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Editor's e-Note
Are Your Diabetes Patients Getting Enough ZZZs?

Many certified diabetes educators know that obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is common in people with type 2 diabetes who are overweight or obese and that they should be screened and treated to avert life-threatening complications. But did you know that the condition is common among patients with type 1 diabetes who are at a normal weight?

This month’s e-News exclusive reviews a new study and other research that examines the association between OSA and type 1 diabetes and the different mechanisms that may be causing it.

After reading the article, visit Today’s Dietitian’s website at to read the digital edition of the November issue, which includes articles on the history of pumpkin (plus recipes), grass-fed vs conventional beef, frozen produce, and the latest weight-loss drugs for diabesity.

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— Judith Riddle, editor
e-News Exclusive
Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Type 1 Diabetes
By Leesha Lentz

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) mostly has been associated with type 2 diabetes and obesity, but a new study from France suggests that OSA also may be linked with type 1 diabetes, independent of BMI. The study’s findings were presented by Laurent Meyer, MD, an endocrinologist at Hopitaux Universitaires de Strasbourg, France, at the American Diabetes Association 2015 Scientific Sessions in June.

What is OSA?
According to the National Sleep Foundation, OSA is “a sleep disorder in which breathing is briefly and repeatedly interrupted during sleep,” affecting nearly 18 million people in the United States.1 OSA occurs when throat muscles fail to keep the airway open, leading to pauses in breathing that can last at least 10 seconds.1 The most common cause of OSA is obesity, which is associated with excessive soft tissue in the mouth and throat.2 This condition is known to cause daytime sleepiness from disrupted sleep and low blood oxygen levels, which may lead to “hypertension, heart disease, and mood and memory problems.”1

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Field Notes
Kids Are Tossing Mandated
Fruits and Veggies at School

Less than a month before Congress was due to vote on whether to reauthorize a controversial program mandating healthier school lunches in September, a study confirmed the suspicions of school officials: Many students are putting the fruits and vegetables they’re now required to take straight into the trash, consuming fewer than they did before the law took effect.

The study, published online in Public Health Reports on August 25, is the first to use digital imaging to capture students’ lunch trays before and after they exited the lunch line.
It’s also one of the first to compare fruit and vegetable consumption before and after the controversial legislation—the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010—was passed.

After passage of the legislation and the USDA mandates it put in place in 2012, the study found that students put more fruits and vegetables on their trays, as required, but consumed fewer of them and increased waste by approximately 56%.

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Other News
How Your Diet In Childhood
Can Affect You for Life

Most of us tend to pick up healthful eating habits when we’re well into middle age, when we’re already likely on the way toward a number of chronic health conditions. But the latest study on diet suggests that it’s much better to start earlier, during childhood, to load up on things like blueberries and kale, according to TIME.

Low-Fat and Low-Carb Diets Show Little Success In the Long Term
Some diets claim you must eat less fat to have any hope of losing weight. Others insist the only way to shed pounds is to shed carbs. A new study suggests that it doesn't much matter which diet you follow, according to CNN.
Continuing Education
CPE Monthly: Probiotics May Prevent and Treat Clostridium difficile
Learn about what nutrition professionals can do to help their clients prevent and treat Clostridium difficile (C diff) infection, particularly with probiotic supplementation, in this month's issue of Today's Dietitian. Read the CPE Monthly article, take the 10-question online test at, and earn two CPEUs!

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Nutritional Supplements: Exploring Evidence-Based Use in Cancer Prevention and Cardiovascular Health

Presented by Karen Collins, MS, RDN, CDN, FAND, on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 from 2-3 pm EST, this webinar will help dietitians address these questions, not relying on any single study, but based on the overall landscape of current research. Focused especially on adult use of antioxidant, vitamin D, omega-3, and multivitamin supplements, we will look at the background behind divergent findings on potential protection and concerns about potential lack of benefit or even risk.

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Nominate a Dedicated & Deserving Dietitian
Nomination Deadline: Monday, November 30, 2015

Each year, our March issue puts a spotlight on 10 dedicated and deserving dietitians for their work and service within dietetics. The TD10 are professionals who have been nominated by the readers of Today's Dietitian—fellow nutrition professionals.

Once again, we're asking you to let us know about dietitians you believe exemplify the profession and are making a difference for their clients, their communities, and for the field of dietetics.

Who should you nominate this year?
Here are some guidelines to help you choose:

Nomination Criteria:
  1. An RD who has gone above and beyond their job description to make a real difference in the lives of their clients or in their community.
  2. An RD who has overcome significant challenges in their career and risen to new heights of success and influence.
  3. An RD who has achieved a high standard of excellence as a nutrition professional.
  4. An RD who has brought innovation, creativity, or new ideas to the profession.
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