Free Webinar: Eating for Two: How-To Tips on Managing Celiac Disease and Diabetes
Type 1 diabetics are at an increased risk for developing celiac disease, which adds a challenge to an already strict diet. In fact, both celiac disease and diabetes are associated with the HLA-DQ2 and HLA-DQ8 genes and 3-8 % of people with type 1 diabetes will have biopsy-confirmed celiac disease. NFCA will review the research on the link between these two conditions and provide dietitians with strategies on how to successfully treat patients living gluten-free while also needing to manage their diabetes. This webinar will feature industry expert Laurie A. Higgins, MS, RD, LDN, CDE, Coordinator of Pediatric Nutrition Education & Research, Pediatrics, Adolescent and Young Adult Section at Joslin Clinic.
When: Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Where: Your computer
Time: 2 p.m. EST/ 11 a.m. PST
Sponsored by Vitacost, this webinar is free of c
About the Featured Speaker:
Laurie A. Higgins, MS, RD, LDN, CDE is the Coordinator of Pediatric Nutrition Education & Research working in the Pediatric, Adolescent and Young Adult Section at Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston, MA. She graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a Bachelor in Science, and Framingham State College with a Master of Science in Food and Nutrition: Human Nutrition – Education and Media Technologies. Laurie completed her dietetic internship at Harper-Grace Hospital in Detroit, Michigan and worked at the Harvard affiliated, Children’s Hospital, in Boston, Massachusetts for 18 years before moving to The Joslin Diabetes Center.
Her expertise includes nutritional management of diabetes, celiac disease, gastrointestinal diseases and food allergies.
Laurie was instrumental in the establishment and coordination of the Celiac Support Group at Children’s Hospital. She currently is on the boards of The Healthy Villi: The Greater Boston Celiac/DH Support Group, Inc., The Celiac Support Group at Children’s Hospital and the Diabetes Educators Educating Massachusetts a Local Networking Group of AADE.
Two lucky webinar participants will receive a gluten-free prize pack, courtesy of Vitacost. Prize packs include:
Note: Beyond Celiac provides information on gluten-free events as a service to the community. Please note that Beyond Celiac cannot assure the event participant or restaurant patron of the gluten-free practices or knowledge of the restaurants cited if they have not completed the Beyond Celiac GREAT Kitchens program, which provides accredited gluten-free training to restaurants and other foodservice providers. Please call the venue directly to learn more about their preparation processes.