Everybody knows vegetables are healthy, but nowhere is this more obvious than in effective diabetes management. But studies and surveys show that only about 10% of Americans are getting the recommended daily amount of vegetables. If you think you may fall into the 90% who don’t (that is at least 2 to 3 cups of vegetables per day) then getting more would be the perfect place to start improving your diabetes management. We won’t bore you with the details (nutrients and fiber) but will keep it simple in this video.

Toby Smithson Diabetes Lifestyle Expert

Founder of DiabetesEveryDay.com and Diabetes EveryDay YouTube channel

Toby Smithson, M.S., RDN, LD, CDCES, FAND is a certified diabetes care and education specialist (CDCES) and registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) who has successfully managed her own type 1 diabetes for more than five decades.

She has dynamically combined her professional knowledge with her life experiences managing diabetes by producing scores of videos under the banner DiabetesEveryDay, guiding people with diabetes to better understand and practice diabetes self-management at her website DiabetesEveryDay.com, on YouTube at Diabetes EveryDay and on other social media platforms.

Toby was recently awarded the 2021 Benedictine University Alumni Achievement Award and the 2020 Diabetes Educator of the Year honor by the Diabetes Dietetic Practice Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She is a former media spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and media spokesperson for the Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists. Toby is a frequent resource for nutrition writers and bloggers and writes regularly for U.S. News. She is the principal author of Diabetes Meal Planning and Nutrition for Dummies.

She earned her Bachelor of Science in Dietetics, Nutrition and Food Science from Northern Illinois University’s Coordinated Undergraduate Program and her Master of Science in Nutrition and Wellness form Benedictine University. Toby is a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (FAND).