course Objectives:

• Describe the clinical benefits of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) in people with diabetes using the Ambulatory Glucose Profile (AGP) Report. 
• Examine the role of nutrition interventions on glycemic management in people with diabetes. 
• Discuss the practical application of integrating CGM and nutrition intervention for optimal glycemic management.
  • CDR Level: 2
  • Performance Indicators: 4.2.6, 7.4.3, 8.2.3
  • Run Time: 29

Course Instructor Bio(s)

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Holly Willis, PhD, RD

Diabetes Research Clinician 
Park Nicollet International Diabetes Center 
Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Holly Willis has more than 15 years of nutrition research experiences, including protocol development, recruitment, study implementation, data collection, data analysis, and publication of human clinical trials. She has coordinated hundreds of research study visits, managed research assistants, and maintained several data sets. Her research ranges from feasibility research on the novel use of the Smartpill® for diet studies, to randomized, double-blind trials assessing the impact of dietary fiber on health outcomes, to a review on the impact of whole, plant food diets on the microbiome. In her current position at the International Diabetes Center, she is part of several multi-center research studies, including the NIH-funded GRADE Study (Glycemia Reduction Approaches in Diabetes: A Comparative Effectiveness Study). She also regularly collaborates with industry partners and other healthcare organizations, to develop educational materials, study proposals, and protocols that focus on novel uses for continuous glucose monitoring. Her primary interests includes using continuous glucose monitoring data, along with evidence-based dietary guidance and individual preferences, to shape personalized nutrition recommendations. Dr Willis is committed to using her PhD, RD training and experiences, from the food industry, academia, and clinical settings, to improve the health of people with diabetes.
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Dana Gershenoff, MS, RD, CDCES

Program Manager, Diabetes Care and Transformation 
Park Nicollet International Diabetes Center 
Salt Lake City, UT, USA

Dana Gershenhoff is the program manager at the Park Nicollet International Diabetes Center. She has a diverse background in sales, marketing, and financial analysis. In 2013 she decided to make a career change after experiencing the early loss of a family member with diabetes. Her desire to make a difference in the lives of others led her to pursue a master’s in nutrition. She has worked in the field of diabetes education as an education manager, a certified diabetes educator, an insulin pump trainer, and a health and wellness coach. In her current role at the Park Nicollet International Diabetes Center Dana provides diabetes education training for healthcare and industry professionals with a focus on diabetes technology devices. 

She manages and facilitates programs that includes collaborating with multidisciplinary team to develop and deliver professional training programs for diverse audiences. In addition, she translates evidence-based recommendations, diabetes technology, and findings from quality improvement initiatives into patient and professional education resources and training programs.

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