Type 2 Series: Exercise and Type 2 Diabetes with Joanne Duncan-Carnesciali

Joanne Duncan-Carnesciali is an experienced health, wellness and fitness professional. She is a doctoral candidate studying health education in the Health & Behavior Studies Department of Teachers College, Columbia University. Her research focuses on the effectiveness of a diabetes self-management program delivered using avatar-based technology. In addition to being an independent diabetes educator, she is currently an adjunct associate professor at the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education teaching the Practice of Medicine 2 to third year medical students. She has earned a masters degree in Diabetes Education and Management from Teachers College, Columbia University, a masters degree in Exercise Science and Health Promotion from California University of Pennsylvania and is a certified diabetes educator, certified health education specialist, a certified health coach through Wellcoaches, and an American College of Sports Medicine Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist.

This live-streamed interview focuses on Exercise and Type 2 Diabetes, specifically the following:

1. The importance of having a health screening before engaging in exercise
2. Importance of understanding one’s risk(s)
3. Avoiding a hypoglycemic event
4. Acute and chronic adaptations to exercise
5. Exercise recommendations
6. HbA1c – What exactly is it?


Episode 14: D-Mom Mila Ferrer

Mila Ferrer is the community manager for our Spanish-language community EsTuDiabetes.org. She blogs at Jaime, Mi Dulce Guerrero. And her son Jaime lives with type 1 diabetes. In this episode Corinna and Mike discuss how diabetes can become a challenge for families, and we play an interview from our archives with Mila Ferrer.

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Episode 12: Health Coaching with Fit2Me

This week Corinna and Mike talk about the Fit2Me diet and lifestyle coaching program. Fit2Me is a free program created by and run by AstraZeneca. It is the only diabetes diet and lifestyle support program to offer the guidance and encouragement of “digital coaches” who help users through the process and celebrating successes along the way.

We also interview registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator Susan LaRue. Susan works for AstraZeneca, where she brings a deep knowledge of clinical, behavioral, patient, and healthcare professional perspectives to the development of tools to manage diabetes.

Fit2Me focuses on four key areas of diabetes management – food, activity, support team and treatment support.

FoodFit2Me has a database of more than 10,000 diabetes-friendly recipes, based on criteria from the American Diabetes Association. After providing their likes and dislikes when it comes to cuisine and ingredients, individuals receive their own customized recipe selections allowing them to pick a single meal or create a weekly meal plan.
Activity – Fit2Me has a database of more than 500 physical activities and focused exercises, most of which have videos with step-by-step instructions. Users can customize a personal activity program based on their activity level and preferences, with exercises covering lifestyle, cardio, strength and flexibility.
Support Team – Fit2Me offers each user a digital coach, whose responses to questions help plan and celebrate successes. The program offers users the opportunity to select from a number of digital coaches to ensure they’re paired with the one that is best-suited to motivate them.
Treatment Support – Fit2Me offers treatment and appointment reminders, blood sugar trackers, and a personalized treatment kit that includes information about type 2 diabetes and treatment options from AstraZeneca that they can discuss with their doctor.

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Live interview: Diabetes Sports Project, with TuDiabetes member Bradford Gildon

1pm PT, 4pm ET, 8pm GMT

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Join us to meet our dear community member, Bradford Gildon, as he presents a brand new venture called Diabetes Sports Project.

DSP is dedicated to empowering those affected by diabetes through sports-related educational and community engagement. Utilizing the world’s most inspirational, experienced, and sought-after diabetes athlete ambassadors, DSP’s goal is to have a powerful, meaningful and sustainable influence on the diabetes community.
Diabetes Sports Project’s athlete ambassadors demonstrate how through proper diet, exercise, a positive outlook and effective blood glucose management by utilizing the diabetes tools and technology available today, dreams can be achieved.
DSP will debut on October 10, 2015, at the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii, and can be found at other venues include the Boston Marathon and other premier sporting events throughout the year.
DSP’s website, www.diabetessportsproject.org, will be live on October 10, and will feature free 5k, 10k, and half marathon training plans, along with triathlon plans as well. Our goal is to help provide education and insight to fans who are interested in pursuing their own athletic endeavors. We can’t wait to help you reach new goals!

Episode 9: Football

Are you ready for some football? This week we interview retired American football guard Kendall Simmons. He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the first round back in 2002 and one year later diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. His story is both interesting and inspiring.

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Episode 7: Physical Activity & Diabetes

This week we tackle an old topic that we can always say more about: Physical Activity and Diabetes. Corinna and Mike attempt to talk about more than just a “go exercise” command because they both know they need to add physical activity to their lives. But what’s stopping them?

We play an interview we did through a collaboration with American Diabetes Association and the National Diabetes Program. Dr. Ronny A. Bell, PhD, Dr. Magon M. Saunders, PhD and Dr. Elizabeth Ortiz de Valdez, MD talk about physical activity and the mental benefits people with diabetes receive.

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Episode 3: Adventure

This week we talk about ADVENTURE and we play an interview we did with Erin Spineto who is the founder of the Sea Peptide Academy and the authro of Islands and Insulin: A Diabetic Sailor’s Memoir.

