Diabetes “Diets” since the Discovery of Insulin

Diabetes “Diets” since the Discovery of Insulin—Looking Back, Then to the Future

In celebration of 100 years since the discovery of insulin, this presentation will highlight the major advances in diabetes nutrition therapy over the past 100 years and point out the many important roles dietitians have played and continue to play in advancing our profession.
Note: This webinar was originally prepared as a session for the 2021 ADA Scientific Sessions in June 2021.

Presented on: Tuesday April 26, 2022 1 pm CT, 2 pm ET


Hope WarshawHope Warshaw, MMSc, RD, CDCES, BC-ADM

Hope Warshaw has been a RD and CDCES for more than 40 years. Today she applies her expertise as a consultant, freelance writer and media spokesperson in her business Hope Warshaw Associates, LLC. Hope is this author of several consumer books published by ADA including Diabetes Meal Planning Made Easy and Eat Out Eat Well – The Guide to Eating Healthy in Any Restaurant. She provides consulting services to LifeScan’s Diabetes Institute, Insulet Corporation, Pendulum, and others and delivers care for several online entities. She currently writes for diaTribe Foundation, T1D Exchange and other outlets. Hope was chair of DDPG in 1989-90 and has stayed actively involved. She was president of ADCES in 2016, is currently serving the Academy as chair-elect of the Academy Foundation and will assume the chair position on June 1.

Of note, Hope and Melinda have known each other and worked together on myriad projects over many years. They attribute the origins of their long friendship and collegiality to DDPG.

Melinda MaryniukMelinda D. Maryniuk, MEd, RDN, CDCES

After spending over 25 years with Joslin Diabetes Center directing clinical and education outreach projects in the Innovation division, Melinda started her own consulting business. Her areas of special interest include nutrition, patient education, behavior change, and increasing access to quality diabetes education services.

Ms Maryniuk has worked in the field of diabetes education for over 40 years and has lectured and published extensively for both patient and professional audiences around the country and internationally. She is active in all her professional associations – having served as a Past DCE chair (and the first newsletter editor), a past member of the ADCES Board of Directors and is currently on the CBDCE Board. She is an author or contributor to approximately 100 papers, chapters and abstracts and is the recipient of the 2005 Outstanding Educator in Diabetes from the ADA as well as the 2010 Medallion Award from AND.

Credits: 1 CEU, Level 1


After completing this webinar, participants will be able to:
1. Identify the roles played by key individuals, including dietitians, in pre-insulin and early-insulin era diabetes nutrition therapy
2. Discuss diabetes meal planning approaches prior to the introduction of the exchange system in 1950s
3. Describe how the evolution and availability of glucose-lowering therapies as well as technology has and will continue to impact diabetes nutrition recommendations and therapy
4. Detail how key diabetes nutrition-focused studies conducted during the last 30 – 40 years has impacted and changed diabetes nutrition therapy recommendations.

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