Try our Easy Low Fat Spicy Cream Dip along with 6 Tips for a New Diabetic!
If you’ve been diagnosed with diabetes, you may be a little frightened at times. The truth is, diabetes is a very scary disease. It is not, however, a death sentence. In fact, with the right treatment plan, diabetes is very easy to manage. Try our Easy Low Fat Spicy Cream Dip it is low in fat, has a kick and will fit into your dietary needs.
As soon as you get your diabetes diagnosis, you are bombarded with tons of facts about the disease and how you should be handling it day to day. There are tons of truths and a few things that you are going to want to take into consideration right away.
Take your diagnosis seriously
Just because you don’t feel bad right now, doesn’t mean that diabetes is a diagnosis you should ignore or think doesn’t apply to you. Take this diagnosis seriously and understand how much it can affect your body in a multitude of ways.
Protect your whole body health
Your doctor may prescribe something for cholesterol and blood pressure, and you may ask why if both of those numbers are normal. In recent years, studies have shown that a proactive treatment for both of these things help keep diabetics hearts healthier. As you are more likely to develop heart disease in conjunction with diabetes, this is a wise choice.
There are a multitude of health concerns associated with diabetes including heart disease, neuropathy, and kidney disease. By being proactive right away, you are allowing your body to stay healthy for longer.
Take the diabetic classes available
Going online for advice will give you a lot of information, but it is not everything you will need. A diabetic education class is a great way to learn more about how to manage the disease. Your team of caregivers will know what is best for your case. Some people will need to take oral medication while others will be using injections or insulin. No two individual cases are the same, and these classes will help you understand how to treat your own unique situation.
Track everything you eat
Just because you have diabetes doesn’t mean you can’t have sugar or carbohydrates. It does, however, mean you need to learn how to fuel your body properly. Sugar is to be avoided in general, but doesn’t have to be completely removed from your diet. Instead, you need to track what you eat and learn what items trigger your blood sugar to spike.
Many individuals find that eating high protein items with carbohydrates and sugars can slow the release of sugar keeping glucose levels in check. By tracking your meals and blood sugar, you will learn what works best for your body.
Don’t hesitate to ask all the questions
Don’t know why you feel a certain way, or not sure how to handle a blood sugar spike? Ask your doctor. Do not hesitate to ask any questions at any time. They are your caregivers and are there for a reason. If your physician doesn’t have an answer, don’t hesitate to ask for a referral to an Endocrinologist that specializes in diabetes care.
Take your medication
There are many medication options for diabetes. Some of those have some pretty frustrating side effects. It may be difficult at first, but taking your medications is a must. If you do not feel your body is adjusting within a few days, don’t hesitate to ask your doctor for a different option. The number of medications available to treat diabetes are plentiful. There are options out there, but it is mandatory that you remain compliant and take them as directed.
Diabetes is not a fearful diagnosis that it once was for many individuals. With the right team of doctors and proper care, you can easily manage the disease and live a long healthy life.
My Healthy Diabetes Snack Option
What will you need to make Easy Low Fat Spicy Cream Dip:
Fat-free Sour Cream
Reduced-Fat Tub-Style Cream Cheese
Hot Pepper Sauce
Sriracha Lime Seasoning or Chili Powder
Place the Sour Cream and Cream Cheese in a medium sized bowl.
Sprinkle in the Sriracha Lime Seasoning (or Chili Powder).
Add in your salt.
Pour in the Hot Pepper Sauce.
Stir until creamy. I like mine a little lumpy because I love Cream Cheese!
Let it stand for a few minutes to develop flavors and slightly mellow. Pull out some carrots and start snacking! For more information on Diabetes and to take a quick test to see if you are at risk for Type 2 Diabetes, click here.
To meal prep breakfast to fit into your new dietary needs try our Best Breakfast Egg Muffin.
Easy Low Fat Spicy Cream Dip
Easy Low Fat Spicy Cream Dip that is low in fat and has a kick!
- ⅔ cup Fat Free Sour Cream
- ⅓ cup Reduced Fat Cream Cheese
- 1½ teaspoons Hot Pepper Sauce
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 10 baby carrots
- Stir the sour cream, cream cheese, pepper sauce, sriracha lime seasoning and salt together until well blended.
- Let stand at least 10 minutes to develop flavors and mellow slightly.
- Serve with carrots.
You can cover this dip with plastic wrap and refrigerate it up to 1 week.