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Defeat Diabetes® E-Lerts™ Newsletter
(Volume X, Issue V)
Diabetic Eye Disease - Can It Be Prevented?
People with diabetes are at risk of losing one of the most precious of their senses: sight.
The National Eye Institute reports that about half of the people with diabetes in America have early stage diabetic retinopathy and one quarter have serious retinal disease.
“People unnecessarily lose their vision yearly because of diabetes complications that can often be prevented through early detection and timely treatment,” said Robert Layman, O.D. and Chair of the American Optometric Association’s Diabetes Eye Care Project Team.
Find out more about Diabetic Eye Disease and how you may prevent it.
Also in this month's E-Lerts newsletter:
Latest News - Do These Foods and Supplements Help Control Diabetes? and new Did You Know?
Diabetes Friendly Recipes - A celebratory backyard barbecue meal with complete nutrional info per serving.
Islets of Humor™ - Who is in charge of your exercise?
Know Your Fruits and Veggies™: Legumes - What's that? I'm sure they are good for you...
Treatments on the Horizon - New drug, transplant and cure - all look very promising.
Take care of your eyes. Yes, you can!
Lisa M. Rasolt, M.S.B.A., C.E.B.S.
Awareness + Action = Prevention®
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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Do These Foods and Supplements Help Control Diabetes?
Maple Syrup Helps Fight Cancer and Diabetes
Nobiletin in Tangerines Fights Obesity and Protects against Type 2 Diabetes and Heart Disease
Did You Know?
Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Lack Knowledge about Hypoglycemia
Sleeping Difficulties Increase Risk of Eye Disease in People with Diabetes
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
Celebrate Memorial Day or any reason to have a backyard barbecue. Here is a meal that is colorful and will please the eye and the palate. Nutritional information per serving for the entire meal is included.
For 1 Serving of the Entire Menu
Fat: 11 gm
Carbohydrates: 62 gm
Sodium: 427 mcg %
Calories from Fat: 16.3 %
By Theresa Garnero
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Know Your Fruits and Veggies™: Legumes
By Dawn Swidorski, Public Outreach Director
Legumes include green and yellow beans, peas, lentils, soybeans and many varieties of "shell" beans, which are used in dried form. They are among the most versatile and nutritious foods, available. Legumes are typically low in fat contain no cholesterol, and are high in folate, potassium, iron and magnesium. Read more about Legumes
Treatments on the Horizon
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