CDEs Finding the Food Kumbaya Moment

I was talking to a family member about nutrition when she expressed an opinion that I hear all the time: “Everyone is following such different diets!  It’s just so confusing that I don’t know what to eat anymore!”  And isn’t that true! Everyone holds such strong food opinions, and talks with such.

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Strategies for CDEs When Working with Low Income Individuals with Diabetes

Diabetes is a disease that disproportionately affects low income individuals. At the same time, diabetes self-management presents significant challenges for people who struggle with financial resources. Since food is part of the medicine for diabetes, access to healthy options can be a barrier.  As.

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The Use of Smart Technology For Diabetes Management - Cecelia Health

Diabetes  management can be complicated and often requires a multidisciplinary approach to help maintain optimal blood glucose  control. Lifestyle modifications and regular blood glucose monitoring while   proven to be helpful, can also be  overwhelming. Recent technological advances, if.

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The Many Hats a Certified Diabetes Educator Wears - Cecelia Health

I recently had an individual ask me what exactly is a CDE and what do they do? My initial response was a quick, textbook type answer; a certified diabetes educator (CDE) is a health professional who has experience and expertise in the area of diabetes prevention and management. My role is to.

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How Old Are You, Really? Telomeres, Biological Age, and Diabetes

I consider myself healthier than most women my age. I do a variety of physical activity, eat lots of vegetables and a balanced diet, meditate, and strive to limit the amount of time I sit at my desk. When I heard from a friend that I could learn my biological age, which is different from my.

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The Neuroscience of Behavior Change

As patients with diabetes participate in new activities they are training their brains to create new neural pathways and when the action is repeated, the pathway gets stronger until the behavior is the new normal. I find it fascinating that our brains can change. I was raised with the belief that.

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I’m so tired! How to sleep well with diabetes and why it's so important.

Do you ever find yourself feeling exhausted, yet keep pushing through? This is a badge of strength and commitment to your family, career or whatever you hold dear, right?

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Overcoming Emotional Barriers with Jane Abbey

THIS BLOG IS THE SECOND IN A SERIES OF POSTS BY CECELIA HEALTH CDE AND RN, JANE ABBEY, EACH ADDRESSING A DIFFERENT HURDLE TO SUCCESSFUL DIABETES SELF-MANAGEMENT. IF YOU MISSED THE INTRODUCTION, READ IT HERE.  Who hasn’t become overwhelmed, stressed, or discouraged at times when dealing with.

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Strategies for Beating Diabetes Burnout

Diabetes self-management encompasses a range of activities, or “behaviors,” that the person with diabetes engages in to care for their condition and promote health. Broadly stated, self-management tasks include:

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Exercise and Diabetes

Everyone knows that getting regular physical activity is good for you, but it can be particularly beneficial for people with diabetes. Physical activity can help control blood sugar as well as relieve stress, improve heart health, strengthen the muscles and bones, and improve mood.  For a person.

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