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November is Diabetes Awareness Month

Amber Graefen


Oct 24th, 2018

Each November, Diabetes Awareness Month is observed to build awareness for the 30 million people in America that have the disease and to educate.

Here at Jewel-Osco, we are supporting Diabetes Awareness Month with a series of good-for-you samplings, recipes, tips and information to educate our shoppers about the products and recipe they can find in our stores to encourage a healthy lifestyle!

Join us for the fun and informative kick-off event at 4660 W. Irving Park Rd., Chicago on Tuesday, November 6th from 3-7pm!

Some of the featured products are listed below, we hope you’ll try them, not only this month, but throughout the year!

Daiya – Shredded Cheese

  • Health Tips:
    • Less Calories than dairy-based cheese
    • Less saturated fat than dairy-based cheese
    • Adds a lot of flavor without a lot of carbs
    • Fits a diabetes lifestyle without adding a lot of carbs, saturated fat, and cholesterol
    • Plant-based joy for vegans and vegetarians!
    • Free of dairy, gluten, and soy allergens
    • Trans-fat free and cholesterol-free
    • No indigestion, as this cheese is lactose-free

Avocados From Mexico – Avocados

Recipe: Beet, Avocado, Queso Fresco and Walnut Salad

  • Courtesy of Avocados From Mexico

  • Health Tips:
    • Avocados are packed with good fats, for a healthier heart and a healthier you
    • Diabetes-friendly, avocados are low in carbs, and high in fiber

SweetLeaf – Sweetener Stevia Packet & Stevia+ Fiber Powder Shaker

  • Health Tips:
    • Plant-based, made from the leaves of the Stevia Plant
    • Diabetes-friendly
    • Same sweetness as two teaspoons of sugar and no carbs or calories
    • Calorie-free for a slimmer you
    • Add sweetness with a pre-biotic to enhance your natural gut microbe

Stemilt – Lil’ Snappers Apples

  • Health Tips:
    • Deliciously sweet with a hint of a tropical twist and less than 100 calories per apple
    • Studies show people who eat apples twice a week reduce their risk for Type 2 diabetes by 23%
    • Crunch before lunch! Studies show eating an apple 15 minutes before lunch may help you eat fewer calories
    • Perfect for slicing, these apples stay crisp and white while resisting browning
    • Apple fiber tends to slow digestion and help regulate blood sugar
    • Better for your bones, apples contain boron and important nutrient for bone health

Fifty50 Foods – Creamy Peanut Butter No Sugar

  • Health Tips:
    • Fifty50 is committed to finding a cure, 50% of profits go to fund diabetes research
    • All the heart-healthy benefits of peanuts without any added sugar or sodium
    • Try this diabetes-friendly snack tip, dip apple slices in microwave-melted Fifty50 peanut butter!

Healthy Life – 100% Wheat Bread

  • Health Tips:
    • Dieters delight, just 35 calories per slice
    • Plenty of hunger-busting protein and fiber
    • Great for those with diabetes, only 5 grams of net carbs
    • Packed with whole grain goodness

La Preferida- Organic Refried Beans, Organic Medium Salsa, Organic Nacho Sliced Jalapeños

  • Health Tips:
    • La Preferida’s refried beans are almost homemade with only 3 ingredients: pinto beans, water and salt
    • Beans are a diabetes favorite! Packed with protein and fiber to help regulate blood sugar
    • Naturally fat-free with no added lard or other fats
    • The salsa has only 10 calories a serving and 1 gram of carb in each tablespoon
    • Enjoy the healthy goodness of tomatoes such as vitamin c, vitamin A and lycopene
    • Warm up & slim down! Capsaicin in peppers temporarily boost metabolism
    • Capsaicin also contains a powerful anti-cancer compound
    • Jalapeños add a burst of flavor with only 1 gram of carbs per serving

Colgate – Total Advanced Deep Clean Toothpaste

  • Colgate wants consumers to know that good dental hygiene such as brushing twice a day, flossing and regular dental visits can help prevent gum disease!
    • Research shows there is a higher risk for gum disease, heart disease, stroke and kidney disease among people with diabetes, because of higher concentration of glucose in the saliva, poor healing of oral tissue and sometimes the medications they take.

  • Try using Colgate Total Advanced Deep Clean to prevent gum disease before it starts!
  • Learn more on Diabetes and Oral Health


We hope you are equipped with enough diabetes-friendly recipes, products and more for this November!

6 Responses to November is Diabetes Awareness Month

  1. Bill Shaw 30/10/2018 at 3:56 pm

    In your banner for diabetes shown above is a logo for Tide. How on earth is Tide considered something for diabetes?

    • Customer Support 31/10/2018 at 12:05 pm

      Hi Bill! Tide and Procter & Gamble as a whole, are key sponsors of many programs that Jewel-OSCO puts together, from Chinese New Year to Hispanic Heritage Month to Back to School, and many, many more. We are proud to put together these events for our shoppers, and thanks to the support of our sponsors, we are able to do so. Thank you for understanding and we hope to see you there! Happy Halloween!-Chris

  2. Dana 12/11/2018 at 2:09 pm

    Thanks for the healthy recipes. Love that La Pref one especially!

    • Customer Support 12/11/2018 at 5:23 pm

      Hi Dana! We’re so happy to hear this. Thanks for reaching out! -Cynthia

  3. Erin 12/11/2018 at 2:10 pm

    It’s always nice to have more diabetes-friendly recipes in my back pocket! Thanks guys for the blog and for putting together a Diabetes Awareness Event!

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