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FOODPICKER: Newsletter: Nutrition
Nutrition Q&A Newsletter:


This week's question for your nutrition blog:

From: Alan D. (e-mail not disclosed for privacy)
To: diabetes@foodpicker.org
Date: 6/30/2010
Subject: are starches out completely?

I have type 2 diabetes and am confused about carbohydrates.  Are all starches out completely?

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: Janet R. (e-mail not disclosed for privacy)
To: diabetes@foodpicker.org
Date: 6/22/2010
Subject: pre-diabetes & exercise?

I have been diagnosed as pre-diabetic.  The doctor has not put me on any medication, but would like me to lose weight and watch my diet.  I'm not sure how much or how often I should be exercising.  Could you give me some tips?

Below are a number of responses to the above question:

Katie Kelly, RD (Registered Dietitian)
Answer: Making exercise a regular part of your weekly schedule is important for your health now and for the future.  The following are great reasons to make exercise a primary player in your life: Lowers blood sugar and improves insulin sensitivity this is great during and after workouts as well as lowering... (click for entire response)

Jenifer Kayan RD, LD (Registered Dietitian)
Answer: The CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) recommends 2 hours and 30 minutes (150 minutes) of exercise a week, or 30 minutes 5 times per week.  This may seem overwhelming, but splitting your time up throughout the day... (click for entire response)

Cara Amcher, Registration Eligible
Answer: If you currently do not exercise or have not exercised in a long time then you want to slowly build up to this.  For example start with a 1520 minute walk 3 days a week.  As this gets easier increase it to 5 days a week, then increase the time to... (click for entire response)

Michelle Rauch, Dietetic Intern
Answer: Physical activity also plays an important part in the prevention of type 2 diabetes.  A major government study called the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP), demonstrated that even losing a small amount... (click for entire response)

        


Summer Produce!

What are your favorite healthy meals or recipes using summer fruits and vegetables?

Please e-mail Christine (nutrition@foodpicker.org) and suggest a healthy meal or recipe using summer produce.

We will highlight your suggestion in an upcoming newsletter.

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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