March is National Nutrition Month®, a nutrition education and information campaign sponsored annually by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, designed to focus attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encourages everyone to explore new foods and flavors, keeping taste and nutrition on your plate at every meal. If you happen to be diabetic, this can be more of a challenge, but living with diabetes doesn’t have to mean feeling deprived. The internet is full of great websites dedicated to diabetes management, food choices, and wonderful recipes. Here are 10 of our favorites:
This is the ultimate go-to site for not only recipes, but also meal planning, how-to videos, food and kitchen tips, and more. The healthy and tasty recipes are categorized by budget-friendly, foodie & quick, featured cookbook recipes and even gluten-free recipes. These Kid-Friendly Chicken Fingers are something the whole family will like. Click here or on the photo for the recipe.
This wonderful magazine features much more than recipes. They offer diabetic news, healthy living articles, and many resources. You can sign up on their website to get a daily recipe via email. Their recipe archive includes delicious recipes for diabetics, including dessert recipes (like cake and cookie recipes), dinner recipes, diabetic-friendly holiday recipes and so much more. With St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner, how about trying their Irish Beef Pot Roast with Vegetables. Click here or on the photo for the recipe.
A Sweet Life is so much more than a recipe website. Created by a couple, both of whom have type 1 diabetes, this website offers lifestyle tips, news regarding diabetes, blogs by real people with diabetes or caring for others who have diabetes, and more. Recipes are all beautifully photographed and have nutrition information. Looking for a dessert idea? Try this wonderful Cookie Pizza! Click here or on the photo for the recipe.
Like the above-mentioned websites, dLife offers just about everything there is to know about staying healthy and living well with diabetes. You can learn how to manage your blood sugar, prevent and treat both highs and lows, and avoid diabetic complications, and find practical solutions to the everyday issues you face in your home, workplace, and beyond. It also has loads of terrific recipes. Looking for a yummy dip to serve at your next party? Check this out….Amaretto Dip With Strawberries. Click here or on the photo for the recipe.
This site also has great daily living articles, blogs and gives solid advice on exercise, among other things. Recipes are neatly organized, have full nutrition information, and easy to follow directions. How about a nice Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup to warm you up on a cold day? Click here or on the photo for the recipe.
Diabetes Forecast® Magazine is another great source of information for anything and everything about diabetes. The website is full of diabetes-related news, great articles on health, fitness, food, and more. The recipes are beautifully presented with clear and easy to follow directions, beautiful photographs and full nutritional information. They even have ReadSpeaker on their site, so that you can actually listen to the text, which is perfect for those with vision issues. In the mood for Mexican food? Try these great looking Pork Tostadas. Click here or on the photo for the recipe.
Diabetic Living® Magazine online version provides not only recipes, but also articles on nutrition, weight loss, blood sugar facts, medications, diabetes-related news and tips, and more. They’ve got lots of wonderful looking quick and easy dinner recipes, like this Grilled Chicken and Creamy Corn. Click here or on the photo for the recipe.
What a great site for those with diabetes to connect with others going through the same issues! There are discussion groups for both type 1 and type 2 diabetes, medications, diabetes control, diet, treatments and much, much more. You can even “ask an expert” something that’s bothering you or you can browse and search hundreds of already answered questions. And so many delicious looking recipes! How about this tasty looking stick-to-your-ribs Dutch Oven Beef Stew? Click here or on the photo for the recipe.
You don’t necessarily think of diabetic recipes when you think of Cooking Light Magazine, but it makes sense. Many low-cal and low-carb recipes that one would use to lost weight also translate into being healthy for people with diabetes. In fact, they have a whole section devoted to diabetic recipes, everything from appetizers to salads to entrées to desserts. There’s also a complete nutrition section with many helpful tips for the diabetic diet. Here’s a great looking side dish; Balsamic-Glazed Green Beans and Pearl Onions. Click here or on the photo for the recipe.
Last, but definitely not least, InformationAboutDiabetes.com is a resource for people with diabetes and related issues. They provide providing concise, up-to-date information, news, articles, videos, blogs, a meeting place for diabetes patients, and they’ve got recipes galore. These Herbed Crab Cakes look delightful! Click here or on the photo for the recipe.
The American Diabetes Association recommends all persons with diabetes have a medical ID with you at all times. Medical IDs are usually worn as a bracelet or a necklace. Traditional IDs are etched with basic, key health information about the person, and some IDs now include compact USB drives that can carry a person’s full medical record for use in an emergency.