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What Happens to Your Body When You Pig Out Over the Holidays



Yoga offers benefits for people with diabetes

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Daily foot care can prevent later problems

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Diabetes community rallies to meet insulin needs after hurricanes

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VIDEO: Educators build awareness of missed type 1 diabetes diagnosis Click Here to Read the News!

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Diabetes Management & Nutrition Guide: Hypoglycemia Prevention and ManagementTodays-Dietitian

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Pre-Diabetes: Can You Prevent It From Becoming Type 2 Diabetes?Diabetes-Daily


Today’s Dietitian’s Eighth Annual Showcase of 10 RDs Who Are Making a Difference




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13 Gluten-Free Foods Nutritionists Swear By

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5 Ways Diabetes Educators Can Boost Income

AADE superstars share their strategies for creating alternative revenue streams


Healio & Endocrine Today present a video series from the AADE 2016 Annual Meeting

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Susan Weiner & Nicole Johnson: Empowering partners key to diabetes support

Susan Weiner & Jim Turner: Meeting MC recalls diabetes care over the decades

Susan Weiner & Beverley S. Adler: Adopting a positive attitude can ease diabetes self-care

Susan Weiner, Janis Roszler, & Donna Rice: Diabetes educators must raise awareness, address sexual complications

Susan Weiner & Anna Norton: Advocacy organization provides resources for women with diabetes

Susan Weiner & Tom Karlya: Physicians, parents must be aware of type 1 diabetes signs before DKA

Susan Weiner & Sam Grossman: Diabetes educators can help people with diabetes overcome barriers to exercise

Susan Weiner & Joanne Rinker: Diabetes educators on the frontline to screen for hearing loss

Susan Weiner & Mary Ann Hodorowicz: Medical nutrition therapy may control ‘ABCs’ of diabetes

Susan Weiner & Cherise Shockley: Social media may help patients, educators communicate

Susan Weiner & Bennet Dunlap: Diabetes educators essential for patient advocacy

Susan Weiner & Paul Madden: ADA director of type 1 diabetes describes immediate future of diabetes care

Susan Weiner & Sarah Butler: School nurses, parents must work together to provide safe, effective learning for children with diabetes

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We Are Diabetes: “We’re Proud to Announce Our Newest Partner: Susan Weiner



30-Day Diabetes Wellness Program: Get a New Tip Each Day for Managing Diabetes

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Spicy Drinks May Be the Key to Relieving Muscle Cramps

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Overcoming hurdles of ICD-10 diagnosis coding

In this issue, Susan Weiner, MS, RDN, CDE, CDN, talks with certified endocrine coder Mary Ann Hodorowicz, RDN, MBA, CDE, about the basic structure of the coding format. Also reviewed are several tips to help conquer the common hurdles to selecting a billable code — all aimed at increasing claims processing confidence and success.healio



Growing and Brewing Your Own Herbal Tea

“Teas made from the garden taste great and, when no sweeteners are added, are calorie-free,” says registered dietitian Susan Weiner, 2015 American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) Diabetes Educator of the Year and author of Diabetes: 365 Tips for Living Well.” Herbal teas are a great option for those wishing to embrace a healthier lifestyle and nutritious diet.”



Diabulimia: Dying to Be Skinny with Type 1 Diabetes

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Artificial Sweeteners May Cause You to Eat More

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Everyday Solutions: Learning Self-Management for Diabetes Videos

Fitting Diabetes Into His Busy Lifestyle

Family Food Wars: Getting Junk-Food Eaters on Board With a Diabetes Diet

“It’s Your Life”: How Education Can Help You Take Control of Diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes & You: A Management Guide
Learning Self-Management for Diabetes
Everyday Health, July 2016

Organization Supports Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes Transitioning from Pediatric Care

Susan Weiner, MS, RDN, CDE, CDN, talks with diabetes awareness advocate and Miss America 1999 Nicole Johnson, DrPH, MPH, MA, about living with type 1 diabetes and empowering young adults with social support and skills development.

