A type 2 diagnosis turned Robert Lewis into the Pied Piper of diabetes with his welcome smile, hopeful message, and good-for-you recipes. Learn about the Happy Diabetic’s mission, plus sample a few of his diabetes-friendly dishes.
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When Robert Lewis, the Happy Diabetic, was told in 1998 that he had type 2 diabetes, the chef from Davenport, Iowa, just didn’t get it.
Then his wife signed him up for a seminar on living with diabetes, and it finally hit him: Lewis realized he had to adjust his ways of living and eating.
Lewis, who graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, and is director of training and development for Happy Joe’s pizza shops, put his chef training to work.
He started creating diabetes-friendly recipes and teaching a healthy-eating course at a community college.
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