GlucoMenu: Diabetes Newsletter
GlucoMenu® Newsletter - Saturday, May 25, 2013
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D-is-for-Diabetes (website of the week!)
claims to be "A fabulous website for people with diabetes to learn and to share. By health professionals. For beginners, experts, and everyone in between!" And it is.
The website is authored by Dr. Bill Quick and Stephanie Schwartz Quick, both of whom are retired diabetes health care professionals.
Bill's an endocrinologist, and his wife Steph is a diabetes nurse educator. They have been active with other diabetes websites in the past, so after Bill's retirement from his day-job last
year, they decided to start this new adventure this past Spring.
D-is-for-Diabetes already has over 600 webpages of information, which include basic information, a diabetes dictionary, a listing of acronyms, a listing of the "Diabetes Website of the Day,"
plus almost 300 commentaries Bill's written over the past few years, corporate and governmental press releases and more!
Please Visit D-is-for-Diabetes!
Message from Christine
Hi Everyone! This week's newsletter includes:
Make it a great week!
Christine Carlson, Registered Dietitian & Certified Diabetes Educator
- D-is-for-Diabetes (website of the week!)
- Stir Fry Recipe
- ABCs of Diabetes
- Attention Members
- E-mails to Christine - High Fructose Corn Syrup
- Featured Article - Reading a Food Label
- Weekly Exercise Tip
- Support Group
GlucoMenu® Nutrition Director
Tip of the Week - ABCs of Diabetes
GlucoMenu® Stir Fry Recipe
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
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
Ask for these tests at your next doctor's visit.
- 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.
E-mails to Christine - High Fructose Corn Syrup
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
Weekly Exercise Tip
GlucoMenu® Support Group
In this issue:
- We just implemented the Facebook "Like" button. Kindly click it if you enjoy this newsletter.
- 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
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.