Message from Christine:
Here are some worldwide diabetes statistics that are staggering:
In 1985, the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) estimated 30 million people had diabetes worldwide.
Today, it is estimated 285 million people have diabetes worldwide.
The IDF is now predicting that by 2030 the total number of those with diabetes will grow to 435 million!
Diabetes is a global health issue. The need for prevention and intervention by health care professionals
can help to reduce the projected numbers for 2030. You can learn more about the IDF worldwide estimates by visiting:
International Diabetes Foundation
Christine Carlson, MS, RD, BC-ADM, CDE
FOODPICKER.org, Registered Dietitian & Certified Diabetes Educator
This week's question for your nutrition blog:
From: Kara D. (e-mail not disclosed for privacy)
Subject: Sweet potatoes & pre-diabetes?
I was recently diagnosed with Pre-Diabetes and Iím trying to follow a low fat diet. I have a question I hope that you can answer. Are sweet potatoes considered a vegetable and are they ok to eat in my diet?
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