GlucoMenu: Stress & Diabetes
GlucoMenu® Newsletter - Friday, May 24, 2013
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Stress & Diabetes
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.
Message from Christine
Hi Everyone! This week's newsletter includes:
Make it a great week!
Christine Carlson, Registered Dietitian & Certified Diabetes Educator
- Stress & Diabetes
- Denver Scramble Pita Recipe
- Attention Members
- Email to Christine - Glucose Tolerance Test
- Sugar & Diabetes
- Joining a Gym
- Support Group
GlucoMenu® Nutrition Director
Good blood sugar control includes eating right, regular exercise, and limiting stress.
- 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
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GlucoMenu® Denver Scramble Pita Recipe
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
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
Food Picker® Updates
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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GlucoMenu® Support Group
In this issue:
- 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
- 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!
- 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. Should I be taking insulin shots? (response)
2. Metformin concerns (response)
3. Lactic Acid Build up
4. Diagnosed 1 week ago
5. What can we eat?
6. Type 2?
7. Gnawing hunger
I have found your program to be very useful and I would recommend it to anyone in need of an easy to use diet that gets the results and is very tasty to boot.