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    GlucoMenu® Newsletter - Thursday, August 25, 2016

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    Message from Christine

    Hi Everyone!  This week's newsletter includes:
    • Sugar vs Sugar Alcohol
    • Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe
    • Diabetes Study
    • Know Your Blood Sugar Numbers
    • Foot Care
    • Avoiding the Exercise Rut
    • Support Group
    Make it a great week!

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

    E-mail to Christine - Sugar vs Sugar Alcohol

    Q:  What is the difference between sugar and sugar alcohols?

    A:    Sugar alcohols are reduced calorie sugar substitutes that can be found in sugar-free candies, desserts, chewing gum, and other products.  Sugar alcohols do not have as much effect on blood sugar in comparison to regular table sugar.  If a food contains more than 5 grams sugar alcohol, the American Diabetes Association recommends subtracting 1/2 of the sugar alcohol grams from the total carbohydrate in a food...

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    GlucoMenu® Sample Recipe - Chicken Tortilla Soup

    Recipe Ingredients:
    1/3 cup onion, chopped
    3 T. garlic, minced
    1 T. olive oil
    1 - 28 oz. can no salt added cut tomatoes
    2 cups low sodium chicken broth
    10 fl. oz. water
    1 cup low sodium black beans
    1/4 cup chopped green chilies
    5 oz. roasted skinless chicken breast, diced
    1 T. chili powder
    2 t. ground cumin
    1 t. black pepper
    4 T. fresh cilantro
    2 corn tortillas (6 inch in diameter), cut into strips

    Recipe Directions:
    1.  Sauté onion and garlic in olive oil until onions are translucent.
    2.  Transfer to large pot.  Add tomatoes, broth, water, and spices.  Heat for 10 minutes.
    3.  Add beans, chicken and chilies.  Simmer for additional 10 minutes.
    4.  Serve with tortilla strips as garnish.
    5.  Makes 4 servings.

    Nutrition Facts per serving:
    Calories: 236,  Carbohydrate: 28 g,  Fiber: 7 g,  Fat: 6 g,  Protein: 19 g,  Sodium: 504 mg

     
     
       

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    Diabetes Study - Average Weight Loss 14.1 Pounds

    After 12 weeks on GlucoMenu, our Pre-Diabetes & Type 2 customers
    • A1c decreased three-quarters percentage point (from 7.11 to 6.36)
    • Lost 14.1 pounds
    Great job to everyone involved!

    GlucoMenu Diabetes Study - Average Weight Loss 14.1 Pounds!

       

    Featured Article - Know your blood sugar numbers!

    Checking blood sugar is the best way to know how well you are managing diabetes.  Regular blood sugar checks are vital to making decisions for treating diabetes...

    Why should I check my blood sugar?

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    Tip of the Week - Foot Care

    People with diabetes should check their feet everyday.  Nerve complications can lead to numbness in the feet and may leave you unaware of injury or infection.  Follow these steps to keep feet healthy.
    • Check for cuts, abrasions, and corns daily.
    • Look for cold or warm areas on your feet which may indicate poor circulation or infection.
    • Wear comfortable shoes that do not cause blistering or calluses.
    • Test water temperature prior to stepping into the tub to avoid burns.
    • Ask your doctor to check your feet at visits.
    • Never go outside without shoes on.

    Monitor blood sugar as recommended by your doctor and check your feet each day as a part of staying in good health.

    Weekly Exercise Tip


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    I like to change up my workout routine every 12 weeks or so

    In a rut with your exercise program?  Changing your activity or increasing intensity can boost the amount of calories burned.  For example, if you have mastered a fast walk, try walking at an incline and moving your arms for a more challenging workout.  Changing up your routine every 12 weeks targets different muscles and adds variety.

    GlucoMenu® Support Group

    In this issue:
    1. Bread
    2. Metformin & Synthroid
    3. Pre-Diabetes weight loss
    4. Pre-Diabetes Neuropathy (2 responses)
    5. Blood sugar instability and doctor problems

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