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Helping people with Diabetes using evidence-based nutrition resources, so they can get back to the things that matter

Your Diabetes Dietitian. We’re so happy you’re here. 

Do you have type 2 diabetes and are looking for ideas to help manage your condition?  Are you a caregiver for someone living with diabetes? Do you have questions about where to start, what to eat, and how to eat so you can live your best life possible? 

I promise you this won’t include eliminating your favourite foods! Living with a chronic illness 24/7 is hard enough.  I believe credible nutrition information should be readily available and accessible to all. 

This website is dedicated to evidence based nutrition strategies you can use to manage your diabetes.  This could include topics such as:

  • How to add beneficial foods into your diet
  • What to eat to manage or prevent complications
  • How to meal plan on a budget (because we already know how expensive diabetes is!)
  • Hot topics in nutrition and how they might apply to your blood sugars
  • Feedback generated from you, our readers
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Justine Chan, RD, MHSc, CDE

Philosophy

Diabetes is a complex condition. It’s one that’s constantly driven by numbers.  There is a lot of conflicting advice online around managing it, and often the claims made come without any actual evidence to back them up.  My mission is to evaluate the science, answer your nutrition questions, and help you take a big picture approach. At Justine Chan Nutrition you can expect the following:

Evidence Based Information

This website’s aim is to be a credible voice that offers high quality, science based nutrition information that is easy to understand. I will be a resource to people with diabetes, and provide practical tips to make sense of all the data out there. Because after all, it’s tough to compare real life experiences to lab data.

 

Clarity and Accessibility

I believe that everyone deserves access to current research, stated in a clear manner that is accessible to everyone.  People deserve to be less confused with their chronic illness so they can spend more time on what matters in life.
 

Individual Path to Health

There are many paths to achieving optimal health.  This may or may not involve weight management.  Every persons way of managing diabetes and their health is unique, and should be respected.

Editorial Process

All content will only be written by Justine Chan, RD, CDE unless otherwise specified.  Justine has six years of postgraduate education, having earned a Bachelor in Applied Science and a Master of Health Science in Nutrition Communication. She has been working exclusively in diabetes since 2006 and has co-authored a peer-reviewed research article on diabetes and food insecurity (1).

Justine is a member of Dietitians of Canada, and is registered with the College of Ontario. She also has been a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) since 2008.  This requires 250 continuing education credits every 5 years so she can stay current and maintain her credentials. 

All posts will be fact checked and approved by Justine.  

This blog will only make use of data from peer reviewed journals and other credible sources.  A link to the study being cited will be included following the citation, or as a footer in the event the study is not published online. 

Any opinions based on clinical experience will be clearly stated as such.  Blog articles will be reviewed and updated on an annual basis based on new research discoveries.

Please note that this website only offers general nutrition advice.  It is not intended to provide personalized nutrition advice. Read our Disclaimer here. 

Questions or comments? We would love to hear from you.  To get in touch, contact us at: info@justinechanrd.com

Justine CHan, Rd, CDE, MHSc

"Find your sweet spot and focus on what you can eat."

Justine Chan is a Registered Dietitian working in Toronto, Canada.  She has been working exclusively in Diabetes since 2006.  Justine has a passion for helping people reach their diabetes and health related goals.  When she is not at work, Justine is busy being a mom to two wonderful children, finding new recipes to cook, and working out.

Qualifications

  • Registered Dietitian working exclusively in Diabetes since 2006
  • Certified Diabetes Educator since 2008
  • Co-author and publisher of the peer-reviewed article: Challenges of Diabetes Self-Management in Adults Affected by Food Insecurity in a Large Urban Centre of Ontario, Canada (1)
  • Masters of Health Science in Nutrition Communication, Ryerson University 
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