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Date Nut Cookies

These date nut cookies are great for the holidays! Combine the dates with pecans, walnuts or other types of nuts for a unique taste. Fresh dates and nuts work best for this recipe, they can be found at https: http://wegotnuts.com Ingredients: 3 cups flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 cup butter ( room temperature ) 1 cup sugar (cane is preferred) ½ cup brown sugar (packed) 3 eggs (room temperature) 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 ½ cups chopped nuts 1 ½ cups pitted dates Instructions: Gather ingredients; turn oven on to preheat at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. While oven is heating, line the baking sheets with parchment paper. Using a medium bowl mix the flour, baking soda and salt; set aside. Mix the butter, sugar, brown sugar in a separate bowl for approximately 2 minutes until well combined....

Preparing For Disaster. Diabetic Preparedness Key To Survival This Season

When Hurricane Katrina struck last August, people with diabetes faced particular challenges, especially those using insulin. More than 20 million people in America have diabetes, and many others suffer with other chronic health conditions. During this year’s hurricane and tornado season, Eli Lilly and Company, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of insulin, suggests that individuals with diabetes or any other chronic illness should follow the guidelines below, no matter where you live: Medicine and supplies should be stored in a defined location to be easily gathered if you must quickly evacuate home or work. Keep cool packs in your freezer to keep medicine cool. Compile an easy-to-reach kit including: Medical supplies: syringes, cotton balls, tissues, swabs, blood glucose...

Lean Turkey Gyros

Authentic gyro is hard to come by, but this recipe is just right to satisfy your craving for healthy, Greek food. Whole wheat pita is a better option for diabetics. Since turkey meat is used in this recipe, you can be sure you will get low-fat gyros. What you need: • 2 tablespoons of feta cheese (crumbled) • 1 medium cucumber (peeled) • 4 pieces of whole-wheat pita bread (whole, warmed) • 2/3 cup of sour cream (low-fat) • 8 tomato slices (thin) • ¼ cup of onion (chopped finely) • 1 ½ cups of lettuce (shredded) • 2 teaspoons of dill weed • 1 ½ teaspoon Greek seasoning (no salt) • 2 teaspoons of lemon juice • ½ pound of turkey tenderloin (breast area, cut into strips—1/4 inch in thickness) • 1 teaspoon of olive oil How you make it: 1. Chop a third of the peeled cucumber finely. 2. Get a medi...

Take Control Of Your Diabetes Symptoms With These Great Diabetes Tips

Are you aware of what foods you should consume, what levels of working out you should do and even what adequate rest is for someone who suffers from diabetes? Apply the advice in the below article in order to provide you with an extra advantage in fighting this condition. If you have hypoglycemia, you need to carry sugary food such as gum with you. As these attacks can occur at any time, it is very important to be ready for it. If you suffer from hypoglycemia, avoid attacks by never skipping meals. Learn to identify foods that have high glycemic indices and that can cause your blood sugar to spike. Bread, juice, and pasta are very in high in terms of the glycemic index. Your blood sugars do not respond well to foods that are processed either. Stick to fresh and natural foods instead when g...

Herby Lettuce Wraps

In this recipe, the meat used is chicken, since it’s lighter, leaner, and healthier than pork or beef. This Chinese inspired recipe is much like a sandwich without the bread, so diabetics can eat each piece without worrying about a lot of carbohydrates. It’s easy to make as well. What you need: • For the dressing: o Half a cup of minced cilantro (fresh) o ¼ cup of rice vinegar o 3 tablespoons of canola oil o 2 tablespoons of lime juice o 1 clove of garlic (chopped) o 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise (low-fat) o 1 teaspoon of chili sauce o 2 tablespoons of peanut butter (low-fat and creamy) o 1 teaspoon of sesame oil o 1 tablespoon of brown sugar o 2 teaspoons of fresh ginger root (minced) o 1 tablespoon soy sauce (low-sodium) • For the salad: o 6 Boston or Bibb lettuce leaves o 2 cups of cooked...

Diabetic Diet

While talking about diabetes, you may be frightened by the idea that you may have it. Or maybe, you may have it in the future. You want to know if you are at risk to develop diabetes and anxiously you’re looking to find if you have any diabetes symptoms. Diabetes affects the manner in which the body handles carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. If neglected, diabetes can have serious complications. Diabetic people have high blood sugar levels. The blood sugar level is regulated by insulin – a hormone produced by the pancreas, which depends on your eating habits. Diabetes is a serious disease. But the startling truth is that diabetes is reversible. Diabetes is the number one cause of chronic kidney disease (CKD). This disease is a condition where the body is unable to automatically...

