Diabetes is estimated to effect 18 million people just here in the United States. This is just over 6 % of the total population. To say this disease is epidemic is an understatement. Because this is a chronic disease that can last over years and decades, it is vital for sufferers to learn how to minimize its effect over their lives. Simply learning how to live with diabetes is a major challenge. A major element in managing diabetes is the patient’s diet. Finding ways to “live” with diabetes and to eat healthy is vital for long term successful management of this insidious disease.
The internet offers diabetics a wonderful array of recipes and food choices that can be incorporated into their health regimen. Recently, Paula Deen was in the news headlines because she is now diabetic. She has developed a great source of the recipes and food choices highlighted in the following website:
www.DiabetesinaNewLight.com. These inspired recipes are diabetic –friendly and quite varied.
www.diabeticlifestyle.com is also a great website that offers not only recipes designed for the diabetic, but aids and hints in daily living with diabetes. The information suggested on exercise regimens and the basics of diabetes are especially helpful to the newly diagnosed patient.
The American Diabetes Association has offered for years a simple, basic cookbook that should be on the shelves of any conscientious diabetic. This is the “Betty Crocker” cookbook for all with this disease. However, this website is easy to use and a great source for additional information.
One of the most popular and timely sites for feeding the diabetic is; recipes.lovetoknow.com/wiki/Recipes_for_Diabetics
This site is user friendly and gives detailed instructions and recipes that are focused on every day meals. It is loaded with helpful tips and hints on ways to reduce risks for patients watching their starch and sugar intake. The meals are also pictured and appealing.
Learning to live with diabetes is no doubt a big challenge. With the aid of great web sites and internet convenience, this disease is easier to control and living with it is much more viable than in the past.