The American Diabetes Association launched the Diabetes Food Hub, a new digital cooking and recipe destination to help people living with diabetes and their families eat healthy.
The ADA says the Diabetes Food Hub provides simple solutions to daily meal planning challenges for people with diabetes — including a collection of tasty recipes approved by the organization’s nutrition experts.
“It’s important to remember that when it comes to nutrition, there is no one-size-fits-all eating pattern for people with diabetes,” said Sacha Uelmen, director of nutrition at the American Diabetes Association. “Diabetes Food Hub makes it easy to find healthy recipes that fit your lifestyle, and includes shopping lists, meal prep tips from nutrition experts, and more.”
The platform went live Monday, including hundreds of recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and even desserts that are suitable for people with diabetes.
Users can customize their search by cuisine types such as comfort food, Mediterranean, Southwest, and more, as well as filter by preferences such as low-carb, low-sodium, vegetarian, budget-friendly and gluten-free.
Nutrition facts are available for all recipes, including total carbohydrates, calories, fat and protein.
Values for sodium, potassium, and phosphorus are also available to help users track their intake and create a meal plan suitable for blood glucose management, kidney disease, heart disease, or other health conditions.
Diabetes Food Hub allows users to create personalized diabetes meals based on nutrition criteria they have developed with their diabetes care team.
By creating a free profile, users can also enjoy a personalized experience, as the site learns likes and dislikes over time and offers suggestions based on past user preferences.
Nearly half of American adults have diabetes or is pre-diabetic, and every 21 seconds, another individual is diagnosed with diabetes in the U.S., according to the ADA.
Founded in 1940, the American Diabetes Association 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.