Getting to the Gut, Meet Your Microbiome – Updated 2017
New content and exciting research findings!
Join the wonderment as we explore the role of our Microbiome.
Gut Microbiome PowerPoint Handouts
This one-hour complimentary journey will expand your view of how trillions of bacterial hitchhikers profoundly influence our health. We will discuss how foods, the environment and our medical practices have impacted our gut bacteria over time and strategies we can take to protect these old friends. Join us!
- Discuss the latest research on our microbiome
- State the relationship between gut health and diabetes risk
- Describe 3 strategies to get our microbiome back to better health.
Gutsy Bev and the Microbials
RN, MPH, CDE, BC-ADM is a working educator and a nationally recognized diabetes expert for over 25 years.
Feedback from a recent participant: “This Webinar New Horizons is filled with Bev’s energy, knowledge, and passion for diabetes that she replicates in all her teachings. She puts a demand on herself to be a mentor to all. Her information is well organized, full of current/relevant research, and helps CDE®’s * view into future as a changing world impacts diabetics. I find her to be the most exciting and engaging educator and … OUTSTANDING teacher!!”
This webcast is completely free because we love sharing exciting information with our community! However, if you would like CEs you can purchase the individual course or as part of a series.
Level 4 – New Horizons – Getting to the Gut 1.0 CE – $29.00
Articles and Resources for New Horizons & Gut Microbiome Presentations
- How our Microbes Make Us Who We Are » TED Talk with Rob Knight, Microbial Ecologist
- Follow Your Gut – book by Rob Knight, 2015
- Sonnenburg Lab Website – a treasure trove of high quality research on the gut microbiome
- Metformin is Associated with Higher Relative Abundance of Mucin-Degrading Akkermansia muciniphilia and Several Short-Chain Fatty Acid-Producing Microbiota in the Gut – Diabetes Care, 2016
- Human gut microbiota: the links with dementia development. Protein and Cell, 2017 8(2): 90-102
- Colonic Microbiota Encroachment correlates with Dysglycemia in Humans – Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 2017
- Intestinal bacteria may prevent against diabetes – April, 2017 Science Daily
- Fiber-Famished Gut Microbes linked to poor health – Scientific American. March 2016
- The Dynamics of the Human Infant Gut Microbiome in Development and in the Progression Toward Type 1 Diabetes – Cell Host and Microbe, 2015
- Breastfeeding and Diabetes – Current Diabetes Review 2011 – breastfeeding could be considered a modifiable risk factor for the development of diabetes and even a potential protective lifestyle measure from future cardio-metabolic and malignant diseases. Therefore, health care professionals should encourage both women with and without diabetes to breastfeed their children.
- Association of Antibiotics in Infancy With Early Childhood Obesity -JAMA Pediatrics – 2014. Repeated exposure to broad-spectrum antibiotics at ages 0 to 23 months is associated with early childhood obesity.
- Obesity, Diabetes, and Gut Microbiota – The hygiene hypothesis expanded? Diabetes Care 2014 The importance of a “healthy” lifestyle in its broader sense—including breast lactation, a healthy diet, avoiding excessive fat, appropriate antibiotic use—cannot be overemphasized and may ensure a friendly gut microbiota, positively affecting metabolic outcomes.
- Missing Microbes – a list of articles and books by Martin J. Blaser, MD, director of the Human Microbiome Program at NYU.
- How Gut Bacteria Could One Day Help Stop Diabetes Before It Starts – Huffington Post, 2014
- American Gut Project – Learn more about getting your microbiome analyzed
- A randomized controlled trial to test the effect of multispecies probiotics on cognitive reactivity to sad mood– Brain, Behavior and Immunity, Aug 2015
- Some of My Best Friends are Germs – New York Magazine interview of Micheal Pollan
- The Health Advantage of a Vegan Diet: Exploring the Gut Microbiota Connection
- Replenishing our defensive microbes– Rob Knight et al, 2013
- Should we bank our own stool? NY Times article, 2015
- Functional Foods Fact Sheet » Listing of Prebiotics and Probiotics
- NPR Animated video » describing how the important role of bacteria in the health of our body and guts
- Article on how consumption of Fast Food affects our intestinal microbiome
- Potential Benefits of Probiotics » an indepth review
- Association of Early Exposure of Probiotics and Islet Autoimmunity in the TEDDY Study – published in JAMA Peds, 2015
- PreBiotics – and the health benefits of Fiber » published in the Journal of Nutrition Therapy 2012
- Double Diabetes and Celebrate World Diabetes Day » November Newsletter
- The ecosystem within: How the microbiome contributes to endcorine regulation – Endocrine Today, Oct. 2014 »
- Helicobacter pylori Infection Is Associated With an Increased Rate of Diabetes » data from the SALSA Study published in 2012
- Physiology Obesity and gut flora » Nature 444, 1009-1010 (21 December 2006) doi:10.1038/4441009a; Published online 21 December 2006
- Toward defining the autoimmune microbiome for type 1 diabetes » Three lines of evidence are presented that support the notion that, as healthy infants approach the toddler stage, their microbiomes become healthier and more stable, whereas, children who are destined for autoimmunity develop a microbiome that is less diverse and stable.
