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    GlucoMenu® Newsletter - Wednesday, September 28, 2016

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    Message from Christine

    Hi Everyone!  This week's newsletter includes:
    • Blood Sugar Ranges
    • Lemon Poppy Muffin Recipe
    • Portion Sizes
    • What to drink besides water? (E-mail to Christine)
    • Making exercise convenient
    • Support Group
    Make it a great week!

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

    Christine Carlson, Registered Dietitian &
    Certified Diabetes Educator

    Featured Article - Sugar & Diabetes

    I have diabetes, what should my blood sugar be?  Where should blood sugar be to avoid complications?  What are normal blood sugar ranges for healthy people?

    Blood Sugar Ranges

    GlucoMenu® Lemon Poppy Muffins

    Recipe Ingredients:
    3/4 cup whole wheat flour
    1 cup all purpose flour
    2 T. granulated sugar
    1/4 cup Splenda sweetener
    2 t. baking powder
    1/4 cup egg substitute
    6 fl. oz. 1% milk
    3 T. canola oil
    1 T. poppy seeds
    1 1/2 T. lemon peel, grated

    Recipe Directions:
    1.  Mix flours, sugar, Splenda, poppy seeds, and baking powder in a medium mixing bowl.
    2.  In small bowl combine egg substitute, milk, oil, and lemon peel.
    3.  Combine wet ingredients with dry ingredients.  Do not over mix.
    4.  Spoon into non-stick muffin tins.  Bake at 375 degrees for about 20 minutes or until golden brown and inserted toothpick comes out clean.
    5.  Makes 8 muffins.

    Nutrition Facts per muffin:
    Calories: 177,  Carbohydrate: 25 g,  Fiber: 2 g,  Fat: 6 g,  Protein: 5 g,  Sodium: 324 mg


    Tip of the Week

    Size up your portions!  Having a good understanding of how much a portion is can help you to control the amount of carbohydrate consumed and decreases chances of overeating.  Often foods can be sized up by comparison to household items.
    • A medium potato is the size of a computer mouse.
    • A standard size of a bagel is the size of a hockey puck.
    • A cup of fruit is the size of a baseball.
    • Three ounces of meat is about the size of a deck of cards. 
    • One ounce of cheese is the size of 4 dice. 

    E-mails to Christine

    Q:  I am not a great water drinker and tend to go for the juices.  What can I drink instead of water?

    A:    Fruit juices are definitely not sugar free.  Juice tends to be one of the quickest ways to increase blood sugar.  Instead of juices, you might look at...

    Read Christine's Entire Answer

    Food Picker® Updates

      Below are some new items added to Food Picker

    Ronzoni Smart Taste Thin Spaghetti
    The American Diabetes Association states 1/3 cup of cooked pasta equals 1 carbohydrate choice...

    Mission Carb Balance Tortillas Soft Taco Size
    Look for whole grain and low carbohydrate tortillas for added fiber when available.  Add salsa, sprinkle on a little mozzarella cheese...

    Crystal Light Sugar Free Iced Tea
    This beverage is very low in calories and carbohydrate and can be consumed more often.  The American Diabetes Association recognizes this as a free food...

    GlucoMenu® Support Group

    In this issue:
    1. Diabetes Type II second opinion
    2. Glucophage side effects?
    3. Just call me Allie...
    4. Diabetes & steroids?
    5. Diabetes poor control... help!
    6. Where can I find a month of menus?
    7. How do I help my husband? (response)

    Greg's Exercise Tips

      Eat Right, Exercise Today & Live Better!

    Make exercise convenient.  Convenience leads to consistency.  Choose a physical activity that you can easily fit into your lifestyle.  For example, wake up an hour early to exercise or exercise during your lunch hour at work.  Daily exercise is key so choose convenient activities.
    Follow Greg on Twitter for Exercise & Motivation Tips!


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