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Healthy and balanced Thanksgiving dinner recipes for diabetes and weight management

One in 19 Coloradans are living with diabetes and many more are at risk of developing type II diabetes, especially people over 65. Take some time this holiday to talk to your loved ones about diabetes prevention and management over a healthy and balanced feast.

Here are some recipes and ideas to get you started:

Use the Quarter Method

Dr. Sarah Anderson, assistant professor at the University of Colorado Denver School of Pharmacy, spent time over the past year counseling people with type II diabetes on meal planning. She recommends mentally dividing your plate into quarters:

Ideally, this is the way all your lunches and dinners should look to help you maintain a healthy weight and blood sugar. Get more tips on surviving Thanksgiving dinner at the American Diabetes Association website (ADA),

See ideas for dessert here