The Diabetes Prescription is the conversation I wish I could have with all of my patients in endocrine clinic. I, like most doctors, love to teach. However, we just don’t have the time in clinic to teach in depth. So, this website is a growing body of information that I want my patients to know. Most of this information you can find other places on the internet, but it is broken up into little nuggets of knowledge here and there, interspersed with useless or conflicting information.
So what is the first thing I want you to know? I want you to know what diabetes actually is (link opens in new window). After reading the above link , it should be clear that diabetes is a problem of metabolism, and that the primary treatment for it is nutrition.
From there, it follows that you must take great interest in the food and substances you put in your body, and must place yourself in a position where you have great insight over what you eat and drink. I (like many of my colleagues) am convinced that cooking is the single most important skill someone with diabetes can have. Being able to prepare your own food puts you in control of your health.
But I find that many people are overwhelmed by the information the hear from friends and family as well as what the see in the media, so they do not feel confident in how they can improve their nutrition. I wanted to make a resource for you so that you can meet your nutrition goals in a safe and sustainable way, so I made The Diabetes Prescription.