Type 1 diabetes (T1D) has many facets that go beyond simple carbohydrate management. There are many myths and misunderstandings regarding the classification and diagnosis of T1D and even the role the registered dietitian nutritionist plays as part of the interdisciplinary team, so this issue aims to set the record straight. This issue addresses important aspects of the management of T1D, including how nutrition intersects with physical activity and exercise, becoming experts in utilizing the rapidly-growing area of diabetes technology, and the importance of diabetes care as related to pediatric clients transitioning to adulthood.
Learn more about the specifics of managing pregnancy in T1D, recognizing the differences compared to other types of diabetes in pregnancy. As disordered or dysfunctional eating is more prevalent in T1D, don't miss the excellent review of this growing problem with some self-reflection about how we individually approach nutrition counseling and food discussions with our T1D clients. And finally, new medications and their role in delaying T1D onset, as well as cardiometabolic benefits.
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- Identify the latest evidence-based guidelines for individuals with type 1 diabetes.
- Discuss transitions in care and how resources, including technology can help inform these transitions.
- Describe nutrition and physical activity considerations for those with type 1 diabetes.
- Identify how the use of diabetes technology can help individuals with type 1 diabetes achieve glucose goals.