Stress Management: A Pillar of Lifestyle Medicine and Chronic Disease Management

Stress Management: A Pillar of Lifestyle Medicine and Chronic Disease Management

One of the seven health behaviors under the Association for Diabetes Care and Education Specialists (ADCES) accreditation is Healthy Coping.  Therefore, it is important to ensure we are discussing stress with our patients with diabetes, including healthy ways to cope with it.  The goal of this webinar is to discuss stress, what it does to the body, how it may be contributing to cardiometabolic outcomes and ultimately what stress management techniques are supported by research that we can share with our patients.

Presented on: Tuesday, September 12, 2023 at 1pm CT, 2 pm ET


AnnMarie Barilla, MHSc, RDN, CDCES, BC-ADMAnnMarie Barilla, MHSc, RDN, CDCES, BC-ADM

AnnMarie has been a Registered Dietitian for over 22 years, and a Diabetes Educator for over 12 years.  She currently works at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown PA as a pump and technology specialist.   She recently received her Master’s in Health Science degree from Cedar Crest College in Allentown, PA, and recently passed the Board-Certified Advanced Diabetes Manager exam.  She lives in Schnecksville PA.  She enjoys spending time with family, reading, riding her Peloton, tasting all types of tea, and studying maps.  She developed this webinar in response to the amount of stress she sees in her patients with diabetes with the goal of improving stress management skills in people with diabetes.

Credits: 1 CEU, Level 2


After completing this webinar, participants will be able to: 

  1. Define stress and its role in cardiometabolic function. 
  2. Describe how the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis works and how it may contribute to diabetes mellitus.
  3. List 3 ways Registered Dietitian Nutritionists can work with people with diabetes to help them engage in stress management solutions.


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