Oak Tree Health - Newsletter

Welcome to the New Year!

Did you know that the beginning of the year is a great time to make sure your meter is in tip top shape? Batteries are very important in your glucose meter. Your meter may not signal you when the batteries are getting low, or your meter may get skewed readings before the low power message is displayed. Take this time of year to just put in fresh batteries to make sure your getting your best results. Get to know your meter and set regular schedule for changing your batteries and set aside an extra set of batteries.

Hunger is not a good thing for anyone especially diabetic patients. So an important thing is to have great snack ideas to keep a good balance of blood sugar. Items that are healthy fat or lean protein are good options along with vegetables. Examples of these are things like pistachios, avocados, hummus with bell peppers, and whole grain toast with some peanut butter or maybe some oatmeal with fresh berries. When it comes to meal times you can also make healthy substitutions to some of your favorite recipes. Check out the featured recipe for chili with turkey meat instead of ground beef.

Featured Recipe - Turkey Chili

Turkey Chili
Prep 15min Cook 45min Ready 1 hour
1 ½ teaspoons olive oil                     1 tablespoon of garlic minced
1 pound of ground turkey                 2 tablespoons of chili powder
1 onion chopped                               ½ teaspoon of paprika
2 cups of water                                 ½ teaspoon of dried oregano
1 can (28oz) crushed tomatoes         ½ teaspoon of cayenne pepper
1 can (16oz) kidney beans                ½ teaspoon of ground cumin
½ teaspoon of salt                             ½ teaspoon of ground black pepper
Heat oil in large pot and put in the ground turkey and cook till brown. Add onion and cook till tender. Add rest of all the ingredients and let simmer for 30 minutes till done.

Featured Product

Oaktree-Health is committed to making the pain and hassle of “pricking” your finger less painful. We recently launched our “Pain Management” Lancing Device last year. After extensive research of other manufacturer lancing devices we concluded that the pain caused from a lancing device is not the actual lancet being inserted it is the “wobble” or deflection of the spring when it fires. Oaktree-Health’s “Pain Management” Lancing Device has a linear carriage that reduces this “wobble”, 7 settings, is quieter and has an ergonomic feel, a “red’ ready to fire indicator, and a lancet ejector so you do not have to touch the lancet when finished using.