Peanut Butter: A Healthy Breakfast/Snack Option for Diabetics

Diabetics have a great option to add to their diet. Peanut/Peanut Butter is found to be low on Glycemic Index, which implies that it will not spike up your sugar level and is a healthy energy option. The trick is to keep the portion control in mind.

Peanut Butter Calorie Count

100gm: 588 calories

1tbsp: 90 calories

Homemade Peanut Butter Recipe:

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INGREDIENTS:

  • 4 cups Roasted, Unsalted Peanuts
  • 6 packets Natural Sweetener (steviaTruvia, etc.)
  • ⅛ tsp Salt (or to taste)
  • 1 tbs Coconut Oil

DIRECTIONS:

  1. In a food processor, add all of the ingredients. Pulse until crumbly and flour-like, then grind constantly until the mixture is smooth and buttery, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed (depending on the processor you use, this could take anywhere from 5-15 minutes).
  2. Pour the mixture into jars, seal tightly, and refrigerate to store.

Peanut Butter Toast

Delicious and EASY Healthy Homemade Peanut Butter made sugar free, low carb, high protein, gluten free, dairy free, and vegan! Healthy Dessert Recipes on the Desserts With Benefits blog (www.DessertsWithBenefits.com)

Spread a tbsp of peanut butter to a toast of whole wheat bread for that easy and quick breakfast or a fix a quick evening snack.

 

Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe

Peanut Butter Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 egg
  • Sugar

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper and set aside. In a medium bowl, stir together the 1 cup sugar, the peanut butter, and egg until well mixed. Using your hands, roll peanut butter mixture into 1-inch balls; place 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheets. Flatten each ball slightly with a drinking glass that has been lightly greased and dipped in sugar. Lightly grease a small star-shaped cookie cutter; dip in sugar. Press into the center of each cookie.
  2. Bake about 9 minutes or until edges are set and bottoms are lightly browned. Makes 36 cookies.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:

Servings Per Recipe: 36
PER SERVING: 66 cal., 4 g total fat (1 g sat. fat), 6 mg chol., 35 mg sodium, 7 g carb. (6 g sugars), 2 g pro.

 

 

Do leave your comments and share your peanut butter recipe ideas for our sweet people.

Till next time!

Love,

 

Recipe Credit:

https://dessertswithbenefits.com/healthy-homemade-peanut-butter/

http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/peanut-butter-cookies

 

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Top Specialty Clinics for Diabetics in Delhi

The city of Delhi is recently witnessing a number of diabetes specialty clinics. These clinics are fully dedicated to the cause of diabetes and the complications that develop from it. The concept is fresh, well-thought and promising.

These clinics or departments are generally compact, with everything a diabetic could ask for. From experienced consultants, dieticians, nutritionists, diabetic specific pharmacy, workshops, discussion panels, body check up packages especially designed for diabetics, weight loss sessions, diabetic foot care, neuropathy, retinopathy, etc, these are endowed with all.

With diabetes at the heart of these establishments, one can expect the latest, advanced and updated treatment,  which simplifies a diabetic’s life and breaks the life-binding myths and approaches.

 

Here is a list of a few top diabetes specialty clinics/centres.

1. Fortis C-Doc

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  • B-1, Fortis Vasant Kunj, New delhi-110070 , New Delhi
  • B-16, Chirag Enclave (Opp. Nehru Place) , New Delhi
  • Sector 44, Gurgaon (Opposite HUDA City Centre Metro Station) , New Delhi

2. Apollo Sugar Clinic

  • A-19/A, Near, Kailash Colony Metro Station, Kailash Colony, New Delhi, Delhi 110048  PH : 8447095204

  • F-19,Plot No.5,Sector-8,Rohini Opposite M2K Mall, Delhi-110085                                   PH : (011) 2794 2333

  • C-1/128, Janakpuri. 110 058                                                                                                             PH : 011 2561 3271/72/73
  •  Sarita Vihar, Mathura Road, New Delhi – 110 076 (India)

             PH : 91 – 11 – 2987 1090/1091 / 2987 1135

3. Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Obesity:      Max Super Speciality, Saket

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4. Diabetic Footcare Clinic, Sir Gangaram Hospital

      Rajinder Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi 110060

     Phone: 011 2575 0000

 

Identifying a Pattern, a Sign of Management

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A Big Hi to All,

Today’s post comes from a very interesting observation. I am sure diabetics will relate to it in some way.

