The 11th annual CityFeast event in Boston’s North End, to benefit Joslin Diabetes Center’s High Hopes Fund, will feature new dining options; prix fixe menus. Each of which will feature at least one “diabetes-friendly” dish, as Joslin Diabetes Center is spearheading an effort for restaurants to add a “DF” symbol for “diabetes-friendly” next to the appropriate dishes on menus to make dining out choices easier for those living with diabetes.
Similar to how many menus prepare gluten-free dishes, Joslin is beginning a push to make diabetes-friendly common place. 1% of US population has celiac disease while nearly 10% are living with diabetes, and numbers likely much higher if you factor those undiagnosed. Diabetes-friendly dishes are focused on including lean protein or fish, non-starchy vegetables and are generally low in carbohydrates and cholesterol.
Tickets are priced at $150 each, of which $100 is tax deductible, each includes a five-course dinner with wine pairings at one of the participating restaurants . Due to high demand, reservations are limited, and will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. Proceeds will benefit Joslin Diabetes Center’s High Hopes Fund, which supports the Center’s greatest needs in research, education and clinical care.
About Joslin Diabetes Center
Founded in 1898, Joslin Diabetes Center is world-renowned for its deep expertise in diabetes treatment and research. Joslin is dedicated to finding a cure for diabetes and ensuring that people with diabetes live long, healthy lives.