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How Bad Will YOUR Foot Problems Get?
Your feet are vulnerable to a variety of problems if you have diabetes. Uncontrolled diabetes can lead to diabetic neuropathy, peripheral vascular disease and even amputation.
Learn more about your risks for diabetic foot problems.
Also in this month's E-Lerts newsletter:
Latest News - Foods and Lifestyle Hints to Control Blood Sugar and Fight Obesity
Diabetes Friendly Recipes - Summertime is just around the corner and that means grilling. Yeah!
Islets of Humor™ - What concerns YOU most about diabetes? You may not have thought of Theresa Garnero's answer!
Know Your Fruits and Veggies™: Papaya - Tropical, sweet, delicious, and good for you!
Treatments on the Horizon - "Master Regulator" gene identified for obesity and diabetes and new treatment for pre-diabetes.
Take care of your feet. They are the only ones you have.
Lisa M. Rasolt, M.S.B.A., C.E.B.S.
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The Mission of Defeat Diabetes Foundation is to save children, adults and their families from the pain of diabetes by preventing and/or managing its complications through a comprehensive online diabetes information center and innovative community action programs.
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Latest News- Foods and Lifestyle Hints to Control Blood Sugar and Fight Obesity
Diabetic? Eat Almonds
Consuming a few almonds daily can help combat the lifestyle disease.
Onions, Green Tea and Olive Leaf Helps Tackle Obesity
A biomedical professor has found that onions, green tea and olive leaf extract can fight obesity and its related diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and fatty liver, even when a high-fat and high-carbohydrate diet is indulged in.
Broccoli Sprouts Have Benefits for Diabetes Patients
Broccoli sprouts may boost antioxidant defenses in people with diabetes.
Low Glycemic Diet More Effective than Low Fat Diet in Reducing HbA1c in Obese T2DM Patients
A glycemic- rather than a fat-targeted dietary regimen may be more effective in lifestyle modification programs for obese T2DM patients.
Structured Exercise Controls Blood Sugar
Structured exercise programs comprising aerobics, resistance training or both helps people with Type 2 diabetes control blood sugar levels, and although physical exercise advice by itself does not appear to make any difference, when combined with dietary advice it does.
Diabetes 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 with the goal of improving our health. They are seeking individuals to participate in these studies and trials. More Info
Diabetes Friendly Recipes
It's hot in most parts of the world and a great time for grilling. Here are some tasty and healthy easy to prepare recipes for the grill plus an ice cold smoothie. All our recipes have nutritional content and are lower in sodium.
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Islets of Humor™
By Theresa Garnero
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Know Your Fruits and Veggies™: Papaya
By Dawn Swidorski, Public Outreach Director
Papayas are native to southern Mexico and neighboring Central America and are now cultivated in every tropical and subtropical country.
Papayas are a pear-shaped fruit that can be as long as 20 inches, though the ones found in the market usually average about 7 inches, weigh about one pound and have yellow skin when ripe. Read more about papaya
Check our Diabetes Support Groups Database. It's very comprehensive and sorted by state, by city.
Treatments on the Horizon
'Master Regulator' Gene Behind Obesity, Diabetes Identified
Researchers have found that a gene linked to type 2 diabetes and cholesterol levels is in fact a 'master regulator' gene, which controls the behavior of other genes found within fat in the body.
Possible New Treatment for Prediabetic Patients
A natural product called DLPC (dilauroyl phosphatidylcholine) increases sensitivity to insulin and reduces fatty liver.
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