About Lara Rondinelli, 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.
Skillet-Roasted Potato Salad Asparagus Casserole Apple Griddle Cakes Banana Mango Smoothie Italian Onion Bread Spelt Crackers Mashed Celery Root and Potatoes Fruit Pizza Hoppin' John (Chicken) Tomato Soup with Bulgur
Let's start at the beginning. My A1c, as of last week, was 6.1 — well within treatment goals for diabetes, but higher than that of people without diabetes — and there only for the grace of 500 mg metformin daily. What the doctor saw, before the lab reports, were a lot of numbers in the 70s and 80s. "I see you've been having a number of lows," she said. "I don't trust those numbers," I responded. "I'm sure I'm missing a lot of the...