Methodist Le Bonheur Community Outreach - Diabetes Management Program

Patient Resources

Nutrition Education

A detailed breakdown of the Mediterranean Diet including a sample menu for a typical day and a comprehensive grocery list.

The American Heart Association's guide on avoiding empty calories from your beverages.

A breakdown of how to interpret a nutrition label with a focus on carbohydrates.

"Handy" tips for every day portion control

Eating healthy doesn't have to break the bank or require hours of preparation and cooking. Simple strategies can help your stretch your budget and maximize your time for making healthy choices.

African American favorite recipes, prepared in a heart healthy way, lower in saturated fat, cholesterol, and sodium! These recipes show how to prepare dishes in ways that help protect you and your family from heart disease and stroke.

The African Heritage Diet is a way of eating based on the healthy food traditions of people with African roots. This healthy way of eating is powerfully nutritious and delicious, and naturally meets the guidelines experts recommend for supporting good health.

These 11 food swaps are easy ways to add foods traditionally eaten throughout the African diaspora into your daily diet.

Lifestyle Management

The American Heart Association's recommendations for 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week and how to achieve it.

Research has shown that those who track their daily intake and activity have increased awareness and better outcomes. This is a resource for you to record your food intake, physical activity, and daily weight in one spot.

Realistic tips on how to both set and reach your recommended daily activity goals.

An introduction to the benefits of time restricted eating and intermittent fasting and how to implement this behavioral change into your daily routine.

See these tips from the American Heart Association on how to tweak your tech habits to ensure a restful night's sleep.

According to the National Institute on Aging, not getting enough sleep can affect all areas of your life and cause health problems. Learn how to develop healthy habits at bedtime as you age to help you get a good night's sleep.

Everyone experiences stress from time to time. It is important to be able to identify how it is affecting your health and what you can do to manage it.

A guide to intuitive eating which includes evaluating your past and current eating habits, how you view what you choose to eat, and how you feel after you eat.

Stress can take a toll on your health, but there are many quick and easy strategies to manage your stress instead of letting your stress manage you.

A checklist for daily habits to build into your new lifestyle to optimize both your time and energy.

Most of us are good at starting to healthy behaviors, but the key is how to maintain those changes for the long-haul for the long-term health benefits


A guide on how to flavor your favorite foods with herbs and seasoning, without the added sodium.

A few simple Mediterranean Diet breakfast ideas to start your day off right.

Balanced snack suggestions that will keep you full and satisfied.

Healthy eating does not have to be bland and boring. There are hundreds of ways to spice up your meals to keep them healthy and tasty!

Commercial salad dressing is often filled with salt and sugar. Try this simple olive oil recipe to add to your salads. Don't be afraid to try some new variations as well!

Simple tips and tricks to add flavor to your water.

The Mediterranean Diet is not only one of the healthiest lifestyle habits, it is also one of the tastiest ways of eating as well. Explore the many resources available to find easy, new, delicious recipes for you and your family to enjoy.