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Dietary Challenge: Diabetes

With Nancy Walker, Registered Dietitian & Certified Diabetes Educator

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Our Expert Weighs In!

What is Diabetes Control & is Insulin the answer?

Article by Nancy Walker, RDN, LD, CDE

Has your doctor said to you –“ You really need to get better control of your diabetes…See you in three months”? I hope not! But most of us at one time or another have probably heard something like this from our doctor without a lot of direction as to  why and how.

First, let’s get one thing straight… diabetes control is the answer to diabetes care.

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Diabetes Insight

Diabetes affects about 9% of Americans and their families and it is a disease that affects every part of your life. You have to control diabetes before it controls you.  Food Fitness First is here to help by understanding the challenges you face in managing diabetes. We provide the support you need to manage of your diabetes, like: recipes, menus and expert advise. Let our Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator walk you through the steps you need to prevent complications by providing you with the tools you need to succeed.

About our Expert Dietitian on Diabetes:

Nancy Walker, Registered DietitianI have been a Registered Dietitian for over 30 years. From the beginning, I have been intrigued with diabetes. As a child, I saw several of my relatives suffer with the disease. My Aunt Lizzie, 100 lbs soaking wet, had diabetes and took insulin. My Uncle Syl had part of his foot amputated and had a bad limp. My grandmother and Aunt Kate both developed diabetes in their late 70’s. About 20 years ago, my brother was diagnosed with diabetes. He was in California, driving a 14 –wheeler. His doctor put him on insulin and his career as a truck-driver was essentially over. His struggles with diet, medication and trying to work have been enormous to cope with. This past year, my mom was diagnosed with diabetes because of steroid use and I was diagnosed with...

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Diabetic Recipes 

Trail Mix

Whether you need a quick bite while training or just a great snack on the go, this trail mix always hits the spot. Packed with fiber, it will fill you up and keep you energized.


Eggplant Parmesan

Dinner is served! Enjoy a full meal that is perfect for a family challenged by diabetes.


Strawberry Chiffon Pie - Diabetes Friendly

Nothing says summertime like a piece of pie! Strawberries and reduced fat whipped topping make this cool summer dessert both delectable and figure-friendly.


Chicken and Rice Casserole

Need a diabetes-friendly dish for the whole family? Look no further. This chicken and rice dish is guaranteed to be a crowd pleaser.