Diabetes Self-Management Blog

After 12 years of editing Diabetes Self-Management magazine, I am adding “blogger” to my resume and joining the DiabetesSelfManagement.com bloggers for occasional posts. My role will be to keep Web readers up to date on what’s happening in the magazine, and to share with magazine readers what’s being discussed on the Web.

Since the start of the New Year is often a time for recommitting to a healthy lifestyle, I’d like to share with you a feature of the magazine that can help you follow through on your resolutions. It’s called Recipe Makeovers, and in each issue of Diabetes Self-Management, research dietitian and home chef Sandy Bjerkness, RD, LD, transforms a recipe submitted by a reader to make it more nutritious and “diabetes-friendly.” In the January/February 2009 issue of Diabetes Self-Management, for example, Sandy takes on Creamy Shrimp Fettuccine, slashing calories and fat by nearly a third!

Consider this your invitation to send in one of your favorite recipes for a makeover; send it to editor@rapaportpublishing.com. Recipes that are selected will be published in the magazine and posted here as well.


  1. Of course, the carbs in a fettuccine dish are more likely to be of concern to a Type 2 than the calories or the fat…

    Posted by Nicky |
  2. my diabets status is 155. Shall I care for food or start medicine.2 Please send me what type of food is good ,bad and abslutly not taken by diabets petiants. Since I am beginer I want to know how take foods,how to care myself and so on
    Therefore,Please inform me from A_Z about diabets. if HAve enuogh information. Through my email address and What to do about it.
    Tamrat mandefro

    Posted by Tamrat |
  3. Hi Tamrat,

    A good place to start learning about diabetes is with the articles in our “Diabetes Basics” section. You may want to start with the article “What is Diabetes?” and progress from there to read up on issues that interest you in more detail in other sections.

    Good luck.

    Posted by Tara Dairman, Web Editor |
  4. How can I download your recipe for Transformed Creamy Shrimp Fettuccine? Can’t find it on the website. Thanks.

    Posted by Emil Pope |
  5. Emil,
    The recipe for Transformed Creamy Shrimp Fettuccine has been published only in Diabetes Self-Management magazine. It has not been posted to our Web site. However, any recipe submitted by a Diabetes Self-Management Blog reader that is selected for a makeover will be posted here.

    Posted by Ingrid Strauch, Editor |
  6. I have a carrot cake recipe that has been past down in the family. I however am diabetic and would like to be able to eat this wonderful cake. Can you make this over for diabetics?
    preheat oven to 350. cream together, 4 eggs, 1-1/2 c wesson oil, 1 c each of white and brown sugars.
    Sift together: 2 c flour, 2 tsp cinnamon, 2 tsp baking soda, 1 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp salt.
    Mix together creamed and dry ingredients. ADD: 3 c shredded carrots. BAKE 35 to 40 minutes.
    Cook until thick: 3 egg yolks, 1-1/2 c sugar, 1 c evaporated milk, 1 cube butter, 1/2 tsp salt, 1-1/2 vanilla. REMOVE FROM HEAT.
    Mix with hot mixture: 2 tb peanut butter (i use 1 cup crunchy peanut butter), 1 cup shredded coconut,1/2 c chopped pecans. MIX UNTIL THICK AND COOL. THEN SPREAD.

    Posted by BEATRICE PARDUE |

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