Managing diabetes is an ongoing challenge.
University of Illinois Extension has developed two mobile apps to give people with diabetes and their caregivers additional tools to face day-to-day challenges.
Healthy eating is a cornerstone of diabetes management, and “Recipes for Diabetes” provides more than 200 easily prepared recipes; each contains an approximate nutritional analysis for calories, protein, carbohydrates, fat, fiber, sodium and cholesterol.
"The recipes have been tested by U of I faculty and the photographs are from meals prepared and tested in Illinois labs," said Jane Scherer, Extension specialist. "This is an excellent resource for food selection and food management."
The second app, Diabetes Lifelines Newsstand, is a bimonthly newsletter about managing diabetes with special features on medical and medication updates, recipes and menu suggestions.
Both applications were developed by Karen Chapman-Novakofski, a U of I professor in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences. Go to http://web.extension.illinois.edu/state/apps.cfm to download “Recipes for Diabetes” free from Google Play or the App Store; “Diabetes Lifelines Newsstand” is available free from the App Store.