World Diabetes Day

World Diabetes Day was created by the International Diabetes Federation and the World Health Organization in response to growing concerns about the escalating health threat posed by diabetes across the globe. Diabetes, which is a group of conditions characterized by elevated blood glucose (sugar), affects over 30 million children and adults in the United States, … Continue reading World Diabetes Day

National Diabetes Month

Today, 24 million Americans are living with diabetes and 57 million more are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. “Even though diabetes can seem overwhelming, there is support for every patient,” says Jackie Wilkinson, Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator. “It is my job to make sure that every patient gets the attention and care … Continue reading National Diabetes Month

Sugar Substitutes

As dietitians, we get asked quite frequently about sugar substitutes or artificial sweeteners. Are they safe? What is the best kind to use? How much or how little should I be consuming? The list goes on. The general consensus is that sugar substitutes are safe however the FDA has set Acceptable Daily Intake (ADI) levels … Continue reading Sugar Substitutes