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Diabetes Burnout? 6 Tips to Help You Get Back on Track

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Educators Must Address Diabetes-Related Hearing Loss
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Help Available for Diabetes-Related Depression
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Power of the Theater Can Enhance the Provider-Patient Encounter

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Parents, Professionals Need Better
Awareness of DKA and Diabetes Symptoms

When a patient’s complaint is of constant urination, fatigue and weight lossHealio Endocrinology, it is almost certain that the child will be tested for type 1 diabetes. But what if a child presents with vomiting that is the result of DKA without other symptoms?

~ Susan Weiner,

Small Self-care Steps for Every Season
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Treating Diabetes with Cannabis?

Although we providers often want to educate and impart as much
knowledge as possible to our patients, it’s more important to listen
to what’s imphl-logoortant to them.

~ Susan Weiner,

Eat Now, Correct Later?
Is It Possible to Eat Mindfully with Diabetes

Many of us eat on the run, eat our worries or anxieties from the demands of the day or life with diabetes. Mindless eating – or eating without a conscious attention to food and food choices leads to eating more calories, plain and simple it leads to eating more of everything. We eat hl-logobased on a number of forces that may not be hunger-driven, including time, budget, boredom, emotions, and even cultural and religious reasons.

~ Susan Weiner,

Swallow this Pill. Live Longer. Really?

It’ll be interesting to see how people with type 2 diabetes, who are eating healthier and healthzette-logoexercising more, receive additional benefits from Metformin.

~ Susan Weiner,

The Challenges of Type 2 Diabetes in Older Adults

OurParents.comSome of the signs and symptoms for type 2 diabetes may be initially overlooked in the older population because they may mimic other common problems associated with aging.

~ Susan Weiner,

“You are so awesome and such a wonderful guest
to have on the show!”

SOUNDCLOUDWith one tip for each day of the year, this refreshing resource makes critical information readily accessible to patients, their families, and medical professionals alike. From Conversations In Care: Diabetes 365 – Your Year Long Guide to Diabetes

~ Tami Neumann, CDP
Executive Producer & Host, Conversations In Care

Why You (And Your Kids) Should Shop With a Grocery List

Blueberry Family Health FoundationWant to save time and money at the grocery store and instill healthy eating habits in your kids? Use a list… Don’t confine your food shopping to the grocery store. Take your kids along to the farmer’s market, produce stand, orchard, and other fresh whole food sources. Learning where nutritious foods come from (and how good farm fresh produce tastes) is also an important part of building healthy eating habits. Smart shopping can help your child maintain a healthy weight, which is important in reducing his or her risk for developing type 2 diabetes.

~ Susan Weiner,

High-Tech Diabetes Self-Care

Today's DietitianThe downside of all this data, says Susan Weiner, MS, RDN, CDE, CDN, the 2015 AADE Diabetes Educator of the Year and the author of The Complete Diabetes Organizer: Your Guide to a Less Stressful and More Manageable Diabetes Life, is that it can make patients feel like a set of numbers. Although numbers are undeniably important, she emphasizes that they don’t tell the patient’s entire story. She says emotional support is an important and often overlooked part of diabetes care.

~ Susan Weiner, Today’s

Come Meet Susan and Leslie at ADA 2015 in New York

ADA Book SigningThe EXPO is FREE and includes health screenings, cooking demonstrations, product and service exhibitors, as well as leading experts talking about diabetes management, research and prevention. Get the latest information on preventing and managing diabetes and its deadly complications to help keep you and your family healthy.

~ Saturday, March 14 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York

Diabetes-Friendly Lunches

MedHelpWhen we work while we eat, we aren’t fully experiencing our food. Research has shown that people often overeat in these circumstances…Sometimes, the desk lunch is unavoidable. But if you’ve packed a healthy, portion-controlled lunch, you can’t overeat.

