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FOODPICKER: Newsletter: Nutrition
Nutrition Q&A Newsletter:

This week's question for your nutrition blog:

From: Susan A. (e-mail not disclosed for privacy)
To: diabetes@foodpicker.org
Date: 03/7/2010
Subject: carbohydrate and sugar question

I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes last month.  Iím having difficulty understanding how many carbs and sugar I can have each day.  Iím finding that nearly everything contains carbs and sugar!  Can you help me with this?

Please respond to the above question on your blog by Sunday at midnight.  We will review all blogs and post several responses in our next newsletter!

Example: Christine's Blog

Do you know someone with diabetes?  They can send their questions to: diabetes@foodpicker.org

Last week's question:

From: Nancy M. (e-mail not disclosed for privacy)
To: diabetes@foodpicker.org
Date: 02/28/2010
Subject: diabetes education help

I am trying to find a class for our grandson.  He is 19 and has a part-time job but no insurance.  He just found out last week that he is a type 1 diabetes after losing a lot of weight and his blood sugar was 523.  He is on insulin but needs to go to a class to manage is diabetes without going hungry.  Where do we start?  Any suggestions would help us a lot.

Below are a number of responses to the above question:

Megan Comer, RD (Registered Dietitian)
Answer: It is extremely important to see a doctor with this new diagnosis.  Type 1 diabetes is not something that can be ... (click for entire response)

Beth Conlon, MS, RD (Registered Dietitian)
Answer: The next step is to actively search for a diabetes educator that best matches your grandsonís needs.  There are many specialists who focus on diabetes care for young adults, and many offer financial options for the uninsured... (click for entire response)

Elissa Basham, Dietetic Intern
Answer: Many cities offer local, free, community diabetes education classes.  These classes will educate you on the disease itself, introduce you to diet management, how to use a glucometer... (click for entire response)

Jenifer Kayan, RD, LD (Registered Dietitian)
Answer: Your best bet would be to contact his physician's office, or your local hospital or health clinic.  They will be able to refer you to resources... (click for entire response)

Sujata Anantharaman, Dietetic Intern
Answer: Generally the health care centers have outpatient clinics where diabetes educators provide information on diabetes.  Ask your health care... (click for entire response)

Laura Arrington, Nutrition Student
Answer: There are a lot of places that can help you.  Local colleges and universities sometimes have... (click for entire response)

Have you created your blog yet?

If you have not yet created a professional nutrition-based blog, you can easily do so at:

WordPress.com (free & takes 5 minutes to setup)
Blogger.com (free & takes 5 minutes to setup)

Each week we will e-mail out a question that can be covered in your blog. 

We will feature the best blogs in upcoming newsletters!

We'd like to recognize the following FOODPICKER.org Contributors!

FOODPICKER.org Contributors:  Katie Kelly, RD

What trends in nutrition do you see in 2010?

Please e-mail Christine (nutrition@foodpicker.org) with your ideas, thoughts, and suggestions for upcoming Nutrition Editor newsletters.

Thanks for your efforts!

Christine Carlson, MS, RD, BC-ADM, CDE
Founder, FOODPICKER.org

FOODPICKER® is a program designed to help people with diabetes make better food choices.  Our hope is that people consider the foods they consume and how they can burn them off with exercise for good health.  We embrace the guidelines put forth by the American Diabetes Association as well as the American Dietetic & American Heart Associations.  This website is completely free and brought to you by volunteers in the health care field.

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