Thursday, April 30, 2009

The Cure for Diabetes? A Healthy Diet

Diabetes is one of the most deadly diseases in America. However, a change in your diet may be all it takes to lessen the effects of the disease. Research shows that 80% of new cases of diabetes are caused by lifestyle factors, including diet and exercise. 

A healthy diabetic diet is not unlike the South Beach or Atkins diet. The key is limiting carbohydrate intake, especially simple carbs and sugars. Keeping this one rule in mind will help regulate your blood glucose level naturally. 

This is why American Diabetes Services features diabetes friendly recipes for you and your family to enjoy. The recipes are intended to supplement diabetes treatment, but they are also a great preventative measure for those at-risk of developing diabetes. 

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Enjoy Great Tasting Recipes for Diabetics

Even though a person is a diabetic, that doesn't mean they are deprived of great tasting, delicious meals, especially desserts!

Here is a great recipe that is diabetic friendly for Oatmeal Cookies!

In order to make these diabetic cookies, you'll need the following ingredients:

* 1/2 c. margarine
* 1 egg
* 1 tsp. sucaryl solution
* 1/4 c. milk
* 1 c. flour
* 1/2 tsp. baking powder
* 1/8 tsp. baking soda
* 1 tsp. cinnamon
* 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
* 1/4 tsp. salt
* 1 tsp. vanilla
* 1/2 c. raisins
* 1 c. rolled oats

Cream margarine until smooth. Add beaten egg, sucaryl solution, and milk. Sift and mix dry ingredients and then add to first mixture. Beat in vanilla, raisins, and rolled oats. Drop by teaspoon onto greased cookie sheet and bake. You can use 1/4 cup margarine and 1/4 cup applesauce or 1 banana instead of using the full amount of margarine.

Check out the American Diabetes website for more dessert recipes, as well as side dishes, entrees and appetizers!