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Join BFFs, registered dietitian nutritionists, and diabetes educators Wendy Lopez and Jessica Jones each week to navigate the many layers of diabetes management and overall well-being. Every Wednesday, we’ll dive into a world of diabetes-friendly nutrition, intuitive eating, mental health strategies, medication management, and so much more. The Diabetes Digital Podcast isn’t just another health show; it’s a culturally competent and weight-inclusive resource, seamlessly integrating diverse care approaches into each episode.

Diabetes Digital Podcast by Food Heaven Wendy Lopez, Jessica Jones

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 2.3K Ratings

Join BFFs, registered dietitian nutritionists, and diabetes educators Wendy Lopez and Jessica Jones each week to navigate the many layers of diabetes management and overall well-being. Every Wednesday, we’ll dive into a world of diabetes-friendly nutrition, intuitive eating, mental health strategies, medication management, and so much more. The Diabetes Digital Podcast isn’t just another health show; it’s a culturally competent and weight-inclusive resource, seamlessly integrating diverse care approaches into each episode.

    Why we don't recommend weight loss for type 2 diabetes

    Why we don't recommend weight loss for type 2 diabetes

    In this episode, we discuss the common belief that weight loss is essential for managing type 2 diabetes. We address the prevalence of weight-centric approaches in diabetes care and the struggles people face in sustaining long-term weight loss. With the many limitations that come with restrictive diets, we discuss how outcomes like improved A1C, blood sugar control, and overall well-being are more important than the number on the scale.



    In This Episode We’ll Cover:


    The prevalence of weight-centric approaches in diabetes care
    Limitations of restrictive diets and their ineffectiveness of long-term weight loss
    The importance of addressing behavior changes for improved A1C, blood sugar control, and overall well-being
    The challenges of sustaining long-term weight loss
    How we saw the need to pivot in diabetes management towards weight-inclusive care.
    The Impact of yo-yo dieting on blood sugar control
    Common assumption that weight is a behavior and the unpredictability of weight loss outcomes + MORE! 



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    • 15 min
    5 Nutrition Tips to Lower Blood Sugar

    5 Nutrition Tips to Lower Blood Sugar

    In this episode, we discuss diabetes management, highlighting five science-backed strategies for lowering blood sugar levels. We explore how Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) can play a role in reducing Hemoglobin A1c. We also highlight the significance of seeking guidance from a Registered Dietitian, equipped with the education and training to help you manage diabetes through a personalized plan and ongoing support. 



    In This Episode We’ll Cover:


    How whole foods play a role in blood sugar management 
    Why it's important to eat carbohydrates even with prediabetes or diabetes 
    How protein and healthy fats play a role in blood sugar management 
    How meal timing can be key to reducing blood sugar spikes 
    The importance of working with Registered Dietitian vs a Nutritionist + MORE! 



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    • 17 min
    Can Type 2 Diabetes Really Be Reversed?

    Can Type 2 Diabetes Really Be Reversed?

    Today, we're breaking down a controversial question: can type 2 diabetes be reversed? There are tons of articles out there discussing this hot topic, but we dive into the evidence-based research behind it. Throughout this episode, we dissect the differences between prediabetes and diabetes, how diabetes is diagnosed, and share practical tips for a holistic approach to diabetes management.



    In This Episode We’ll Cover:


    The evidence-based research behind reversing type 2 diabetes
    The distinctions between prediabetes and diabetes and how they play roles in reversal or remission
    The different diagnostic tests used to distinguish between prediabetes and diabetes
    Actionable and practical tips for managing diabetes holistically
    The importance of relying on evidence-based research to navigate the complexities of diabetes + MORE! 



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    • 18 min
    Diabetes Symptoms You Should Look Out For

    Diabetes Symptoms You Should Look Out For

    In this episode, we uncover the most common diabetes symptoms, emphasizing the importance of early detection for preventing complications and enhancing quality of life. We also explore common and less common symptoms, diagnostic factors, and even touch on prediabetes signs.



    In This Episode We’ll Cover: 


    The staggering statistics and disparities related to diabetes
    The impact of systemic bias and racism in healthcare
    Common and less common symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes
    Early detection of diabetes symptoms and what benefits it brings 
    Different diagnostic tests that doctors use to diagnose Type 2 Diabetes
    Practical steps to recognize and address diabetes symptoms
    Signs someone may notice if they have prediabetes + MORE! 



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    • 17 min
    And We’re Back! Introducing: Diabetes Digital

    And We’re Back! Introducing: Diabetes Digital

    After a 6-month break, we're thrilled to be back with exciting news about our new business, Diabetes Digital. In this episode, we go over alarming diabetes statistics, how diabetes disproportionately impacts BIPOC communities, and highlight our commitment to weight-inclusive and culturally competent care. As dietitians and entrepreneurs, we share the challenges and rewards of this journey, from insurance hurdles to our excitement about this new venture! 

    In This Episode We’ll Cover: 


    Life updates and our current journey with Food Heaven
    Our latest venture: Diabetes Digital
    The crucial roles dietitians play  in long term diabetes care
    Eye-opening stats for adults dealing with diabetes or prediabetes
    The disproportionate impact of diabetes on BIPOC communities
    How we are enhancing accessible care and combating biased nutrition education
    Why we are choosing a Health at Every Size (HAES) approach for diabetes care
    How to join Diabetes Digital and what our membership offers + MORE! 

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    For additional resources and shownotes, visit diabetesdigital.co/podcast

    • 26 min
    Goodbye For Now

    Goodbye For Now

    We’re taking a break ya’ll! The podcast has been running for over 7 years pretty much non stop and what’s best for us is to take a step back. BUT as you know, we’re not leaving you high and dry forever because our new project is set to launch in the fall. Listen to this episode to hear a couple spoilers about said project, what we’ll be up to in our time off, and how we decided on this next step. Thank you all for showing up for us and tuning in over the years! We sincerely appreciate each interaction on instagram, podcast review, etc. 

     

    In This Episode We’ll Cover: Why we’re taking a break Why we need to be talking to white men more What we’re doing in our time off What’s next for us!  

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    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
2.3K Ratings

2.3K Ratings

GabbaGabbaHeyyy ,

YES You’re Back!

I love your podcast and am so happy y’all are back! Thank you for taking time to share this podcast with us. Love and appreciate it!

Toya_Star15 ,

Wish I found this podcast sooner

By time I found this podcast they had few more left before taking a break. Because of them I got encouraged to finally pursue my Nutrition and Dietetics degree. Definitely have their old shows on replay. I can wait to see what they’re coming with next.

magicalmer ,

Super insightful

I’m an undergraduate dietetics student and I was required to listen to their podcast for a dietetics assignment. I know they aren’t currently making episodes, but Wendy and Jess are great hosts and I’ll definitely keep listening to their old episodes!

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