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November is American Diabetes Month

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Chef Mark Allison tells us how diabetes can be managed with healthy food choices

November is American Diabetes Month sponsored by the American Diabetes Association. Tens of millions of people are affected by diabetes either having type 1 like my son, Matthew, or type 2 as 95% of the diabetic population.  If you exercise daily and eat a balanced diet rich in fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds, beans, lean meats and seafood you can help control your blood sugars and live a normal healthy life. Eating well-balanced meals throughout the day is an essential part of taking better care of yourself and managing diabetes. This disease should not prevent you or your family members from enjoying foods. Here are some tips that I use at home with my son, Matthew, and my other two boys, Jonathan and James, to keep them fit and healthy:

When making food choices:

When cooking:

If you are looking for diabetes-friendly recipes to make at home, head to Dole.com where you’ll find dozens of meal ideas, healthy tips and recipes each month.

Published November 1, 2017

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