Just Joslin – February 2018 Issue
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Just Joslin – February 2018 Issue

Check out the latest Just Joslin newsletter, which shares great resources for individuals with diabetes including: a sick day action plan, sick day supplies check list, upcoming diabetes education classes, healthy recipe and more!
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Just Joslin – February 2018 Issue

Check out the latest Just Joslin newsletter, which shares great resources for individuals with diabetes including: a sick day action plan, sick day supplies check list, upcoming diabetes education classes, healthy recipe and more!

“Bed, bathroom, cough, sneeze, hack, blow, bathroom, bed, repeat. This seems to be the theme of the season. So remember that frequent hand washing and loads of sleep are a priority. This month we give those with diabetes some extra ‘hacks’ to get through the flu season. Be well and keep the faith, spring is right around the corner.” ~ Cyndi Deitrick, Diabetes & Endocrine Service Line Director
 
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February 2018 Additional Resources

Sick Day Action Plan
Talk with your healthcare provider or diabetes educator about how to prepare for sick days. Take the following steps:

  • Put together sick day supplies

  • Check your medicines to be sure they have not expired

  • Find out about adjusting your medicines if your blood glucose goes too high

  • Find out if you need to check for ketones

  • Know when to call your healthcare provider

Sick Day Supplies Check List
Keep these things on hand in case you become sick:

  • Sugar-free and regular gelatin and popsicles
  • Broth
  • Saltine crackers
  • Caffeine-free tea
  • Caffeine-free ginger ale (sugar-free and regular
  • Fruit juice and applesauce
  • Sherbet
  • Digital thermometer
  • Medicines to relieve symptoms of cold, flu, pain, fever or diarrhea
  • Sugar-free cough drops and cough syrup
  • Ketone strips (if needed)
  • Telephone numbers for healthcare provider

Recipe Corner
Smashed Chickpea Scramble
Author: Julie @ RDelicious Kitchen
Serves: 4
Ingredients

  • 1 (15 oz.) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed

  • 2 tablespoons water

  • 1½ tablespoon olive oil, divided

  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

  • ¼ cup hummus

  • 3 cups baby spinach

  • 1 small avocado, diced

  • 1 pint grape tomatoes, sliced

Directions

  1. In a bowl, add chickpeas, water, and 1 tablespoon olive oil. Mash with the back of a fork, leaving some whole for texture.

  2. Fold in turmeric, cumin, ginger, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and hummus until well combined.

  3. Heat remaining ½ tablespoon olive oil in a skillet. Add the smashed chickpea mixture with spinach. Saute until chickpeas are warmed through and spinach has wilted.

  4. Serve with diced avocado and tomatoes.