Lets Get Cooking: American Diabetes Association Launches Diabetes Food Hub, a New Digital Recipe Platform for People with Diabetes

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Michelle Kirkwood


Arlington, Virginia
October 22, 2018

Hundreds of meal planning options that are healthy, tasty and nutritious for people living with diabetes

Featuring hundreds of healthy recipes, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) has launched Diabetes Food Hub™, a new digital cooking and recipe destination to help people living with diabetes and their families eat healthfully. Including a collection of tasty recipes approved by ADA’s nutrition experts, Diabetes Food Hub provides simple solutions to daily meal planning challenges for people with diabetes.

Diabetes Food Hub provides recipes with easy-to-read nutrition guidance, tips for healthy eating, and meal prep inspiration from ADA diabetes experts to help put healthy living within reach for all people. At launch, the platform includes hundreds of recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and even desserts that are appropriate for people with diabetes. Users can customize their search by cuisine types such as comfort food, Mediterranean, Southwest, and more, as well as filter by preferences such as low-carb, low-sodium, vegetarian, budget-friendly, or gluten-free. By creating a free profile, users can also enjoy a personalized experience, as the site learns likes and dislikes over time and offers suggestions based on past user preferences.

More than just recipes, the platform also contains powerful features designed specifically to address the needs of people living with diabetes. Users can drag-and-drop recipes into a weekly Meal Planner, which automatically calculates nutrition information, and create an editable shopping list, organized by grocery store department to make your shopping trip easier. Nutrition Facts are available for all recipes, including total carbohydrates, calories, fatone of the three main nutrients in food. Foods that provide fat are butter, margarine, salad dressing, oil, nuts, meat, poultry, fish and some dairy products. 2. Excess calories are stored as body fat, providing the body with a reserve supply of energy and other functions.X, and protein1. One of the three main nutrients in food. Foods that provide protein include meat, poultry, fish, cheese, milk, dairy products, eggs, and dried beans. 2. Proteins are also used in the body for cell structure, hormones such as insulin, and other functions.X. Values for sodium, potassium, and phosphorus are also available to help users track their intake and create a meal plan suitable for blood glucosethe main sugar found in the blood and the body's main source of energy. Also called blood sugar.X management, kidney disease, heart disease, or other health conditions. Diabetes Food Hub allows users to create personalized diabetes meals based on nutrition criteria they have developed with their diabetes care team.

“It’s important to remember that when it comes to nutrition, there is no one-size-fits-all eating pattern for people with diabetes,” said Sacha Uelmen, RDN, CDE, Director of Nutrition at the American Diabetes Association. “Diabetes Food Hub makes it easy to find healthy recipes that fit your lifestyle, and includes shopping lists, meal prep tips from nutrition experts, and more.

Explore the interactive site and healthy recipes and resources available on the Diabetes Food Hub at www.diabetesfoodhub.org.

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About the American Diabetes Association

Nearly half of American adults have diabetes or prediabetesa condition in which blood glucose levels are higher than normal but are not high enough for a diagnosis of diabetes. People with prediabetes are at increased risk for developing type 2 diabetes and for heart disease and stroke. Other names for prediabetes are impaired glucose tolerance and impaired fasting glucose.X; more than 30 million adults and children have diabetes; and every 21 seconds, another individual is diagnosed with diabetes in the U.S. Founded in 1940, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) is the nation’s leading voluntary health organization whose mission is to prevent and cure diabetes, and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. The ADA drives discovery by funding research to treat, manage and prevent all types of diabetes, as well as to search for cures; raises voice to the urgency of the diabetes epidemic; and works to safeguard policies and programs that protect people with diabetes. In addition, the ADA supports people living with diabetes, those at risk of developing diabetes, and the health care professionals who serve them through information and programs that can improve health outcomes and quality of life. For more information, please call the ADA at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit diabetes.org. Information from both of these sources is available in English and Spanish. Find us on Facebook (), Twitter () and Instagram (@AmDiabetesAssn)

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