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THE DIABETIC NEWSLETTER
February 11, 2013 - Volume XIV; Issue #03
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- Reduce stress and anxiety
- Improve balance and coordination
 
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TABLE OF CONTENTS:
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In The News
Active Community Discussions
Feature Recipes:
  - Baked Cajun Chicken
  - Crispy Chicken (w)
  - Chicken Jambalaya
  - Chicken Gumbo Soup (w)
  - Fish Creole
  - Spicy Fish Stew (w)
  - New Orleans Shrimp Creole
  - Garlic Tiger Shrimp (w)
Diabetes 101:
  - How cholesterol, triglyceride, weight, and
    blood pressure problems relate to diabetes
  - Heart Healthy Dining: Tips and Advice (w)
Food and Cooking:
  - Mardi Gras Can Be Good For Your Health
  - Recipe: Red Bean Gumbo (w)
Diabetes Q and A:
  - What routine medical examinations and tests
    are needed for people with diabetes?
  - Questions to Ask Your Healthcare Team (w)
Diabetes Related Explanations & Definitions
Special Sponsor's Message: Neuropathy Treatment Group
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IN THE NEWS
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Study: Permanent Stress May Cause Type 2 Diabetes in Men
http://thediabeticnews.com/news/1906.shtml
 
Development of Diabetic Nerve Pain May Be Slowed by Exercise
http://thediabeticnews.com/news/1905.shtml
 
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ACTIVE DISCUSSIONS
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See all forums at: http://diabeticcommunity.com
 
New diabetic type 2...
http://diabeticnetwork.com/community/DCForumID37/301.html
 
Vitamin D and blood sugar ...
http://diabeticnetwork.com/community/DCForumID4/545.html
 
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THIS WEEK'S RECIPES
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BAKED CAJUN CHICKEN
 
Yield: 4 servings
Source: Better Homes & Gardens
View Online: http://diabeticgourmet.com/recipes/html/33.shtml
 
Ingredients
 
-  1-1/2 to 2 pounds split chicken breasts
-  1/2 dried thyme, crushed
-  Nonstick spray coating
-  1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
-  2 tablespoons nonfat milk
-  1/8 teaspoon ground white pepper
-  2 tablespoons onion powder
-  1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper
-  1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
 
Directions
 
Rinse chicken, pat dry. Cut off skin and discard.
 
Spray a 13x9x2 inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
 
Arrange the chicken in the dish; meat side up.
Brush lightly with milk.
 
In small bowl mix onion powder, thyme, garlic
salt, white pepper, red pepper, and black pepper.
Sprinkle over chicken.
 
Bake in a 375 degree oven for 45 minutes,
or until the chicken is cooked through.
 
Nutritional Information (Per Serving)
Calories:    166; Protein: 25 g; Fat: 6 g; Carbohydrates: 0 g
Exchanges: 3 Lean Meat
 
Also Try: Crispy Chicken
http://diabeticgourmet.com/recipes/html/265.shtml
 
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CHICKEN JAMBALAYA
 
Yield: 6 servings
View Online: http://diabeticgourmet.com/recipes/html/232.shtml
 
Ingredients
 
-  1 Tbsp. olive oil
-  1 medium onion, chopped
-  2-3 garlic cloves, minced
-  3/4 lb. skinless, boneless chicken breast, cut in 3/4-inch pieces
-  1 can (14.5 oz.) whole plum tomatoes in juice
-  1 rib celery, cut in 1/2-inch slices
-  1 small green bell pepper, chopped
-  1 scallion, chopped
-  1 Tbsp. tomato paste
-  1 bay leaf
-  1 tsp. dried thyme
-  1/4 tsp. dried red pepper flakes
-  1 pinch ground cloves
-  1 cup hot long-grain brown rice,
   cooked according to package directions
 
Directions
 
In 3-quart Dutch oven, heat oil over medium-high heat.
Add onion and garlic. Saute, stirring frequently, until
onion is tender but not brown, about 4 minutes. Add chicken
and cook, stirring, until pieces are white on all sides.
 
Add tomatoes with liquid, breaking up with spoon. Mix in
celery, bell pepper, scallion and tomato paste. Stir in bay
leaf, thyme, pepper flakes and cloves. Bring to a boil, then
reduce heat and simmer until chicken is cooked and sauce
has thickened, about 20 minutes.
 
Remove bay leaf. Stir rice into
chicken mixture until well combined.
 
Nutritional Information (Per Serving)
Calories:    235; Protein: 17 g; Sodium: 203 mg;
Fat: 4 g; Carbohydrates: 33 g
Exchanges: 2 Low-Fat Meat, 2 Bread/Starch. 1 Vegetable
 
Also Try: Chicken Gumbo Soup
http://diabeticgourmet.com/recipes/html/279.shtml
 
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FISH CREOLE
 
Yield: 4 servings
Source: Magic Menus for People with Diabetes
Book Info: http://diabeticgourmet.com/book_archive/details/3.shtml
View Online: http://diabeticgourmet.com/recipes/html/823.shtml
 
Ingredients
 
-  4 (3-ounce) fish fillets
-  2 tablespoons lemon juice
-  2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
-  4 tablespoons reduced-fat margarine, divided
-  1/2 cup chopped green peppers
-  1 cup chopped canned tomatoes, undrained
-  Pepper to taste
-  2 teaspoons flour
 
Directions
 
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
 
Place fish fillets in baking pan
coated with nonstick cooking spray.
 