~ Susan Weiner,

Diabetes-Friendly Side Dishes

MedHelpTrade white rice for brown rice or quinoa…And scale back on starchy vegetables like corn in soups and other sides and add in lower-carb veggies like greens instead.

~ Susan Weiner,

4 Ways to Avoid Diabetes Burnout

EverydayHealth.comEveryday stress coupled with the stress of type 2 diabetes can make it harder to manage blood sugar and even lead you to neglect self-care.

“I believe that the stress associated with diabetes can be reduced by improving organizational skills,” says Susan Weiner. “Think about what you must do in the morning and try to accomplish some of those tasks the night before.”

~ Regina Boyle Wheeler,

How to Organize Your Diabetes Management (1.0 CEU)

Add this to your calendar!Tuesday, February 10th 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Greater Atlanta Local Networking Group Meeting
Maggiano’s at Cumberland Mall / Atlanta, GA 30339

~ Susan Weiner, AADE 2015 Diabetes Educator of the Year

Declutter Your Home For Better Health

Diabetes ForecastBe Realistic. When it comes to organizing your home and sustaining these healthy habits, allow for some setbacks. “No one has to be perfect all the time with their eating, their exercise program, or their organizational skills,” Weiner says. But once organization is the fabric of who you are, you won’t get thrown off during times of stress, such as the holidays. “Take care of your clutter-free lifestyle,” says Weiner. “It’s not about starting anew, it’s about continuing on your path.”

~ Allison Tsai,

Messy Refrigerator & Freezer Preventing You from Eating Healthy? - HealthHave you ever opened your refrigerator and freezer and felt like you have no idea what is in it, how long it’s been there and what to do with it? It’s hard to eat a healthy diet when you don’t have the ingredients you need at home or the sanity to figure out what you need to get started.

~ Susan Weiner,

Carbohydrate Counting For Students With Diabetes

SchoolNurse.netThis 12-minute segment focuses on how to teach children and parents to adjust insulin based on their carbohydrate intake.

~ Susan Weiner, NASN Radio

Diabetes Late Nite Inspired by Anthony Hamilton

BlogTalk RadioListen to a fast-paced, fun-filled hour of diabetes education and wellness advice focusing on healthy celebrations for the holidays.

~ Susan Weiner,

Diabetes-Friendly Holiday Drinks

MedHelpKnow Your Limits. “In general, men should limit alcohol intake to two drinks [a day] and women to one,” advises Susan Weiner, MS, RDN, CDE, CDN. “Drink” means a 5-ounce glass of wine, one 12-ounce beer, or a single shot (1.5 ounces) of distilled spirits. “Avoid anything with an umbrella. Sugary cocktails can have a huge impact on your blood sugar,” notes Weiner. Choose seltzer or diet soda as mixers instead. Also keep in mind that alcoholic beverages can lead to low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) both right after you drink and up to a day after. Make sure to check your blood glucose level before bed to ensure that it’s within a safe range.

~ Susan Weiner,

Holidays: Is the Right One STRESSED???? It Should NOT BE YOU!!!!

There is food EVERYWHERE over the holidays! Holiday cookie exchanges, office parties, annual get-togethers, and the list goes on and on. You might be tempted to just try one bite of cake or one piece of candy. Remember these “BLT’s” Bites Licks and Tastes can lead to an expanded waistline and unusual rise in your blood sugar level. So, just be aware of what you’re eating and keep testing your blood sugar if you indulge a bit throughout the festive season.

~ Susan Weiner,

Seven Steps to a Diabetes-Friendly Fridge

aSweetLife.orgA clean, well-stocked refrigerator may be the last thing you associate with better diabetes control. But it can make a bigger difference than you think. In addition to providing an efficient and functional space for healthy food and insulin storage, a spotless and organized refrigerator can keep you from getting sick. People with diabetes are at higher risk for developing serious complications from food borne illnesses.

