Podcast Episode 114: Decreasing the Cultural Distance in Diabetes – Constance Brown-Riggs
Feb 26, 2019
Disclosure: This episode is sponsored by the Calorie Control Council, an international association representing more than two dozen different alternative sweeteners, fibers, and other low-calorie ingredients.
Connecting on a Cultural Level
Whether you are a person with diabetes or a healthcare professional, connecting with each other on a cultural level can make a significant difference in how realistic and sustainable a diabetes management plan is. Asking questions and having a deeper conversation about culture, lifestyle and preferences can have important benefits and results.
About the book: Diabetes Guide to Enjoying Foods of the World
In this convenient guide, people with diabetes will find a welcome resource to help them enjoy all the flavors of the world while still following a healthy meal plan. Whether learning to choose better options from familiar ethnic cuisines, or branching out to try new dishes, this guide provides information on native foods and flavors, strategies for healthy eating, recommended healthful pleasures, dishes for special occasions (or smaller portions), and carbohydrate counts for popular dishes for 11 popular ethnic cuisines. Learn how to quickly identify the best choices for meal plans, whether preparing ethnic foods at home, eating in restaurants, or traveling abroad.
No one should have to give up their ethnic food because they have diabetes. A registered dietitian can teach them how to incorporate heritage foods into their diet.”
– Constance Brown-Riggs
Constance Brown-Riggs is an award-winning registered dietitian, certified diabetes educator, and former national spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She is the author of The African American Guide to Living Well with Diabetes, which received the Favorably Reviewed designation from the American Association of Diabetes Educators; and Eating Soulfully and Healthfully with Diabetes. Her latest book is the Diabetes Guide to Enjoying Foods of the World, published by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
The best ‘diet’ for the person with diabetes is the one they will follow. There is no one-size-fits all.”
– Constance Brown-Riggs
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