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Recipes Reinvented Video Series:
A healthier take on the recipes you love

 

Real meals made real healthy. Home-cooked favorites get the Mealtime Masters treatment with the Recipes Reinvented video series.

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Episode 1: Mealtime Masters:
Pizza Pizazz featuring Chef Robert Lewis with Lakshmi Seshadri

[Super:]

Mealtime Masters presents
Recipe Reinventions
Brought to you by Apidra

[Super:]

Chef Robert Lewis
Diabetic Chef
Graduate of the Culinary Institute of America
Reinvents the recipes you love

[Chef:]

Hi everybody. I’m Chef Robert Lewis—the host of Mealtime Masters:
the show that reinvents recipes and turns them into delicious, diabetic-friendly meals.

Now, I’m not a doctor or a dietician. But I am a chef with type 2 diabetes who wants to eat healthy, just like you.

A diagnosis of diabetes doesn’t mean you have to give up the flavors in your favorite foods.

Today, I’ll be sharing diabetic cooking tips and easy to prepare recipes that everyone will love.

So, who’s ready to be a Mealtime Master?

[Lakshmi:]

I’m Lakshmi Seshadri, and I’m the next Mealtime Master.

[Super:]

Lakshmi
Houston, TX
Apidra patient for 4 years

[Lakshmi:]

Diabetes runs in my family. My father is a doctor who often educated us on the risks. He even gave us annual blood sugar checks.

I was completely shocked when I learned I had type 2 diabetes. And I’m concerned that my children may develop it too. So, teaching my kids healthy nutrition is important to me.

Along with the changes I made to my diet and exercise routine; I believe that taking Apidra with my other diabetes medication as directed by my doctor helped lower my blood sugar.

[NARRATOR VO & Super:]

Insulin is taken as part of an overall diabetes treatment plan, which may include diet, exercise, and other diabetes medications.

[Lakshmi:]

I’m a working mother, which means I never know what I’m going to eat or when. And that’s why I like Apidra. With flexible dosing I can take my insulin 15 minutes before I eat, or 20 minutes after I’ve started eating.

Some days I don’t have a lot of time to cook. So I need something that’s quick, but still fresh and healthy for us all. I’m hoping Chef Robert can help.

[Chef:]

Hi Lakshmi. Welcome to the show.

[Lakshmi:]

Thanks for having me.

[Chef:]

So, tell me why you want to be a Mealtime Master?

[Lakshmi:]

Well, I want to be able to make diabetic-friendly meals that my kids will actually eat.

I’ve balanced taking Apidra, a fast-acting insulin at meal time, plus, I fit in proper exercise. So now, I need to make sure that I continue to eat healthy meals in proper portions.

[NARRATOR VO & Super:]

Test your blood sugar levels while using insulin and do not make any changes without talking to your doctor.

[Chef:]

Now, this pizza doesn’t look like a balanced meal.

[Lakshmi:]

No I guess not

[Chef:]

Tons of melted cheese, oil and white flour dough?

This is not the way to make healthy pizza. So I’ll tell you what, let’s go to the store and get what we need.

[Lakshmi:]

Okay. Let’s go.

[Super: (Healthy Substitutions)]
[Chef VO:]

We’re making healthy pizza. So the first substitution will be the dough.

[Narrator VO & Super:]

This recipe contains ingredients that may cause an allergic reaction in some people. Talk to your doctor about your allergies before you make any dietary changes.

[Chef:]

We’re looking for a thinner whole grain pizza crust.

[Chef:]

Don’t be afraid to make pizza with this. Trust me. It will not taste like cardboard. And anything with over 5 grams of fiber is good.

Which one would you like to try?

[Lakshmi:]

Let’s go with this whole wheat one.

[Chef:]

Okay. Now, we need to focus on the cheese. We’re going to opt for low fat cheeses to cut calories.

[Lakshmi:]

Makes sense.

[NARRATOR VO & Super:]

The most common side effect of insulin is low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), which may be serious and life threatening.

[NARRATOR VO]

Chef Robert also picks out vegetables high in antioxidants to give a healthy boost to the pizza.

[Super (Reinventing the Recipe)]
[Lakshmi:]

Okay looks like we’ve got everything we need.

[Chef:]

But Wait. We’re missing a key ingredient…you need this.

[Lakshmi:]

Thank you

[Chef:]

Now we’re ready.

[Lakshmi:]

So I know my sugar rises when I eat. Apidra helps me. And making smart decisions at the store will help give me more confidence at mealtime.

