Diabetes Chats

Live Twitter chat events with experts and advocates. You’ll find invitations to upcoming events and transcripts of past chats here.

Head Over Heels with Heart Healthy Nutrition

In February, 2015, CDiabetes.com joined with Jacqueline King, MS, RD, CDE & Monica Joyce, MS, RD, CDE, authors of “too Busy to Diet - The Diet Reference Guide & Healthy Eating Book" (@2busy2diet, toobusytodietbook.com). [...]

Mindful Eating

Many thanks to writer, speaker, dietitian, and diabetes educator Megrette Fletcher M.Ed., RD, CDE, who joined CDiabetes.com for a Twitter chat event on how Mindful Eating can break bad habits and bring us joy and health. This article lays out some of the questions and answers from that chat. [...]

Healthy Menu Planning for the Holidays

In the spring of 2015, best-selling author Marlene Koch, @marlenekoch, “Eat More of What You Love,” joined CDiabetes.com for a twitter chat event on healthy eating during holidays. Whether it’s Easter or Passover, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, or just a gathering of friends and family, holidays can be a challenge for people with diabetes. Here is some great information for people with diabetes or their loved ones when preparing healthy meals for holiday gatherings. [...]

Diabetes Weight Loss

Jill Weisenberger MS, RDN, CDE, FAND (@nutritionjill) is an author and internationally-recognized nutrition and diabetes expert. Jill recently joined us for a Twitter chat on the subject of Diabetes Weight Loss. Some highlights from that chat are featured in this article. [...]

Diabetes and Social Media Support

Online support for people living with diabetes is booming. Blogs, websites, podcasts and online magazines provide everything from healthy recipes to product reviews. Not sure where to find all of these great resources? CDiabetes.com was recently joined by Melissa Joy Dobbins MS, RDN, CDE, @MelissaJoyRD, The Guilt-Free RD (“Because food shouldn’t make you feel bad!”™), who provided valuable information about navigating social media and finding the resources you need. [...]

Travel and Diabetes: Tips for a Safe Trip

If you have diabetes, travel means a change in routine and requires some extra planning. CDiabetes.com recently held a Tweet Chat with Hi Yishai, co-founder of the @HelpAroundApp, the first mobile, location-based help network that connects people touched by diabetes, locally and globally. Here are some highlights from that Tweet Chat. [...]

Weight Loss and Diabetes Management

Trying to lose weight as part of controlling your diabetes? Choosing and shopping for the right foods can be difficult. Overcome this challenge and implement a healthy “eating strategy” with the help of CDiabetes’s guest Rania Batayneh, MPH. Rania is the author of the best-selling, “The One One One Diet” (Rodale Books), and is known as America’s Eating Strategist. Here are Rania’s answers to some of our readers’ questions. [...]

#DiabetesChat: Diabetes And Living – 10 Things You Need To Know (July 22, 2015)

Please join Dr. Karin Hehenberger, MD, PhD, as she cohosts #DiabetesChat Tweet Chat with CDiabetes.com on Wednesday, July 22, 8-9pmET. Dr. Hehenberger will be discussing "Diabetes and Living: 10 Things You Need to Know." Tweet Chat participants will have the chance to win (1) of (10) copies of Dr. Hehenberger’s book, “Ten Things You Need to Know about Living with Diabetes,” Lulu Publishing Services (February 27, 2015). [...]

#DiabetesChat: Weight Loss and Diabetes Management (July 14, 2015)

Trying to improve your overall health? Shopping for the right foods can be difficult. Overcome this challenge and implement a healthy "eating strategy" with the help of this week's DiabetesChat cohost, Rania Batayneh, MPH. Rania is the author of the best selling book, "The One One One Diet" (Rodale Books), and as America’s Eating Strategist, has counseled thousands of clients towards the better health and weight loss they never thought they could accomplish. With over 12 years of experience, Rania works with clients nationwide through her private practice, Essential Nutrition For You. [...]

#DiabetesChat: Beating Diabetes (June 24, 2015)

Staying up to date with current and accurate on-line diabetes information is critical. The mission of Diabetes In Control is to be the world leader of current and accurate on-line diabetes information for medical professionals; to promote increased understanding of the care and treatment of diabetes; and ultimately to help the medical professional empower the patient to better self-care. Steve Freed, R.Ph, CDE, CPT and Publisher of Diabetesincontrol.com, joined us on #DiabetesChat along with his cohosts and helped us to learn more about this very important area of information sharing. [...]

#DiabetesChat: Travel & Diabetes – Tips for a Safe Trip by @HelpAroundApp users (June 16, 2015)

Last June 16, 2015 between 1pm and 2pm ET, CDiabetes.com was joined by @HiYishai, co-founder of the @HelpAroundApp, who gave event participants the best travel tips. Also on our Tweet Chat, we shared advice from @HelpAroundApp users on traveling with diabetes, going through airport security with a pump, packing supplies, and dealing with food on vacation. We extracted a transcript of the event and placed it here for everyone's reference. [...]

#DiabetesChat: Diabetes and Social Media Support (June 10, 2015)

Melissa Joy Dobbins MS, RDN, CDE, @MelissaJoyRD, The Guilt-Free RD – “Because food shouldn’t make you feel bad!”™, along with several panelists answered questions about navigating social media and finding the resources you need. For those of you who couldn't make it to the Twitter chat event, we prepared a transcript so you don't miss out on all the great info they all gave us. See you on our next #DiabetesChat tweet event! [...]

#DiabetesChat: Put Your Best Foot Forward This Summer (May 27, 2015)

We had great fun with Mr. Divabetic hosting our #DiabetesChat twitter chat event. Everyone who attended the event will have had their feet summerized by now. Are yours? Check out the transcript of the event below that we prepared for absentees. Check it out to learn what it takes to pamper and spoil your feet so you can (finally) throw your winter boots into storage and go parade in public with your sandals and flip flops! [...]

#DiabetesChat: Diabetes and Sleep (May 13, 2015)

Transcript of the "Sleep And Diabetes" #DiabetesChat tweet chat event held on May 13, 2015, between 8pm and 9pm EST. Event was cohosted by Amy Campbell, MS, RD, LDN, CDE (@amypcampbell), Lissa Coffey, Author, wellness expert & BSC spokesperson (@CoffeyTalk), Better Sleep Council (@BetterSleepOrg) and CDiabetes.com (@CDiabetesinfo) . Main topic of discussion was an examination of the connection between sleep and diabetes, with the objective of learning how to get the sleep you need to have a healthier mind and body. [...]

#DiabetesChat: Diabetes Weight Loss (April 29, 2015)

We had a wonderful time discussing the topic of Diabetes Weight Loss on #DiabetesChat last April 29 with Jill Weisenberger MS, RDN, CDE, FAND (@nutritionjill). We've posted a transcript of the event for your reading pleasure and reference. [...]
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