Eating Out With Diabetes
Do you know someone who has pre-diabetes or diabetes? Chances are you do. 171 million people worldwide have diabetes. This figure is likely to more than double by 2030. My dad lives with type 2 diabetes. My mom and I are constantly trying to keep him in check and it’s a daily battle. The following article “21 Menu Words to Watch Out For” is very helpful if you are living with or know someone in your life that can be stubborn about making those right food choices:
Menus can be daunting. And when you have a health concern like pre-diabetes or diabetes, it can be even trickier to pick the right dish. To help you figure out if your dinner out is diabetes friendly, we enlisted the help of chef Sam Talbot, author of The Sweet Life: Diabetes without Boundaries, to pick out some common red flag words found on menus.
Even though Talbot has diabetes, he doesn’t let it get in the way of his love of restaurant fare, and you shouldn’t either. His advice: Be smart about what you choose. “Since I’m a chef myself, I know the tricks,” he says.
Here, in his words, 21 menu items to watch out for—and what to eat instead:
These blogs were written by the CHI Health Weight Management Team.