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Diabetes Dialogue Series 2011

2011 Diabetes Dialogue :

The theme of the 2011 Diabetes Dialogue is Use of Non-pharmacological Intervention in the management of diabetes and obesity.  The learning objectives are:

Diabetes and Nutrition: March 3rd, 2011

  • Review the most recent evidence used to establish nutrition practice guidelines for medical nutrition therapy for Diabetes regarding major nutrition factors.
  • To review and integrate information on suggested research directions.
  • Review the chemistry and biology of fatty acids.
  • Evaluate new evidence showing that dietary PUFAs alter body composition.
  • Discuss evidence of possible molecular and endocrine mechanisms. 
  • Configure how the science fits dietary recommendations for translating to patients. 

Diabetes and Exercise: June 16th 2011

      • Review guidelines and recommendations of exercise for persons with Type 2 diabetes.
• Review epidemiological evidence for lifestyle interventions aimed at preventing Type 2 diabetes and   cardiovascular disease in racial/ethnic populations.
• Describe the effect of aerobic fitness in the prevention of Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular and mortality.
• Define the role of physical activity in glucose regulation and insulin sensitivity.
• Discuss the role of ethnicity and race on energy expenditure.
Diabetes and Complimentary and Alternative Medicine (CAM): September 8th, 2011
  • Discuss the research of CAM and Diabetes.
  • Review CAM use of evidence-based elements as reported by OSU CIM patients.
  • Describe lab evaluation, education and follow-up of CIM patients with diabetes.
  • Review lab outcomes of CIM patients with diabetes over time.
  • Discuss the observations/Reflections after >32,000 Nutri-Genomic visits, including many patients with diabetes.

Diabetes and Community Health: December 8th, 2011

  • Explain the biologic basis for the glycemic index.
  • Discuss the benefi ts of consuming a lower glycemic index diet for patients with diabetes.
  • Identify strategies for adopting a lower glycemic index diet.
  • Describe how the social conditions in which we live impact diabetes rates and an individual’s control of the disease.
  • Discuss public health’s role diabetes prevention and the scope of community initiatives in
  • Columbus.