Recorded Programs from the Stanford Diabetes Care Program

Stanford registered dietitians, certified diabetes care and education specialists, and doctors presenting on wellness topics

Recent Talks

The Stanford Diabetes Care program offers comprehensive care for people with all types of diabetes to help manage this chronic condition over the long term. Our program is certified by the American Diabetes Association and supported by a grant from the National Institutes of Health. Your diabetes care team will work with you and a team of specialists to develop a personalized treatment plan for diabetes and any potential complications.

Traveling with Diabetes

Traveling with diabetes can be challenging, but with careful planning, it can be comfortable and safe. Nancy Shin, Pharm.D., CDCES, shares tips for planning ahead and being prepared while you’re away from home.



Nancy Shin, Clinical Pharmacist and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist at Stanford Health Care

Celiac Disease, Gluten-free Lifestyle, and the Low FODMAP Diet

Kathleen Judge, CNS, CDCES, discusses Celiac disease, the low FODMAP diet, and how to manage symptoms and digestive issues with gluten-free choices. 



Kathleen Judge, Clinical Nurse Specialist and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist at Stanford Health Care

Benefits of Preparing a Meal with Seasonal Ingredients

Join along as Anna Simos, MPH, MS, CDCES, and Megan Sosnick prepare tasty dishes using seasonal ingredients.


Anna Simos, MPH, MS, CDCES, Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist at Stanford Health Care and Megan Sosnick, Cooking Enthusiast

-Orange Pomegranate Salmon
-Blood Orange Avocado Salad
-4-Ingredient Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Experimenting with Lower Carb Substitutions

Looking for alternatives on how to enjoy your favorite dishes without the guilt of carb overload?  Leah Groppo, RD, CDCES, shares tips of how to replace high carbs with lower carb options.



Leah Groppo, RD, MS, BC-ADM, CDCES, is a Clinical Dietitian in Stanford’s Endocrinology Clinic and Diabetes Care Program

-Carrot Fries
-Cauliflower Rice
-Tofu or Yam Fiber Noodle
-Garlic Noodles

Small Goals Make for Big Futures

Many of us make big goals for ourselves that are often hard to sustain. Jennifer Miller shares tips for breaking down bigger goals into smaller more manageable changes to help you on the path to success.



Jen Miller, MPH Candidate

Diabetes Wellness Webinar: End-of-Year-Celebration Cooking Demo

Join along as Anna Simos and Megan Sosnick prepare some tasty dishes that are fun to eat and lower in carbs than other options.



Anna Simos, MPH, MS, CDCES, Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist at Stanford Health Care and Megan Sosnick, Cooking Enthusiast

-Roasted Apple Salad with Spicy Maple Apple Cider Vinaigrette
-Horseradish-Encrusted Beef Tenderloin
-Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies
-Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free Carrot Cake

Type 1 Diabetes: Macronutrients and Boluses

Leah Groppo, Registered Dietitian, talks about how different macronutrients affect bolus types and doses.



Leah Groppo, RD, MS, BC-ADM, CDCES, is a Clinical Dietitian in Stanford’s Endocrinology Clinic and Diabetes Care Program

Navigating Diabetes Medication Management

Stanford Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Resident, Michael Blyumin, PharmD, discusses how to best take your medications for diabetes. Learn tips about managing medication costs, integrating your medications into your daily life, and safe ways to use herbal supplements for diabetes.



Michael Blyumin, PharmD, PGY-1 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Resident, Stanford Health Care

Managing Type 1 Diabetes

Marina Basina, MD, reviews the latest research and technological advances as they relate to managing type 1 diabetes.



Marina Basina, MD, Clinical Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, focuses on diabetes management, thyroid, and adrenal conditions. Her primary interests are type 1 diabetes, diabetes technology, and diabetes in pregnancy.

Add Quick and Easy Bite-Sized Snacks and Movement to Your Day

Join along as Stanford registered dietitians cook quick and easy snacks and demonstrate basic stretches and exercises you can do while seated at home or work.



