Internet Resources - Food, Diet and Recipes
A wealth of information is available on the Web to help you live with and manage your diabetes.
But as with anything you can find online, you should be careful to seek information only from credible sources.
The following food, diet and recipe Internet resources are recommended by your UW Health diabetes care team:
General Nutrition and Food Resources
- USDA My Pyramid: Offers information about the kind of healthful eating that can prevent high blood pressure. Try its interactive MyPryamid Tracker to help you choose the foods and amounts that are right for you.
- International Food Information Council Foundation: Science-based information on food safety and nutrition, as well as a variety of informational booklets.
FitDay: Includes an online diet and exercise journal.
American Dietetic Association: The American Dietetic Association is the nation's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals, and its Web site offers timely, science-based food and nutrition information.
What's In My Food?
- MyFood-A-Pedia: Find the calories and MyPyramid food groups for a food, or compare two foods.
CalorieKing: Finds calorie counts for thousands of foods.
- My Food Advisor (American Diabetes Association): Explore different foods and recipes to meet you dietary needs.
- My Pyramid Menu Planner (Wisconsin Department of Agriculture): Set goals and plan daily menus.
- Online Games: Drag and drop foods to create healthy menus.
Cookbooks and Recipes
- Shop Diabetes Cookbooks: A variety of cookbooks categorized to fit your specific needs.
- Delicious Decisions Online: Cookbook from the American Heart Association with helpful nutritional tips.
- Food and Health Communications: Recipe Database Easy to make recipes and nutritional information.
- The Happy Diabetic: Professional chef Robert Lewis was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in 1998, and has been developing new recipes and nutritional tips ever since.