For many of the millions of Americans living with diabetes the words “eating healthy” are too often associated with bland and boring food choices, and having to say “no” to some of their favorite dishes.
But nothing could be further from the truth, according to Celebrity Chef Sam Talbot, who also has diabetes.
Meanwhile, Novo Nordisk, a global healthcare company for diabetes care, launched a free 5-volume diabetes educational e-book series, designed to help patients work with their health care team to better manage their diabetes. (Read: Educational E-Book Series for Managing Diabetes)
And Lilly Diabetes announced a collaboration with Disney Online and Disney Publishing Worldwide to provide education and practical advice to families with children who have type 1 diabetes. (Read: Now Disney Can Help You Deal with Diabetes)
A “Fan Favorite” on Bravo’s “Top Chef” and cookbook author, Talbot is partnering with the makers of OneTouch, a leading brand of blood glucose monitors for people with diabetes, to launch the What’s Cookin’ Down Home Healthy Sweepstakes.
Designed to spread the word that eating healthy with diabetes can also be easy and delicious, the sweepstakes will run for five weeks, beginning September 11th and is open to individuals 18 or older by visiting the OneTouch Facebook page.
Each week, fans will see recipes and videos of healthy dishes from Talbot’s cookbook, “The Sweet Life: Diabetes Without Boundaries” (Rodale, October, 2011).
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To enter, fans are asked to “like” the OneTouch Facebook page, vote for their favorite recipe of the week and then enter for a chance to win the Grand Prize — a personal cooking lesson by Talbot for the winner and three guests.
Talbot will travel to a major city near the winner’s hometown, where he’ll teach the winner and guests how to prepare meals that are as delicious as they are healthy. In addition, each week five of Sam’s cookbooks and five OneTouch Verio IQ Blood Glucose Monitoring Systems will be awarded.
“Our goal is to raise awareness about the importance of healthy eating in managing diabetes while living life without limits,” Talbot said.
For complete information and eligibility requirements for the What’s Cookin’ Down Home Healthy Sweepstakes, visit www.facebook.com/onetouch.