Food is nourishment. It's comforting. (It's also delicious.) And when you're living with diabetes, food is also a factor in blood sugar management. Here at Children with Diabetes, we believe that people with diabetes should be able to eat what fits their needs, their preferences, and their culture, while pursuing and maintaining healthy habits.

CWD Eats aims to provide food and nutrition information that's backed by science, fits the diverse needs and desires of our community, and tastes GREAT. We have dozens of carb-counted recipes, with gluten-free, low carb, and vegetarian choices available, as well as some delicious dessert options. We're hoping you'll find some ideas and inspiration in our articles and recipes!

Diabetes can add some extra emotional baggage to food, and we recognize that, too.  We also have articles and interviews addressing the mental health aspect of eating and diabetes. Gather 'round our digital table, check out the spread, and enjoy CWD Eats!

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Featured Articles and Recipes

Meet CWD Eats Contributor: Kristen O’Dell, MS, RD, CDCES

January 2, 2023

Hi! I am Kristen O’Dell, Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist, and I have had type 1 diabetes for over two decades. My […]

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December 19, 2022

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CWD Eats Featured Recipes

Featured Recipe

Indian Lentil Dal/Soup

Sophie de Ville
If you're looking for a delicious Lentil soup recipe that's low in calories and full of fiber, then you need to try my recipe! My dal is perfect for vegetarians and meat-eaters alike, and it's sure to warm your soul and fire your appetite!
Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine Indian, vegetarian
Servings 4
Calories 361 kcal


  • 1 tbsp coconut Oil
  • 1/2 cup white onion - chopped
  • 1 3/4 cup cups red dry lentils– washed 3x
  • 3 cup cups chicken broth
  • 1 13.5oz can coconut milk
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp curry
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • cilantro - for garnish


  • Melt 1 Tbsp of coconut oil in a pot
  • Add chopped onions and sauté them until they become dark brown but not burnt (this will add great taste to the soup)
  • Now add red washed lentils
  • Pour in the chicken broth and coconut milk and continue to cook at medium to low heat. Make sure to never bring the soup to a boil now as the coconut milk will break and be ruined.
  • Add pressed garlic (garlic is added after the liquids to make sure it doesn’t burn)
  • Add all of the spices
  • Cook for 1 hour, continuing to stir the soup so that it doesn’t attach to the bottom
  • Serve in a bowl and garnish with cilantro



Coconut milk is high on the fat protein index and 1 serving of this soup will increase your blood sugar 3 hours after eating it, as if you ate 10g carbs.


Serving: 9.5ozCalories: 361kcalCarbohydrates: 41.8gProtein: 19.7gFat: 6.4gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 8.3mgSodium: 52.2mgPotassium: 642.7mgFiber: 10.7gSugar: 3.7g
Keyword coconut, ginger, indian, lentil, masala, vegetarian

CWD Eats Contributors

Kristen O'Dell, MS, RD, CDCES
Kim Rose, RDN, CDCES
Kathryn Hitchcock, MS, RD
Sophie de Ville