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FOODPICKER: Newsletter: Nutrition
Nutrition Q&A Newsletter:

This week's question for your nutrition blog:

From: Kyle Z. (e-mail not disclosed for privacy)
To: diabetes@foodpicker.org
Date: 11/17/2017
Subject: high cholesterol and diabetes?

I just had an appointment with my doctor and she said my A1C was 6.7 and that my cholesterol was also high.  I guess I have been eating too much cheese and eggs, which raised my cholesterol.  What diabetic friendly foods can I eat to help me lower my cholesterol?

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: John A. (e-mail not disclosed for privacy)
To: diabetes@foodpicker.org
Date: 11/10/2017
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?

Below are a number of responses to the above question:

Jenifer Kayan RD, LD (Registered Dietitian)
Answer: When on the road, it is difficult to be healthful, with or without diabetes! Here are some tips to get you into a healthier routine when you're traveling: Some hotels have refrigerators and kitchen facilities. If possible, try to prepare your own meals... (click for entire response)

Lauren Siegfried RD (Registered Dietitian)
Answer: Prior to traveling, research the area you will be traveling to. Know what types of restaurants are available, if there are walking paths/parks for some exercise, etc. Many hotel rooms are now equipped with a small refrigerator. If you find that you will have access to one, plan ahead and bring some familiar foods that you include in your diet to manage diabetes ... (click for entire response)

Elissa Basham, Registration Eligible
Answer: Be conscientious when dining out. Traveling usually means a lot of restaurants and fast food chains. You can make healthy choices by picking grilled or baked options instead of fried, choosing low-calorie dressings, and monitoring your carbohydrates... (click for entire response)

Cara Amcher, Registration Eligible
Answer: Research the area around the hotel a bit and see what restaurants and grocery stores are around so you donít have to call room service. Next make sure you pack enough medication and testing supplies for your trip and itís a good idea to bring extra just in case you get stuck in bad weather or have other travel delays... (click for entire response)

Michelle Rauch, Dietetic Intern
Answer: The first thing I suggest is, if traveling via airplane - request a diabetic or vegetarian meal for your flight. Also, if possible, pack and carry healthful snacks with you as to avoid the fast-food kiosks at the airport and so that you don't allow your blood sugar levels to get too low... (click for entire response)

Laura Arrington, Nutrition Student
Answer: Go to the pharmacy well before your travel and make arrangements to have enough medication and/or insulin for your trip. Also, if you are testing your blood sugar, be sure to have enough supplies for your travels... (click for entire response)

Heather Kapral, Nutrition Student
Answer: Exercise will help to dull any stress you experience during your trip. If you have few exercise options, try exercising between activities by taking the stairs instead of the elevator choosing a parking spot in the back of the parking lot... (click for entire response)


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

FOODPICKER.org Contributors:  Elissa Basham and Mandy Seay

  New look for FOODPICKER.org home page!

We are updating the home page and I would appreciate your feedback and suggestions. 

Home Page (new look, please review)

Please e-mail:  nutrition@foodpicker.org and let me know if you have any ideas or suggestions as well as likes & dislikes.


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


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