Ward Alper is the Decadent Diabetic and he believes people with diabetes can still enjoy food, and his blog is proof of it! Read My Bio
Ward Alper is a chef who lives and eats DECADENTLY in Portland, Maine. Since his type 2 diagnosis more than five years ago, he has refocused his recipes and eating to support his health. He has maintained a consistent A1C of 5.2-5.3, while still enjoying the pleasures of eating. Ward shares recipes and more at his website, The Decadent Diabetic, encouraging fellow diabetics to expand their choices. His articles and recipes appear on diabetes websites and medical newsletters. He is working with a publisher on a Diabetic Compatible cookbook to share the message you can take back your life and your table while still eating a diabetic diet and be DECADENT to boot!
Ward's Latest Posts
Thursday, February 05, 2015
The Decadent Diabetic has a reprieve for a dreary, winter workday: a fun dinner that's easy to make!
Thursday, January 15, 2015
The Decadent Diabetic talks about how his ongoing, positive relationship with his doctor has helped Ward to stay on the right path with his diabetes management.
Friday, December 19, 2014
The Decadent Diabetic is reminded of Julie Andrews famously singing My Favorite Things and relates this to his favorite foods during the holidays.
Friday, December 05, 2014
Having diabetes doesn't mean you have to give up dessert completely, but rather make some ingredient modifications in order to satisfy those sweet tooth cravings.
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Is the diabetic’s search over for a dearly-missed food item for many? The Decadent Diabetic talks about a pasta product that gives people with diabetes the taste of "skettis" again and has low carbs.
Friday, November 07, 2014
For people adjusting to a new life with diabetes, there are many things they need to know, and learning what foods can be glucose-friendly or problematic can be the biggest challenge. The Decadent Diabetic offers some ideas for fun, food alternatives to include in a diabetes-friendly diet.
Friday, October 24, 2014
Whether it be using sugar substitutes or modifying recipes, there are ways to still enjoy the foods you love. Check out some of the Decadent Diabetic's cooking tips and see if you can pick up some for your kitchen.
Saturday, October 11, 2014
With a little bit of seasoning, dressing, or some way of increasing their flavors, vegetables can take the leading role on your plate.
Friday, September 26, 2014
Whether it be about glucose numbers or weight, people with diabetes can be wracked with guilt and self-blame. Instead of feeling badly, it's time to start celebrating your accomplishments over the disease.
Thursday, August 14, 2014
The Decadent Diabetic talks about the relationship between the three components, and how you can look at new and inexpensive, food options for eating——without sacrificing taste.
Monday, July 14, 2014
Even with diabetes, Ward Alper, the Decadent Diabetic, talks about how using different spices, foods, and dressings can make someone with diabetes look forward to eating happy again even with bland, "healthy foods."
Monday, June 23, 2014
Ward Alper, The Decadent Diabetic, talks about his visit to the diabetes center and especially his misunderstood time spent with a dietitian. He also includes a delightful lemon tart dessert.
Friday, June 06, 2014
Ward Alper, aka, the Decadent Diabetic, talks about his initial struggles with food after being diagnosed with type 2. He also describes his recipe for "skinny slaw"--a healthier take on cole slaw.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
“The choice may be wrong, the choosing was not” -From the song "Move On" in Stephen Sondheim's musical Sunday in the...