A few days back, I was consecutively witnessing hypoglycaemia (low sugar) in the afternoon while at work., which lead to a valid thought. Although, one should avoid hypoglycaemia, the fact that it happened every day at a specific time meant it was a pattern and that also meant that there is a presence of sugar management and routine in my life. The only thing to do here was to follow a favourable and discreet management.

Some of us, newly diagnosed or even diabetics from a long time fail to identify any sort of pattern good or bad (hypoglycaemia, hyperglycaemia, hunger pangs, mood swings, etc.) on a daily basis, which may suggest a lack of management system.

The idea is to first to set up am management routine and next, identify whether it is good or bad.

So, in my case, I started decreasing my insulin intake in the morning as I was taking Lantus in the morning as well and therefore, hypoglycaemia in the afternoons.

Here, it was proven that I was following a pattern, which is a good sign as I can at least start working on corrective measures,which is even better, as opposed to random highs and lows or no pattern at all.

I hope my observation helps you.

As it is always said, that diabetes is self management since no one except you knows you or your body better.

Be observant. Hang in there. Stay hopeful!

Till next time.

Amy

 

 

 

 

Make friends with your sugar

Hey sweets,

A quick introduction, my name is Abhishek. Although I am not a diabetic but my girlfriend is a Type 1. I feel all the more a part of journey as she discovered the same right in front of me and we share each and every moment of our lives together. So yeah I really can relate to the same.

Over the course of 4 years since the time she got diagnosed with the same I have realised some important things.

1. The sooner you come to terms with your condition the better it is.

2. Diabetes isn’t just about eating sweet things.

3. You may want to be in touch with your sugar levels as much as possible. To be true your glucometer is your first best friend in your initial days. Once you know better about your daily intake and accordingly the dosage you might be a little less dependent on your friend. But yes it is a friendship you need to stick on to for life.

4. Always keep your sweets handy as hypoglycemia or low blood sugar may just strike you when you are least expecting. And it can be a very tricky if you don’t have something sweet or someone who may help you with that around.

5. Try and take your insulin and lantus on a particular defined time as much as possible to maintain the pattern. This may help in keeping your sugar levels in better control.

6. An occasional drink is not a sin till the time you know how to handle it and how to go about your diet.

7. You are as normal as you believe you are as healthy food is as important for a person with no diabetes as it for the one who is.

8. People may find it difficult to understand your situation but most of the times it is lack of awareness so never lose heart and yes do not miss a chance to make them aware.

I hope the above might help one of you in some way. There are so many aspects and experiences which I would want to share but I will keep it short and simple for now.

Will keep posting more and it will be great to read some of your experiences too. See you around everyone.

– Abhishek Arora

Letter from the Desk

A cheery welcome to all!

This is I Am Sweet’s first official post to all friends out there. I would like to introduce myself and I Am Sweet first.
I am 28 years old. I work for a marketing agency as a writer in India where I live. Here, I have my beautiful family and lovely friends.
On the flipside, I am a diabetic. I have been a diabetic since 2011 or I may put it precisely that I was diagnosed as a diabetic in that year. I am a type 1 and since then there were some more things added to my life that I had to take care of meticulously.
I was 24 when suddenly out of nowhere I got myself introduced to diabetes, which all the while sounded like a rumour. While warming up to my treatment and lifestyle changes, the need to reach out to other diabetics and the other aspects of diabetes kept on digging a hole in my heart. I wanted to know it all and share it all. Sooner than it may seem, I needed to bring a change in the world of diabetics and diabetes. All it needed was an initiative, which I was ready to take: I Am Sweet is that initiative.
I Am Sweet is not just a blog, or a community or a social cause: it is an ideology, a lifestyle, an attitude of diabetics. As we all know diabetes is a lifestyle change, most of us fail at it just because of not being able to adopt the right attitude to make that change.
I wish I Am Sweet proves itself as a support to many and changes lives for the better and lives on the philosophy that a diabetic life is an attitude change before a lifestyle change, which we can slowly and steadily work at.
I Am Sweet will help people stay on top of every information a diabetic or the family of a diabetic requires and connect with other diabetics and be a part of a community that changes lives. We also would like you to share your own thoughts, experiences and information with it, which will made a part of the Open Journal section of the blog.
You can send in your submissions or you get in touch at iamsweetindia@gmail.com

Keep the good hope,

Love to all!

Sandra
Founder – I Am Sweet
iamsweetindia@gmail.com

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