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    GlucoMenu® Newsletter January 10-16, 2011

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    Message from Christine:

    Hi Everyone!  This week's newsletter includes:
    1. Diabetic Friendly Beverage Guide
    2. Denver Scramble Pita Recipe
    3. Controlling Blood Sugar
    4. Tomatoes and Sugar (E-mail to Christine)
    5. Support Group
    Make it a great week!

    Christine Carlson, Registered Dietitian & Certified Diabetes Educator
    GlucoMenu® Nutrition Director
       

    Diabetic Friendly Beverage Guide

    Select the link below for a list of beverages that a person with diabetes can choose more often.  These beverages are very low in calorie and carbohydrate.  The American Diabetes Association recognizes these as free foods.

    Diabetic Friendly Beverage Guide

    GlucoMenu® Denver Scramble Pita

    Recipe Ingredients:
    1/4 cup egg substitute
    1/2 cup bell pepper, diced
    1/3 cup red onion, diced
    1/2 oz. low sodium baked lean ham, diced
    1/2 oz. low sodium mozzarella
    1/2 whole wheat pita pocket

    Recipe Directions:
    1.  Heat non-stick skillet.
    2.  Pour in egg substitute.  Turn with spatula to ensure eggs do not stick.
    3.  Add peppers, onion, ham, and cheese.  Turn until eggs are done.
    4.  Spoon egg scramble into pita half.
    5.  Serve immediately.
    6.  Makes 1 serving.

    Nutrition Facts per serving:
    Calories: 213,  Carbohydrate: 22 g,  Fiber: 5 g,  Fat: 6 g,  Protein: 19 g,  Sodium: 408 mg

     
     
       

    Tip of the Week:

    Diet and blood sugar are directly related.  High blood sugar in the short term can cause excessive thirst, frequent urination, and blurred vision.  In the long term, high blood sugar can cause complications including kidney, nerve, and eye damage.  Here are some food tips for better control: 

    • Eat meals and snacks at the same time of the day, each day.
    • Consume about the same amount of carbohydrate at meals and snacks, each day.
    • Avoid skipping meals or snacks.
    • Consider the accuracy of your portion sizes.

    Control blood sugar with a healthy meal plan, regular exercise, and frequent testing.  Controlling blood sugar will help you avoid diabetes complications.

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    E-mails to Christine:

    Q:  Will tomatoes cause an increase in blood sugar levels?  I know they are a fruit and have some carbs in them but are they bad for me?

    A:    The American Diabetes Association actually lists tomatoes as a vegetable.  Per their Exchange Lists for Meal Planning booklet, 1 cup raw tomato contains 5 grams carbohydrate...

    Read Christine's Entire Answer

    GlucoMenu® Support Group:

    In this issue:
    1. Not being good
    2. Byetta?
    3. Meals
    4. Type 2 Diabetic
    5. Avandia and Metformin Weight Gain
    6. Pre-Diabetes Neuropathy
    7. Does food stimulate the pancreas to release insulin?

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