[Chef VO:]

We’re making a piled-high vegetable pizza.

While Lakshmi prepares the crust, I’m chopping the eggplant, onion, and bell peppers.

Season with garlic, salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning. You can use whatever vegetables you like.

[NARRATOR VO & SUPER]

Not all recipes presented here are necessarily appropriate for all people with diabetes, nor will all recipes fit into every meal plan.

[Chef:]

Once in the oven for 12 to 15 minutes at 450 degrees, add the tomatoes like so, and roast for another 5 minutes.

[Chef:]

The prep time on this is about 20-25 minutes. How’s that for healthy and fast?

[Lakshmi:]

This will help for sure.

[NARRATOR VO & Super:]

Do not use Apidra during a low blood sugar reaction or if you are allergic to any of its ingredients.

[Super:]

Do not share needles, insulin pens or syringes with others. Do NOT reuse needles.

[NARRATOR VO:]

Do not share needles, insulin pens or syringes with others.

[NARRATOR VO & Super:]

Before starting Apidra, tell your doctor about other medications and supplements you are taking and all medical conditions.

[Super: (The Taste Test)]
[Chef:]

Well, what do ya think?

[Lakshmi:]

Wow that looks great.

[Chef:]

So?

[Lakshmi:]

I really love it, but more importantly so will my kids. This is exactly what we needed. A fast food made healthy. With my busy schedule this quick and easy recipe will be a definite time saver.

[Chef:]

That’s what Mealtime Master’s is all about.

[Lakshmi]

Thank you so much for your help.

[Chef:]

You’re welcome! It was my pleasure.

I hope you’ve enjoyed our easy-to-prepare Piled-High Vegetable Pizza today.

We’ll see you next time on Mealtime Masters.

[SUPER:]

Customize. Not compromise.

[NARRATOR VO:]

Find ways to make recipes healthier, but still flavorful.

[SUPER:]

Don’t Go Against the Grain.

[NARRATOR VO:]

Switch to whole grains for an easy way to eat healthier.

[SUPER:]

Master the Art of Portion Control.

[NARRATOR VO:]

Remember: You are not just what you eat, but how much you eat!

[SUPER:]

www.apidra.com

[NARRATOR VO:]

Visit Apidra dot com today, for more recipe reinventions.

[NARRATOR VO & SUPER:]

Eating healthy, along with proper diet, exercise and taking a mealtime insulin such as Apidra, is a successful recipe for maintaining control of your blood sugar.

Individual results may vary.

[Super]

Mealtime Masters
Recipe Reinventions
Brought to you by Apidra

Please click below for additional Important Safety Information for Apidra (insulin glulisine [rDNA origin] injection).

Please click below for Full Prescribing Information for Apidra.

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Episode 2: Mealtime Masters:
Comfort food featuring Chef Robert Lewis with Trudy Snawder

[Super:]

Mealtime Masters presents
Recipe Reinventions
Brought to you by Apidra

[Open on Chef Robert on a kitchen set. Standing behind a counter, speaking into camera.]
[Super:]

Chef Robert Lewis

Diabetic Chef
Graduate of the Culinary Institute of America
Reinvents the recipes you love

[Chef:]

Welcome to Mealtime Masters. I’m your host, Chef Robert Lewis. Today, we’re digging into comfort food in a diabetic-friendly way.

Now, I’m not a doctor or a dietician. But I am a chef with type 2 diabetes who wants to eat healthy, just like you.

A diagnosis of diabetes doesn’t mean you have to give up the flavors in your favorite foods.

Today, I’ll be sharing diabetic cooking tips and easy-to-prepare recipes that everyone will love.

So, who’s ready to be a Mealtime Master?

[Trudy:]

I’m Trudy Snawder, and I’m today’s Mealtime Master.

[Super:]

Trudy
Roseberg, OR
Apidra patient for 2 years

[Trudy:]

As a nurse, I never expected to be diagnosed with diabetes.

I was completely shocked when all of a sudden I was the patient. Especially when my doctor told me I needed help controlling sugar spikes that happened when I ate.

So, in 2011, my doctor added the mealtime Insulin Apidra to the longer-acting insulin I was already taking.

[NARRATOR VO & Super:]

Insulin is taken as part of an overall diabetes treatment plan, which may include diet, exercise, and other diabetes medications.

Although I’ve learned a lot about balancing diet, exercise and medication, I know I could still use more help in the kitchen.

I’m sure Chef Robert can help turn me into a healthy chef in no time.

[Chef:]

Hi Trudy. What brings you to Mealtime Masters?

