I’m returning to the subject of Sugar, as in Sugar Diabetes, as in Diabetes.
The Fifth night of Kwanzaa is Nia, purpose, to build and develop goals to benefit the people of the community. I’m adopting the goal of disseminating information about one of the most dangerous opponents that POC confront: Diabetes.
How does Food Access affect Diabetes Rates in Communities of Color?
“The American Diabetes Association recently reported that the average diabetic incurs about $9,601 in diabetes-related medical expenses per year. Insulin prices have skyrocketed. According to CBS News, the cost of insulin from two manufacturers rose almost 8 percent last year, to more than $275, and some patients’ costs have jumped from $300 to almost $1,000 in the last year.”
Many people with diabetes forgo their medicines because they cannot afford to take them. U.S. News and consider this article,
Food Access and Diabetes Rates in Communities of Color: Connecting the Dots
by Lindsey Haynes-Maslow at Union of Concerned Scientists.org READ THIS:
“Race and income are highly correlated with healthy food access—and according to our new study—diabetes rates.” Connecting The Dots
Personal Apple Cobblers
A low sugar dessert
Peel and slice 5-6 apples of whatever kind you like. Choose a crisp, sweet type like Honey Crisp or Gala or Fuji or Empire
The juice of one lemon – approximately 1/4 cup
3/4 cup of Truvia baking blend
2 tablespoonfuls of cornstarch
2 tablespoons of butter
1 frozen pie crust defrosted. I suggest the rolled kind that can be rolled thinner and flatter.
6-8 small ramekins. Much depends on how large your apples are. I suggest using medium sized ones. Fruit will “cook down” and may bubble over. Both of these things are tasty.
Combine apple slices, lemon juice, sweetener, and cornstarch. Roll out the softened pie crust. Cut out large circles with a biscuit cutter. Cut strips of remaining dough into pieces. Put filling in ramekins to half mark. Put dough in filling. Add more fruit. Cut one tablespoon of butter into four pieces. Dot the top of each pie with butter. Cover the tops of each with crust rounds and fill in the sides with remaining dough pieces. Brush the crusts with a tablespoon of melted butter. Bake at 350 for about 40 minutes until crust is lightly browned and filling is bubbling.
These are nicely portioned for a guilt-free dessert. Less chance that you’ll over-indulge.
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