~ Susan Weiner,

How to Organize Your Life and Your Diabetes During the Holiday Season - HealthQ. Would you recommend that people take a mini-break from their diabetes?

A. Diabetes can feel all consuming and over-whelming. It’s with your 24-7. Frankly, you can never truly have a vacation from your diabetes without consequences. But, if you are feeling burnt out or overwhelmed with your diabetes daily “to-do” list, there are a couple of ways to find relief.

~ Barbie Cervoni, RD, CDE, and Susan Weiner,

Fall Into a Stress-Free Holiday Season

aSweetLife.orgIt’s still October, yet the big box store where I shop for household essentials is already festooned in twinkling lights and tinsel. All before the Halloween candy has even been marked down to half price. This artificial extension of the holiday season, which seems to inch up a few days every year, used to bother me. But, now I use it as a signal to get my diabetes patients jump-started on their preparation for the most challenging season of the year. Because when it comes right down to it, advance planning, and organization are the best antidote to holiday stress and the high blood sugars that can accompany it.

~ Susan Weiner,

5 Uncommon Diabetes Diagnoses

Today's DietitianManaging any type of diabetes can be challenging. But when combined with HIV, cystic fibrosis, or Cushing’s syndrome, managing diabetes can be even more difficult. “These uncommon types of diabetes may not be easily managed with lifestyle changes, but the patient should be reminded that stress reduction, healthy eating, and physical activity as appropriate may improve overall health,” Weiner says.

~ Constance Brown-Riggs, MSEd, RD, CDE, CDN,

Creating a Diabetes-Friendly Kitchen

WalgreensThe five ideas listed below can help you increase the available space in your kitchen, create storage areas and organize your kitchen all at the same time. You’ll be able to find your healthy meal ingredients as well as your pots and pans in a snap.

~ Susan Weiner, Stay Well Blog /

AADE14: Out with a Bang!

AADEAt each Annual Meeting, AADE takes the time to acknowledge and honor the accomplishments of our members. This year, we honored several members for their service to the association and to the larger diabetes community.

~ Susan Weiner, Diabetes Educator of the Year Award

VIDEO: Tips from AADE’s Diabetes Educator of the Year

Clinical Endocrinology NewsSusan Weiner has been on the diabetes education front line for nearly 25 years, and she was just elected as Educator of the Year for her “special contributions to the field through dedication, innovation, and sensitivity in patient care” at the annual meeting of the American Association of Diabetes Educators. In a video interview, Ms. Weiner shares some of her advice with physicians.

~ Naseem S. Miller, Clinical Endocrinology News Digital Network

Savvy Supermarket Shopping – Free Webinar

Free Health & Nutrition WebinarJoin dLife’s Susan Weiner, MS, RDN, CDE, CDN and Shauna Del Prete, RDN, CDN as they guide you through grocery shopping and meal planning for your diabetes life. Whether you’re shopping to plan meals at home or on the go, get tips to help you navigate the grocery store and maximize your meal plans and food budget. You can create healthy, diabetes-friendly foods that are cost effective and nutritious.

~ Susan Weiner,

Diabetes Q&A with Susan Weiner

QHealthline: I have dinner at 5 p.m. At bedtime, my blood sugar is 140. Should I have a snack before I go to bed or not?

A: At bedtime, your blood glucose should be between 100 and 140 mg/dl. If your bedtime blood glucose level is 140 mg/dl, you probably don’t need an additional snack. However, if you exercise late in the day…

~ Susan Weiner,

2014 Alumni Award Winner

Distinguished AwardThe SUNY Oneonta Alumni Association has the honor to select and present awards at Reunion in several categories to honor those alumni who bring distinction to themselves and to their alma mater through their outstanding personal and professional achievements.

Distinguished Alumni Award:This award is presented to a SUNY Oneonta graduate for significant accomplishments in his or her personal and professional life or for distinguished service in his or her community.

