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FOODPICKER: Newsletter: Nutrition
Nutrition Q&A Newsletter:

This week's question for your nutrition blog:

From: Tammy S. (e-mail not disclosed for privacy)
To: diabetes@foodpicker.org
Date: 04/5/2010
Subject: can diabetes be reversed?

My 45 year-old husband was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes a few months ago.  Is it true that you can reverse diabetes?

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: Jeff W. (e-mail not disclosed for privacy)
To: diabetes@foodpicker.org
Date: 03/28/2010
Subject: sugarless candy question

My doctor recently diagnosed me with type 2 diabetes.  I know it is important to watch my sugar intake.  Is sugarless candy really sugarless?

Below are a number of responses to the above question:

Jenifer Kayan RD, LD (Registered Dietitian)
Answer: A lot of confusion brought on by the diabetic diet relays back to what is considered "sugar".  People often use the words "sugar" and carbohydrate interchangeably without knowing... (click for entire response)

Elissa Basham, Dietetic Intern
Answer: As far as sugarless goods go, always read the nutrition label.  It may have 0 sugar grams because it is replaced with low-calorie artificial sweeteners, but what are the carbohydrate grams?  Sometimes itís... (click for entire response)

Mandy Seay, Dietetic Intern
Answer: It is easy to see why there is a misconception that sugar is the main culprit, but all types of carbohydrates (including sugar) should be considered.  Because of this, it is best to use your carbohydrate servings... (click for entire response)

Maggie Rourke, Dietetic Intern
Answer: When choosing sugar free items, locate the amount of total carbohydrate provided in one serving by reading the nutrition facts label.  Paying attention to the serving size is an important component to managing your glucose levels... (click for entire response)

Meagan McConnell, Nutrition Student
Answer: There is a possibility that there will still be carbohydrates in the sugarless food and those have to be taken into account when figuring out your blood sugars... (click for entire response)


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

FOODPICKER.org Contributors:  Salma Ali, Lindsay Kovacic, Tricia Psota and Maggie Rourke

Book review by Christine Carlson, MS, RD, BC-ADM, CDE:

Recently I read What to Eat by Marion Nestle, PhD, MPH.

The book categorizes foods by aisles at the grocery store.  Each chapter discusses controversies, hype, and evidence-based information for a food category.  She covers topics including organic produce, meat safety, seafood & methylmercury, processed foods, sugars, and many more.  Dr. Nestle also gives thoughts of what she chooses to eat from the particular food category being discussed given the scientific information we have today.

I found What to Eat both thought provoking and informative.

Here's a link to Marion Nestle's Blog:
Marion Nestle, PhD, MPH

Read a good book lately?

Please e-mail Christine (nutrition@foodpicker.org) with a brief review of a nutrition or diabetes related book you've recently read.

We will highlight your review and make the book available at our online bookstore.  All proceeds are donated to the American Diabetes Association.

Thanks for your efforts!

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


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