I'm very happy to share the article I recently wrote for Diabetes Self-Management magazine. Like many dietitians and CDEs, I read this publication regularly and think it's a great source of information for people with diabetes. However, I often don't agree with the nutrition articles written by the RDs, as they generally recommend using MyPlate as a foundation for meal planning. I contacted the editor to ask about writing a piece on carbohydrate restriction as an alternative to MyPlate, and somewhat to my surprise, she invited me to write this article. Even better, she made only a few minor changes prior to publishing it, so it's very similar to what I submitted. One thing that wasn't included, though, was a sidebar I created that had a list of resources for people with diabetes, including websites like Blood Sugar 101 and The Low Carb Diabetic and books like The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living and The Rosedale Diet. I think this was likely due to lack of space. But overall, I'm pleased with the way the article turned out, and I hope that many people with diabetes -- as well as dietitians, nurses, CDEs, and doctors -- get a chance to read it and discover that a low-carbohydrate diet can be very safe, effective, and sustainable.
(The document below contains the cover of the March/April issue and my article. If you're interested in the other articles listed on the cover, you'll have to order the magazine from the publisher).
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Franziska Spritzler, RD, CDE