Resource Center

Classes
Whether you are newly diagnosed or have been living with diabetes for years, St. Anthony’s Medical Center offers a variety of classes to help you and your family learn how to manage this disease.  See a full description online or call 314-525-4523 for more information about these and other educational opportunities.  We also offer non-diabetes classes for weight management and high cholesterol.  If you have any other nutrition education needs, please visit our website or call to schedule an appointment.  You may also contact via email at diabetes@samcstl.org.

TalkDiabetes Support Program
Ongoing support is a key to managing diabetes. The St. Anthony’s Diabetes Education Program leads a free support program that includes meetings hosted quarterly, alternating day and evening times. For more information or to register, call 314-ANTHONY (268-4669). See upcoming dates and topics.

Talk Diabetes Blog
Please subscribe to our blog to receive notification of new posts. We will publish at least one post weekly and will review comments and personal stories submitted on a regulary basis. Please contact us with feedback and let us know what you want to see!

Book, Magazine, and Electronic Review
As there are many resources available to help you manage diabetes and your health, here we will provide an ongoing review of books, cookbooks, magazines, websites and cell phone apps to help you find the assistance you need.

#1  dLife.com
dLife.com is an excellent resource for information and support for people with diabetes and their caregivers or families. It features sections on diabetes information and management, healthy eating (including loads of recipes), expert columns, a blog, and new community section. Information is accurate and is provided by dietitians, nurses, certified diabetes educators, and physicians. Share your stories, struggles and successes with more than 51,000 members of all ages, with all types of diabetes. And membership is FREE!

#2  My Food Advisor
MyFoodAdvisor is an innovative nutrient-tracking tool that was created by the American Diabetes Association. Better manage diabetes by using it to plan meals and recipes, create shopping lists and monitor your carbohydrate intake throughout the day. Registration is required, but free of charge.  Visit www.diabetes.org/myfoodadvisor to see it for yourself!

#3 Healthy Dining Finder
What culture doesn’t love food? Eating is often a social experience as well – a time to enjoy good food in the company of friends and family. But it can be difficult to navigate menus to find choices that fit your meal plan. One website attempts to ease the burden of overcoming dining out difficulties: http://www.healthydiningfinder.com.

#4 Fooducate (app)
This app gives foods a grade and provides information on why the product is or is not so great. A fun and interesting tool! Read our review here before you download.

#5 SparkRecipes Recipe Calculator
How do you count carbs when it comes to your favorite homemade casserole? Or chili? It can be a time-consuming task to calculate carbs for a recipe, although it can be done. There is an easier way! We’ve found it in a very helpful resource; it’s the recipe calculator on SparkRecipes.com (a section of the SparkPeople website). Read more here and then give it a try!

#6 MyNetDiary app
Keeping records of your food intake, exercise, blood sugars and medications can help you see the “big picture” of your diabetes management. But it has to be easy! That’s why we like the MyNetDiary app. Read the review and check it out for yourself.

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