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    GlucoMenu® Newsletter - Wednesday, September 28, 2016

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    Message from Christine

    Hi Everyone!  This week's newsletter includes:
    • Diabetic Stress
    • BBQ Chicken Salad Recipe
    • Weight Loss Winner
    • Attention Members
    • E-mail to Christine - Glucose Tolerance Test
    • Sugar & Diabetes
    • Joining a Gym
    • Support Group
    Make it a great week!

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

    Diabetic Stress

    Did you know stress can affect your blood sugar?  Work, family, or financial issues are all sources of stress in life.

    Stress can produce chemicals that increase blood sugar.  Consider your habits when you are under stress.  Do you eat more when you are stressed?  If so, this can also lead to increased blood sugar.

    Follow these tips to reduce stress and control blood sugar.
    • exercise daily to alleviate stress
    • write down what causes stress and take steps to control your behavior when reacting to stress
    • talk with a friend or join a support group to lessen stress
    • engage in a relaxing activity such as gardening or reading when you feel stressed
    Good blood sugar control includes eating right, regular exercise, and limiting stress.

    GlucoMenu® BBQ Chicken Salad Recipe

    Recipe Ingredients:
    3 cups chopped romaine lettuce
    1/3 cup sliced red onions
    1 red tomato, cut into chunks
    2 oz. roasted chicken breast, skinless
    2 T. BBQ sauce
    3 T. low salt black beans
    2 T. yellow corn
    1 oz. low sodium mozzarella cheese
    4 baked tortilla chips, broken into pieces

    Recipe Directions:
    1.  Cut baked chicken into strips.
    2.  Place lettuce on plate.  Add tortilla chips, corn, beans, tomato, onion, and cheese.
    3.  Place warm chicken on top of salad.  Drizzle with BBQ sauce.
    4.  Serve immediately.
    5.  Makes one serving.

    Nutrition Facts per serving:
    Calories: 355,  Carbohydrate: 40 g,  Fiber: 9 g,  Fat: 8 g,  Protein: 34 g,  Sodium: 704 mg

     
     
       

    Weight Loss Winner

    Congratulations to Jason Allen from Fort Worth, Texas!  Jason has lost a total combined 51 lbs and reduced his A1c from 6.6 to 5.2 since starting GlucoMenu!

    Keep up the good work Jason!

    Attention Members

    • Christine's Diabetes Support Group on Facebook - Ask questions, read comments, and get answers from Christine (Registered Dietitian & Certified Diabetes Educator) as well as other members of the Diabetes Support-Group.

      Join me on Facebook!
    • We are looking for people to participate in our ongoing Diabetes Self-Management Study.
      Send me an e-mail if you are interested in the Diabetes Study:  nutrition@GlucoMenu.com or click the link below to learn more.

      Diabetes Self-Management Study
    • 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 Carlson, Registered Dietitian &
    Certified Diabetes Educator

    E-mail to Christine - Glucose Tolerance Test

    Q:  My glucose tolerance test was at 105 - how high/low is that compared to acceptable levels?

    A:    It depends on what type of test you had (was it a fasting glucose test or an oral glucose tolerance test?). If it was a Fasting Plasma Glucose test, a glucose level of 100-125...

    Read Christine's Entire Answer

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    Weekly Exercise Tip


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    Exercise Today and Release Endorphins, Lose Weight, & Improve Insulin Sensitivity!

    Becoming a gym member can help you exercise consistently and increase intensity.  Ask your local health club for a free 2-week pass to evaluate whether it is a fit for you.  Health club staff should be able to introduce you to the equipment (how to use it) and other benefits of the facility.

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