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Did you know that an estimated 29 million people in the United States suffer from type 2 diabetes, and another 86 million suffer from prediabetes?
The good news is that while there can be severe complications associated with diabetes, their development isn’t a foregone conclusion. Keeping your glucose level within range is key to successful management.
As a child, I remember being terrified when my Grandmother was diagnosed with diabetes.
Being a traditional Southern cook, she had been overweight as long as I remembered. Over the course of the next months, I watched her change the way she ate and lose weight. She lived until I was in my late 20’s, and as far as I know diabetes never gave her any more trouble. The way she took control of her health and successfully managed her diabetes is still an inspiration to me today!
Changing your diet is so important if you or someone you love has diabetes. The key is focusing on a diet that is high in fiber and full of fruits, vegetables, lean protein and whole grains.
Careful attention is also critical for those with prediabetes. A recent study at the University of Colorado School of Medicine showed that those with pre-diabetes who brought their elevated glucose levels down to normal levels with diet and exercise were 56% less likely to progress to having diabetes.
One product that can help you is Glucerna, which you can pick up at Target. It is the #1 Doctor recommended brand of nutritional products formulated for people with diabetes. Their products include Glucerna 6pk Ready to Drink Chocolate, Vanilla, Strawberry and Butter Pecan; Hunger Smart Shake 4pk Read to Drink Chocolate and Vanilla; Chocolate Peanut and Oatmeal Raisin Mini Snack Bars; and Crispy Delight 4 pk Bar Chocolate Chip.
All of the products have CARBSTEADY, which has slowly digestible carbohydrates that have been clinically proven to help to minimize blood sugar spikes. They can also help you manage hunger! Each of the Glucerna Hunger Smart Shake has 15grams of protein. Combined with CARBSTEADY, this makes it an excellent way to stick to a weight loss plan. The Crispy Delights Nutrition Bars are also amazing, with 10 grams of protein to help you manage hunger. The Mini Snack Nutrition Bars are great on the go!
Today, I’ve got an easy breakfast recipe for you, that is perfect along side any Glucerna shake.
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Recipe originally found here. Be sure to check out more diabetic friendly recipes!
- 1/2 cup cooked fortified oatmeal
- 1 Tbsp. ground flaxseed
- 1 Tbsp. raisins
- Cinnamon to taste
- Stir ground flaxseed, raisins, and cinnamon into cooked oatmeal. Sweeten with calorie-free sugar substitute if desired, and serve with milk.