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National Diabetes Month

Registered Dietitian, Natalie Blum, will promote National Diabetes Month by highlighting the importance of choosing fiber-ful carbohydrates to promote healthy blood sugars.

1. Proper nutrition plays a key role in successfully managing diabetes. Carbohydrates have a direct impact on blood sugar levels.

2. Choose carbohydrates that are good sources of fiber. Look for foods that contain at least 3g per serving. Whole grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds are all good sources of fiber.

3. Pumpkin is a great source of fiber and trendy this time of year. Try this yummy pumpkin dip!

Pumpkin Dip

All you need:

  • 2 cups vanilla Greek yogurt

  • 1 cup pureed pumpkin

  • 1 tsp vanilla

  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

  • ¼ tsp ground cloves

  • ¼ tsp nutmeg

  • Sliced apples and graham crackers

All you do:

  1. Place all ingredients in a medium bowl. Stir to combine.

  2. Serve with sliced apples and graham crackers.

Natalie Blum represents the Iowa Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics as a nutrition expert promoting healthy eating throughout the community.



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