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March 1st, 2012 - By Fit Staff

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Get to Know DiabetesGet to Know Diabetes

March 12th, 2012 – By Fit Staff

Founded in 1940, The American Diabetes Association has been funding innovative diabetes research since 1955. Through their Nationwide Research Program, ADA is working to find the cure for diabetes and prevent its many health problems in addition to improving the lives of all people affected by diabetes. Learning about diabetes is one of the first steps in prevention and control. More information >>

Robin EllisAwareness is Key

March 9th, 2012 – By Lari Robling

Robin Ellis is best known for his role as Captain Ross Poldark in the classic British TV series, Poldark, but he wants you to know that knowledge and testing is the best defense against diabetes. In a phone call with Lari Robling, Ellis talks about his experiences with two generations of the disease, shares some recipes from his new cookbook, Delicious Dishes for Diabetics and of course, talks about the making of Poldark.


Katie Cavuto BoyleMom, I’m Hungry!

March 8th, 2012 – By Lari Robling

We all know the afterschool battle cry. Katie Cavuto Boyle is a Registered Dietician and chef owner of Healthy Bites. She’s also a mom so she understands the concerns that parents have about good nutrition. When a child is diagnosed with diabetes, healthy eating becomes even more important. Boyle stopped by to talk about some tips and offer delicious recipes.



Fennel, White Bean and Parmesan SaladFennel, White Bean and Parmesan Salad
Recipe By Robin Ellis
In his book, “Delicious Dishes for Diabetic,” Robin Ellis says this recipe originated from Melrose and Morgan of Primrose Hill, London. This combination is enlivened by the lemony dressing, it’s moreish! Another good lunch number for company.

Spaghettini with Cinnamon and Bay Tomato SauceSpaghettini with Cinnamon and Bay Tomato Sauce
Recipe By Robin Ellis
Unexpected ingredients for a pasta dish but it works. You can use tinned or fresh tomatoes, but fresh and ripe are better. Anna del Conte says it comes from Umbria.

Salmon FishcakesSalmon Fishcakes
Recipe By Robin Ellis
This recipe eliminates the traditional potato, a food that diabetics must limit. The dill and the grain mustard make the fishcakes special and they sometimes serve as a tasty starter. If you keep them small and cook them quickly, they’ll be crisp and brown on the outside and still succulent inside.

Banana-Granola PancakesBanana-Granola Pancakes
Recipe By Katie Cavuto Boyle
You could call these 24-hour pancakes: great for breakfast, brunch, or dinner and maybe even a snack!

Edamame SaladEdamame Salad
Recipe By Katie Cavuto Boyle
At last, a kid-friendly bean salad. Edamame may be hard to say, but it’s easy to see why kids take to this soybean that is healthy and relatively unprocessed.

Vegetable Fried RiceVegetable Fried Rice
Recipe By Katie Cavuto Boyle
Think peas and carrots are same-old same-old? Dress them up with some Asian flavors and brown rice!

Pesto White Bean DipPesto White Bean Dip
Recipe By Katie Cavuto Boyle
Could there be an easier recipe? We don’t think so. This dip is perfect for packing lunch – try some vegetable dippers with pretzel sticks.

Wild Mushroom SoupWild Mushroom Soup
Recipe By American Diabetes Association
Looking for an elegant dish that doesn’t blow your calorie budget? Here’s your dish. If you want to skip the white wine, just add a splash of lemon juice instead.

Shredded Brussels SproutsShredded Brussels Sprouts
Recipe By American Diabetes Association
Studded with just a little prosciutto, even a dubious vegetable eater would find this hard to refuse.

Wild Rice with Herbs and MushroomsWild Rice with Herbs and Mushrooms
Recipe By American Diabetes Association
Cut an acorn squash into rings and steam them. Serve the rice in the center and never miss the meat.

Italian GreensItalian Greens
Recipe By American Diabetes Association
Escarole is one of those vegetables that once you try it, you wonder why you haven’t been eating it all along. This dish pairs well chicken.

Broccoli With HazelnutsBroccoli With Hazelnuts
Recipe By American Diabetes Association
You might not think of pairing nuts with vegetables, but here the hazelnuts are like a rich crouton. You’ll never miss the butter!

Braised Cabbage With ApplesBraised Cabbage With Apples
Recipe By American Diabetes Association
Think apples are just for a quick in-the-hand snack? Try them cooked! In this recipe the apples add sweetness to the cabbage as well as depth of flavor.

