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|Title:||Your Guide to Diet and Diabetes|
|Alt. Title:||Tu Guía para la Alimentación y Diabetes|
|Pub. date: ||2009|
|Includes: ||Web site|
|Audience: ||Adults, Hispanic|
|Language: ||English, Spanish|
|Description:||Your Guide to Diet and Diabetes originally began as a project to make the Dining with Diabetes Illinois Extension curriculum available on the internet. This Web site is focused on delivering the basics of healthy eating, including portion management, the carbohydrate and fat content of foods, and applications to meal planning and grocery shopping. The Web site aimed to increase understanding of the role that diet plays in diabetes management and thus increase dietary self-care practices.|
|Funding Source: ||University of Illinois Extension|
|Developer: ||Karen Chapman-Novakofski, Jane Scherer, Trina Sprengelmeyer|
|Organization: ||University of Illinois|
|Assessment Method: ||Flesch-Kincaid|
|Pilot Testing: ||For results from initial evaluation please see: Herrejon K, Hartke JL, Scherer J, Chapman-Novakofski K. The creation and impact evaluation of Your Guide to Diet and Diabetes, an interactive web-based diabetes tutorial. Diabetes Technology and
Therapeutics, 11(3): 1-9, 2009.|
|Assessment instrument Used? ||yes|
|Reviewers Comments: ||Your Guide to Diet and Diabetes is a resource for diabetics, those at risk for diabetes, and anyone interested in learning more about diabetes and its relationship to diet.
The Web site divides information into five main topic areas: a general overview, food groups and diabetes, eating for target blood glucose levels, eating for cardiovascular health, and diabetes medications. Frequently asked questions about the topic are listed and answers are provided. In addition to these five sections, the Web site includes quizzes to test your knowledge about subjects like the different food groups and meal planning Links to more resources and other recommended Web sites are also provided.
The Web site also links to a recipe database with recipes specifically for diabetic people. Users can search for a specific recipe using a number of different options, including searching by a caloric range or by number of carbohydrate units (1-5) of the prepared product.