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Satisfying Salad Creations with Glooko’s Resident Registered Dietitian

National Salad Month with Glooko's Bridget Wood, RD, LD, CDCES

May 26, 2023 || Written By: ​​Bridget Wood, RD, LD, CDCES

National Salad Month with Glooko's Bridget Wood, RD, LD, CDCES

​​Happy National Salad Month!

​​This month, I’ll walk you through how to make a satisfying Mediterranean style salad that has ingredients that are very friendly to people living with diabetes and related chronic conditions.

​​Once you’ve enjoyed our video on making a healthy filling salad, check out these highlights:

  • Plate Planning Method from the American Diabetes Association
  • Mediterranean Style Salad Recipe (PDF)
  • Dietary Fat Induced High Blood Sugars (Hyperglycemia): When consuming dietary fats, the rate of digestion is usually slowed down. While this can sometimes aid in stabilizing blood glucose levels, if the fat is consumed in excess it can delay the digestion of the meal enough that your insulin dosed at the start of the meal will no longer cover the meal (ask your provider about split or extended boluses to fix this) and increase insulin resistance for hours and cause a release of hepatic (liver) glucose due to the high amounts of fat present in the meal. While this typically would not occur in meals like a salad, it’s important to be mindful of portion sizes and dietary fat sources so that you can adjust your regimen accordingly to minimize spiking. You can even use the newly redesigned Glooko® Mobile App to take notes of which foods create this response and track what works best for you to avoid it.

​​After crafting your own salad, be sure to tag @Glooko or myself (@BalancedWithBridgetWood) on Instagram, and use the hashtags, #BetterTogether and #BalancedWithBridgetWood, to showcase your satisfying creations.

Your friend in food (and diabetes),

​​Bridget Wood, RD, LD, CDCES


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