Mix together lemon juice, onion, and 2 tablespoons melted
margarine. Pour mixture over fish. Bake uncovered or
until fish flakes easily with fork, about 15 minutes.
 
While fish is baking, prepare creole sauce; saute green
pepper in remaining margarine. Add tomatoes and pepper.
Stir in flour. Simmer until mixture is heated.
 
Nutritional Information (Per Serving)
Calories: 205; Protein: 25 g; Sodium: 338 mg;
Cholesterol: 37 mg; Fat: 9 g; Dietary Fiber: 1 g;
Sugars: 4 g; Carbohydrates: 7 g
Exchanges: 3 Lean Meat, 1 Vegetable
 
Also Try: Spicy Fish Stew
http://diabeticgourmet.com/recipes/html/634.shtml
 
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New Orleans Shrimp Creole
 
Yield: 6 servings (1 cup per serving)
Source: The Diabetes Food and Nutrition Bible
Book Info: http://diabeticgourmet.com/book_archive/details/11.shtml
View Online: http://diabeticgourmet.com/recipes/html/714.shtml
 
Ingredients
 
-  1/4 cup dry white wine
-  1 cup diced onions
-  1/2 cup diced celery
-  1-1/2 cups diced red pepper
-  1/2 cup diced green pepper
-  2 cloves garlic, minced
-  1 cup sliced okra
-  4 cups crushed canned tomatoes
-  1 tablespoon no-added-salt tomato paste
-  1 cup fat-free, reduced-sodium chicken broth
-  1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
-  1 teaspoon paprika
-  1/2 teaspoon celery seed
-  2 bay leaves
-  1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
-  Salt and pepper to taste
 
Directions
 
In a large stockpot or kettle, heat the white wine
over medium heat until it boils slightly.
 
Add the onions, celery, red and green pepper,
and garlic and saute for 10 minutes.
 
Add the okra, tomatoes, tomato paste, broth, cayenne pepper,
paprika, celery seed, and bay leaves. Bring to a boil.
Lower the heat and simmer for 45 minutes.
 
Add the shrimp and cook for 5-6 minutes more until the
shrimp turn pink. Season with pepper and salt. Serve in
bowls with cooked brown rice, if desired (note: rice is
not included in nutritional info).
 
Nutritional Information (Per Serving)
Calories: 161; Protein: 16 g; Sodium: 607 mg;
Cholesterol: 107 mg; Fat: 1 g; Dietary Fiber: 6 g;
Sugars: 12 g; Carbohydrates: 21 g
Exchanges: 1 Carbohydrate (equals 3 vegetable), 2 Very Lean Meat, 1 Vegetable
 
Also Try: Garlic Tiger Shrimp
http://diabeticgourmet.com/recipes/html/671.shtml
 
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DIABETES 101:
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HOW CHOLESTEROL, TRIGLYCERIDE, WEIGHT, AND
BLOOD PRESSURE PROBLEMS RELATE TO DIABETES
 
People with type 2 diabetes have high rates of cholesterol
and triglyceride abnormalities, obesity, and high blood
pressure, all of which are major contributors to higher
rates of cardiovascular disease.
 
Many people with diabetes have several of these conditions
at the same time. This combination of problems is often
called metabolic syndrome (formerly known as Syndrome X).
 
The metabolic syndrome is often defined as the presence
of any three of the following conditions:
 
- excess weight around the waist
- high levels of triglycerides
- low levels of HDL, or "good," cholesterol
- high blood pressure
- high fasting blood glucose levels
 
If you have one or more of these conditions, you are
at an increased risk for having one or more of the
others. The more conditions that you have, the
greater the risk to your health.
 
Something else to read:
Heart Healthy Dining: Tips and Advice
http://diabeticgourmet.com/articles/119.shtml
 
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FOOD AND COOKING
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MARDI GRAS CAN BE GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH
 
It's almost Fat Tuesday, but you can celebrate in a low-fat way.
 
Mardi Gras (French for "fat Tuesday") is the day before Ash
Wednesday, and an occasion for a New Orleans-style party.
 
Traditional Louisiana gumbos can be revamped into healthful
meals full of disease-fighting ingredients. Special seasonings
and cooking techniques eliminate the high levels of fat and
calories while preserving the rich taste and smoky flavor.
 
Although not technically a gumbo, the classic New Orleans
dish of red beans and rice is a close relative.
 
The following version calls for a small amount of meat and
chicken stock, but eliminating the meat and using vegetable
broth will make Red Bean Gumbo a meatless dish appropriate
for Lenten meals.
 
RED BEAN GUMBO
 
Makes 8 servings.
 
