Thursday, November 3, 2011
Do you know a person with type 2 Diabetes? November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. I know a lot of people that have diabetes and my husband also has it. When you have diabetes you need to take better care of yourself, by eating right and exercising. In 1991 my husband kept getting big boils all over his legs and we wondered why he was getting them. I had medical book that told about illnesses and disease, so I thought I would look up boils. I was rather surprised what I found, the book said it was a good indication that it might be diabetes. My husband was in disbelief, his mother and sister were a diabetics. My husband's sister died at age 34 from a heart attack that was diabetes related. His mother had kidney dialysis once or twice a week, until she finally died, when her bowels quit working.
During my husband's next visit to his nurse practitioner, I told the nurse practitioner what I found and so he checked his glucose with a glucose meter and it didn't even register. The meter could go up to 500, so my husband's glucose sugar was well over 500. During that visit the nurse practitioner had to drain the boils that were left on his legs. So, if you ever get boils all over your legs for no apparent reason, go get your glucose checked.
Along with diabetes, you have a good chance of getting neuropathy. My husband has neuropathy in his hands and feet. His hands aren't too bad, but his feet are severe. Neuropathy is nerve damage. He has to take medicine daily for the pain in his feet. He is unable to feel his feet and unable to tell if his feet are cold or warm.
My husband also has glaucoma. Glaucoma is a common eye condition in which the fluid pressure inside the eyes rises because of slowed fluid drainage from the eye. If untreated, it may damage the optic nerve and other parts of the eye, causing the loss of vision or even blindness. A person with diabetes is almost twice as likely to have glaucoma as other adults. The longer an individual has diabetes, the greater his or her risk of becoming a glaucoma victim. This form of glaucoma is referred to as neovascular glaucoma.
So, if you think you or somebody you know has diabetes, get checked and learn about proper Diabetes Management! So, in order to help you with diabetes, I have a couple of alternative recipes to share with you.
Mini Turkey MeatloavesPreparation: 20 minutes
Time-To-Table: 1 hour
- 4 Wasa whole wheat crispbreads
- 1 package (20 oz.) lean ground turkey
- 1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
- 1/3 cup celery, finely chopped
- 1/3 cup ketchup
- 1/4 cup (2 oz.) Better'n Eggs
- 1 tablespoon parsley, chopped
- 1 teaspoon ground mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons ketchup
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
1. Heat oven to 350°F. Place crispbread in resealable plastic bag. Using rolling pin, crush crackers into fine crumbs. In large bowl combine all meatloaf ingredients; mix well, using hands if necessary. Form into 6 (4x2 inch) loaves. Place on aluminum foil lined 15x10x1-inch baking pan.
2. In small bowl combine all glaze ingredients; mix well. Spread glaze over top of each loaf. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until no longer pink.
Spicy Bacon & Cheese EggwichTime-To-Table: 10 minutes
- 1 cup (8 ounces) Better'n Eggs®
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne hot pepper sauce
- 1/4 cup (1 ounce) Crystal Farms® Shredded Cheddar Cheese
- 2 slices turkey bacon, cut in half crosswise
- 4 whole wheat English muffins, split
1. Spray 10-inch nonstick skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Heat over medium heat. Add Better'n Eggs and stir in hot pepper sauce. As Better'n Eggs start to set use spatula to lift edge of eggs, letting uncooked eggs flow to bottom of skillet. Cook until Better'n Eggs are set but still moist. Sprinkle shredded cheese on top and then fold over the Better'n Eggs so cheese melts in the middle.
2. Place turkey bacon on microwave safe plate. Cover with paper towel. Microwave on HIGH 30 to 40 seconds or until warmed.
3. Toast each half English muffin in toaster. Spoon about 1/2 cup Better'n Eggs mixture on top of 4 toasted muffins. Top each with 1 piece cooked bacon. Top with remaining toasted muffins.
Since, it is National Diabetes Awareness Month, Oprah's personal trainer Bob Greene wants to share nutrition and fitness tips with all of us. Bob has some great products to tell us about.
Crystal Farms Better'n Eggs and AllWhites. Crystal Farms Better’n Eggs and AllWhites are fat-free, cholesterol-free, and low-calorie alternatives to shell eggs:
- Both products are made from real eggs
- AllWhites is 100% liquid egg whites, nothing added
- Better’n Eggs is 98% liquid egg whites, plus 2% vitamins and minerals
- Both products have half the calories of shell eggs (25 calories per serving)
- Because they are fat-free, cholesterol-free and low-calorie, both products allow those with diabetes or those trying to prevent diabetes to enjoy eggs without having to sacrifice other foods they love (i.e.: they can have cheese with their eggs rather than plain eggs)
- Egg whites can increase recovery time from hypoglycemia by building up adrenal glands
Crystal Farms Better’n Eggs and AllWhites are convenient sources of lean, high-quality protein.
- Lean protein can help balance a diabetic diet while controlling hunger and blood sugar levels
- Lean protein helps you feel full longer, which helps with weight loss
- Protein keeps you energized during workouts
Crystal Farms Better’n Eggs and AllWhites can be used in any recipe that calls for eggs and are very convenient and versatile.
- Products do not include any added flavorings, so they won’t alter the taste of your favorite recipes or egg dishes
- Products are pasteurized fresh egg whites, therefore they can be eaten raw (i.e.: in smoothies,cookie dough)
- Both Better’n Eggs and AllWhites come in easy-to-pour, no-mess cartons
Twitter Party with Bob GreeneBe sure to follow #betterneggs on twitter before the twitter party with Bob Greene. It is on 11/16 from 8-10pm EST. To find out more information and sign up for the twitter party, you can go to this link: http://bit.ly/sa9wmC
The GRAND PRIZE is an Elliptical and there are plenty of other great prizes, so go RSVP for the Twitter Party with Bob Greene!
I was compensated for this posting. The opinions expressed are my own and were NOT influenced in any way.