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    GlucoMenu® Newsletter - Thursday, September 29, 2016

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    Message from Christine

    Hi Everyone!  This week's newsletter includes:
    • Diabetic Grocery Shopping Tips
    • Turkey Rice Soup Recipe
    • Can I eat sugar?
    • E-mails to Christine - What should my A1c be?
    • Attention Members
    • Weekly Exercise Tip
    • Diabetes Study
    • 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 Grocery Shopping Tips

    Grocery shopping can be time consuming and frustrating for those with Diabetes.  Focus on shopping around the perimeter of the store to choose less processed and more fresh foods (the aisles tend to have less fresh and more processed foods).  Many fresh foods will not have food labels, so follow these tips when shopping:
    • begin with the produce section - choose a variety of colors of fresh whole vegetables and fruits,
    • next stop is the bakery - this can be a tempting area but focus your attention on whole grain breads,
    • move to the meat department and choose seafood, poultry, and smaller amounts of other lean meats,
    • last stop around the perimeter is the dairy section - focus on fat free and low fat milk, cheese, and yogurt.

    You are now ready to enter the aisles of the grocery store.  Be cautious of high fat and high sodium items found in the aisles.  Select products to complement the foods you have chosen from the perimeter.  Happy shopping!

    GlucoMenu® Sample Recipe - Turkey Rice Soup

    Recipe Ingredients:
    6 oz. roasted skinless, boneless turkey breast, diced
    3 cups fat free, reduced sodium chicken broth
    1 cup water
    1/3 cup dry wild rice
    1/4 cup onions, diced
    2 celery stalks, diced
    1/2 cup carrots, sliced
    1 T. garlic, minced
    1 t. black pepper
    1 t. dried thyme

    Recipe Directions:
    1. In a large pot, simmer rice, onion, garlic, celery, and carrot in broth and water.  Simmer for 30 minutes.
    2. Add turkey, pepper, and thyme.  Cover and allow to simmer for an additional 20 minutes or until rice is tender.
    3. Serve.
    4. Makes 4 servings.

    Nutrition Facts per serving:
    Calories: 140,  Carbohydrate: 15 g,  Fiber: 2 g,  Fat: 1 g,  Protein: 18 g,  Sodium: 464 mg


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    E-mails to Christine - What should my A1c be?

    Q:  What should my A1c level be?

    A:    An A1c test is a blood test that reveals how your blood sugar has been over the past 2-3 months. This test can show high blood sugar you are not aware of as a result of blood sugar testing times...

    Read Christine's Entire Answer

    A quick workout is better than no workout at all!

    Everyone has long days and sometimes this means little time for exercise.  After eating lunch, try walking for the remainder of your break.  Make the most of the time you have!

    Attention Members

    Be sure to Login and access your Menus, Recipes, and complete Grocery Shopping List for the week!  We will display new Menus every Monday.

    Please review the Nutrition Facts link (below the Menus, Recipes, and Grocery List).  This will give you a good idea of what you are fueling your body with.  The Nutrition Facts information can help you and your doctor with making dietary adjustments.

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