Season 2 Episode 08: Fad Diets And Diabetes – Everything You Need to Know About Dieting with Diabetes

After the world went on lockdown in 2020, and Diapoint had to postpone its face-to-face Family Picnic, we immediately started looking for solutions to continue to educate, inform and bring people together. So we went virtual!

As part of our Diapoint Virtual Diabetes Series, we interviewed Zeina Younes, a Diabetes Clinical Dietician Specialist. We spoke to Zeina about fad diets, and how safe they may or may not be for people with diabetes.

In this episode, Zeina Younes MSc shares her expertise and wisdom with us about all things “dieting”. She teaches us about:

  • Fad diets, and the pros can cons of each
  • Dietary guidelines for people with diabetes
  • Guidelines on the different types of diet

…and more!

This is definitely a do not miss.

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Zeina Younes, MSc is a Clinical Diabetes Dietician Specialist at the Diabetes Dubai Center and the Dubai Health Authority.

She has been a lecturer in the field of nutrition and dietetics, and has worked as a Clinical Researcher in the American University of Beirut medical center, where she had a special focus on patients suffering PCOS.

Her main focus is on paediatric and adolescent diabetes management. In addition, Zeina provides nutritional education to patients with gestational diabetes, and adult patients with both Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes.

Zeina received a Bachelor of Science and Biology from the American University of Beirut. She also has a Masters in Nutrition and Dietetics.

Disclaimer: It should go without saying that the Diapoint podcast is not intended as or should not be used as personal medical advice. You will hear us interview medical experts and others, but please always always ask your qualified doctor, diabetes team or other expert about your health. What works for one person does not always work for another person. What you should always do when you discover any new health information is ask YOUR doctor about it. This information should empower you to have a discussion with your healthcare providers about it. Diapoint, our guests, sponsors and business partners are not here to replace that advice. Living a full, healthy life means taking the proper medical advice from your qualified physicians, diabetes team or other healthcare providers.

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Here at Dia-logue: The Diapoint Podcast, we talk to experts and people living with diabetes about social situations, nutrition, mental health, travel, and many other topics related to health and wellness.

The Founder & Managing Director of Diapoint, Pam Durant, shares her experience as the mother a teenage son who was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at 20 months old.

Pam was also a healthcare manager for 25+ years, and is a certified Wellness and Lifestyle Medicine coach. She is passionate about showing people how to not just survive, but thrive.

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