- Insulin Resistance in Type 1 Diabetes : What is “double diabetes” and what are the risks? Diabetologia (2013) 56:1462-1470 »
- Obesity, Autoimmunity, and Double Diabetes in Youth – Diabetes Care, Vol 34, supp 2, May 2011 »
- The use of metformin in type 1 diabetes: a systematic review of efficacy. Diabetologia – 2010 Vella et al. »
- About 40% of people with type 1 diabetes also have metabolic syndrome » Adding Victoza to their insulin therapy improved their A1c, caused weight loss and improved blood pressure! http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/825713 »
- Finnish Team makes Breakthrough with Vaccine
- Coxsakie B Vaccine to prevent type 1 Diabetes
- Teplizumab to Halt Beta Cell Destruction
- Stem Cell Research
- Using Victoza (GLP-1 agonist) in Type 1s
- Is Inhaled Insulin a Promising Treatment on the Horizon for Alzheimer’s Disease?
Additional Resource Articles
- Using Victoza (GLP-1 agonist) in Type 1s » Treatment of Type 1 Diabetic Patients with GLP-1 Agonists – 2009 »
- SGLT-2 Inhibitors and Glycemic Control in Type 1 » Diabetes Care 2014
- First Soda Tax passes in Berkeley, November 2014 » Other counties, states to follow?
- Autoimmune Diabetes Not Requiring Insulin at Diagnosis (Latent Autoimmune Diabetes of the Adult) 2001 » Definition, characterization, and potential prevention
- Diabetes Dectective Finding Uncommon Conditions » This article authored by Beverly Thomassian, RN, MPH, CDE®, BC-ADM, provides health care professionals with strategies to detect common, yet often underdiagnosed, complications associated with hyperglycemia and diabetes. It also describes how medications, organ transplants, and chronic illnesses can cause hyperglycemia.
- Diabetes Mellitus and Metabolic Syndrome » This chapter authored by Beverly Thomassian, RN, MPH, CDE®, BC-ADM, originally appeared in Cardiac Nursing Textbook, 6th Ed, 2009, published by Wolters Kluwer and Lippincott Williams and Wilkins.
- Impact of Gastric Bypass Surgery on Gut Hormones and Glucose Homeostasis in Type 2 Diabetes »
- Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults – 2009 » Summarizes the current understanding of LADA based on a review of peer -reviewed articles.Lifestyle Risk Factors and Diabetes Prevention in Older Adults Archives of Internal Medicine 2009 » This article illustrates 5 lifestyle factors that prevent diabetes. Given the global epidemic of diabetes, educators are perfectly positioned to promote prevention starting in their neighborhood.
- Liraglutide as Additional Treatment in Type 1 Diabetes » discusses the unexpected efficacy when using an incretin mimetic in addition to insulin with type 1 diabetes.
- Medical Management of Type 1 Diabetes » (6th ed.) Kaufman, F. (2012) Alexandria VA: American Diabetes Association.
- Natural History of Type 1 Diabetes » by the Banting Award Winner, Dr. Eisenbarth
- The Cost Burden of Autoimmune Disease: The Latest Front in the War on Healthcare Spending » good overview-becoming-a-diabetes-educator on the increasing rates of autoimmune diseases globally.
- PowerPoint Presentation on ProBiotics – Italy, 2014
TrialNet » learn more about the natural history trials and intervetion studies for Type 1 TrialNet – Refer a Patient Link »
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