GlucoMenu® Newsletter - Monday, August 29, 2016
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Survey Monkey - Diabetes Self Management
Please take a few moments to fill out this quick survey on diabetes self management.
GlucoMenu Diabetes Self Management Survey
Tip of the Week
A1c test reveals what your average blood sugar has been
running over the past 3 months. According to the National Institutes of Health, for every percentage point decrease in A1c,
risk for eye, kidney, or nerve complications are reduced by 40%.
Blood pressure indicates risk for heart disease when
elevated. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) recommends a blood pressure less than 130/80 for
those with diabetes.
Cholesterol that is commonly called the bad
cholesterol is known as LDL cholesterol. This bad cholesterol
increases risk for heart disease. The ADA recommends a LDL cholesterol
level below 100 mg/dl for those with diabetes.
Ask for these tests at your next doctor's visit.
Message from Christine
Hi Everyone! This week's newsletter includes:
Make it a great week!
Christine Carlson, Registered Dietitian & Certified Diabetes Educator
- Survey Monkey - Diabetes Self Management
- The ABCs of Diabetes
- Carrot Raisin Muffin Recipe
- High Fructose Corn Syrup (E-mails to Christine)
- Reading a Food Label
- Exercise Shoes
- Support Group
GlucoMenu® Nutrition Director
E-mails to Christine
Q: What's all the hype with High Fructose Corn Syrup? Isn't it just another sugar?
A: High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is a sweetener processed by converting glucose into fructose in cornstarch. HFCS is commonly found in soda, sweetened cereals...
Read Christine's Entire Answer
Food Picker® Updates
Featured Article - Reading a Food Label
The Food and Drug Administration has standardized the food label found on foods. Food labels include carbohydrates, fats, sodium, and portion size. Take a look at the following food label...
Reading a Food Label
Greg's Exercise Tips
GlucoMenu® Support Group
In this issue:
GlucoMenu® Carrot Raisin Muffins
1 1/3 cup wheat flour
1/2 cup all purpose flour
2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. ground nutmeg
1/2 t. ground cloves
1/2 t. ground cinnamon
1/2 cup egg substitute
8 fl. oz. lowfat buttermilk
3 T. canola oil
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 T. honey
1 t. vanilla extract
1 1/2 cup shredded carrot
1/3 cup raisins
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1. Combine flours, powder, nutmeg, cloves, and cinnamon in a mixing bowl. Set aside.
2. In medium mixing bowl, mix egg substitute, buttermilk, oil, applesauce, honey, and vanilla. Stir egg mixture into flour mixture.
3. Stir in carrots, raisins, and walnuts.
4. Spoon batter into non-stick muffin pan.
5. Bake at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes or until inserted toothpick comes out clean.
6. Makes 8 muffins.
Nutrition Facts per muffin:
Calories: 244, Carbohydrate: 36 g, Fiber: 4 g, Fat: 9 g, Protein: 8 g, Sodium: 169 mg
1. Sugar going haywire
2. Synthroid & Metformin (response)
3. Response to Ana
4. Allergies (response)
5. Blood sugar should be? (response)
6. Neuropathy questions
I'm so excited... not only are my sugars coming into line, I've lost 5 lbs! I'm not "suffering" from the "diet blues" either. This is wonderful! Thanks for your help.