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Managing Your Diabetes with New Mobile Apps from University of Illinois Extension

February 12, 2014

Managing diabetes is an ongoing challenge. University of Illinois Extension has developed two mobile apps that will give people with diabetes and their caregivers additional tools to face some of the day-to-day challenges.

Healthy eating is a cornerstone of diabetes management, and Recipes for Diabetes provides more than 200 recipes that are easily prepared; each contain an approximate nutritional analysis for calories, protein, carbohydrates, fat, fiber, sodium, and cholesterol.

"The recipes have been tested by U of I faculty and the photographs are from meals prepared and tested in Illinois labs," said Jane Scherer, Extension specialist. "This is an excellent resource for food selection and food management."

The second app, Diabetes Lifelines Newsstand, is a bimonthly newsletter about managing diabetes with special features on medical and medication updates, recipes, and menu suggestions.

Both applications were developed by Karen Chapman-Novakofski, a U of I professor in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences. Go to http://web.extension.illinois.edu/state/apps.cfmto download Recipes for Diabetes free from Google

Source: Karen Chapman-Novakofski, RD, LDN, PhD , Professor, Nutrition and Extension Specialist, kmc@illinois.edu

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