Diabetes Self-Management Blog

With the convenience of eating out, many Americans consume an increasing number of calories at fast food and other restaurants. Eating out and eating healthy can be a challenge — even more so for those with diabetes or other dietary requirements. Former professional basketball player Earl “The Pearl” Monroe, who has Type 2 diabetes, is teaming together with Merck to create a new program called “Diabetes Restaurant Month.” During these weeks, participating restaurants in a particular city will feature select recipes that make regular dishes more diabetes-friendly. So far, 16 cities have participated, including New York, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Chicago, Atlanta, and Los Angeles. In each city, one lucky participant will have a chance to dine with Earl Monroe and a certified diabetes educator.

This program is meant to show that eating out can feature healthy choices, and to encourage those with diabetes to “take small steps toward a healthier lifestyle.” You can learn more about Diabetes Restaurant Month, meal planning, recipes, and more on www.MerckDiabetes.com. And don’t forget, you can also always find delicious and healthy recipes here at DiabetesSelfManagement.com/recipes.

This blog entry was written by Web Intern Helen Zhu.

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