For all of the decorations and costumes and carved pumpkins, Halloween is for most kids (and grown-ups) one big sugar rush. It's all about the candy: who has the best selection, how much you can carry, and which pieces to eat first. But if you or your child has diabetes, how can you participate in the fun without sending blood glucose levels soaring?
The holidays are a wonderful time of year, where you get to spend time catching up with family and friends. It’s also a time where there is a lot of focus on food, which can be very stressful if you have diabetes. You want to enjoy the holidays and eat delicious food, but managing your diabetes can pose challenges. With some advanced planning and preparation, you can still enjoy holiday favorites without compromising blood sugar goals. Read on for tips to help you prepare for a happy, healthy holiday season.
Stumped on what to cook for Thanksgiving? We've got you covered! This all-in-one handbook has everything you need to prepare a diabetes-friendly Thanksgiving feast on a budget, including recipes, a grocery list, a game-plan, tips for building a healthier Thanksgiving plate, and ideas for leftovers. Our healthier Thanksgiving has one-third the calories, carbs, and fat of a traditional Thanksgiving meal, and at less than $10 a serving, it's easy on your budget, too.
As we move into the new year and thoughts turn to healthy resolutions and diabetes meal planning, the Diabetes Food Hub team looked back at the first year of the site and reviewed the most popular recipes as determined by, you, our visitors. Favorites ranged from a low-carb chicken and mushroom superstar to breakfast frittatas just begging for a personal spin. Altogether, they make a fantastic round up of meals designed to help you be the best you in 2019 and beyond. Click on the slideshow below to see the top crowd pleasers of 2018.