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Defeat Diabetes Foundation Presents 30 Days of Activities to Help Prevent the Disease and its Complications.
A major part of our effort to Defeat Diabetes® is in the area of prevention – both the disease and its complications.
DDF has developed a month of activities and more to take you through the month of April. There, you will also find recommendations for special time with the family and everyday activities to improve your well being.
Here is a calendar you can print out and put on your refrigerator as a daily reminder to visit the website for more information.
We've also presented an easy to read Health Care Reform Summary and a Year-by-Year Rundown of What Happens When.
Your Kidney Disease Quiz Results from last month.
Latest News - Diet, Exercise and Obesity - DNA testing, product labeling, THAT MUCH EXCERCISE REQUIRED? and more.
Latest News - Diabetes Drugs - Once daily, once a week, "stinky" drugs and more.
Latest News - Health Care Reform & Defeat Diabetes® Month - Easy to read summaries of Health Care Reform and Defeat Diabetes® Month Awareness and Wellness Activities for each day.
Diabetes Friendly Recipes - April is Defeat Diabetes® Month. All the recipes have fresh, seasonal ingredients, many of which you may get at your local farmers' market.
Islets of Humor™ - Theresa Garnero has developed your Defeat Diabetes® Month Wellness Kit. What's missing?
Message From Our Executive Director - April is Defeat Diabetes® Month. Andy Mandell is passionate about preventing diabetes and its complications. Diabetes is a condition for which there is no cure. Once you’ve got it, that’s it. So, your best protection against this nasty, insidious “disease” is prevention. And, this is something that we know, absolutely, how to do 95% of the time in Type 2 diabetes.
Walking for Fun & Fitness: Shins That Win - From our excercise guru, Bonnie Stein. In your mind you’re ready to get out and walk regularly. But physically, those shins just aren’t cooperating. Don’t give up so easily. The tips below will help strengthen your weak and wimpy shins and make them SHINS THAT WIN.
Know Your Fruits and Veggies™: Lettuce - Our Public Outreach Director, Dawn Swidorski does it again. For the home gardener Lettuce (Lactuca sativa) is another one of those harbingers of spring. Lettuce originated in the Mediterranean basin and has been served in dishes for more than 4500 years.
Clarence's Corner - Friendship - A wonderful story from our 92 year old diabetes activist from Toronto, Clarence Haynes.
Treatments on the Horizon - Promising treatments for Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes and dolphins?
For Defeat Diabetes® Month, check out our awareness points and activities for each day. For a handy reminder, download our calendar and have fun!
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Mr. Diabetes® Says
When one door closes another door opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us. ~ Alexander G. Bell
Diabetes Friendly Recipes
April is Defeat Diabetes® Month. All the recipes have fresh, seasonal ingredients, many of which you may get at your local farmers' market. As always, the recipes are all lower in sodium and include nutrient content.
Defeat Diabetes® Public Awareness Programs
Defeat Diabetes Foundation needs your financial support for all of our Defeat Diabetes® Public Awareness Programs. Defeat Diabetes Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity. Our web site is secure and all donations are tax-deductible.
By Theresa Garnero
Helpful Hints From Our Readers
This one's from Harry P., El Paso, TX.
Brightening Cutting Boards
After washing them with soap and water, rub cutting boards with a damp cloth dipped in salt; the boards will become lighter and brighter. Source: The Salt Institute
Message From Our Executive Director
By Andrew P. Mandell – MR.DIABETES®
April is DEFEAT DIABETES® MONTH
Diabetes is a condition for which there is no cure. Once you’ve got it, that’s it. So, your best protection against this nasty, insidious “disease” is prevention. And, this is something that we know, absolutely, how to do 95% of the time in Type 2 diabetes.
In response to this epidemic, Defeat Diabetes Foundation has launched a meaningful ALERT! to the American people and people worldwide. It is an annual ALERT! which carries on for the entire month of April. This means that every April, from now on, will be known as DEFEAT DIABETES® MONTH. We have prepared a number of awareness points and activities you can, and should, incorporate into your daily lives. No matter your level of diabetes, age and/or gender you will find all content appropriate to improve your lives. If you are not diabetic, you will find valuable information to help you prevent ever developing diabetes. More
Studies, Clinical Trials and Surveys
Research facilities, drug manufacturers and universities are conducting studies, clinical trials and surveys for new drugs, behavioral habits and other investigational information. They are seeking individuals to participate in these studies and trials. More Info
Walking for Fun & Fitness
By: Bonnie Stein, M.Ed., C.P.T.S.
SHINS THAT WIN
You know that you need to exercise regularly for your diabetes. You’ve heard that exercise walking is the easiest program to start. You want to get into shape, get fit, get rid of stress and maybe some lose some extra pounds in the process. In your mind you’re ready to get out and walk regularly. But physically, those shins just aren’t cooperating. If any part of your lower leg (from the front of your ankle to below your knee) is screaming out in pain, you’re a candidate for the tips below.
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Know Your Fruits and Veggies™: Lettuce
By Dawn Swidorski, Public Outreach Director
For the home gardener Lettuce (Lactuca sativa) is another one of those harbingers of spring. It is as a leaf vegetable belonging to the Asteraceae (or Compositae) family, which is known as the aster, daisy, or sunflower family. The name of the genus is derived from lac, the Latin word for “milk”which refers to the plant’s milky juice.
Lettuce originated in the Mediterranean basin and has been served in dishes for more than 4500 years. The earliest depiction of lettuce is in the carvings at the temple of Senusret I (1926 BC) at Karnak in Egypt being served to the God Min, who considered it sacred. It also appears in writings such as The Contendings of Horus and Set. More
Diabetes Support Groups Database
We've developed a listing of Diabetes Education Programs and Diabetes Support Groups in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
By Clarence Haynes
Friendship - A wonderful story from our 92 year old diabetes activist from Toronto.
There once was a little boy who had a bad temper.
His Father gave him a bag of nails and told him that every time he lost his temper, he must hammer a nail into the back of the fence. More
Treatments on the Horizon
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