Check me out in the latest issue of Diabetic Living!

I'm excited to be featured this month on The DX Diabetes Dish! We chat about food, music, family and more.

Check out the informative videos, great recipes, and useful tips at TCOYD on UCSD-TV.

I'm partnered with Taking Control of Your Diabetes, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping people with diabetes live better lives through education and proaction.


Growing up in Los Angeles offered to me a culinary experience I will always cherish. Family cooks and guests in my home were experts in preparing Jewish, Mexican, Middle and Far Eastern, and traditional dishes, which gave me a love for food and the creative outlet it provided. After graduating from the Culinary Institute of America in 1976, I began my journey as a professional chef.

In 1998 I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Much of what I heard in those early day was about the foods that were prohibited. I suspected that my days of good eating were over, yet as I worked through my ups and downs, I came to realize that the selection of foods I could and should eat was vast and included many of my favorites. This motivated me to attempt to create delicious, diabetic-friendly dishes that were also easy to prepare.

My recipes celebrate great-tasting food that both diabetics and non-diabetics can enjoy. My cookbooks are filled with tips, tidbits, and humorous anecdotes that I hope will make cooking fun! You are not what you eat, you are how much you eat!

So good luck, and happy cooking!

Chef Robert Lewis,
The Happy Diabetic