GlucoMenu: Diabetic Grocery Shopping
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Tip of the Week - 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:
Message from Christine
Hi Everyone! This week's newsletter includes:
Make it a great week!
Christine Carlson, Registered Dietitian & Certified Diabetes Educator
- Diabetic Grocery Shopping Tips
- Apple Nut Crisp Recipe
- Can I eat sugar?
- A1c Level (E-mail to Christine)
- Exercise Tips - Avoiding Injury
- Support Group
GlucoMenu® Nutrition Director
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.
- 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.
Featured Article - Can I eat sugar?
In the past, when someone was diagnosed with diabetes, they were told they should not eat sugar. The thinking was that sugar affected blood sugar more than complex
carbohydrates (table sugar compared to a slice of bread). That thinking has ...
Sugar & Diabetes
Q: What should my A1c level be?
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Food Picker® Updates
Greg's Exercise Tips
GlucoMenu® Support Group
In this issue:
GlucoMenu® Apple Nut Crisp
3 cups apple slices
4 T. Sugar Twin brown sugar substitute
1/2 t. ground cinnamon
1/2 t. ground nutmeg
3 T. wheat flour
3 T. Brummel & Brown light margarine spread
3 T. chopped walnuts
1/3 cup dry instant oatmeal
3 T. water
1. Place apple slices in a medium baking dish (about 9x9 inch).
2. In a medium bowl combine brown sugar substitute, cinnamon, nutmeg, flour, and oatmeal.
3. Cut in margarine until coarse. Add walnuts.
4. Evenly spread oatmeal mixture over apple slices.
5. Bake at 350 degrees. Half way through baking time, add water to apples and gently toss mixture.
6. Continue to bake until oatmeal mixture is golden brown and fruit is soft (total baking time about 40 minutes).
7. Makes 4 servings.
Nutrition Facts per serving:
Calories: 166, Carbohydrate: 22 g, Fiber: 4 g, Fat: 8 g, Protein: 3 g, Sodium: 142 mg
1. Recently diagnosed & scared
2. Does stress affect diabetes control?
3. Can I make pre-diabetes go away?
4. Craving sweets
5. Actose? (response)
6. Type 1 & weight loss help (response)
I went online and found your program. WOW, I am so impressed with how you have 'put it all together.'
I started on your breakfasts menu Friday morning and shopped with your shopping list Friday. What a manageable program.