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Diabetic Meal Plans Palmer AK

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Mat-Su Nutrition Counseling
(907) 841-8978
2030 S Killarney Dr
Palmer, AK
Services
Diabetes Education, Nutrition Counseling, Weight Management, Diet Plan, Sports Nutrition, First Consultation, Weight Loss
Hours
Sunday:Closed
Monday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday:Closed

Weight Watchers
(800) 516-3535
209 W Evergreen Ave
Palmer, AK

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Wellness Center the
(907) 235-9793
343 Soundview Ave
Homer, AK
Industry
Nutritionist

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Jammin Salmons Physical & Nutritional Therapy
(907) 457-6688
828 Crossman Rd
Fairbanks, AK
Industry
Nutritionist, Physical Therapist

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Alaska Native Health Board
(907) 523-0363
224 4th St
Juneau, AK
Industry
Nutritionist, Psychologist

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Alaska Nutrition & Health
(907) 357-3003
2000 E Industrial Dr
Wasilla, AK
Services
Diabetes Education, Nutrition Counseling, Weight Management, Diet Plan, Sports Nutrition, First Consultation, Weight Loss
Hours
Sunday:Closed
Monday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday:Closed

Weight Watchers
(800) 516-3535
1301 S Century Circle
Wasilla, AK

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North Country Chiropractic & Natural Health Care
(907) 457-5100
3677 College Rd Ste 7
Fairbanks, AK
Industry
Nutritionist

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Demain Jeffrey G
(907) 562-6228
3841 Piper St Suite T4-054
Anchorage, AK
Industry
Nutritionist

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Miller Marianne B Dc
(907) 562-1062
2509 Eide St
Anchorage, AK
Industry
Nutritionist

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Eat to Fight Diabetes

Two new cookbooks—15-Minute Diabetic Meals and the Essential Diabetes Cookbook—offer tempting but healthful recipes for people who want to slash their risk of developing diabetes or keep their diagnosis in check.

Recipes from 15-Minute Diabetic Meals

Get a great nutritious meal on the table in less than 15 minutes by grabbing a copy of Nancy Hughes’ new book, 15-Minute Diabetic Meals, and get more than 200 diabetes-friendly recipes that meet the guidelines of the American Diabetes Association, each listing caloric exchanges and complete nutrition information. The following recipes are perfect for the fall season.

No Bake Pumpkin Cream

Serves 4 • Serving Size: 1 filled ramekin

3/4 cup solid canned pumpkin
3 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 3/4 cups fat-free whipped topping

Whisk together the pumpkin, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and vanilla in a medium bowl. Whisk in 1 1/2 cups of the whipped topping.

Spoon equal amounts in each of four ramekins. Top each with 1 1/2 teaspoon whipped topping.

Exchanges/Choices: 1 1/2 Carbohydrate

Calories 110 (Calories from Fat 0); Total Fat 0.0 g (Saturated Fat 0.1g, Trans Fats 0.0 g); Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium 20 mg; Total Carbohydrate 24 g (Dietary Fiber 2 g; Sugars 15 g); Protein 1 g

Sweet Pumpkin Whip

Serves 6 • Serving Size: 1/2 cup

1 3.4-ounce package instant sugar-free, fat-free cheesecake-flavor pudding
1 cup fat-free milk
1/2 15-ounce can solid canned pumpkin
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 8-ounce container sugar free whipped topping

Combine the pudding and milk in a medium bowl, whisk until well blended. Stir in the pumpkin, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Gently stir in the whipped topping until just blended
Serve immediately or cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate up to 48 hours.

Exchanges/Choices: 1 Carbohydrate

Calories 80 (Calories from Fat 20); Total Fat 2.0 g (Saturated Fat 1.8 g; Trans Fat 0.0 g); Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium 230 mg; Total Carbohydrate 14 g (Dietary Fiber 1 g; Sugars 3 g); Protein 2 g

Rustic Apple Crisp

Serves 8 • Serving Size: 1/8 recipe

1/2 cup pecan chips (smaller than pieces)
1 pound (about 5 cups sliced) Granny Smith apples, halved, cored, and cut into 1/2-inch wedges
2 tablespoons water
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup fat-free caramel ice cream topping
2 cups low-fat granola cereal

Place a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add pecans and cook 2 minutes or just until beginning to turn golden and fragrant, stirring frequently. Remove from skillet and set aside on a separate plate.

Cup apples in half, core, and cut in 1/2-inch wedges. Return skillet to heat. Add apples and water and cook, uncovered, 4 minutes or until just tender-crisp, stirring frequently.
 
Remove skillet from heat and sprinkle cinnamon over appl...

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Insulin’s Effects on Health

Let’s say you’ve gained a few pounds, primarily in your midsection. You’re also feeling more tired and fatigued than usual and find yourself craving sugar and anything sweet. The cause may be impaired insulin function, a key risk factor not only for diabetes but also for cardiovascular disease and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).

What Is Insulin?

Insulin is one of many hormones that help control body functions. Like most hormones, insulin is a protein, based on a specific chain of amino acids. The pancreas secretes insulin along with many other enzymes used for digestion, as well as hormones.

Insulin is required for the absorption of any type of carbohydrates or sugar from food. After you eat, carbohydrates in food are broken down into glucose, the body’s main energy source. Without insulin, you could actually be in a state of starvation because each individual cell requires insulin to use carbohydrates for energy.

Most cells in the body have insulin receptors that hook up with carbohydrates in the form of glucose that circulates through the blood stream. Once insulin is attached to a cell, other receptors are activated to allow glucose to enter the cell. Health professionals often talk about insulin being the key that unlocks the door to each cell and allows carbohydrates in to provide fuel for the body.

Insulin Resistance

Sometimes the pancreas stops producing insulin. When that occurs, taking insulin will be required throughout life. But a more common situation is insulin resistance, the failure of cells to absorb glucose effectively. It’s not a case of insulin deficiency; insulin levels are often higher than normal in cases of insulin resistance. Cells in the muscles, liver, and fat tissue aren’t able to connect properly with insulin, causing the body to keep producing larger amounts of insulin. Because the glucose doesn’t get into the cells to provide energy, there are elevated levels of both glucose and insulin in the blood stream.

Insulin resistance is caused by three major factors: genes, fat, and an inactive lifestyle.

The Effect of Insulin Resistance on Health

Insulin resistance is responsible for at least three different health conditions: type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and PCOS. Since the symptoms of insulin resistance aren't always easily detected, people often don’t realize their health is at risk until they’ve had the condition for years.

Metabolic syndrome, a cluster of medical conditions that includes elevated blood fats (cholesterol and triglycerides), high blood pressure, and elevated blood glucose levels, puts your cardiovascular system at risk. It’s now known that insulin resistance is often the root cause of metabolic syndrome. Therefore, a coordinated approach to treatment, rather than targeting each of the conditions separately, is more effective.

PCOS affects 6% to 10% of women and is a leading cause of infertility. Both ge...

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