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Free Webinar: Eating for Two: How-To Tips on Managing Celiac Disease and Diabetes

 

This webinar has been rescheduled from its original date of October 31, 2012.

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

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Sponsored by Vitacost, this webinar is free of charge. 

 

About the Featured Speaker:

Laurie HigginsLaurie 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.

Webinar Giveaway

Two lucky webinar participants will receive a gluten-free prize pack, courtesy of Vitacost.  Prize packs include:

  • Mary's Gone Crackers Original Seed Crackers
  • Bakery On Main Gluten Free Granola Nutty Cranberry Maple
  • Schar Gluten-Free Wheat-Free Bread Crumbs
  • Blue Diamond Almond Nut-Thins Nut and Rice Cracker
  • Thai Kitchen Red Curry Paste
  • Pamela's Products Gluten and Wheat Free Baking and Pancake Mix
  • Kind Fruit and Nut Bars Mini Delight Almond and Apricot (pack of 5)

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