I am a virtual Registered Dietitian and have been living with type 1 diabetes for the last 10 years. From the moment I was diagnosed, I was met by educators, dietitians, friends, and family telling me what foods I should limit or avoid when eating out. I had piles of handouts and guidebooks listing "diabetes" meals to order, like cesar salads or grilled chicken with vegetables. While I know this information was well-intentioned, it ultimately robbed me from being able to enjoy food.
I dreamed of the sweetness of the glaze on a donut, the aromatic spices from curry, and having a Lady and the Tramp spaghetti moment.
Food can bring a lot of things to the table- from memories with friends and family, cultural traditions and holidays, or inspiration to try new things. Living with diabetes shouldn't stop you from eating and enjoying good tasting food alongside good company- that's what life is all about!
Eating Out Made Easy for Type 1 Diabetes was created so you can live your life, make memories, and enjoy your favorite foods alongside diabetes.