Message from Christine:
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has released their Diabetes Fact Sheet with some alarming new statistics.
Almost 26 million Americans have diabetes.
In 2010, 1.9 million were diagnosed with diabetes (that's approximately 5,200 people diagnosed a day).
An estimated 79 million Americans have pre-diabetes (about 35% of all adults over the age of 20).
You can read more about the CDC's diabetes statistics by visiting: CDC Diabetes Fact Sheet
Thank you for your efforts!
Christine Carlson, MS, RD, BC-ADM, CDE
FOODPICKER.org, Registered Dietitian & Certified Diabetes Educator
This week's question for your nutrition blog:
From: Craig T. (e-mail not disclosed for privacy)
Subject: pizza & diabetes?
Friday nights my family & I have dinner at our favorite pizza restaurant. Now that I've been diagnosed with diabetes I don't know what to order. Could you help me with what (if anything) I can order?
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