[Trudy:]

I love potatoes and soup. And filling comfort foods like that.

It’s cold in Oregon. Soup is always on the menu, but I need more options.

[Chef:]

Would you like to reinvent tomato basil soup, so it’s healthier?

[Trudy:]

I would love to.

With Apidra, if I’m cooking and forget to take my dose 15 minutes before I eat, it’s ok. I can always take it within 20 minutes after I start to eat. That kind of flexibility helps me get the insulin I need.

[NARRATOR VO & Super:]

Test your blood sugar levels while using insulin and do not make any changes without talking to your doctor.

[Chef:]

Alright then, let’s head to the store and get what you need.

[Trudy:]

Let’s go.

[Chef VO:]

Here’s three words that can help you recreate any recipe. Shop. Stop. Swap.

[SUPER:]

Shop. Stop. Swap.

[Chef VO:]

Shop only for what you need.

[SUPER:]

Shop. Stop. Swap.

[Chef VO:]

Stop and think about your recipe.

[SUPER:]

Shop. Stop. Swap.

[Chef VO:]

Swap unhealthy ingredients.

[Chef VO over b-roll:]

To make the soup hearty, we’re gonna use some lean chicken. Okay, let’s hit the produce section.

[NARRATOR VO & Super:]

This recipe contains ingredients that may cause an allergic reaction in some people. Talk to your doctor about your allergies before you make any dietary changes.

[Chef:]

Brightly colored fruits and vegetables like spinach are high in antioxidants, they also add flavor.

[Trudy:]

You’re right. Eating more fruits and vegetables is the way to go. But sometimes blood sugar spikes are unpredictable. That’s why I like Apidra.

[NARRATOR VO & Super:]

Trudy only takes Apidra as prescribed by her doctor. Apidra mealtime insulin works to lower her blood sugar (glucose) when she eats.

The most common side effect of insulin is low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), which may be serious and life threatening.

[Trudy:]

Is it ok to use bouillon cubes in soup?

[Chef:]

Yes, bouillon’s a great source of potassium. But read the label closely, as it often has high sodium content. Today we’re using a low sodium chicken broth option.

[NARRATOR VO:]

Chef Robert also picks up mozzarella cheese and navy beans.

[NARRATOR VO & Super:]

Not all recipes presented here are necessarily appropriate for all people with diabetes, nor will all recipes fit into every meal plan.

[Chef:]

Now that we have our ingredients, are you ready to become a Mealtime Master?

[Trudy:]

Now, I’m ready.

[Chef:]

Let’s get cooking.

[Chef VO:]

While Trudy preps the chicken, spinach, and basil, I’m making the soup stock.

Spices are a great way to add flavor without adding fat, calories, or sugar, so I'm using canned diced tomatoes with Italian seasoning.

Make sure you rinse the beans to remove the excess salt.

Add a teaspoon of sugar to the broth.

[Chef VO:]

Next in, the main ingredients.

Cook for 2 minutes or until the spinach is wilted.

[Chef VO:]

Remove from heat, and add oil. Not too much though—it’s high in calories.

[Chef VO:]

Top with a tablespoon of shredded mozzarella. And serve.

[Chef:]

With only 10-15 minutes to make from start to finish, this is a reinvented recipe that anyone can make.

[Trudy:]

Even me.

This is a great recipe. And thanks to Apidra, I also have manageable mealtime options with a flexible dosing window of 15 minutes before I eat, or 20 minutes after I start eating. That way I can enjoy my meal rather than worry about it.

[NARRATOR VO & Super:]

Do not use Apidra during a low blood sugar reaction or if you are allergic to any of its ingredients.

[Super:]

Do not share needles, insulin pens or syringes with others. Do NOT reuse needles.

[NARRATOR VO:]

Do not share needles, insulin pens or syringes with others.

[NARRATOR VO & Super:]

Before starting Apidra, tell your doctor about other medications and supplements you are taking and all medical conditions.

[Chef:]

And now, the moment of truth. Will Trudy remember that there’s no potatoes?

[Trudy:]

I can’t believe soup this good is low in sodium! It’s delightful—even without the potatoes.

[Chef:]

Now that’s what I call comfort food.

[Chef:]

I hope you’ve all enjoyed our easy-to-prepare tomato basil soup today.

We’ll see you next time on Mealtime Masters.

[SUPER:]

Mealtime Masters Recipe for Success

[NARRATOR VO:]

Your recipe for success starts here.

[SUPER:]

Soups are filling.

