Reclaim your Rise Podcast

Understanding the Importance Culture Plays in Relationship to Food with Diabetes: A Conversation with Diana Mesa, CDCS and RD

January 24, 2023

In this week’s episode, we have Registered Dietician and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist Diana Mesa on the pod! 

Diana has a passion for practicing from a non-diet approach to address the impact of insulin resistance, gut health, and stress on her patients’ health and blood sugars. She helps her clients connect with their intuition and apply mindfulness to their relationship with food and body while enjoying the foods they grew up eating. There’s so much to learn in this conversation.

In this episode, we discuss…

  • Patterns we’ve witnessed people doing over and over with their diets that don’t work
  • How cutting out cultural foods that are a part of family traditions can be disempowering for your mindset as a T1D
  • Looking beyond the number on the scale for health and confidence 
  • How we as T1Ds can perpetuate certain type two diabetes stigmas 

I do want to give a trigger warning that we do talk about weight, diets, and body image. So please skip this if you are not in a good place to explore these topics.

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Disclaimer: Nothing you hear on the Reclaim your Rise podcast should be a substitute for personalized professional medical advice. Please always consult your physician or other medical professional before making any changes to your diet, insulin dosages, or healthcare plan. 

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