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Diabetes Diet Resources

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Entertainer Dale Evans Rogers said, “Life is not over because you have diabetes. Make the most of what you have, be grateful.”

According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) more than eight percent of the U.S. population, or 25.8 million people, is affected by diabetes. Unfortunately, more than seven million people are walking around undiagnosed with diabetes. Also, the NIDDK stated that diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S.

Diet is one of the key factors in managing diabetes. The American Diabetes Association lifted the sugar ban for diabetics in 1994. According to Diabetic Cooking Magazine, ʺthe total amount of carbs eaten is the most important factor in a diabetic’s diet, not the source.ʺ Also, Diabetic Cooking Magazine stated ʺtoday’s dietary guidelines are based on scientific research that carbohydrates in the form of sugars do not raise blood sugar levels more rapidly than other types of carbohydrate-containing food.ʺ

EmpowHER.com has provided some diabetic diet resources. These sites offer everything from recipes, nutritional tips, ingredient swapping and even how to save money on food.

dLife Magazine has a section titled ʺWhat Can I Eat?ʺ at http://www.dlife.com/diabetes-food-and-fitness/what_do_i_eat/meal_planning.

The section offers six sub-categories:
• carb management
• sugars & sweeteners
• eating out
• menu planning
• fats
• nutritional news

The section Menu Planning offers a plethora of information from grocery shopping, healthy holiday recipes, and even the latest in nutritional news. For example, there is an article on the best cooking oils at
and another article regarding the truth about sugar substitutes at http://www.dlife.com/diabetes-food-and-fitness/what_do_i_eat/sugars_and_sweeteners/scoop_on_sugar_substitutes.

The website Diabetic Cooking offers more than 830 recipes for diabetics at http://www.diabeticcooking.com/DCFinder/DCSearchlists/313.htm. Also, the main page offers some great health tips like picking the right cheese.

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