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Diabetic Digest - December 10, 2014

Readers:


I'm going to have my yearly physical tomorrow - nothing like waiting until the last minute, right? So nothing to report health wish at this time, but next issue I'll have the full briefing. And maybe my doctor will have some new information on diabetic research from the medical community.

For now I just need to take care of myself as the holidays are approaching fast. This holiday, Santa can take the cookies, but leave the presents for me.

Stay tuned for my A1C update!

Regards,
Steve


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*-- Diabetic News --*

Quick Walk Breaks Improve Circulation
By: Miriam E. Tucker

Sitting still for long periods of time can increase your risk for heart disease. But a study suggests that taking quick walking breaks can prevent the blood vessel damage that happens during long stretches of inactivity. Researchers studied 12 young men who were not obese but also not very physically fit. On one study day, the men sat for three hours straight without moving their legs. On another, they did the same except they walked on a treadmill at 2 miles per hour for five minutes every half hour. The ability of the men's blood vessels to expand in response to blood flow, a boon to circulation and blood pressure, dropped during the three hours of sitting still but stayed normal with the short walks.

Source: Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, published online Sept. 8, 2014

Original Article: Quick Walk Breaks Improve Circulation


*- Diabetic Recipe -*

English Muffin Breakfast Pizza

Servings: 1
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
Total: 10 minutes

Ingredients
2 tablespoons reduced-fat cream cheese
1 teaspoon reduced-fat sour cream
1/2 English muffin
1 small ripe peach, peeled and sliced
ground cinnamon to taste
1/2 teaspoon light brown sugar

Directions
1. Preheat broiler.
2. In a small bowl, combine cream cheese and sour cream.
3. Spread evenly over English muffin half.
4. Arrange peach slices on top.
5. Sprinkle with some cinnamon and the brown sugar.
6. Broil until cheese browns around the edges (about 2 minutes).
7. Cut in half or quarters and eat warm.

Nutrition Information
Per serving: 185 calories (33% calories from fat), 6 g protein, 7 g fat (4.3 g saturated fat), 25 g carbohydrates, 3 g fiber, 22 mg cholesterol, 258 mg sodium
Diabetic exchanges: 1 1/2 carbohydrate (1 bread/starch, 1/2 fruit), 1 fat

Original Recipe: English Muffin Breakfast Pizza

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