Fad Diets and Diabetes – Interview with Diabetes Clinical Dietitian Specialist, Zeina Younes

As part of our Diapoint Virtual Diabetes Series, we interviewed Zeina Younes, a Diabetes Clinical Dietician Specialist. In these interviews we will speak with a variety of experts on a range of topics, and bring you the highlights on our website.

We spoke to Zeina about fad diets, and how safe or otherwise they might be for people with diabetes.


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

Zeina has worked as a Clinical Researcher in the American University of Beirut medical center, where she had a special focus on patients suffering PCOS.

She has been a lecturer in the field of nutrition and dietetics, and currently works as a Diabetes Clinical Dietician Specialist at the Diabetes Dubai Center and the Dubai Health Authority.

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.


In this interview, we discuss:

  • Fad diets, and the pros and cons of each
  • Dietary guidelines for people with diabetes
  • ADA guidelines on the different types of diet
  • Q&A segment with our live audience.


Listen to Zeina Younes Talk About Fad Diets and Diabetes

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