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App Provides Virtual Treadmill
iTreadmill is a virtual treadmill that tracks distance, current pace, average pace, current speed, average speed, calories, steps per minute, step count, and elapsed time. It also allows users to track their run history, show graphs of runs for motivation, and set personal goals. Learn more »

Stay in the Know on the Go!
The Restaurant Nutrition app allows users to easily view nutrition information about restaurant menus and track what they’ve eaten. Users also can track calories, carbs, proteins, and fats to monitor and quantify their dieting progress. Multiple people can track what they eat at the same time by using profiles. Learn more »

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Editor's E-Note
Satisfying That Sweet Tooth

Many clients and patients with diabetes use artificial sweeteners, also known as nonnutritive sweeteners, to satisfy their sweet tooth. They’ll use them in coffee or tea, on various types of fruit, in hot and cold cereals, and in yogurt, and they’ll buy sugar-free baked goods and other products that contain them. But while these sweeteners reduce overall calorie and carbohydrate counts in their diet and prevent increases in blood sugar, there are some disadvantages to eating sugar-free baked goods and other products that include them.

Read about this topic in this month’s E-News Exclusive. The article discusses the benefits and drawbacks of artificial sweeteners and provides three snack/dessert recipes made with the sugar substitutes that you can share with clients.

In a few weeks, the staff of Today's Dietitian will be traveling to the Philadelphia Convention Center to attend the American Association of Diabetes Educators Annual Meeting & Exhibition from August 7 to 10. We look forward to seeing you again, so please stop by booth 814 to say hello.

Meanwhile, be sure to visit Today’s Dietitian’s website at www.TodaysDietitian.com. You’ll find the digital edition of the July issue plus the latest news and information that’s relevant and reliable to daily practice. We welcome your feedback at TDeditor@gvpub.com. Enjoy the e-newsletter, and follow Today’s Dietitian on Facebook and Twitter.

— Judith Riddle, editor
E-News Exclusive
Artificial Sweeteners
By Juliann Schaeffer

Used in moderation, they can reduce calories and prevent blood sugar spikes, but clients should beware of some of the products that contain them.

Sweet treats, such as ice cream and strawberry pie in the heat of summer, often equate to a happy ending to an otherwise stressful day for many people—but not so for patients with diabetes, who know that even one small indulgence quickly can send their blood glucose levels soaring.

But artificial sweeteners, sold in stores and used by food and beverage companies to create sugar-free or reduced-sugar baked goods, beverages, and other products, can help clients with diabetes get the sweetness they desire without the dire consequences of sugar. A handful of artificial sweeteners are readily available at most grocery store retailers, including aspartame (NutraSweet, Equal), acesulfame potassium (Sunett, Sweet One), saccharin (Sweet’N Low), sucralose (Splenda), neotame, and rebiana (Truvia). Full Story »

Remixed Banana Muffins   •   Gluten-Free Blueberry Corn Muffins   •   Key Lime Pie
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In the August issue

New diabetes drug improves glucose control

Annual diabetes resource guide

Organic vs. conventional dairy

Weight loss in the elderly

Get clients cooking for better health
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Other Nutrition News
On the Front Lines of Food Safety
The alliance of a major retailer, fruit growers, and farm workers has begun a program to promote healthful produce and improve working conditions, reports The New York Times.

Probing the Mysteries of Probiotics
CNN spoke with a biologist at the California Institute of Technology about his research and why he thinks bacteria could one day be prescribed as a medical treatment.
Field Notes
Vitamin D: More May Not Be Better

In recent years, healthy people have been bombarded by stories in the media and on health websites warning about the dangers of their vitamin D levels being too low and urging high doses of supplements to protect against everything from hypertension to hardening of the arteries to diabetes.

But new research from Johns Hopkins has found that blood levels of vitamin D higher than the top of the range suggested by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) confer no additional benefit. This finding, combined with results of a previous study by the same group noting potential harm from higher vitamin D levels in healthy people, has urged investigators to prescribe caution.

“Healthy people have been popping these pills, but they should not continue taking vitamin D supplements unchecked,” says study leader Muhammad Amer, MD, MHS, an assistant professor in the division of general internal medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. “At a certain point, more vitamin D no longer confers any survival benefit, so taking these expensive supplements is, at best, a waste of money.”

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