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Pasta, whole grains have place in healthy plate

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You might think pasta and diabetes don’t mix, but Chef John Wright can excite all the senses while also promoting good dietary practices for diabetics. Chef Wright provided a live Pasta Jambalaya cooking demonstration during the New Orleans Step Out to Stop Diabetes walk and showed how whole wheat pasta, lean protein and fresh produce can yield a dish that’s good and good for you.

The American Diabetes Association explains that it is a common myth that diabetics can only eat small amounts of starchy foods such as bread, potatoes and pasta. In the ADA’s Diabetes Myth guide, it is explained that starchy foods are a part of a healthy meal plan.

What is important is the portion size. Whole grain breads, cereals, pasta, rice and starchy vegetables like potatoes, yams, peas and corn can be included in your meals and snacks. The key is portions. For most people with diabetes, having 3-4 servings of carbohydrate-containing foods per meal is about right. Whole grain starchy foods are also a good source of fiber, which helps keep your digestive system healthy.

Check out this post for Chef John Wright Pasta Jambalaya recipe!

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Step out: Join the ADA walk in NOLA

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Diabetes Management and Supplies will join the American Diabetes Association on Saturday November 3 for the New Orleans Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes.

ADA experts explain that Louisianans are increasingly feeling the effects of diabetes as thousands of people suffer from the disease, and many others may have diabetes and not know. It is estimated that one out of every three children born after 2000 in the United States will be directly affected by diabetes.

DMS is one of a select number of messaging partners in the 2012 New Orleans Stop Diabetes Campaign. These groups and the Louisiana ADA are committed to educating the public about how to stop diabetes and support those living with the disease.

The Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes Walk will be held November 3 from 8 a.m. to Noon in Audubon Park. Visit the ADA site for more information and directions. Join us by registering today!

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Ordering Supplies and Equipment

A diabetes treatment plan is very important. Make sure you know how things should work. Carefully following any medication orders and instructions is vital to your plan's success. Make sure you don't run out of supplies just as you refill prescriptions so you don't run out of medication.

Here are some ways you can let us help you reorder supplies:

At Diabetes Management & Supplies, we value the part we play on your treatment plan team and realize that winning is promoting good health.