~ SUNY Oneonta 2014

Life in the Fast Lane With Type 1 Diabetes: Ryan’s Story

EverydayHealth.comLiving with type 1 diabetes has also helped Reed to recognize the importance of being organized. “My diagnosis has definitely forced me to plan ahead,” he says. “I have to make sure that I always have the supplies I need while I’m on the road, like insulin, meters, and test strips.” Whether you’re a race car driver or a receptionist with type 1 diabetes, being organized and planning ahead is key to managing your life and your diabetes successfully, says Susan Weiner, RDN, a certified diabetes educator in New York and the author of The Complete Diabetes Organizer: Your Guide to a Less Stressful and More Manageable Diabetes Life.

~ Regina Boyle Wheeler,

T1D Tips for Working Parents

Spoonful.comGot an important project deadline at work that just doesn’t leave you much wiggle room? “Make an emergency backup plan that includes enlisting the help of a trusted relative, friend or hired caregiver who is capable of watching your child,” says Susan Weiner, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E., C.D.N., author of a book about getting organized for people with type 1 diabetes.

~ Tips from diabetes experts and other working parents,

Low-Cost Foods That Lower Heart Disease Risk (and Are Missing from Many American Diets)

HealthlineBeans, chickpeas, lentils, and peas have many benefits beyond lowering cholesterol. According to registered dietitian and diabetes educator Susan Weiner, pulses provide:an excellent source of protein, important vitamins and minerals, phytonutrients and a healthy amount of fiber, which, Weiner says, “can also help you stay fuller longer, so you may consume fewer calories and lose weight.”

~ Shawn Radcliffe,

5 Ways to Get Your Kitchen Ready for Spring

CDIABETES.COMSpring is a great time to get your kitchen organized so you can prepare and eat healthy foods… TIP: Group “like-items” together. Think like a librarian. Children’s books are in one section, while romance novels are in another. Keep condiments and sauces together…

~ Susan Weiner,

5 Heart-Healthy Eating Tips from Registered
Dietitian-Nutritionist, Susan Weiner

QARDIO.comQ: When you’re in a rush, what’s your best bet for a heart-healthy snack on the go?

A: Keep pre-portioned individual servings of unsalted nuts available for a heart-healthy snack. Try almonds, walnuts or pistachio nuts. They are delicious and packed with fiber and tons of nutrients. Pre-cut a bunch of veggies and keep them in labeled baggies in the refrigerator. You can munch on slices of cucumbers, red peppers or cherry tomatoes.

~ Qardio Team,

Author Kerri Sparling on Blogging and Type 1 Diabetes

CDIABETES.COMDo you have any advice for people who feel as if they can’t balance their life with diabetes?

Okay, so let me come clean: there is no true balancing of diabetes. No magic bullet, no secret sauce, no one-size-fits-all when dealing with a disease that is unique to each person. Every person with diabetes needs a certain set of guidelines and support networks during their journey, and those needs change with time. My advice for someone who feels overwhelmed is to think about the kind of support they need, and not be afraid to go after it.

~ Susan Weiner and Keri Sparling,

World’s Oldest Cheese Found in Tombs of 4,000-Year-Old Mummies

Yahoo! HealthProbiotics are ‘good bacteria,’ which can help with the heath of the human gut,” Weiner told Healthline. “Heating or baking of cheese kills most bacteria. So, grilled cheese sandwiches or pizza, for example, aren’t good sources of probiotics. Gouda cheese is a particularly good source and can ‘survive’ the journey through your [gastrointestinal] tract.

~ Susan Weiner, Yahoo! Health

Mr. Divabetic’s Most Fascinating People 2013

Divabetic Talk RadioMr. Divabetic’s Most Fascinating People 2013 is a podcast compilation of movers and shakers who play prominent roles in the fields in diabetes, health and wellness, writing, art and popular culture. Hosted by Mr. Divabetic the list of fabulous figures who define Divabetic’s attitude and ‘wellness with a wow’ philosophy.

