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Jo Jo Dantone

MS, RDN, LDN, CDCES, FAND

Jo Jo Dantone has been owner and CEO of Nutrition Education Resources, Inc. (NERI) for over 40 years. NERI is a company that provides consultant Registered Dietitian/Nutritionists to health care facilities with an emphasis on geriatric and diabetes care.
Jo Jo received a Bachelor's degree in Dietetics and a Master of Science degree in Human Nutrition from the University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS. She been a Certified Diabetes Educator for over 20 years.
Jo Jo has assisted in establishing nine American Diabetes Association Education Recognition Programs and is currently Program Coordinator of a ADA Recognized Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support Program.
Jo Jo is Past Treasurer of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She is Past Chair of the Diabetes Care and Education Dietetic Practice Group (DPG) and Past Chair of the Dietitians in Health Care Communities DPG. She is Past President of the Louisiana Dietetic Association and Past Legislative Network Coordinator for the Mississippi Dietetic Association.
Jo Jo received the Legislative Activity Award from the Diabetes Care and Education DPG in 2016. She received the Outstanding Dietitian of the Year Award from the Louisiana Dietetic Association in 2010 and from the Mississippi Dietetic Association in 2000. Jo Jo has served the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in a public policy capacity for over 30 years for which she received the Legislative Activity Award from the Diabetes Care and Education DPG in 2016, the Ann Gallagher Award for Legislative Activity Involvement in 2009 and the Award of Excellence in Grassroots Political Action in 2004.

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Nutrition Management of Diabetes

Presented by Jo Jo Dantone, MS, RDN, LDN, CDCES, FAND

Nutrition Management of Diabetes

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This course gives students an overview of the basic pathophysiology of nutrition and the diabetes disease state process. Nutrition is the cornerstone of blood glucose control. Participants will learn methods of nutrition management such as carbohydrate counting and the plate method that impact outcomes when taught in diabetes self-management education.

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Diabetes Management Using Medications and Technology

Presented by Jo Jo Dantone, MS, RDN, LDN, CDCES, FAND

Diabetes Management Using Medications and Technology

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This course gives students an in-depth look at which factors contribute to a successful medication regimen to promote positive outcomes in blood glucose management for persons living with diabetes. The science behind the types of glucose controlling medications, both oral and injectables, will be discussed in detail related to each medication's maximum doze, onset, duration, and common side effects. The advancement of technology within the diabetes treatment arena has grown exponentially in the past several years. The most current blood glucose monitors, continuous glucose monitors (CGM), insulin pumps, insulin pens and also apps for smart phones will be reviewed.

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Advanced Degrees in Diabetes Education

Presented by Jo Jo Dantone, MS, RDN, LDN, CDCES, FAND

Advanced Degrees in Diabetes Education

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Diabetes is being defined as epidemic, pandemic and syndemic. It is essential that diabetes educators be available since to date less than half of all persons living with diabetes have received education and of all people with diabetes only 14.3% show adequate control of blood glucose, blood pressure, and lipids. This course provides students with a summary of all diabetes educator provider levels for diabetes self-management education and support (DSME&S) and subsequent competencies. Students will learn the "how to's" of becoming a Certified Diabetes Educator. Standards of Practice and Standards of Professional Performance for diabetes educators are the defined.

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Nutrition and Weight Management

Presented by Jo Jo Dantone, MS, RDN, LDN, CDCES, FAND

Nutrition and Weight Management

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Overweight and obesity are at epidemic proportions in the USA. Americans are eating more and moving less than in any other generation in our history. A former US General Surgeon called the USA obesity epidemic "the War from Within". It has been said that this is the first generation whose parents will bury their children due to childhood obesity and its related chronic diseases. In this course the student will learn statistics that confirm these statements and dietary intake patterns that have led our nation to this demise and what will need to happen to change the future. The future could have a more positive outcome with some simple changes. Meal patterns, portion sizes, psychosocial changes, activity interventions, motivational techniques, and technology can and will all play a role in changing the trajectory. Individualization is the key to success in weight loss programs. Students will learn simple ways to tailor weight loss programs to each client instead of promoting a "cookie-cutter" approach.

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