Week 3: Lantus® Connection™
You don't have to give up the foods you love to get the blood sugar control you need. When you join Lantus® Connection™,
you'll get access to 30-minute recipes that are as tasty as they are healthy. Looking for a good recipe that's easy to
prepare and diabetes friendly? Try this one for Sweet and Sour Beef.
- 1 1/2 lb flank beef steak (trimmed of fat)
- 3 tbsp Smart Balance Omega oil
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 8 oz pineapple chunks (fresh, frozen,
or canned light)
- 1/4 cup Splenda
- 1/4 cup vinegar
- 1 tbsp sodium-free beef bouillon
- 1 tbsp light soy sauce
- 1 tbsp cornstarch
- 1 bell pepper, sliced and diced
- 2 medium tomatoes, sliced and diced
- 1/2 cup water
Cut beef into 2-inch strips then cut the strips across the
grain in 1/8-inch slices. Heat oil in a large skillet or wok over
medium heat. Add beef and onion; cook and stir until beef is brown,
about 3 minutes.
- Stir in pineapple chunks, Splenda, vinegar,
bouillon, 1/2 cup water, and soy sauce; heat to boiling. Mix
cornstarch and 1 tbsp cold water in a small bowl. Stir into mixture.
- Cook and stir 1 minute. Stir in bell pepper
and tomatoes. Cook and stir 1 minute. Serve over rice.
Exchanges / Choices
- 1/2 fruit
- 2 vegetable
- 5 lean meat
- 2 fat
Basic Nutrional Values
|Calories from fat
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Lantus® Connection™ brings you:
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Your choice of email or mail with personalized information on topics from diet
and exercise to helpful tips from a Lantus® Mentor
A website featuring videos on how to get the most from your Lantus®
Download tools such as a blood sugar diary, a Doctor Discussion Guide, an A1C tracker, and a meal planning guide
The Mentor Network, which offers webisodes as well as helpful, informative blogs hosted by people with type 2 diabetes who have achieved blood sugar control on Lantus®
Do not take Lantus® if you are allergic to insulin or any of the
inactive ingredients in Lantus®.
You must test your blood sugar levels while using insulin, such as Lantus®.
Do not make any changes to your dose or type of insulin without talking to your
healthcare provider. Any change of insulin should be made cautiously and only under
Do NOT dilute or mix Lantus® with any other insulin or solution.
It will not work as intended and you may lose blood sugar control, which could be
serious. Lantus® must only be used if the solution is clear and colorless
with no particles visible. Do not share needles, insulin pens or syringes with
The most common side effect of insulin, including Lantus®, is
low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), which may be serious. Some people may
experience symptoms such as shaking, sweating, fast heartbeat, and blurred vision.
Severe hypoglycemia may be serious and life-threatening. It may cause harm to your
heart or brain. Other possible side effects may include injection site reactions,
including changes in fat tissue at the injection site, and allergic reactions, including
itching and rash. In rare cases, some allergic reactions may be life-threatening.
Tell your doctor about other medicines and supplements you are taking because they
can change the way insulin works. Before starting Lantus®, tell your
doctor about all your medical conditions including if you have liver or kidney problems,
are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding or planning to
Lantus® SoloSTAR® is a disposable prefilled insulin
pen. Please talk to your healthcare provider about proper injection technique and
follow instructions in the Instruction Leaflet that accompanies the pen.
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