Friday, November 16, 2012

Creating Awareness: November is National Diabetes Month

Allrecipes wants to help step up awareness for diabetes, a health challenge affecting many families—and one that can often be managed with healthful eating choices. To recognize National Diabetes Month, this blog post offers diabetes-friendly recipes for the Thanksgiving feast. They’re so delicious you might make them year-round favorites.

Today, 25.8 million Americans have diabetes—and 7 million of them don’t even know they have it. A whopping 80 million Americans have pre-diabetes and research shows 70 percent of people with pre-diabetes will develop type 2 diabetes over time.

When you read statistics like these, the odds are you’re likely touched by diabetes, whether it’s family members, friends, or by your own personal story. The holidays can prove especially challenging for persons with health concerns, but particularly a condition this widespread. For anyone monitoring diabetes—their own or a family member's—here’s a Thanksgiving menu from with easy-to-prepare, lowcarb, diabetes-friendly dishes sure to please.


Rosemary Roasted Turkey (Photo by Dianne)

Steamed Mashed Cauliflower (Photo by pelicangal)

You’ll find more recipes and terrific resources for living well with diabetes at DiabeticLivingOnline, a guidebook for the newly diagnosed with information about how to take care of oneself and cook and eat in a new way. Click here to find an aggregate page with actionable tips, delicious recipes, and helpful resources to raise and spread awareness about diabetes, plus information about how to live a healthy lifestyle after a diagnosis. The site’s motto is “Diabetes does not stop you!”, and the many courageous and inspiring people profiled prove this time and time again. Not only will you survive – you can thrive!

Posted by Lori, editor, Diabetic Living Online



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