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This webinar was presented live on December 1, 2021.
The gut microbiome is composed of the microbes in the gastrointestinal tract. Dysbiosis is a dysregulated microbiota which are common to many diseases including obesity, diabetes, colon cancer, and IBD. Changes that occur in the gut microbiome are linked to the gut health such as the metabolic syndrome and its prevalence in the Latino community. There is a link between diet and differences in comparison to the standard American diet. Synbiotics refer to food ingredients or dietary supplements combining probiotics and prebiotics in a form of synergism, for example, Bifidobacterium with fructooligosaccharides (FOS) or inulin to help them thrive. There is strong scientific evidence for the use of a synbiotic formulated diet to improve gut health and assist with glycemic management in Latinos with type 2 diabetes.
CPE Level: 2
Performance Indicators: 8.1.1, 8.1.2, 8.3.6, 8.4.4, 10.2.1
- Describe the pathophysiological changes that occur in the gut microbiome linking gut health and metabolic syndrome.
- Identify two dysfunctions that can occur in the gut microbiome of people with type 2 diabetes due to reduction in the functional ability to produce short-chain fatty acids, particularly butyrate; and the ability to maintain the mucin-layer.
- Delineate the beneficial functions of the gut bacteria (bacterial strains) that potentially may be deficient in people with type 2 diabetes.
- Detail the science and evidence for the use of a symbiotic formulated to improve gut health and assist with glycemic management in people with type 2 diabetes.
Natalie Carabeo, MS, RDN, LDN
Natalie Carabeo, MS, RDN, LDN achieved her undergraduate degree in Dietetics and Nutrition from Florida International University. She is a hospital-trained Registered Dietitian, previously dedicating most of her days to educating patients and dietetic interns on nutrition therapy for chronic disease management. Although her passion is nutrition, Natalie also completed her Master's in Marketing from Florida International University- marrying her two passions to better serve the nutrition community. Currently, she's the nutrition communications associate at Pendulum Therapeutics, spending her days educating healthcare professionals on microbiome and Pendulum's products.
Sylvia Klinger, DBA, MS, RD
Sylvia Klinger, DBA, MS, RDN is an internationally recognized nutrition expert who is relentlessly passionate about helping people fall in love with the process of creating and enjoying delicious and nutritious foods. As a food and nutrition communications professional, Dr. Klinger is a global nutrition professor, award-winning author and the founder of Hispanic Food Communications. Her Hispanic background fuels her passion for nutrition, leading her to empower and encourage those in her community through the foods they enjoy in their kitchens. At the same time, she understands everyone's needs are different and seeks to individualize nutrition to best fit each person and their journey to a happy and healthy life. Her latest publication, The Little Book of Simple Eating, was published in 2018 in both Spanish and English. In her spare time, Dr. Klinger explores food and culture all over the world with her family, realizing the power a healthy lifestyle has to glue people together.