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FOODPICKER: Newsletter: Nutrition
Nutrition Q&A Newsletter:


This week's question for your nutrition blog:

From: Beth V. (e-mail not disclosed for privacy)
To: diabetes@foodpicker.org
Date: 7/6/2010
Subject: uncontrollable diabetes?

I have just been diagnosed with diabetes.  Doctors say I have uncontrollable diabetes any tips on how I can get my sugar level down?

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: 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?

Below are a number of responses to the above question:

Jenifer Kayan RD, LD (Registered Dietitian)
Answer: Starches are an essential part of a balanced diet, like all other food groups.  However, as a diabetic, you need to be more careful about the... (click for entire response)

Katie Kelly, RD (Registered Dietitian)
Answer: Your body uses carbohydrates as fuel for your brain, so starches, or carbohydrates, are essential for a functioning body.  With that said, not all carbohydrates are the best choices for a healthy, functioning body.  Look for complex carbohydrates like... (click for entire response)

Elissa Basham, Dietetic Intern
Answer: Carbohydrates break down into glucose, which is a source of energy for our bodies.  You still need some carbohydrates to maintain your blood sugar levels, whether you are diabetic or not.  If you eliminate starches... (click for entire response)

Lauren Siegfried, Dietetic Intern
Answer: When choosing carbohydrates, choose complex carbohydrates such as fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grain breads, cereals, and pastas.  These foods contain B vitamins and fiber that are not typically found in... (click for entire response)

Michelle Rauch, Dietetic Intern
Answer: Starches do not need to be eliminated from your diet as long as you watch your portion sizes and stick to foods that are nutrient dense: meaning high in fiber, vitamins, and minerals. The higher the... (click for entire response)

Nien-Jung Wu, Dietetic Intern
Answer: People with type 2 diabetes still need carbohydrates in order to maintain body’s normal function.  The recommended minimum amount for carbohydrate is... (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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