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    GlucoMenu® Newsletter - Friday, September 30, 2016

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    Message from Christine

    Hi Everyone!  This week's newsletter includes:
    • Pre-Diabetes Carbohydrate Choices
    • Apple Nut Crisp Recipe
    • E-mail to Christine - High Cholesterol
    • Food Tips to Control Blood Sugar
    • Quick Workouts
    • Pre-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

    Tip of the Week - Carbohydrate Choices (or carb counting)

    One "Carbohydrate Choice" equals 15 grams of carbohydrate.  Each of the following foods are examples of one carbohydrate choice:
    • 1 slice of whole grain bread
    • 1/3 cup cooked pasta or rice
    • 1/2 cup cooked beans or peas
    • 1 small apple
    • 1 extra small banana or
    • 1 cup low fat milk

    Read more about Carbohydrate Choices

    GlucoMenu® Sample Recipe - Apple Nut Crisp

    Recipe Ingredients:
    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

    Recipe Directions:
    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


    E-mail to Christine - High Cholesterol

    Q:  In addition to having diabetes I have high cholesterol.  What can I order?

    A:    Cholesterol is only found in animal products.  Plant foods will not contain...

    Read Christine's Entire Answer

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    Weekly Exercise Tip

    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!

    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!

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    GlucoMenu® Support Group

    In this issue:
    1. When should I exercise?
    2. Should I see a diabetes doctor?
    3. Depressed with diabetes
    4. Low blood glucose level (response)
    5. Need to lose weight but have not seen a dietitian
    6. Taking Glipizide, is this diabetes?
    7. Why is my blood sugar high in the morning? (response)

    Customer Feedback

    I love the diet and am doing great... I am exercising as well.  The thing I like about your diet is I never feel hunger.  Thanks for all of your help. Reviews...

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