Frances Towner Giedt

About Frances Towner Giedt

Frances Towner Giedt, who had type 2 diabetes, wrote 12 cookbooks, including the Joslin Diabetes Gourment Cookbook, winner of the James Beard Cookbook Award and a nominee for the Julia Child Cookbook Award. A home economist with graduate work in dietetics, Frances was a member of the International Wine, Food, & Travel Writers Association (WF&TWA), the American Diabetes Association (ADA), and the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP). Frances passed away in 2007.

Articles Written by Frances Towner Giedt

Cutting Down on Salt

Less Salt Helps Prevent Diabetes Complications
This article offers tips on cutting back on salt—without cutting back on flavor—for people with diabetes.

Gifts that Diabetics Will Appreciate

Gifts that Focus on Healthy Living and Healthy Eating
Consult this list for gift ideas that a person with diabetes might need or appreciate.

Healthy Snacks for Kids with Diabetes

What are the best snacks for your child with type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes? A diabetes expert shares her ideas for go-to snacks that you can make sure to always have on hand.

Diabetes and Counting Carbs

How to Count Carbs to Better Manage Blood Glucose Levels
Counting carbs is just one way of managing your food intake when you have diabetes. Article includes sample food log to help you track carbs.

Diabetes-friendly Recipes for Kids: Comfort Foods

Macaroni and Cheese, Chicken Nuggets, and Enchiladas
Perfect for your kid with diabetes: Learn how to make diabetes-friendly comfort foods, such as macaroni and cheese, chicken nuggets, and enchiladas.

Diabetic Jam, Jelly, and Relish Recipes

Preserving fresh foods to enjoy later in the year is a cooking technique as old as cooking itself. We've put together some diabetic jam, jelly, and relish recipes to get you through the colder months.

The Mediterranean Pantry for Diabetics

Healthy Eating and Cooking with Diabetes
Following the Mediterranean Diet is a good idea for people with diabetes (both type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes). Here's a list of staples to keep on hand in your pantry.

Walking the Treadmill

An Easy Exercise for People with Diabetes
Walking on a treadmill is an excellent way for people with diabetes to exercise. Learn how to make this tried and true exercise more interesting in this article.

Herb and Spice Chart

Article provides a handy list of herbs and spices to keep around the kitchen to help you boost the flavor of diabetes-friendly meals.

Cooking with Alcohol

Also: Drinking Alcohol When You Have Diabetes
Alcohol can affect blood glucose (blood sugar) levels in people with diabetes. Article includes cooking tips for cooking with (or substituting) alcohol in diabetic recipes.

Food Safety Tips for Diabetes

Food safety is just as important as eating healthy when it comes to type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes.

Cooking with Diabetes Tip: Use Olive Oil

Olive oil is an excellent way to add flavor to a dish while watching the nutritional content (which is important for people with diabetes).

Reading Food Labels for Diabetes Health

Pay Attention to the Food Label to Take Care of Your Diabetes
By paying attention to food labels, you will be better able to manage your blood glucose levels.

Diabetic Food Exchanges Made Easy

Meal planning and eating with type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes is a lot easier when you follow the food exchange system.

Have Diabetes, Can Fly

Adjusting Insulin and Monitoring Blood Glucose Levels in the Air
Get travel tips for flying with diabetes: how to adjust your insulin schedule, how to pack diabetes supplies, making sure you have enough of your diabetes medications, and more.

Slumber Parties When Your Child Has Diabetes

Just because your child has diabetes, they don't have to miss out on normal childhood things, such as sleepovers. Read this article for slumber party tips--with special considerations for children with diabetes.

Swimming: A Good Exercise Option for People with Diabetes

Swimming is an excellent exercise for diabetics, whether you have type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes.

Type 2 Diabetes: Estimating Portion Sizes

Quick Tips for Controlling Serving Sizes
Estimating portion sizes is an important skill for people with type 2 diabetes. Read this article for tips on determining appropriate portions.

Diabetic Pantry: Foods to Stock Up On

Cooking healthy, fresh, and flavorful meals takes a bit of planning, whether you have type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes. Take this list with you to grocery store to make sure you're prepared.

Breakfast Ideas for Kids with Diabetes

It's very important that children with diabetes not skip breakfast since after not eating all night, their blood glucose (blood sugar) may be low. Article includes diabetic breakfast ideas to help children with diabetes start off the day right.

School Lunch Ideas for Kids with Diabetes

Packing school lunches for a child with type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes is easy and fun. We'll show you simple ways to make healthy lunches for your child with diabetes.

Snacks: A Healthy Necessity in a Diabetic Diet

Snacks play a very important role in the daily life of a person with diabetes, particularly those with type 1 diabetes and insulin-requiring type 2 diabetes. Snacks can help you avoid hypoglycemia. Article includes list of carb-loaded snacks, as well as recipes for diabetic snacks.

Diabetic-friendly Recipe: Homemade Yogurt Cheese

Yogurt is a healthy treat for people with type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes. Find out more about yogurt, and learn how to make your own homemade yogurt cheese.

Dry Marinade and Rub Recipes for Diabetes

13 Delicious, Diabetes-Friendly Recipes
Eating and cooking with type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes can be easy and flavorful. Learn how to make easy, delicious, and diabetes-friendly dry marinades and rubs. Try out these recipes at your next barbecue.

Stocking the Pantry for Quick Meals

Cooking Tips for Diabetics
Cooking for someone with diabetes, whether yourself or someone else, is really just a commitment to cooking healthy on a day-to-day basis. Get tips on what to keep in your pantry so that you can always make a diabetic recipe.

Diabetes Cooking Tip: Make Your Own Herb Blends

Herb Blends Help Spice Up Diabetic Recipes
Dried herbs can add so much flavor to dishes; they can really help you "spice up" diabetic recipes. You can buy herb blends, but it's rather easy to make your own. We explain how to do that in this article. Mix up your own blends and then use them in our diabetic recipes.

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