Dr Laura Saslow explains her ongoing research into developing a low-carbohydrate diet and lifestyle program for adults with Type 2 diabetes.
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Dr Saslow is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Behavior and Biological Sciences at the University of Michigan School of Nursing. She holds an MS in Teaching and Learning (Education) from Vanderbilt University and a PhD in Social and Personality Psychology from the University of California Berkeley. She was also a Postdoctoral Scholar in Integrative Medicine at the University of California San Francisco.
Dr Saslow is interested in creating and optimizing highly scalable technologically-enhanced diet and lifestyle interventions to improve health and well-being. Over the last several years she has been a principal investigator on several clinical trials, directed at type 2 diabetes, pre-diabetes, and their management, with an emphasis on physical and psychological well-being.
Dr Saslow is currently working on a clinical trials evaluating various approaches for improving long term dietary adherence, including positive affect skills, mindfulness and mindful eating, and dietary tracking. The main program teaches a very low-carbohydrate, ketogenic diet for adults with type 2 diabetes using an online and mobile format. Her long-term goal is to become a leader in creating effective, multi-component interventions for the treatment and prevention of chronic diseases.
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