Leah Groppo, RD, MS, BC-ADM, CDCES, Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist at Stanford Health Care and Gina Milano, RD, Clinical Dietitian at Stanford Health Care

-Sweet and Crunchy Almonds
-Steamed Edamame
-Baked Garbanzo Beans
-English Muffin Pizzas
-Savory Wrap


Type 1 Diabetes: Staying Active to Feel Your Best

Staying active is important for overall health and well-being. Dessi Zaharieva, PhD, explores the role of exercise in managing type 1 diabetes in youth and adults.



Dessi Zaharieva, PhD, is an instructor of pediatric endocrinology and an exercise physiologist. Her research focuses on exercise physiology and blood glucose management in type 1 diabetes.


Homemade Salad and Tasty Dressing

It’s harvest time, and Andrea will take you in her kitchen to make some of her favorite salads and homemade dressings. Learn how easy it is to make a salad with seasonal vegetables and a healthy and tasty homemade salad dressing.



Andrea Wolf, RD, Registered Dietitian at Stanford Health Care

-Salad Dressing Basics
-Kale Salad
-Cauliflower Salad

Quick Evening Exercise Routine

Gina discusses and demonstrates easy ways to incorporate resistance training and cardiovascular exercise into your daily routine! Learn a handful of movements you can do anywhere with minimal equipment to help support muscle building, promote weight loss, and encourage adequate blood sugar control. Grab your tennis shoes, water bottle, and let’s get moving!



Gina Milano, RD, Clinical Dietitian at Stanford Health Care

The Impact of Exercise on Blood Glucose

Marina Basina, MD, explores the impact exercise has on blood glucose and the reason why blood glucose fluctuates both during and after exercise. Learn how to prevent low blood glucose and also how to use exercise as a tool to decrease and stabilize it.



Marina Basina, MD, Clinical Professor, Medicine - Endocrinology, Gerontology, & Metabolism, Stanford University School of Medicine

Yoga for Diabetes

Learn about the benefits yoga has for people with diabetes, including improvement in blood sugar, cholesterol, and blood pressure. Tracy will present results from studies on the impact of yoga on diabetes. Wear something comfortable for an easy yoga practice session that can be done in a chair or standing. No equipment or flexibility required, just you and your breath.



Tracy Taylor, RD, CDCES, CYT, ACE-GFI, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and ACE Certified Group Exercise & Certified Yoga Instructor at University HealthCare Alliance

Healthy Summer Meal Prep with Katie Judge, Stanford Clinical Nurse Specialist in Diabetes

It’s time to think about summer foods. Join Katie as she shares some of her favorite recipes and how to put together healthy summer treats that are balanced and delicious.



Kathleen Judge, RN, CNS, CDCES, Clinical Nurse Specialist and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist at Stanford Health Care

-Cauliflower Roasted with Lemon and Tahini
-Kale salad with Carrot Ginger Dressing
-Kale and Brussels Sprout Salad
-Marinated Italian Tofu
-Fruit Infused Water

Instant Pot Meals with Registered Dietitian Elaine Hon

Elaine shares some time saving recipes using the instant pot. These home cooked meals will be healthy, tasty, and kid approved! A nice bonus is that these meals will be appropriate for blood sugar management.



Elaine Hon, RD, MS, CDCES, Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist at Stanford Health Care

-Steel Cut Oatmeal
-Spaghetti Squash
-Chicken Parmesan

Registered Dietitian Jessica Shipley Shows How To Start the Day with an Easy Meal Prep Breakfast

Jessica offers time saving techniques to meal prep for breakfast. She illustrates ways to not only be efficient, but to also have a nutritious and flavorful meal. Learn how to make Banana Almond Muffins, Chia & Flax “Noatmeal, Breakfast Egg Muffins and Berry & Walnut Overnight Oats with Chia all in this session.



Jessica Shipley, RD, MS, CDCES, Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist at Stanford Health Care

-Banana Almond Muffins
-Chia & Flax “Noatmeal”
-Breakfast Egg Muffins
-Berry & Walnut Overnight Oats with Chia

Start Your Day with Morning Exercise: Diabetes and Exercise with Magdalena Ford, Nurse Practitioner

Magdelena discusses strategies to implement exercise into one's daily routine during the COVID-19 pandemic. She also reviews the American Diabetes Association's exercise recommendations and the benefits exercise has for diabetes.



Magdalena Ford, RN, MSN, FNP-C, CDCES, Family nurse practitioner and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist at Stanford Health Care

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