~ Mr. Divabetic, Diva Talk Radio

Diabetes Jeopardy Answer #6 for D-Awareness Month:
A Nutritionist to a Level of Art Form

DiabetesDad.orgHer [site] is a must-have for anyone needing questions answered about nutrition. [It] provides a realistic approach for achieving your healthy life… Finally, a realistic approach to reaching your desired body weight while living life to the fullest. As diabetes specialists, we incorporate all of the necessary tools required to help you achieve and maintain acceptable blood sugar levels. We can help you get your diabetes under control.

~ Tom Karlya,

Tips & Tricks For Traveling With Diabetes

DiabetesaliciousnessEveryone in the Diabetes Online Community has had issues with traveling with their diabetes…Which is where my friend friend Susan Weiner, Registered Dietitian, nutritional guru, CDE extraordinaire and author of the newly published book, “The Complete Diabetes Organizer – Your Guide To A Less Stressful & More Manageable Diabetes Life, comes in. Susan is very much tuned-in to travel issues for those of us with busted pancreases, autoimmune challenges & wonky metabolisms. And being all in the know, she wrote a simple, but detailed travel list in the form of a post for all of us.

~ Kelly Kunik,

Moving from Diabetes Chaos to Diabetes Harmony

Join host Tami Neumann as she sits down in conversations with Susan Weiner, diabetes educator and co-author of The Complete Diabetes Organizer.


A Diabetes Roundtable Inspired by Gloria Estefan

Divabetic Talk RadioSuperstar Gloria Estefan inspires September’s Diabetes Roundtable’s one hour whirlwind of wellness hosted by the happy healthcare host, Mr. Divabetic. Special guests include ‘The Complete Diabetes Organizer’ co-authors Susan Wiener RD, CDE and Leslie Josel.

~ Divabetic Diabetes Daily Wire

Diabetes on Your Wedding Day

Whether due to nerves or too much going on, many brides and grooms barely get a chance to eat at their wedding. “You don’t want to go too low, get dizzy and faint!” says Weiner. Tip: Have your entertainer halt the music as a cue to sit for dinner. That way, you’ll feel less pressure to get up and mingle, and you’ll enjoy your meal.

~ Susan Weiner,

Exercise While You Watch TV!

Should I relax or exercise in the evening? Do both! It’s been a long day, and your favorite TV show is about to start. What do you like to watch on TV? Are you a fan of sitcoms? Sports? Or maybe you enjoy viewing a reality show with some juicy content. But you also know that it’s very important for you to stay physically active. Regular exercise can help reduce stress, keep blood sugars in check and reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke.

~ Susan Weiner,

Eat to Improve Your Blood Pressure

You can’t replace your heart-smart diet and physical activity program with a pill, but you can include a few natural products with your daily routine to help lower your blood pressure.

~ Susan Weiner, Walgreens Diabetes & You, Fall 2013

8 Ways to Say Goodbye to “Diabetes Guilt

Guilt becomes compounded by listening to ‘how eating sugar, fat and processed food’ caused this problem, and many patients feel they have to ‘explain’ the disease to others, which increases anxiety and feelings of guilt.

~ Susan Weiner,

Emergency Preparedness for Type 1 Diabetes

“Organization and checklists are key to making it through an emergency,” according to Mrs. Weiner, author of the upcoming book The Complete Diabetes Organizer (Spry Publishing, Fall 2013). “Think through the essentials of your daily diabetes routine and how you would accomplish them in a worst case scenario – with no power, fresh water, transportation, and heating/cooling. That should be the baseline for your emergency plan.”

~ Susan Weiner,

How to Organize a dFriendly Pantry

Susan Weiner RD, CDE and Leslie Josel, professional organizer, show us how to turn any pantry into a well-organized, diabetes-friendly display

~ Susan Weiner,

What Can I Have for Dessert?

