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Defeat Diabetes® E-Lerts™ Newsletter
(Volume VI, Issue VI)
If you have type 2 diabetes:
When are the best times to test your blood sugars?
Do you even need to test to maintain good control?
Is there a better and cheaper way to screen for diabetes and pre-diabetes?
These are some of the questions that are being debated vigorously by the diabetes professionals. As you can imagine, there is a lot of controversy and it could affect most of us. Read more
There is so much news to share, it will be hard to absorb all of it in one session:
Healthy and Tasty Recipes - Good for Diabetics: Delicious foods for these hot summer days.
Islets of Humor™: Theresa Garnero does it again - who really wants to exercise?
Mr. Diabetes® Wake Up and Walk® Tour: Andy Mandell has reached South Carolina and has walked over 8,600 miles. Read his insightful update.
New Opportunity to Participate in Stanford Study: People with Type 2 diabetes can learn life skills for daily self-management of their diabetes during a FREE online workshop and study deveoped by Stanford University.
DIABeducation™: Theresa Garnero, APRN, BC-ADM, MSN, CDE discusses planning: Health is no accident, especially when living with diabetes. It requires a plan and remembering to access and adjust accordingly.
Shirley’s Vegetable Garden: Shirley Barriger reveals hints that make gardening easier for you and better for your garden.
Kevin's Tech Tips: Kevin McBride's topics this month include Bluetooth and the Start menu.
Treatments on the Horizon: Many articles this month including new class of diabetes drugs, new marker for type 2 diabetes, umbilical cord blood and more.
There was too much news to include in our E-Lerts™ Newsletter. Please visit the Defeat Diabetes Foundation website for more news you can use. Don't forget to bookmark us too.
Lisa M. Rasolt
Defeat Diabetes Foundation
Awareness + Action = Prevention®
Did you know?
Type 2 Diabetes Takes Toll on Teens: With the incidence of type 2 diabetes and its complications among young people on the increase worldwide, aggressive measures are needed to treat and prevent the disease, two diabetes experts say. These complications, including high blood pressure, kidney disease, eye disease and problems with blood fat levels, may already be present when type 2 diabetes is diagnosed, while they rarely exist at the onset of type 1 diabetes. In addition, studies to date suggest that early onset of type 2 diabetes is associated with a more rapid progression of these complications compared with adolescents with type 1 diabetes. Diabetes In Control
Latest News - Testing - Is there a Better Way?
Postprandial Glucose Levels Tied To CVD Risk in Type 2 Diabetes
For Diabetes/Prediabetes Screening, Random Blood Sugars are Cheaper and Easier Then OGTT
New Opportunity to Participate in Stanford Study
People with Type 2 diabetes can learn life skills for daily self-management of their diabetes during a FREE online workshop and study deveoped by Stanford University. The online workshop lasts for six weeks and participants will be followed for two years to determine how effective the Internet can be in helping people learn skills to manage their diabetes. For more information and to register
Latest News - Drugs - These May Help you!
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Alzheimer's cases expected to quadruple by mid-century: More than 26 million people worldwide have Alzheimer's disease, and a new forecast says the number will quadruple by 2050. At that rate, one in 85 people will have the brain-destroying disease in 40 years, researchers from Johns Hopkins University conclude. A recent U.S. study estimated that this nation's Alzheimer's toll will reach 16 million by 2050, compared with more than 5 million today. The new estimate is significantly lower, suggesting only 3.1 million North American cases today and 8.8 million by 2050. Diabetes In Control
Latest News - Self-Management - Major Impact on Life
Did you know?
To quickly heat a refrigerated tortilla, place in the microwave on HI for about 20 seconds.
Latest News - Elderly - Important News!
Mr. Diabetes® Says
Never look down on anybody unless you're helping him up. Jesse Jackson
Latest News - Supplements - Self-Management - Improve Your Health!
Did you know?
"Taxi" is spelled exactly the same in English, French, German, Swedish, Portuguese, and Dutch.
Delicious foods for those hot summer days.
Did you know?
CDC data show that the prevalence of diabetes -- the number of persons living with the disease at a given point in time -- has increased by about 5% per year since 1990 and shows no signs of slowing down. CDC, June 2007
Islets of Humor™ humor
By Theresa Garnero, APRN, BC-ADM, MSN, CDE
Did you know?
Type 2 diabetes costs the U.S. health system an extra $23 billion a year in direct medical costs: A study released last month at the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists' annual meeting in Seattle found that poorly managed type 2 diabetes costs the U.S. health system an extra $23 billion a year in direct medical costs. Diabetic complications cost almost $10,000 per patient each year, concluded the author of that study, Willard Manning, PhD, a University of Chicago health economist.
UPDATE: June, 2007
LOCATION: Rock Hill, South Carolina TOTAL MILES: 8600.3
June, in both North and South Carolina(s), has shown a weather pattern that I remember from growing up in Boston, MA.; that being the transition from Spring to Summer has been gradual and quite pleasant. In past years (more recently), as memory serves me, the Winter seasons were extra long, there was no Spring season (or, hardly any) and Summer came on fast and VERY hot. And, I say this with having experienced the seasonal changes in various parts of the United States. So, because this is only my first Spring/Summer season in The Carolinas, I can’t speak to this being the way it is every year, but from what I’m told, it is typical. That’s a great thing! Although, cool and comfortable summer mornings become VERY hot early-mid afternoons. Here, I’m talking about temperatures well into the 90’s and, even, reaching 100 degrees at times. And, it’s only June! That’s okay, though, because there are lots of opportunities to walk under shade trees or duck into air-conditioned buildings.
