Diabetes Self-Management

Diversifying Diabetes Cooking

As 2019 begins, why not make one of your New Year’s resolutions to diversify your palate and bring new flavors into your daily diet? If you need inspiration, try the Latino flavors of Le Cordon Bleu-trained and Certified Nutritionist Laura Diaz, better known as Chef LaLa.

In her large Mexican family of food lovers and restaurant owners, diabetes has affected more than a dozen relatives. Her grandparents and father passed away from diabetes complications, and her mother lives with the condition in Los Angeles. Chef LaLa’s family became her inspiration for studying the health benefits and intricacies of global cuisine and how to bring it into people’s everyday lives.

“After speaking with my dad about his diabetes and hearing how passionate he was about not

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