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FOODPICKER: Newsletter: Nutrition
Nutrition Q&A Newsletter:


This week's question for your nutrition blog:

From: John A. (e-mail not disclosed for privacy)
To: diabetes@foodpicker.org
Date: 7/13/2010
Subject: diabetes & travel?

I have type 2 diabetes and travel quite a bit.  My eating & exercise are unpredictable at best when I travel and I'm having a difficult time managing my diabetes.  What do you suggest?

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: 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?

Below are a number of responses to the above question:

Lauren Siegfried, RD (Registered Dietitian)
Answer: There are many different methods that can be used to manage your blood sugars.  Speak with your doctor to figure out what will work best for you.  Treatment for diabetes... (click for entire response)

Cara Amcher, Registration Eligible
Answer: One of the first things I would recommend doing is start educating yourself about diabetes.  Meet with a Registered Dietitian and/or a CDE- Certified Diabetes Educator who can help you come up with a meal plan and explain how to test your... (click for entire response)

Elissa Basham, Dietetic Intern
Answer: you can control your uncontrolled sugars.  The first step is to evaluate your current lifestyle.  Here are some tips to improve your glucose levels... (click for entire response)

Michelle Rauch, Dietetic Intern
Answer: First thing to look at as diet.  A healthy diet emphasizes vegetables, fruits, and whole grains.  Portion size and eating frequency are also important for controlling... (click for entire response)

Nien-Jung Wu, Dietetic Intern
Answer: There are three basic components that would help with lowing your blood sugar level: diet, exercise, and medication.  Except for taking medications as prescribed... (click for entire response)

Laura Arrington, Nutrition Student
Answer: There are a lot of ways to control your blood sugar. Here are some things that can help: test your blood sugar several times a day to see how... (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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