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Ward Alper

Diabetes Chef
Portland, ME

About Ward Alper

Ward Alper is a chef and a type 2 Diabetic who lives and eats DECADENTLY in Portland, Maine. Since his diagnosis more than four years ago he has refocused his recipes and eating to support his Diabetes health. He has maintained a consistent A1C of 5.2-5.3, while still enjoying the pleasures of eating. He has a website:  where he shares stories and recipes with his fellow Diabetes and encourages them to expand their choices and take back their life and their table. His articles and recipes appear on Diabetes sites as well in medical newsletters across the United States. He is working with a major publisher in New York toward publishing a cookbook so he can share with more Diabetics that you can take back your life and your table while still eating a Diabetic Diet and be DECADENT to boot!

Recent blog posts from Ward Alper

Can Someone with Diabetes Cook for the Entire Family?

If you have diabetes, is it possible to cook for your entire family and satisfy all of them?

Making a Star out of Good Food Alternatives

Enjoying your food choices as a person with diabetes is not just about finding ways to make cake, cookies, and desserts fit into a Diabetes-Compatible diet.

Diabetic Compatible Eating—No organic baby arugula necessary!

Making diabetic compatible dishes healthy and delicious—and on a budget!

Taking the “Yuck” Out of Diabetes-Compatible Eating

Everybody has one (or more) foods that they find yucky. Ward Alper lists a few from his past and present.

Choosing to Make Diabetes-Compatible Choices

Being diagnosed with diabetes does not mean you have to give up the pleasure of eating.

Are You Going Nuts With Diabetes?

“According to the largest study of its kind, people who ate a daily handful of nuts were 20% less likely to die from any cause over a 30-year period than those who didn’t

Excuse me….Just how many servings are in that recipe?

Everybody has their pet peeves. Some HATE being told by others what they should do about their diabetes.

Can a Diabetic Have Birthday Cake?

Dear Decadent Diabetic:

A Person With Diabetes Can Still Eat Like Royalty!

No Longer A Second Class Citizen, A Person With Diabetes Can Eat Like a King

Traveling with Diabetes

The Traveling Diabetic 

When can we STOP Hating Ourselves?

If we could just stop hating ourselves so muchWard Alper, THE Decadent Diabetic 

Comfort food for a Diabetic- Recipe: Chicken Parmesan

Does missing some of the foods you used to enjoy make you sad? Good news. You don't have to give them up all together. Just modify them to work for a Diabetic Compatible, low carb diet.

Tired of "Diabetic Friendly" Substitutes for what you really want?

  It is NOT fake or substitute anything…It is REAL Cauliflower Salad

First you eat with your eyes,your emotions, your memories...then your brain Recipe: French Lemon Tart

You eat with your eyes, your emotions, and your memory…then your mind.Ward Alper, THE Decadent Diabetic

A Diabetic's choices - Recipe: Carrot no stick!

 August 15 2013www.thedecadentdiabetic.comFB:Ward Alper, THE Decadent Diabetic 

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