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Diabetic Digest - May 27, 2015


As summer gets closer, you need to remember that when enjoying all of the outdoor activities, keep yourself hydrated.

I can't tell you how many times having a bottle of water has saved me. Even if you don't feel hot from the heat. Dehydration can strike at anytime without warning. Drink plenty of water and drink often.

Just be safe and enjoy all that summer has to offer... and have some water, too!


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*-- Diabetic News --*

Older Adults: A1Cs Too Low?
By: Miriam E. Tucker

The American Diabetes Association recommends individualized glucose control targets for people with diabetes. For some older adults in poor health, the targets for A1C-a measure of overall glucose control-should be 7.5 to 8.5 percent, higher than for healthy people with diabetes. But, in a study of 1,288 adults ages 65 and older with diabetes, researchers found that two-thirds had an A1C of less than 7 percent and 2 in 5 had an A1C less than 6.5 percent. Over half of those who reached those targets were treated with insulin or another type of drug that can cause low blood glucose. Those numbers were the same for healthy seniors and those with poor health, suggesting that some of the less-healthy participants were being overtreated, researchers say.

Source: JAMA Internal Medicine, published online Jan. 12, 2015

Original Article: Older Adults: A1Cs Too Low?

*- Diabetic Recipe -*

Roasted Tomatillo Salsa

(makes 2 cups)

8 fresh tomatillos, husks removed
1 jalapeno chile pepper, stem and seeds removed
cooking spray
grated zest and juice of 1 lemon

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Place the tomatillos and jalapeno on a small baking sheet. Lightly spritz with cooking spray. Roast for 20 to 25 minutes, until tomatillos are golden and soft.
3. Transfer tomatillos and jalapeno to a food processor. Process until smooth.
4. Add the lemon zest and juice. Pulse again to mix.
5. Refrigerate until you're ready to use.

Nutrition Information
Per 1/4-cup (60 ml) serving: 13 calories (0% calories from fat), 0 protein, 0 total fat )0 saturated fat), 3 g carbohydrates, 1 g dietary fiber, 0 cholesterol, 103 mg potassium, 0 sodium
Diabetic exchanges: FREE

Original Recipe: Roasted Tomatillo Salsa


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