Subject: Complimentary Webinar on Diabetes Care in the Latinx Community

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Free 2021 Webinar Series | July 13th | 2:00 PM ET | Individualizing Diabetes Care in the Latinx Community, with Joanna Mitri, MD, MS, and Nicole Patience MS, RD, LDN, CDCES, CEDRD
Individualizing Diabetes Care in the Latinx Community, with Joanna Mitri, MD, MS, and Nicole Patience, MS, RD, LDN, CDCES, CEDRD

Tuesday, July 13, 2:00 pm ET
A registered dietitian and physician from Joslin Diabetes Center, the global leader in diabetes research, care and education, team up in this presentation to review the American Diabetes Association Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) guidelines. Diabetes education using the “plate method” is often a simple way to convey nutrition recommendations, particularly if an individual presents with literacy or language barriers. However, with this approach alone goals are not individualized and barriers to change may go unacknowledged. This presentation addresses the unique cultural identity and values of Latinx individuals and their diabetes risk. In addition to the assessment of macronutrient intake, this presentation offers tips to unpack relationship with food and tools to screen for disordered eating. The use of motivational interviewing will help build SMART goals that empower change for Latinx individuals.
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Learning Objectives
Review current American Diabetes Association MNT guidelines
Identify two assessment questions to understand the Latinx cultural background
Understand Latinx risk for eating disorders, tools used to identify disordered eating, and how screening benefits both the individual and clinician during the encounter

Pending approval for 1.0 hour of CPE from the Commission on Dietetic Registration.

This activity is hosted and accredited by New England Dairy and registration will take place on its website.

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About The Presenters
Dr. Joanna Mitri, MD, MS, manages patients with diabetes at the Joslin Diabetes Center, a Harvard Medical School affiliate. Her clinical interest is cardiovascular disease prevention in patients with diabetes through a multidisciplinary approach. She has established and currently leads the cardiometabolic clinic at Joslin Diabetes Center. She is also a key member of the Latino Diabetes Initiative at Joslin Diabetes Center. Dr. Mitri has led multiple clinical trials in nutrition and has published her research findings on nutrition and cardiometabolic disease in high-impact peer-reviewed journals. She co-chairs the Clinical Practice Guidelines at Joslin Diabetes Center. She has worked closely with the American Diabetes Association and participated in the Consensus Report on Nutrition Therapy for adults with diabetes or pre-diabetes.

Nicole Patience, MS, RD, LDN, CDCES, CEDRD, supports the Latinx Diabetes Initiative at the Joslin Diabetes Center. She is a Certified Eating Disorders Registered Dietitian Supervisor, a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist, and is proficient in Spanish. Other areas of practice at Joslin include post-bariatric hypoglycemia, eating disorder treatment and prevention, mindful eating, and the young adult clinic. Nicole offers nutrition counseling to support individuals as they navigate the complexities of food and nutrition with a weight-neutral, intuitive eating-based approach.

Joanna Mitri has received research support from National Dairy Council and Kowa Pharmaceuticals and has also consulted for Novo Nordisk and L-Nutra.

Nicole Patience has no disclosures to report.