Then, add the wonderful ‘southern hospitality’ characteristic(s) of The Carolinas to the great weather, and you have a fantastic place to visit – or, maybe, move to. Read More
New Opportunity to Participate in University of Toledo Study
A University of Toledo graduate student is conducting a survey of people with diabetes for her Master's Thesis. She will use this information to help develop community based diabetes management programs upon graduation. Please assist her by taking the survey today.
Did you know?
“Eating daily small amounts of dark chocolate lowers blood pressure”: If you’re worried about high blood pressure, you may want to add dark chocolate to your Independence Day diet. A new study suggests that eating daily, small amounts of dark chocolate can help lower some people’s blood pressure. Researchers at University Hospital of Cologne, Germany, studied 44 otherwise healthy people with high blood pressure for 18 weeks. Half the people got about a quarter-ounce of daily dark chocolate, half got the same amount of daily white chocolate. No one gained weight, but only the dark-chocolate eaters saw their blood pressure come down. On average, systolic blood pressure, the upper number, came down by almost three units, and the diastolic blood pressure, or bottom number decreased by almost two units. The researchers say their study provides sufficient evidence to recommend low amounts of dark chocolate as an addition to a healthy diet. JAMA Advisory July 3, 2007
Fail to Plan and Plan to Fail
Health is no accident, especially when living with diabetes. It requires a plan and remembering to access and adjust accordingly.
Take today, for example. Did you plan your meals — or even one meal — to improve your healthy eating habits? Or do you find yourself behind the eight ball, grabbing foods of convenience while rushing through the daily demands of life?
Planning is a shift of mentality from leaving things up to chance to being proactive. Follow these three steps to get started: Read more
Do Something You Love and Help Defeat Diabetes Foundation firstgiving
Many of you may participate in regular sports activities --marathons, 5Ks, fun runs, walk-a-thons, cycling events, and softball are just a few.
These are good for your physical well-being and a great way for you to help raise funds for Defeat Diabetes Foundation. We’ve teamed up with Firstgiving, an amazing group of people who have made it easy for you to help raise funds for your favorite non-profit charity online. Read More
Shirley’s Vegetable Garden garden
By Shirley Barriger, Tour Manager
Gardening Hints: Easier on You and Better for Your Garden, Too
Do you have dirt under your fingernails, blisters on your hands and a sore back? It must be that you have a vegetable garden to maintain. Gardening gloves help eliminate the blisters & the proper size hoe should help lighten the back ache. Use a good nail brush for your nails and don’t forget to moisturize those hard-working hands. If you are working in the garden on a hot sunny day, please don’t forget to wear sun screen and a wide-brim hat and drink plenty of water. Read more
Joke of the Month
The Boston Symphony was performing Beethoven's Ninth. In the piece, there's a long passage about 20 minutes during which the bass violinists have nothing to do. Rather than sit around the whole time looking stupid, some bassists decided to sneak offstage and go to the tavern next door for a quick one.
After slamming several beers in quick succession, one of them looked at his watch. "Hey! We need to get back!"
"No need to panic," said a fellow bassist, "I thought we might need some extra time, so I tied the last few pages of the conductor's score together with string. It'll take him a few minutes to get it untangled."
A few moments later they staggered back to the concert hall and took their places in the orchestra. About this time, a member of the audience noticed the conductor seemed a bit edgy and said as much to her companion.
"Well, of course," said her companion, "Don't you see? It's the bottom of the Ninth, the score is tied, and the bassists are loaded."
By Kevin McBride
How to turn on the Bluetooth discovery option:
If you can't get your Bluetooth device, such as a BT headphone, to connect to your XP computer after applying service pack 2, it may be because the discovery option is turned off. This is also an issue with XP Tablet PC edition 2005. This option is turned off by default for security reasons. You have to turn on the discovery option to connect the device. Here's how: Read more
How to change the picture on the Start menu
Note: this doesn't apply to XP computers that belong to a Windows domain. On non-domain systems, XP displays a photo on the Start menu that's associated with the logged on user account. You can set this photo through the User Accounts applet in Control Panel, but there's also another, faster way: Read more
Did you know?
Index ranks U.S. health care 66th out of a possible 100: A majority of Americans say they are worried about their ability to afford health care services and would be willing to pay higher taxes to support universal health coverage, according to a recent national survey. The survey also found that 65 percent of Americans are concerned about their ability to manage a chronic disease and 71 percent say they are not sure they could afford health insurance if they lost their job. In addition to affordability being the top concern for Americans when it comes to health care, the study also found that 72 percent said they want universal coverage and 63 percent said universal health coverage is necessary even if it requires tax increases. Catholic Healthcare West
Treatments on the Horizon
Did you know?
Cleaning Stained Cups
Rubbing with salt will help remove stubborn tea or coffee stains from cups. The Salt Institute
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