After talking about our own commitments to start adventure, Corinna and Mike play the interview with Spineto who talks about the step-by-step guide that she’s launching that will help people choose, plan and execute an adventure and will hopefully also alleviate the stress that comes with diabetes.

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#BigBlueTest and #T2DanceCrew Video Of The Week

Join the T2 Dance Crew™ and So You Think You Can Dance alum Janette Manrara to exercise and learn exclusive Cha-cha-cha dance moves!

This is a collaboration between Big Blue Test and T2 Dance Crew™, a national educational and wellness program launched by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., together with famed dancer, choreographer and actress Debbie Allen and the television show So You Think You Can Dance. This program aims to help millions of people with type 2 diabetes tap into the natural joy of dance and add movement to their comprehensive diabetes management approach.

Category: Nonprofits & Activism
Uploaded by: Diabetes Hands Foundation
Hosted: youtube


T2 Dance Crew™ Video Of The Week: Fik-Shun’s Freestyle Routine for the #BigBlueTest

Join the T2 Dance Crew™ and So You Think You Can Dance alum Fik-Shun to exercise and learn fun choreographed freestyle dance moves!

This is a collaboration between the Big Blue Test and the T2 Dance Crew™, a national education and wellness program launched by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., together with famed dancer, choreographer and actress Debbie Allen and the television show So You Think You Can Dance. This program aims to help millions of people with type 2 diabetes tap into the natural joy of dance and add movement to their comprehensive diabetes management approach.

For more dance videos and further information about the T2 Dance Crew™, visit www.T2DanceCrew.com.

Category: Nonprofits & Activism
Uploaded by: Diabetes Hands Foundation
Hosted: youtube


TuDiabetes Live Interview: Physical Activity and Diabetes Management

This event was organized in collaboration with the American Diabetes Association and the National Diabetes Education Program.

Dr. Ronny A. Bell, PhD is

Professor of Public Health Sciences (Department of Epidemiology and Prevention) at the Wake Forest School of Medicine in North Carolina, and Director of the Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity at Wake Forest, a designated Center of Excellence with the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities.

Dr. Magon M. Saunders, PhD diabetes educator, licensed dietitian, serves as a Program

Development Consultant in the Program and Evaluation Branch of the Division of Diabetes Translation at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). At CDC, Dr. Saunders provides technical assistance and support to state and territorial diabetes prevention and control programs.

Dr. Elizabeth Ortiz de Valdez, MD is the founder and CEO of Concilio Latino de Salud, Inc. a non-profit, community-based organization, dedicated to improving the overall health of the Hispanic/Latino community in Maricopa County, Arizona. She is a certified Master Trainer in the Stanford Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) English Curriculum and in Spanish. Dr. Ortiz de Valdez utilizes a cultural based approach to address the interaction of physical activity, diabetes and depression.

Category: Nonprofits & Activism
Uploaded by: Diabetes Hands Foundation
Hosted: youtube


T2 Dance Crew™ Big Blue Test Video Of The Week: Janette Manrara’s Salsa

Join So You Think You Can Dance alum Janette for an easy-to-follow Salsa dance class as part of the T2 Dance Crew™ program.

This is a collaboration between The Diabetes Hands Foundation’s Big Blue Test and the T2 Dance Crew™, a national education and wellness program launched by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., together with famed dancer, choreographer and actress Debbie Allen and the television show So You Think You Can Dance. This program aims to help millions of people with type 2 diabetes tap into the natural joy of dance and add movement to their comprehensive diabetes management approach.

For more dance videos and the chance to sign up for exclusive updates for the Crew, visit www.T2DanceCrew.com. And don’t forget to log your Big Blue Tests at www.BigBlueTest.org

Category: Nonprofits & Activism
Uploaded by: Diabetes Hands Foundation
Hosted: youtube


Master Chat: Benefits of Exercise and Risks of Avoiding it

Chris Anderson presents the Benefits of Exercise and Risks of Avoiding it

Chris is a volunteer RN and diabetes educator at a faith based, non-profit primary healthcare center for uninsured individuals in Alabama, which is staffed by 14 volunteer doctors, 70 other volunteers, and 6 paid employees. Last year they logged over 7400 patient visits. Chris began the masters at Teachers College Columbia so she could begin a diabetes education program for their patients, as there was not much DSME for uninsured folks in her town. With her help, the center began a DSME program at the clinic 1 year ago.

The Master Chat Series is an annual collaboration between TuDiabetes and Teacher’s College Columbia University’s Master of Science in Diabetes Education and Management program. This 36-credit inter-professional master’s program is offered to clinicians who are currently in or interested in the diabetes field. As part of a course requirement, students present ‘Master Chats’ on a variety of topics they have chosen based on discussions taking place in the TuDiabetes community. Master Chats include a 10-15 minute presentation followed by a Q and A, and it’s an opportunity not only for TuDiabetes members to learn from students in this program, but also to give feedback to them in an effort to help them be the best care-givers they can be!

Category: Nonprofits & Activism
Uploaded by: Diabetes Hands Foundation
Hosted: youtube