Tasty Pork Tenderloin Sandwiches

Pork tenderloin is a lean cut of pork, which is a good addition to your diabetic diet. This recipe is another way of enjoying pork tenderloin in a healthy way. If you serve it to your friends, they may even forget it’s good for them. What you need: • Baby spinach or arugula • Egg white of a large egg (beaten lightly) • 4 hamburger buns (whole wheat, lightly toasted, split) • 1/3 cup of Japanese panko breadcrumbs • 1 ½ teaspoons of maple syrup • 3 tablespoons of mayonnaise • 3 tablespoons of dried cranberries (chopped) • 3 tablespoons of Dijon mustard • ½ teaspoon of poultry seasoning • 1 pound of pork tenderloin (cubed) How to make it: Get a large mixing bowl and in it, combine the egg white, poultry seasoning, panko breadcrumbs, and dried cranberries. Pulse the pork tenderloin until mince...

Essentials of Basaglar

Basaglar is a known brand of insulin glargine. This long-acting type of insulin helps patients with Type I and Type II diabetes. As with any injectable insulin, Basaglar is administered subcutaneously or just underneath the skin. This medication comes in the convenient Basaglar KwikPen. The pen contains 3 mL of the drugs and for every mL, it provides 100 units of insulin glargine. General Effectiveness Basaglar has been proven effective in improving levels of blood sugar in individuals diagnosed with Type I and Type II diabetes. Usually, testing the HbA1c (hemoglobin A1c) helps measure the patient’s treatment response. It shows the average glucose levels in the blood over the last 2 to 3 months. A goal of under 7.0% HbA1c for most adult diabetics is what the American Diabetes Association r...

Coffee Byproducts Could Fight Inflammation

The benefits of coffee don’t stop at drinking that dark, delicious beverage. The byproducts collected in making coffee might possess useful substances. Even if the study is still in its initial stages, its results indicate that silverskin and husks discarded by coffee manufacturers may have health and environmental benefits. To bring out the coffee bean, coffee growers should first peel off the husk, which is the hard outer covering. They also remove the silverskin, which is the thin layer that protects the seed. In a normal harvest, growers just leave the husks out there in the field. The discarded materials are rich in chlorogenic acid, caffeine, and tannins, which are known to be dangerous to the environment. Coffee producers end up with approximately 0.68 tons of coffee waste, which ma...

CHICKPEA-ZUCCHINI BURGERS IN RANCH-TAHINI SAUCE

Though this recipe is vegan, you will never tire of adding this to your diabetic diet. Zucchini and chickpea patties are made even more sumptuous with the ranch-tahini sauce, arugula, and tomato slices. You can choose to serve them in whole grain pitas or burger buns. If you make extra sauce, you can use it as a dressing for salads or a dip for veggie sticks or sweet potato fries. What you need: • 4 tomato slices • 4 tbsps of tahini (divided) • 1 c of fresh arugula • 1 tbsp of lemon juice • 4 whole whole grain burger buns or pitas (toasted) • 3 tsps of white miso (divided) • 1 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil • 1 ¼ tsps of onion powder (divided) • 1/3 c of rolled oats (old-fashioned) • 1 ¼ tsps of garlic powder (divided) • ½ c of zucchini (shredded) • ¼ c parsley leaves (fresh) • 1 ¼ tsps of...

GINGER BEEF AND BABY BOK CHOY CHINESE STIR-FRY

GINGER BEEF AND BABY BOK CHOY CHINESE STIR-FRY It just takes one wok or skillet to accomplish this easy stir-fry dish, so you don’t need to worry about complicated cleanup. You don’t even need to prep long. Just make sure you choose the most flavorful oyster sauce you can find at your local Asian food aisle or food store. This would certainly add more protein and fiver into our diabetic diet. What you need: • 3 tablespoon of chicken broth (unsalted) • 12 ounces of beef flank steak (trimmed) • 1 pound of baby bok choy (chopped into 2-inch pieces; 8 cups) • 1 tbsp of fresh ginger (minced) • 1 ½ tsps of soy sauce (reduced sodium) • 1 tbsp of vegetable oil • 1 tsp of dry sherry (additional 1 tbsp, divided) • 2 tbsps of oyster sauce • 1 tsp of cornstarch • 1 tsp of toasted sesame oil   How...

HEMOGLOBIN A1c READING IS NOT RELIABLE FOR TYPE II DIABETES DIAGNOSIS

Most doctors rely on hemoglobin A1c blood test results in detecting a patient’s risk for Type II diabetes and prediabetes. It has been found out recently that this test yields poor reading, resulting in a misdiagnosis for the majority of patients who are at risk. This is based on the research results shown at the Endocrine Society gathering held in New Orleans, Louisiana. The scientists compared and contrasted the accuracy of the hemoglobin A1c test with the oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT). They discovered that the A1c test missed about 73% of diabetic patients as opposed to the OGTT results. A1c is widely used because people don’t need to fast before their blood is drawn. It is very convenient that way. Fasting blood sugar test mandates that the patient should fast first. OGTT gauges t...