Has a family member or friend scolded you for your choice of dessert? Have you ever attended a family holiday party where Aunt Matilda or Uncle Henry loudly announced “you’re diabetic, you can’t eat that piece of cheesecake”?

The truth is: you can have some dessert if you have diabetes. You are in control of your food choices and your diabetes management. So, while relatives and friends might be well meaning with their advice, they might be way off-target, especially when you didn’t ask for it…

~ Susan Weiner, Divabetic Diabetes Daily Wire

People in the Know: Refusing Meals

My newly diagnosed 8-year-old refused to eat breakfast today, because he said he didn’t want a shot. How can we make taking insulin less of an ordeal — and help him understand the importance of meals?

Click through to read Susan’s response to this question on

10 Ways to Make Blood Sugar Testing Part of Your Routine

“Your doctor may suggest blood sugar testing when you wake up in the morning before eating breakfast, before or after you eat lunch and dinner, before you exercise or after, before bed, and possibly during the night if needed,” says Susan Weiner, RD, MS, a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator in New York and author of The Complete Diabetes Organizer: Your Guide to a Less Stressful and More Manageable Diabetes Life. Follow your doctor’s testing recommendations for the best results, and remember that your targets will be higher if you test after eating.

~ Susan Weiner,

Diabetes Roundtable Inspired by Melba Moore

Susan and Mr. Diavetic

Susan and Mr. Diavetic

~ Susan Weiner on

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What Do I Eat Now? Your Diabetes Diet Questions Answered

It’s very important that you plan your meals for the week and go shopping with a grocery list,” says Susan Weiner, RD, MS, CDE, a certified diabetes educator in New York City. “If you don’t have the right ingredients, you won’t make healthy choices.

~ Susan Weiner,


Reset Your D-Routine

Drink more water
Keep a food journal

~ Weight loss tips from Susan Weiner, RD, MS, CDE, CDN

Dr. Marty’s Wellness Experience with Susan Weiner

WXRP RadioJoin Dr Marty with Susan Weiner, a registered dietitian and certified Diabetes educator to discuss battling weight issues with nutrition and weight management.

~ Susan Weiner,

5 Triple Threat Foods: Calories, Fat, Sodium. Oh My!

We talked to Susan Weiner, RD, CDE, a New York based nutritionist and Karyn Capazzo, an RD in private practice in Florida for five “triple threat” foods to eat in serious moderation—or just skip all together.

~ Susan Weiner,

Recognizing and Preparing for Symptoms of Low Blood Sugar

“Hypoglycemia can occur due to medications, which might be prescribed to help control blood sugar levels, or by taking too much insulin,” says Susan Weiner, RD MS CDE CDN. “Other reasons for hypoglycemia include: taking insulin and not eating enough carbohydrates or calories, increased or unexpected physical activity, severe liver or kidney disease, gastric bypass surgery or alcoholism. As a CDE, I work closely with my patients and their physician to determine how often blood glucose testing is necessary. When someone if first diagnosed with diabetes, it is very important to test more frequently. I usually suggest testing first thing in the morning (fasting), 2 hours post a meal, and before bed. If morning blood sugars are not within target range, we might suggest occasionally testing at 3 AM.”

~ Susan Weiner,

The Ornish Diet

The diet’s popularity partially stems from the fact it’s evidence-based. One study showed that after five years, participants had lost an average of 24 pounds on the Ornish Diet, and most had managed to keep the weight off. “Few other major diet systems have managed to match this feat,” says Susan Weiner, RD, MS, CDE, CDN, a nutritionist who practices in New York.

However, the Ornish Diet has a major drawback: It may be difficult for some people to follow, especially over the long-term. The popular diet is essentially a vegan diet, Weiner says, and people may find it hard to avoid all meats, chicken, fish, and egg yolks. Also, she says, the diet is extremely low in fats of all types, and it’s often fat that adds flavor to foods and makes people feel satiated.

