Diets for diabetes: evidence and controversies

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It has become clear that one diet does not fit all for optimal diabetes management. What should we recommend?

In this presentation, Dr Chan will explore the evidence, controversies and relative benefits of various dietary patterns, popular diets and foods taking into consideration Type 1, Type 2 and gestational diabetes. Diets that can induce remission of Type 2 diabetes will also be discussed.

Date of Presentation: DC Virtual Conference, June 2, 2020

Host: Diabetes, Obesity and Cardiovascular Network

Speaker: Dr. Chan is Professor of Nutrition and Physiology at the University of Alberta in Edmonton and a member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Nutrition Society. She has a wide range of academic interests including pre-clinical research on the healthful properties of foods and the role of the gut microbiome in development of metabolic diseases. She is also active in research on the development, implementation and evaluation of nutrition and physical activity programs to improve diabetes outcomes. She has published over 125 peer reviewed papers.


  • Video presentation (1 hour 14 min) with the presentation slides (pdf)
  • Audio file (mp3 file)

Cost: $19.95 for members; $24.95 for non-members; $14.95 for students

Last Updated: January 12, 2021

Type: Learning on Demand

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