Ingredients:
 
-  1 lb. dried red kidney beans (about 2 cups), picked over and rinsed
-  2 Tbsp. canola oil
-  3 cloves garlic, minced
-  1 cup chopped onion
-  1 cup chopped celery
-  1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
-  4 oz. chopped turkey ham
-  1 tsp. dried thyme
-  1 tsp. dried oregano
-  1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper, or to taste
-  1/4 tsp. ground red pepper, or to taste
-  1 tsp. salt, or to taste (optional)
-  8 cups fat-free, reduced-sodium chicken broth
-  4 cups hot cooked rice (see Note)
-  filé powder (gumbo filé), to accompany gumbo (optional)
-  a few drops of hot sauce, or to taste (optional)
 
Directions:
 
About one hour before preparing the gumbo: In large container
or pot, cover beans with boiling hot water to at least 2 inches.
Cover and let stand until beans have swelled to at least twice
their size and have absorbed most of water, about 1 hour.
Drain beans, discarding soaking liquid.
 
In a large, heavy pot, heat oil until hot. Add onion and garlic
and gently saute until onion is translucent and garlic is soft,
taking care they do not brown. Add celery and bell pepper and
saute 1 to 2 minutes more, stirring frequently.
Add ham and lightly saute.
 
Mix in herbs, seasonings, broth and beans. Bring to a boil, then
reduce heat to a simmer. Partially cover and simmer, stirring
occasionally, until beans are tender, about 1 hour.
 
Note: Although white rice is the traditional
accompaniment, for extra nutrition, use brown rice.
 
Nutritional Information Per Serving:
303 calories; 4 g. total fat; less than 1 g. saturated fat;
50 g. carbohydrate; 17 g. protein;
11 g. dietary fiber; 742 mg. sodium
Diabetic Exchanges: 3-1/2 Bread/Starch, 2 Medium-Fat Meat
 
Find this article at:
http://diabeticgourmet.com/articles/368.shtml
 
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DIABETES RELATED DEFINITIONS
AND EXPLANATIONS
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IMPAIRED GLUCOSE TOLERANCE (IGT)
A condition in which blood glucose levels are higher than normal
but are not high enough for a diagnosis of diabetes. IGT, also
called pre-diabetes, is a level of 140 mg/dL to 199 mg/dL
2 hours after the start of an oral glucose tolerance test.
Most people with pre-diabetes are at increased risk for
developing type 2 diabetes. Other names for IGT that are no
longer used are "borderline," "subclinical," "chemical,"
or "latent" diabetes.
 
INSULIN ADJUSTMENT
A change in the amount of insulin a person with diabetes
takes based on factors such as meal planning, activity,
and blood glucose levels.
 
JET INJECTOR
A device that uses high pressure instead of a needle to
propel insulin through the skin and into the body.
 
KUSSMAUL BREATHING
The rapid, deep, and labored breathing of people
who have diabetic ketoacidosis.
 
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DIABETES Q AND A:
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QUESTION:
 
What routine medical examinations and
tests are needed for people with diabetes?
 
ANSWER:
 
Your doctors should:
 
Measure your blood pressure at every visit.
 
Check your feet for sores at every visit, and
give a thorough foot exam at least once a year.
 
Give you a hemoglobin A1C test at least twice a
year to determine what your average blood glucose
level was for the past 2 to 3 months.
 
Test your urine and blood to check your kidney
function at least once a year.
 
Test your blood lipids (fats)—total cholesterol; LDL,
or low-density lipoprotein (“bad” cholesterol); HDL,
or high-density lipoprotein (“good” cholesterol);
and triglycerides at least once a year.
 
You should also get a dental checkup twice a year, a dilated
eye exam once a year, an annual flu shot, and a pneumonia shot.
 
Also Read:
Questions to Ask Your Healthcare Team About Your Type 2 Diabetes
http://diabeticgourmet.com/articles/725.shtml
 
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SPECIAL SPONSOR'S MESSAGE
=========================
 
Great News for Sufferers of Nerve Pain:
2 Capsules Twice Daily Can Change Your Life.
 
Now is the best time to learn about an all-natural formula
with ingredients backed by many medical clinical studies.
See how these ingredients have been shown to improve
neuropathy symptoms and let you return to a normal life.
 
Four out of five of our customers have already
discovered how these ingredients will:
 
- Reduce or eliminate numbness & tingling in hands, feet & legs
- Lessen or eliminate the pain and burning sensations
- Support & strengthen nerves and nerve linings
- Reduce stress and anxiety
- Improve balance and coordination
 
Neuropathy Support Formula is a capsule you take twice daily that
uses ultra-high doses of benfotiamine(B1) and methylcobalamine
(B12) combined with a super anti-oxidant that makes
the formula 12 times more effective. No side effects.
And it's backed by our 1-year money-back guarantee
 
See http://neuropathytreatmentgroup.com/dn  to learn more
about this product and to claim your FREE trial bottle.
Limit one (1) FREE bottle per customer and per household.
 
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