~ Susan Weiner,

Volunteer of the Month: Susan Weiner

After meeting Brandy through the American Association of Diabetes Educators, Susan enthusiastically got involved by joining the DiabetesSisters volunteer team. Since then, she’s been an integral member of our community.

Susan answers food, nutrition, and fitness related questions submitted to the Ask the CDE column and also contributes informative articles to the website. Her expertise is a crucial resource and we are incredibly grateful.


Going Vegetarian

“Becoming vegetarian is easy to do nowadays thanks to the wealth of information available for planning nutritious, meat-free meals.”

~ Susan Weiner,

Additive Claims to be the Boss of Sugar, Benefiting Diabetics

“…Selecting vegetables, whole grains and fruits as carb choices will allow people with diabetes to better manage their blood sugar levels.”

~ Susan Weiner,

Easter Bunny: Public Enemy No. 1

“I don’t believe in depriving children of all candy. Baskets with mini-chocolate bunnies tend to be received really well by kids. But a lot of the big Easter Bunnies are made for five to six people.”

~ Susan Weiner,

Glycemic Load and Glycemic Index:
What’s the Difference and Why Does it Matter?

“Everyone can benefit by eating a balanced diet of protein and fat, and foods that are lower on the Glycemic Load (GL) and Glycemic Index index (GI). Foods with a lower GL and GI typically are high in fiber and nutrients and sustain your energy better throughout the day.”

~ Susan Weiner,

Susan’s Story: Susan Weiner Nutrition

“Although I’ll never give up working with clients to improve their health (one bite at a time), I’ve been given the unique opportunity to work as a consultant to a diabetes TV show, and as a contributor on the companion website to a book which was recently a New York times best-seller!”

~ Susan Weiner,

Exercising When You Have Diabetes

“Over the long run, physical activity improves insulin sensitivity, meaning you need less insulin to drive sugar into the body’s cells, which can have the happy side effect of lowering your medication doses.”

~ Susan Weiner,

How to Prepare a Healthy Breakfast

“Reach for foods that are anti-inflammatory to protect the heart and the brain. Blueberries, raspberries and cherries, kale, spinach and tomatoes are examples of foods that reduce the state of chronic inflammation caused by high blood glucose levels, abdominal obesity and sleep deprivation.”

~ Susan Weiner,

Is This You at Midnight? Diabetes Expert
Susan Weiner Says Eat Some Dang Vegetables!

“Huge portions, overeating and sedentary lifestyle have all led to the epidemic of diabetes and pre-diabetes in America. About 23.6 million Americans have diabetes and another 57 million have pre-diabetes (or pre-type 2 diabetes).”

~ Susan Weiner,

Your Daily Heart-Health Schedule

“Yes, we know it’s not even close to lunchtime, but Susan Weiner, RD, a nutritionist and certified diabetes educator, recommends loading your slow-cooker with lean protein and plenty of veggies in the morning. “You won’t feel pressured to cook dinner in the evening when you’re hungry, and you won’t be tempted to stop for fast food on the way home,” she says.”

~ Susan Weiner,

9 Supplements That May Help Diabetes

“If a blood test shows that magnesium levels are low, a supplement might be helpful.”

~ Susan Weiner,

Adults Have ADD, too!

“Weiner says that people with ADD are nearly always impulsive about their food choices and they tend to eat a lot of simple carbohydrates (cookies, candies and the like). But to keep the edginess that is part of the disorder under control you must keep blood sugar levels as steady as possible, not too high and not too low.”

~ Susan Weiner,

9 Ways to Protect Yourself

“Eat about 1,500 calories a day as part of a sensible weight-loss plan,” advises Susan Weiner, RD, a certified diabetes educator in Merrick, New York. And, of course, exercise regularly to help fight the flab.”

~ Susan Weiner,