Herb-Roasted TurkeyHerb-Roasted Turkey
Recipe By American Diabetes Association
Sure to please and feed a crowd! Most of the time involved in this recipe is in the oven — all you need to do is keep an eye on it and baste it.

Corn PuddingCorn Pudding
Recipe By American Diabetes Association
Pudding is not always dessert. This savory side dish accompanies any simple roast or even a main dish salad.

Pear and Cranberry Cast-Iron CrispsPear and Cranberry Cast-Iron Crisps
Recipe By American Diabetes Association
For those following a diabetic diet, this rustic dessert fits only uses 2 carbohydrate and 1 fat exchange — a manageable treat.

Very Gingery Pumpkin MousseVery Gingery Pumpkin Mousse
Recipe By American Diabetes Association
This dessert is easy and elegant as well as diabetic friendly.


WEBCHAT: Diabetic-Friendly FareWEBCHAT: Diabetic-Friendly Fare
There are over 23.6 million people in the United States living with diabetes. If you or someone you know has faced that diagnosis, you know that there are many lifestyle changes — particularly in kitchen. Chef Jim Coleman and Lauren Swann MS. R.D. give you recipes and teach you how to decode food labels to make your meals delicious and diabetic-friendly. Watch the replay »

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Is Sugar Toxic?

March 1st, 2012

Should sugar be regulated like tobacco and alcohol? Obesity researcher ROBERT LUSTIG thinks so because it's a toxic substance. Lustig researches the health effects of sugar and believes that our sweet habit plays a leading role in chronic disease and premature death. And it's hard to avoid sugar in our society — it's everywhere from pasta sauces to bread to salad dressing. Today we'll talk with Lustig, a pediatrician at University of California, San Francisco, about what sugar does to our bodies and if the government has a role in limiting our access to it. Listen »

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Treating depression, diabetes simultaneously proves effective

January 10th, 2012

When the same patient has two difficult medical conditions at once, it complicates successful treatment. A University of Pennsylvania study examined a way to help those affected by both depression and diabetes... Read more »

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Audio Stories

Think Your Drink

July 8th, 2011

It's summer... we're thirsty and it's easy to down a sweet beverage without much thought. How much sugar is really in that drink? At Penn State Extension's Nutrition Links program, participants discover the exact quantity and how to make healthier choices. Listen »

Staying in the Game

March 12th, 2011

Katie Cavuto Boyle says at first a diagnosis of diabetes is a "kick in the pants" to make healthier lifestyle changes. After a while, though, the routine can become boring. She's also the team dietician for the Philadelphia Phillies so she'll give you some tips to stay motivated and on top of your game. Listen »

Not So Sweet News

March 4th, 2011

What happens when an individual first gets a diagnosis of diabetes? Registered Dietician Katie Cavuto Boyle says it can be overwhelming. She'll give you some first steps, encouragement and a recipe that's easy and enjoyable for the whole family. Listen »

The Play's the Thing

October 30th, 2010

A group of Philadelphia seniors take to the stage and spread the word about diabetes screening. Therese Madden takes us behind the scenes of "The Living Well Players." Listen »

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Fitting Apps

Glucose Buddy
Glucose Buddy is a data storage utility for people with diabetes. Users can manually enter glucose numbers, carbohydrate consumption, insulin dosages, and activities. Then, you can view all of your data on your free online account. This version is only functional for devices running OS 3.0+.

Diabetes Log
Are you a diabetic? Do you need to track the glucose readings, food intake, and medicine records of a diabetic? Then this is the app for you. As a Type-1 diabetic, I've spent my life having to track all of this information on a daily basis, and I've spend many years looking for the perfect application to record it all. And finally, I've had a chance to write one. This early version of the application has most of the basic features, but I plan to implement more exciting features beyond the "basic needs" as time goes on. This is where I need feedback from other users.

Lose it!
Succeed at weight loss with Lose It! Set goals and establish a daily calorie budget that enables you to meet them. Stay on track each day by recording your food and exercise and staying within your budget. The average active Lose It! user has lost more than 12lbs and more than 85% of our active users have lost weight. Lose It! is completely FREE—get started losing weight with Lose It! today!

My Diet Diary Calorie Counter
My Diet Diary Calorie Counter is the ideal weight loss app to help you shed those unwanted pounds for good! Track your food, exercise, weight, water consumption and more to see at any given time whether you are on track to lose weight, gain weight or stay the same, so that you can make the right choices to reach your goal. Doing great? Need help to stick with it? Share your progress with your friends on Facebook and MedHelp, the world's largest health social network, and exchange notes of encouragement and support!

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