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Nov 3, 2013 - Just some Research Info

Sunday, November 03, 2013

The normal blood sugar range for diabetics, as determined by the American Diabetes Association, is between 70 and 130 mg/dL before meals and less than 180 mg/dL a few hours after you began eating. You can use a blood sugar monitor to check your blood glucose levels and adjust your diet or medication accordingly.

Try replacing the meat on your plate with omega-3 fatty acid-rich cold-water fish such as salmon, mackerel, and herring. Olive oil, avocado, and nuts are also good sources of this nutrient.

leafy green vegetables
whole grains
low-fat dairy products
beans and peas
fresh low-sugar fruits (blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, cranberries, pears, cantaloupes, grapefruit, and cherries)

whole grain versions of bread, pasta, cereal, rice, crackers, and tortillas - American Diabetes recommends having 1 a meal but if I do, my sugars spike. Now if I have 1 serving of crackers, I run higher but ok range. I limit these items to occasional.

Look up Qia I get it from Marlene's Market, It is really good cereal and is my has 14 - 16 carbs total. We are allowed 33 per meal. Remember there are healthy carbs and unhealthy carbs. This seems to be a healthy carb and does NOT raise the sugar level a lot. Ok, I have 16 carbs without the milk. My Vanilla Unsweetened All Natural Hemp Milk from Pacific has 1 carb 2 fiber 3 protein and zero for sugar. Fat is 5g..... .5 is saturated, 4g polyunsaturated and .5 monounsaturated. This makes it virtually heart healthy, diabetes healthy, weightloss healthy. It has 70 calories. Now, keep in mind, I only do 2-3 tbsp of the cereal which is 1 serving and I do 1/4 cup of the hemp which is 1/4 serving since serving size is 1 cup.

This morning I made my husband a healthy skillet with my Nu-Wave Oven! YUM! It came out good. Thus far, I love this oven and would still recommend it. I use a small rectangle glass dish. I place it in the oven uncovered. I put a little walnut oil on bottom of glass baking dish, layered with fresh sliced mushrooms, (forgot the onion), diced small potatoes, sliced Kelabasa (sp), power level Hi, cook time 15 minutes....Rack is at lowest. Added 4 eggs, mixed in, sprinkled 3 small slices of cheddar cheese, pepper, and baked 5 minutes, stirred, baked 5 more minutes, served to hubby entire I took a couple of bites of the egg/mushroom and slice of sausage to taste. Yep! it was good. I don't think it will have much affect on my sugar level as it truly was mostly mushroom and small slice of the sausage. I drank 1/4 cup of non fat milk.

I don't know how you all did with the candy and Halloween. I stole 4 pieces of candy from the grand babies... 2 snickers, 1 reeses pb cup, and almond joy. This is my candy quota for multiple days. I ate the almond joy day 1. Day 2 none, day 3, reeses pb cup... today none.... haven't decided if going to do the snickers today or save for another day. It will depend how well I do with my eating today.

Interesting that I read that beets are supposed to help heal diabetes. Hmmm guess I will add beets to my diet.

Kale is listed as a great veggie and I do eat a lot of kale.

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    woo hoo you are AWESOME! keep going!
    1563 days ago
    Wow, you are doing great with your diabetes education!
    1568 days ago
    1569 days ago
    Glad that you are taking care of yourself. I'm proud of you for being so determined. This is the 2nd year in a row that I can proudly share that I did NOT have any Halloween candy. I admit that it is a bit of a problem for me.. so like alcohol, I choose to leave it alone. Love ya
    1569 days ago
    My DH loves Kale chips
    1569 days ago
    I have been making smoothies with a cup of kale, 1/2 c spinach 2 sprigs parsley, a about 1/2 tsp or so of fresh ginger, around 20 blueberries and some other fruit, 1/2 banana or a small apple or pear. sometimes I add cucumber and or celery. Oh, and 2 TBS greek yogurt and a little soy milk. This is really good.... almost any way I make it I put those greens in... I know that you probably need to watch the fruit... but much better than I ever thought they would be!
    1570 days ago
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