Recorded Webinar: The Power of Protein in Diabetes & Weight Management

This webinar was presented on March 22, 2023, from 2-3 pm. ET.

Healthy eating is a key modifiable risk factor for type 2 diabetes and obesity. Although medical nutrition therapy aims to target overall diet quality, much of the nutrition education for diabetes and obesity has focused on carbohydrate and fat, which begs the question: what about protein? 

People generally understand that protein is important, yet they don’t know the ideal amount and types of protein to consume. Additionally, there is much confusion about how dietary protein affects glycemia, kidney function, and other related measures.

Join Holly Moran, MS, RD, LD, CDCES, on Wednesday, March 22, 2023, from 2-3pm ET, as she explores current protein intake recommendations, how dietary protein affects diabetes- and weight-related measures, and how protein can be more easily integrated in a healthy eating pattern.

Learning Objectives

After attending this session, nutrition professionals should be able to:

  1. Recommend types of proteins and intake amounts to patients with diabetes and weight management goals based on the latest guidelines.
  2. Explain how protein intake affects glycemia, insulin, satiety, and weight.
  3. Identify various types and sources of protein and describe current trends in protein intake.
  4. Select and recommend nutrition shakes for supplemental or substitutive protein intake.

Additional Information

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8.1.1, 8.1.5, 8.2.2, 8.2.3
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Holly Moran, MS, RD, LD, CDCES, joined Heartland Food Products Group, maker of Splenda®, in 2021 and currently holds the role of Manager, Nutrition & Science Communications. She has a bachelor’s degree in Dietetics and a master’s degree in Communication with a concentration in Health Communication, both from Purdue University. Previously, Holly worked as a diabetes educator for one of the largest adult diabetes and endocrinology practices in Indiana. A strong family history of diabetes drew her to specializing in diabetes. In her free time, Holly hosts theme parties and game nights with her husband and cares for community cats in her neighborhood.


Based outside of Indianapolis, Heartland Food Products Group is a global leader in the production of low-calorie sweetener products, creamers, beverage concentrates, coffee, and nutritional drinks made in the USA. Visit Heartland at The Splenda® Brand is the most recognizable and iconic low-calorie sweetener (LCS) brand in the world, having sold more than 100 billion yellow packets since its launch in 1991. Today, the Splenda Brand is the clear #1 LCS brand in the USA and actively supports healthcare professionals counseling clients to reduce added sugar, manage weight and diabetes, and live an overall healthier lifestyle.

Holly Moran, MS, RD, LD, CDCES, has the following relevant disclosure to report: she is employed by Heartland Food Products Group, maker of Splenda® Brand Products.

Heartland Food Products Group #22971 has been approved by the CDR to offer 1.0 CPEU for this webinar.
This activity is accredited by Heartland Food Products Group #22971 and is not a product of Today's Dietitian Magazine.

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