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    GlucoMenu® Newsletter - Friday, July 29, 2016

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    Message from Christine

    Hi Everyone!  This week's newsletter includes:
    • Diabetes Educator Conference - Update
    • Attention Members
    • Diabetes & Stevia Sweeteners
    • Stir-Fry Recipe
    • Keeping a Blood Sugar Log
    • Food Tips to Control Blood Sugar
    • Exercise & Music
    • Support Group
    Make it a great week!

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

    Christine Carlson, Registered Dietitian &
    Certified Diabetes Educator

    Diabetes Educator Conference - Update

    Iím back from Vegas and the American Association of Diabetes Educators national conference.

    A few sessions I attended covered:
    • GLP-1 hormone.  Most people with type 2 diabetes have low levels of GLP-1,
    • Insulin pump therapy as an effective way to treat uncontrolled type 2 diabetes, and
    • Better results when the entire family is involved (not just just the person with diabetes) in making lifestyle changes.

    I also met two of the inspirational folks from...

    The Biggest Loser

    Jay and Jen Jacobs (father & daughter) who lost a combined total of 295 pounds!

           
    Above Photo:  Jay, Christine, Jen                  

    Attention Members

    • Let's talk!  I've set aside every Friday to chat with customers and see how things are going.
      Send me an e-mail:  nutrition@GlucoMenu.com or click the link below.

      Schedule a Telephone Call w/ Christine
    • Christine's Diabetes Support Group on Facebook - Ask questions, read comments, and get answers from Christine and other members.

      Christine on Facebook

    E-mails to Christine

    Q:  Are Stevia sweeteners safe for someone who has diabetes?

    A:    An extract from the stevia plant called rebiana has recently been approved by the Food and Drug Administration.  This sweetener contains no calories.  Brand names...

    Read Christine's Entire Answer

    GlucoMenu® Stir Fry

    Recipe Ingredients:
    2 fl. oz water
    1 T. light soy sauce
    1 t. honey
    1 T. rice vinegar
    1 red hot chili pepper, minced (if desired)
    1/2 garlic clove, minced
    1/4 cup carrots
    1/4 cup green beans
    1/4 cup broccoli
    1/4 cup mushrooms, sliced
    1/4 cup red onions, sliced
    1/4 cup water chestnuts, sliced
    3 oz. roasted chicken breast, sliced

    Recipe Directions:
    1.  Mix water, soy sauce, honey, vinegar, pepper (to desired hotness), and garlic to make sauce.
    2.  Saute vegetables in wok for 2 minutes. Add chicken.
    3.  Pour sauce in and heat for an additional minute or to desired crispness of vegetables.
    4.  Serve immediately.
    5.  Makes 1 serving.

    Nutrition Facts per serving:
    Calories: 252,  Carbohydrate: 24 g,  Fiber: 4 g,  Fat: 4 g,  Protein: 32 g,  Sodium: 619 mg

     
     
       

    Tip of the Week

    Keeping a blood sugar log (booklet or handheld device) can help with diabetes management.  Track: 
    • date & test time,
    • blood sugar reading,
    • food consumed, if testing after a meal - (note larger portions than usual or alcohol consumed), and
    • any notes regarding what could be impacting your blood sugar (i.e. feeling sick or just exercised).

    A log can help you and your healthcare team understand how well your diabetes is being controlled and make any necessary adjustments. 

    Featured Article - Food Tips to Control Blood Sugar

    Controlling blood sugar can delay or prevent diabetes complications.  What, when, and how much you eat affects your blood sugar...

    Food Tips to Control Blood Sugar

    Food Picker® Updates


     

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    Need help deciding what to eat? Try Food Picker!

    Buitoni Fettuccine
    The American Diabetes Association states 1/3 cup of cooked pasta equals 1 carbohydrate choice...

    Pepperidge Farm Raisin Cinnamon Swirl Bread
    Choose whole grain varieties when available for added fiber.  Be aware of specialty bread products containing added sugar and fat...

    Baked Lays Cheddar & Sour Cream
    Choose baked chips over fried when possible.  Consider that some chip products are high in sodium and carbohydrate.  Try making your own dip with...

    Greg's Exercise Tips


     

    @greg_carlson
    Good tunes makes exercise go by quicker!

    Listening to music makes exercise easier.  Use a music device with headphones (e.g. MP3, CD, or Radio) to keep you moving.  Your favorite upbeat music will keep you moving throughout your entire workout.

    GlucoMenu® Support Group

    In this issue:
    1. Who remembers the first days?
    2. Hello to all
    3. Friend cannot afford test strips
    4. Seeing a Dietitian
    5. Looking for a diet plan
    6. 2nd opinion

    Reviews

    I went online and found your program.  WOW, I am so impressed with how you have 'put it all together.'  I started on your breakfasts menu Friday morning and shopped with your shopping list Friday.  What a manageable program.

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