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Erin Palinski-Wade, RD, CDE, LDN

Hamburg, NJ

About Erin Palinski-Wade, RD, CDE, LDN

Erin Palinski-Wade, RD, CDE, LDN is a nationally-recognized nutrition and fitness expert who has contributed her expertise to national media outlets such as The Doctors, The Early Show, ABC News, CBS News, Fox News, Fitness, Consumer Reports, Chicago Tribune, and Prevention Magazine. She operates a private practice in NJ, and frequently serves as a media spokesperson, nutrition consultant, and speaker. She is the author of multiple books, including “Belly Fat Diet for Dummies,” the “2 Day Diabetes Diet,” “Walking the Weight Off For Dummies” and is the featured expert on the #1 best-selling diabetes iPad App "Diabetes: What Now?"

Erin specializes in the areas of diabetes, weight management, sports nutrition, and cardiovascular disease. She is a registered dietitian, certified personal trainer, and certified diabetes educator, and currently serves on the Nutrition Advisory Board for the College of Saint Elizabeth. She has served as the face of Geritol Multivitamin in the brand’s nationwide commercial campaign and is a contributing writer for Autumn Years Magazine and Costco Diabetes Magazine.

Articles Written by Erin Palinski-Wade, RD, CDE, LDN

Diabetes? Think Before You Drink

Expert tips on how to imbibe smartly
If you have diabetes, read this before you raise your glass at the next holiday party.

How to Survive Halloween When You Have Diabetes

Expert tips for helping your T1D child have fun on a day devoted to candy!
With all the Halloween treats lurking at every turn, this holiday can be scary for folks with diabetes. With a few easy tricks you will see more of a treat on the screen of your glucose monitor rather than a scary number.

5 Food Combos That Can Help Your Heart

These simple food combinations taste great, are diabetes friendly and good for your heart.
Having diabetes increases your risk of heart disease, the number one killer of both men and women in the US. Check out these yummy heart-protective food combos.

Blood Sugar Control: Does Cutting Out White Foods Really Help?

Q: I have cut out all “white” foods from my diet, but my blood sugar levels are still running high after meals. What else can I do at mealtimes to improve my readings?

Blood Sugar Lows: Follow These Rules to Rebound Quickly

Learn how to safely and effectively treat a blood sugar low, or hypoglycemia, with the 15/15 rule.

Are My Kids at Risk of Type 2 Diabetes, Too?

Q: I was recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. How likely is it that my children will develop type 2 diabetes, and how can I prevent it?

Can a Monday Fast Fix Weekend Overeating?

Registered Dietitian Erin Palinski Wade weighs in on the pros and cons of intermittent fasting
A registered dietitian looks at the research about fasting for weight loss and insulin resistance

Why This Former President's Heart Healthy Diet is Good for Diabetes, too

In honor of President's Day, a look at how former President Clinton's health dramatically improved through changes to his diet and how you can incorporate his strategy into your life.
Former President Bill Clinton is no stranger to heart disease. After overhauling his diet, he lost 30 lbs and lowered his risk for many diseases, including diabetes.

4 Foods That Blast Winter Blues and Prevent Weight Gain

4 foods that help blast the winter blues.

4 Ways to Survive a Super Bowl Food Fest

Follow this healthy eating plan on game day. These ideas will give you something else to cheer about.

4 Foods to Steer Clear of, and What to Have Instead

When you have diabetes, the list of foods to avoid can seem endless. Before you throw your hands up in despair, here are some healthy alternatives to foods you really should avoid when trying to manage blood glucose levels.
When you have diabetes, every bite counts. Having healthier versions of food that make managing blood glucose more challenging is one way to indulge yourself without harming your health. Here, some suggestions.

5 Tips for Staying Healthy While Traveling During the Holidays

Unfortunately, managing diabetes never goes on vacation. Here, some tips to make your journey as stress free as possible.
Diabetes never goes on vacation. Here are tips to help the manage your blood glucose when you're away from home.

10 Healthy Food Swaps

Easy ways to substitute one ingredient for a healthier option—you won't taste the difference!
Keep your blood sugar levels under control -- and still enjoy holiday favorites -- with these healthy and delicious ideas.

Tailgate Parties and Diabetes

Get Your Gameday Plan in Place
Hot wings, chips and beer go with tailgates like coaches and their headsets. These calorie-laden goodies can be hard to resist and may stress you in your effort to manage your blood sugar.

5 Tips to Keep Blood Sugar in Check on Thanksgiving

5 ways to keep your blood sugar in check on Thanksgiving.

How to Tame Late-Night Snack Attacks

Plus, no-guilt snacks options when you've just gotta have something
Q. I eat a healthy dinner, but I can't go a night without sweet cravings in the evening. How can I stop this late night snacking?

Food Police On Your Case Again?

Expert advice on how to get everyone on the same page
When you have diabetes, it seems as though it gives everyone around you a license to critique your food choices. Although this often comes from a place of love and support, it can feel quite judgmental and hurtful when it is happening.

Is the Hot Sauce Craze All Hype?

You know what is hot, hot, hot right now? Hot sauce! Everyone from celebrities to your neighbor next door can’t seem to get enough of this fiery red sauce.
Research shows there's more to hot sauce than they hype. The fiery condiment has actual health benefits that may even help manage diabetes.

4 Diabetes-Approved Valentine's Day Desserts

What's not to love about these swoon-worthy treats?
Four delicious, decadent diabetes-approved desserts that will make you swoon this Valentine's Day.

4 "Off-Limit" Foods that Actually Fight Diabetes

Don't assume that having diabetes means there's no room in your diet for some foods you may think are no-no's. Surprise! Here are 4 foods that may actually help you fight diabetes.
Learn more about 4 surprising foods you thought were bad for diabetes but actually help fight the disease.

3 Ways to Tame Your Holiday Cookie Monster

Learn how to fight the holiday cookie battle -- and win! Plus, tips for enjoying sweet treats when you have diabetes and a recipe for a healthy cookie that tastes good.

5 St. Patrick's Day Recipe Makeovers

Here's to your health— or slainte, as the Irish like to say!
Registered Dietitian Erin Palinski reached out to her favorite food bloggers to find super healthy versions of St. Patrick’s Day favorites, including Irish Soda Bread and Shepherd's Pie.

5 Tips for How to Stay Motivated When the Scale Won't Budge

Staying motivated over time is the key to long term weight loss success and improved health. Here's expert advice on how to stay the course.

Should You Ditch Sugar if You Have Type 2 Diabetes?

Q. I was recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Do I have to give up all sugar? Certified Diabetes Educator Erin Palinski, RD, sets the record straight.

Recent blog posts from Erin Palinski-Wade, RD, CDE, LDN

Chia: Does This Superfood Live Up to All the Health Hype?

There’s a new super food on the block. Chia seeds are one of the newest food to be touted as a potent health booster. 

What Are The Worst Foods For My Heart? What Can I Have Instead?

When it comes to improving heart health, focusing just on what you should be adding into your diet isn’t enough.

Can Adding Apple Cider Vinegar to My Diet Give Me Better Blood Sugar Control?

Is consuming vinegar really the magic bullet proponents claim it to be. Our diabetes nutrition expert investigates the science.
More from Palinski-Wade's blog "Ask the Diabetes Nutrition Expert"

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Author's Statement

I, or an immediate family member, have a financial interest(s) or affiliation(s) with the following commercial companies whose products and / or services may be mentioned in the materials I have authored, edited or reviewed for presentation on Vertical Health, LLC’s websites.

Disclosed Relationships

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Daisy Brand Health, KIND
Other Financial or Material Support
Wiley Publishing, Reader's Digest
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