About Lara Rondinelli-Hamilton, RD, LDN, CDE
Lara Rondinelli-Hamilton RD, LDN, CDE is the co-author of Healthy Calendar Diabetic Cooking, Gluten-Free Recipes for People with Diabetes, as well as The Healthy Carb Diabetes Cookbook (American Diabetes Association, 2013, 2012 and 2008). Lara has been featured nationwide on various television and radio programs promoting healthy eating, cooking, and meal planning. As a dietitian and diabetes educator, she has counseled people with diabetes, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure, and for weight loss and general wellness. She has a special interest in celiac disease as she was biopsy-diagnosed with it in 2007. Lara has been involved with the American Diabetes Association diabetes camps, working as lead dietitian for the Triangle D camp in Illinois. Lara currently works as a Certified Diabetes Educator at DuPage Medical Group. Lara writes on food and diet, and dishes up healthy recipes for the dLife community in her monthly column, "Everyday Eating."
Read Everyday Eating here.
Years before I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, The Other Half came out of a doctor's appointment with a diagnosis of "borderline diabetes" and an ADA exchange diet sheet. His health insurance agency followed up on the diagnosis with a glucometer and test strips. After a year or so of trying to follow the diet plan and test his glucose levels, things appeared to be back in "normal" range, and stood there until a couple of years after my own diagnosis. Shortly...