The World Wide Web has lots of food-related links. Here are some that are useful for children with DIABETES and their families:
- The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists has released its Medical Guidelines for the Clinical use of Dietary Supplements and Nutraceuticals. (946 KB PDF file) See also New AACE Medical Guidelines for Use of Dietary Supplements; Endocrinologists Encourage Education Before Use.
- NutritionData offers a wide array of ways to search for the nutritional content of foods.
- CalorieKing.com has extensive information about food and nutrition, including a Food Database.
- The FDA has released Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005, including its Key Recommendations.
- The 450/500 Rule measures insulin sensitivity in people with Type 1 diabetes.
- 10 Tips to Healthy Eating and Physical Activity For You from the International Food Information Council.
- The American Diaebtes Association offers advice about nutrition
- Ask the Dietitian, by Joanne Larsen, M.S., R.D., has information about diabetes and diabetic exchanges.
- Atkins Diet Alert is a web site that advises against high-protein diets.
- Carbohydrate counting lets you add greater variety to your diet. Learn all about it.
- CDA Food Choice Symbols helps Canadians decipher the Canadian Diabetes Association Food Choice Values on food product labels.
- Children's Nutrition Research Center, from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.
- Diabetes San Diego contains links to web sites with recipes that contain full nutritional information.
- The Diabetic Food Critic offers reviews of foods marketed to people with diabetes and offers ratings focused on taste.
- The Diabetic Gourmet includes several recipes for diabetics.
- Diabetic Recipes, from the University of California at Berkeley, contains a large, searchable list of recipes for people with diabetes.
- Diabetic Recipes has over 800 diabetic and heart-healthy recipes online.
- Diabetic Recipes from The Vegetarian contains four recipes and links to other diabetic recipe sites.
- Diet from the The Healing Handbook for Persons with Diabetes covers all aspects of diet, meal planning and exchanges. It even includes exchange values for alcoholic drinks.
- Dietary Exchange Table, from Meals for You, a site with thousands of recipes and meal plans, contains information about the ADA Exchanges.
- Dietitians of Canada is a nicely designed site that offers excellent nutritional information, including dozens of Fact Sheets, such as Nourishing our Children's Future. In both English and French.
- Dunkin' Donuts has complete nutrition information about their donuts online.
- eDietShop lets you shop on-line for low sugar or sugar-free foods and candies. Diabetic exchanges are included for many products. For a free catalog please call (800) 325-5409, M-F from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm CST.
- eFoodPantry sells diabetes specialty foods, including sugar substitutes, via the Internet.
- The Food Label & You: Following Food Labels for Healthy Weight Management.
- Forbidden Fruit?, from the August 1997 issue of Diabetes Forecast, tells you how to fit fruit into any meal plan.
- The Gluten Free Mall specializes in gluten-free and wheat-free health foods.
- Gluten Solutions has over 170 products from 23 different companies, all 100% wheat-free and gluten-free.
- The Glycemic Index will help you understand why some foods make your blood sugar rise more quickly than others.
- Hope Warshaw is a nationally recognized dietitian and author of many books about nutrition and diabetes
- Interactive Food Finder lets you know the nutritional value of foods sold by various fast food chains.
- The Insect Nutrition Table comes in handy when your child asks about the carb content of a bug just eaten.
- Maple Grove Farm makes an excellent sugar-free maple-flavored syrup.
- Menu Direct offers meals for people with diabetes through Custom Cuisine, and meals for people with celiac.
- Mimi's Cyber Kitchen has a list of diabetes-related food and diet links.
- The New Exchange Lists will help you with your meal planning.
- Nutrition and Your Health: Dietary Guidelines for Americans offers the latest nutritional advice from the US Department of Health and Human Services and the US Department of Agriculture.
- The Nutrition Pages contain information about a healthy diet.
- Position of the American Dietetic Association: Vegetarian Diets
- Random History offers 42 Random Facts About Nutrition and 30 Random Facts About Food.
- Recipes galore can be found at the Recipe Archive Index. Not diabetic, but there's sure to be something of interest.
- The Satiety Index ranks foods according to how full you feel after eating them.
- The official Sucralose web site describes the new artificial sweetener sucralose, sold under the brand name Splenda.
- Sugars, Insulin, Appetite, and Body Fat discusses Smart Basic's fruit drinks, but also shows you the glycemic index of various sugars.
- Sweet Facts About Sugars and Health contains a good explanation of sugar and its use in a healthy diet. Brought to you by the International Food Information Council Foundation.
- Tabletop Nutrition offers educational placemats with diabetes information or the food guide pyramid.
- Today's Diet & Nutrition is a consumer oriented web site and magazine.
- The USDA Nutrient Data Laboratory web site contains a wealth of information about food ingredients and nutrition.
- The USDA Nutrient Database allows you to search for a food item and see a complete nutritional analysis of it.
- Weight Loss Products and Programs from the University of Colorado offers an assessment of various diet programs, just in time for the holidays.
- Whole Foods, a national chain of food supermarkets, has recipes that include exchanges.
- Woolworths, a supermarket chain in Australia, has information about diabetes and nutrition on their web site.
Last Updated: Tuesday December 08, 2009 11:14:10
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