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Type II Diabetics and Paula

Posted on 06/3/2008

Oh, we’re having so many thunderstorms these days.  Some people find them exciting, and the negative ions released by the lightning are refreshing, but when so much rain falls so hard and so fast, it’s not good for the garden.  Kelly is worried about his tomatoes!

Before I opened my business in September of 1985, we were searching for the right healthy eating meals combinations.  A hard job!  And yet, so fulfilling!

When I entertained in those days, I very much enjoyed serving veal parmesan to my guests.  The veal, however, didn’t fit into our healthy eating plan.  So I adapted this lovely dinner by substituting a filet of white turkey meat.   I was able to retain the rest of the meal—fresh asparagus and parsleyed potatoes.   The topper—of course—is a simply delicious basil cheese sauce spread over the turkey.  Mmm.  Mmm.  Great!

We’ve had this meal in our menu rotation from our first week in business.  In fact, I believe Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating is serving my turkey parmesan next week.

Our mission became a thriving business because of results!  We are able to help many people, some with too much weight, and—as we found out from Amanda Crowder last week—some with too little.

My first “results” affirmation came almost immediately after we went into business.  Type II diabetics were the source.  Most Type II diabetics can improve their blood sugar simply by losing weight.  It’s important, as you can imagine, that they continue to eat a well-balanced diet and control their weight, really for the rest of their lives.

So there we were!  Helping people!  I knew it!  Kept me going then.  Keeps me going now.

Type II Diabetics need to accept reality and tell themselves: “I need to lose weight.”  Even five pounds of weight loss will—in many instances—reduce blood sugar.

When on our meals, a Type II needs to understand that their medication will be reduced in balance with their weight loss.

That can be confusing.  Because many need more knowledge about their Type II diabetes, I’ve asked my daughter, Paula, a nurse, to be available for information phone calls.  Although our meal fees do not include any counseling, there’s no charge for calling Paula.  Her number is 817.689.0265.  She’ll do her best to answer your questions.

My grandmother’s heart received some exceptionally good news yesterday.  My daughter, Sarah, a nurse who serves on Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating Board of Directors and is the company’s advertising director, has a daughter, Erin.

Erin recently graduated from the University of Iowa.  Here is the bulletin which warms my heart:  She has agreed to join the company.  She will assist her mother with Seattle Sutton's Healthy Eating advertising.

Sarah and I describe Erin’s employment as “a dream come true.”

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Seattle Sutton, BSN, RN

She made healthy eating her mission in life long before anyone else did, in hopes of helping her own obese father. A registered nurse by training and entrepreneur at heart, she lives, eats and breathes everything about healthy eating and helping to improve people’s eating habits and overall health. She enjoys never having to bother with grocery shopping, cooking and counting calories. Her favorite SSHE meal, although it’s hard to pick just one, is the Potato Gnocchi with Basil Pesto Sauce.

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