Adventures in the Kitchen Diabetes Forecast Helps You Explore an Array of Culinary Possibilities

May 29, 2009

Stuck in a food rut? Diabetes Forecast, the monthly consumer magazine of the American Diabetes Association, provides fresh ideas and tips this June to spice up (or cool down) your meals – without getting in the way of your diabetes management. The June issue features an array of new recipes and smart ideas, from uncommon seasonings to innovative techniques, which will inspire you to get out of that food rut to explore new culinary delights.
Spice it up! Transform tried and true recipes with new seasonings. Lise Gloede, RD, CDE, recommends trying new spices and creating combinations to match the ethnic cuisines you enjoy. She says that even the simplest flavor-boosters will "help you differentiate chicken breast on Monday from chicken breast on Tuesday from chicken breast on Wednesday." A simple change in flavor – and you've transformed the same healthy meal in countless ways.

Try a different technique! You can grill, bake, braise, boil, poach, sauté, steam, roast, and even microwave – each of these cooking methods will give you a distinctively different flavor. Plan in advance and slow cook your meat to ensure it is tender and flavorful, or grill your fish with veggies to bring out new flavor combinations. Don't know where to start? Learn some other basic cooking techniques and new recipes from MyFoodAdvisor™, a tool from the American Diabetes Association that provides recipes and nutritional information about delicious foods that are healthy for everyone.

Be adventurous! Diabetes Forecast recommends taking a cooking class, attending a restaurant tasting, and even going on a grocery store tour with your dietitian to discover some of those tasty items you've overlooked since you were old enough to write a shopping list. Complete with recipes and photos, this is sure to get you out of your food rut while helping you maintain healthy meals.

Also in this issue of Diabetes Forecast:
Cell Biologist Colin Nichols, PhD, a researcher who is funded in part by the American Diabetes Association, has been studying diabetes in newborn babies and making some remarkable discoveries. Nichols was able to determine that diabetes in newborn babies (called neonatal diabetes) was not type 1 diabetes, but a very different type altogether. Now he is working to find the most effective treatment – which may also lead to a greater understanding of diabetes in general.

The June 2009 issue also brings you news about:

  • Stepping Out: How ADA's Step Out: Walk to Fight Diabetes inspires communities to get involved.
  • Success in North Carolina: How ADA and North Carolina worked together to keep students with diabetes safe at school.
  • Not Perfect? No Problem: The new ADA book Real-Life Guide to Diabetes offers realistic solutions to diabetes management.

Diabetes Forecast has been America's leading diabetes magazine for more than 60 years, offering the latest news on diabetes research and treatment to provide information, inspiration, and support to people with diabetes.

About the American Diabetes Association

Nearly half of American adults have diabetes or prediabetes; 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 Information from both of these sources is available in English and Spanish. Find us on Facebook (American Diabetes Association), Twitter (@AmDiabetesAssn) and Instagram (@AmDiabetesAssn)