PDG Don DeVault, R.N., Diabetes Chairperson

Nutrition & Wellness

5 Things Diabetics Wish You Knew

Sometimes even the people we are closest to just don't get what it's like to live with diabetes. For example, writes our type 1 author Jeanette Terry, "Sometimes people with diabetes just don't feel well. We don't know what is causing it exactly... When you ask what is wrong and I can't tell you... don't think that I am making it up to get sympathy from you. It is real, and if you had diabetes you would know." Help the non-diabetics in your life to learn about 5 common yet poorly understood challenges of diabetes by sharing this insightful article.  (article from Diabetic Connection) 

Recipes for Early Bird Breakfasts for Carb Counters

Sweet and Spicy Salmon

By nutritionchick

A simple rub gives this great salmon dish a kick. Terrific low-carb option for people with diabetes.

Sweet and Spicy Salmon

  • 2 teaspoons paprika

  • 1 teaspoon chili powder

  • 1 teaspoon ground ancho chile powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon sea or kosher salt

  • 4 (6-ounce) salmon fillets

  • Cooking spray

  1. Prepare grill, heating to medium.

  2. Combine first 5 ingredients. Sprinkle fish with salt; rub with paprika mixture.

  3. Place fish on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 7 minutes until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork.

 Nutritional Facts

Servings   4

CALORIES 286 (42% from fat)

FAT 13.5g (sat 3.2g

mono 5.7g

poly 3.4g




SODIUM 670mg

FIBER 0.6g

IRON 1.1mg


Blood Sugar Control: Awesome Almond Recipes 

By J Kate

Almonds are known for their blood sugar reducing properties—they're the perfect ingredient for diabetics to use. And you can incorporate them into desserts, entrees, snacks, and more.

The sky's the limit!         Chocolate Nut Bark

Chocolate Nut Bark
Just in time for "Chocolate with Almonds Day." Use almonds, or your favorite combination of nuts to make this quick and easy chocolate nut bark.
  • Calories - 74
  • Carbohydrates - 7g
  • Total Fat - 5g
  • Protein - 1g
  • Sodium - 1mg
  • Dietary Fiber - 1g
  • Use your favorite combination of nuts to make this quick and easy chocolate nut bark.


  • 2 cups semisweet, bittersweet or milk chocolate chips, melted (see Tip)

  • 1 1/2 cups assorted nuts, such as hazelnuts, almonds and cashews, plus more for garnish

  1. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil. (Take care to avoid wrinkles.) Combine melted chocolate and nuts in a medium bowl. Scrape the mixture onto the foil and spread it into an approximate 12-by-9-inch rectangle. Sprinkle with additional finely chopped nuts, if desired. Refrigerate until set, about 20 minutes.

  2. Transfer the bark and foil to a cutting board. Use a sharp knife to cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces.

  3. Tip: To melt chocolate, microwave on Medium for 1 minute. Stir, then continue microwaving on Medium, stirring every 20 seconds, until melted. Or place chocolate in the top of a double boiler over hot, but not boiling, water. Stir until melted.

  4. To Make Ahead: Store airtight in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

  5. Serves 36

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