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Diabetic Digest - December 24, 2014


I want to wish all of my wonderful readers a Merry Christmas!

As 2014 comes to a close I would just like to thank you for reading. And, it's so nice to hear from so many of you.

So, enjoy this year-ending edition of the Diabetic Digest, which includes a great recipe for Crustless Spinach Quiche (a great treat to serve at your New Year's party).

Make sure to have a Happy and Healthy New Year!

Oh, and my most recent A1C was an amazing 6.6! That made my doctor and I very happy.


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*-- Diabetic News --*

Skipping Breakfast Increases Kids' Type 2 Risk
By: Miriam E. Tucker

Children who eat breakfast-especially high-fiber cereal-may be less likely to develop type 2 diabetes later in life, researchers say. Among a racially mixed group of 4,116 schoolchildren ages 9 and 10, a quarter said they usually skipped breakfast. Those kids had higher levels of blood glucose and insulin resistance (risk factors for developing type 2) than did children who said they ate breakfast every day. Among the breakfast-eaters, kids who ate high-fiber cereal had fewer diabetes risk factors than did those who ate other types of breakfast foods. The kids who ate no breakfast tended to eat higher-fat and less-healthful foods the rest of the day.

Source: PLOS Medicine, published online Aug. 26, 2014

Original Article: Skipping Breakfast Increases Kids' Type 2 Risk

*- Diabetic Recipe -*

Crustless Spinach Quiche

Servings: 6
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Total: 40 minutes

1 1-ounce package frozen chopped spinach
4 ounces skim milk Swiss cheese
12 ounces egg substitute
3 scallions, whites and 1 inch green, sliced
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
freshly ground pepper to taste
cooking spray
2 slices day old bread, crusts removed and broken into small pieces

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray an 8- or 9-inch pie pan with cooking spray.
2. Thaw the spinach under cold water and then drain in a colander, squeezing out all liquid.
3. Mix spinach with cheese, bread pieces, egg substitute, scallion, nutmeg, and pepper.
4. Pour into the pie pan.
5. Bake about 30 minutes or until completely set. Serve immediately (it's best hot).

Nutrition Information
Per serving: 121 calories (28% calories from fat), 13 g protein, 4 g total fat (2.2 g saturated fat), 9 g carbohydrate, 2 g dietary fiber, 10 mg cholesterol, 282 mg sodium
Diabetic exchanges: 2 lean protein, 1/2 carbohydrate (bread/starch)

Original Recipe: Crustless Spinach Quiche


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