[NARRATOR VO:]

Veggies add fiber to soup. And fiber makes you feel full. So add veggies.

[SUPER:]

Think Fresh.

[NARRATOR VO:]

There is no substitute for fresh fruits and vegetables.

[SUPER:]

www.apidra.com

[NARRATOR VO:]

Visit Apidra dot com today, for more recipe reinventions

[NARRATOR VO & SUPER:]

Eating healthy, along with proper diet, exercise and taking a mealtime insulin such as Apidra, is a successful recipe for maintaining control of your blood sugar.

Individual results may vary.

[Super:]

Mealtime Masters
Recipe Reinventions
Brought to you by Apidra

Please click below for additional Important Safety Information for Apidra (insulin glulisine [rDNA origin] injection).

Please click below for Full Prescribing Information for Apidra.

Prescription Apidra® is for adults with type 2 diabetes or adults and children (4 years and older) with type 1 diabetes to improve blood sugar control. Apidra® given by subcutaneous injection is usually used with a longer-acting insulin. When used as a mealtime insulin, Apidra® should be given within 15 minutes before or within 20 minutes after starting a meal.

Apidra® may be infused subcutaneously by external insulin infusion pumps.

Important Safety Information for Apidra® (insulin glulisine [rDNA origin] injection)

Do not use Apidra® during a low blood sugar reaction (hypoglycemia) or if you are allergic to any of the ingredients in Apidra®.

Do not share needles, insulin pens or syringes with others. Do NOT reuse needles.

You must test your blood sugar levels while using insulin, such as Apidra®. 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 medical supervision. Apidra® must only be used if the solution is clear and colorless with no particles visible.

Please click here for additional Important Safety Information for Apidra®.

Please click here for Full Prescribing Information for Apidra®.

Important Safety Information for Apidra® (insulin glulisine [rDNA origin] injection)

Do not use Apidra® during a low blood sugar reaction (hypoglycemia) or if you are allergic to any of the ingredients in Apidra®.

Do not share needles, insulin pens or syringes with others. Do NOT reuse needles.

You must test your blood sugar levels while using insulin, such as Apidra®. 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 medical supervision. Apidra® must only be used if the solution is clear and colorless with no particles visible.

Apidra®, when given by injection under the skin, should not be mixed with insulins other than NPH. Do not mix Apidra® with any insulin when used in the pump or for intravenous administration.

The most common side effect of insulin, including Apidra®, 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 low blood potassium, injection site reactions, such as changes in fat tissue at the injection site, and allergic reactions, such as itching and rash. Less common, but potentially more serious or life-threatening, is generalized allergy to insulin, including anaphylactic reactions.

Tell your doctor about other medicines, especially ones commonly called TZDs (thiazolidinediones), and supplements you are taking because they can change the way insulin works. Before starting Apidra®, 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 breast-feed. If you have heart failure or other heart problems, it may get worse while you take TZDs with Apidra®.

It is important to always follow the instructions provided with your Apidra® prescription for use with an external insulin infusion pump. These instructions may differ from the instructions that accompany your insulin infusion pump. Failure to follow the Apidra® specific instructions may lead to serious side effects.

You must change the infusion set (reservoir, tubing, and catheter), and the Apidra® in the pump reservoir at least every 48 hours. Do not mix Apidra® with any insulin when used in the pump and do not dilute Apidra®.

If the pump or infusion set does not work right or in case of handling errors, you may not get the right amount of insulin. This can cause low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), high blood sugar (hyperglycemia), high amounts of sugar and ketones in your blood (ketosis) or a build-up of acid in your blood because your body is breaking down fat instead of sugar (diabetic ketoacidosis). It is important to have another way to inject Apidra® in case the pump does not work.

Apidra® has not been studied in children with type 2 diabetes or in children younger than 4 years of age with type 1 diabetes. In a clinical study of children with type 1 diabetes, there was a higher rate of severe symptomatic hypoglycemia in the two treatment groups (Apidra® or insulin lispro) compared to adult trials with type 1 diabetes.

Apidra® 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.

Indications and Usage for Apidra® (insulin glulisine [rDNA origin] injection)


Prescription Apidra® is for adults with type 2 diabetes or adults and children (4 years and older) with type 1 diabetes to improve blood sugar control. Apidra® given by subcutaneous injection is usually used with a longer-acting insulin. When used as a mealtime insulin, Apidra® should be given within 15 minutes before or within 20 minutes after starting a meal.

Apidra® may be infused subcutaneously by external insulin infusion pumps.

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