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Diabetic Digest - August 5, 2015


I'm headed out to see my doctor. I'm due for an A1C blood test just to make sure that my blood sugar is staying where it should and making sure that I'm not headed for any problems.

I'm sure you know by now that I get this taken care of every three months. It's always important to have your A1C on a regular basis. I'm glad I do and I'm sure you do as well.

When you have diabetes it's always better to be up on things rather that playing to 'coulda, woulda, shoulda' game. Diabetes is a lot of things. Forgiving is not one of them.

I better get going. I'll let you know how it went in the next issue.


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*-- Diabetic News --*

Warning: Don't Share Insulin Pens
By: Miriam E. Tucker

If you use insulin pens or take other injected diabetes medications (such as Symlin, Victoza, or Byetta), don't share your medication pen with anyone else-even if you've attached a new needle. Blood can get stuck inside the pen from previous use and could potentially infect another user. After receiving reports of thousands of situations where patients shared insulin pens, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) now requires pen manufacturers to include a "for single patient use only" warning label on pens and pen cartons. So far, there have been no reports of actual infections in patients from pen sharing, and the FDA hopes to keep it that way.

Source: Food and Drug Administration, posted online Feb. 25, 2015

Original Article: Warning: Don't Share Insulin Pens

*- Diabetic Recipe -*

Frozen Strawberry Pops

Servings: 8
Prep time: 5 minutes

8 large ripe strawberries, hulled and cut into quarters
2/3 cup frozen pineapple juice concentrate, slightly thawed
2 8-ounce cans sugar-free lemon-lime soda

1. Place the strawberries in a food processor or blender.
Add the pineapple juice concentrate and pulse until fairly
smooth. (If you don't have a food process or a blender,
you can do this with a handmixer.)
2. Stir in the sugar-free soda until well blended.
3. Pour mixture into eight 6-ounce paper cups. Freeze
for 30 minutes, then stick a clean wooden stick into the
middle of each pop.
4. Freeze overnight.
5. To serve, let stand at room temperature just until you
can peel off the paper cup. Eat at once.

Nutrition Information
Per Serving: 49 calories (0% calories from fat), 1 g protein, 0 total fat (0 saturated fat) 12 g carbohydrate, 1 g dietary fiber, 0 cholesterol, 3 mg sodium
Diabetic Exchanges: 1 carbohydrate (1 fruit)

Original Recipe: Frozen Strawberry Pops


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