Here’s Looking at You, Postprandial! Strategies for Managing Postmeal Glucose Levels

01:00 pm 02:00 pm EDT

Presenters: Mary Lou Perry, MS, RD, CDCES and Gary Scheiner, MS, CDCES

Glucose elevations after meals are associated with higher A1c values and linked to increased risk of cardiovascular complications. Gary Scheiner, MS, CDCES and Mary Lou Perry, MS, RD, CDCES will focus on issues surrounding postprandial glycemic control in patients with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. Measurement of glucose excursions, damaging effects, goals/targets for various populations, and practical strategies (nutrition, medication, physical activity) for effective management of these glucose spikes will be reviewed.

Activity #170234 has been approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) for 1 CPEU. CDR is an approved provider of CPEUs for RDN, DTR, and CDCES.

Mary Lou Perry, MS, RDN, CDCES has over 30 years of experience in the diabetes space, mostly at the University of Virginia in Internal Medicine as a program coordinator for an ADA-recognized program in the Endocrine department. In the last 20 years, she has been part of an innovative interprofessional collaborative diabetes/cardiometabolic practice where her skills are fully integrated into the practice setting. She has served in numerous capacities with the CBDCE (Certification Board for Diabetes Care and Education) as an exam reviewer and item writer. She has helped write items for EatRight prep, a preparation course for those re-entering practice or those qualifying for the registry exam.

Gary Scheiner, MS, CDCES is owner and Clinical Director of Integrated Diabetes Services, a practice located just outside of Philadelphia specializing in intensive insulin therapy and advanced education for children and adults. Gary has been a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist for 28 years and has had type 1 diabetes for 36 years. He was named 2014 Diabetes Educator of the Year by the American Association of Diabetes Educators. He has written seven books, including the best-selling “Think Like A Pancreas-A Practical Guide to Managing Diabetes With Insulin”. In addition to serving on the faculty of Children With Diabetes and the Board of Directors for JDRF, Gary volunteers for the American Diabetes Association, Diabetes Sisters, and Setebaid Diabetes Camps.

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