November is American Diabetes Month. Activities and information campaigns this month seek to raise awareness about diabetes, its complications (including heart disease and stroke), and controlling the condition, which affects 23.6 million children and adults in the United States, or 7.8 percent of the population, according to the American Diabetes Association.
Diet, including eating balanced and nutritious meals and keeping a strict eye on portion sizes, is key to managing diabetes and pre-diabetes. Our new feature and recipe collection Healthy Desserts includes tips on eating healthily from Sue McLaughlin, a registered dietician and president elect of health care and education for the American Diabetes Association. Check out the story to find out how we can all fit treats into a balanced diet. And see the following links for more about diabetes and diet.
Diabetes and Nutrition (from the ADA )
Delicious Recipes Everyone Can Enjoy for American Diabetes Month (from last year in the Epi-Log).
Do you have tips for managing diabetes through diet or favorite healthy recipes? Share them here!
Megan O. Steintrager is a senior editor at Epicurious.com. She has worked as a writer and editor at Epicurious since the late '90s. Steintrager holds a master's in journalism from New York University with a concentration in Cultural Reporting and Criticism, and has taken numerous cooking classes at New York 's Institute for Culinary Education and the Natural Gourmet Institute for Food and Health. She has worked as a writer and editor for ConsumerReports.org, Restaurant Business magazine, and Spin.com, and has been published in Self, Brides, and Time Out New York, among other print and online publications.
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