Create Your Plate – Meal Planning for Residents with Diabetes

Meal planning is an important part of managing diabetes.  While a number of different diets may be used, one simple approach is the “Create Your Plate” method recommended by the American Diabetes Association.  It is simple and effective, and allows residents to incorporate their favorite foods into meals.

Holiday Eating Tips for Residents with Diabetes

The CDC estimates that 17% of residents in assisted living have diabetes.  The holidays can be an especially challenging time for your residents with diabetes as they are surrounded by holiday parties and food temptations.  The American Diabetes Association offers these tips to help guide people with diabetes through holiday events: