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Defeat Diabetes® E-Lerts™ Newsletter
(Volume VII, Issue VI)
Is there anything positive about the current energy crisis? YES!!!
People are riding bikes!
People are walking!
People are taking public transportation
There's more social interaction!
Yes, there's a physical and emotional upside. People aren't locked in their houses and their cars as much. They're not as isolated. There are benefits for our body and mind!!!
Defeat Diabetes® News by Daniel H. Rasolt: These articles come to us and are posted at http://www.defeatdiabetes.org/ as soon as there are press releases to the medical and scientific communities. These are exclusive to Defeat Diabetes Foundation.
Latest News - New Drug/Alternative Medicine Benefits: New insulin therapy, pine bark, aspirin and more.
Latest News - Self-Management: Reversing pre-diabetes, monitoring blood pressure and restaurant menus.
Latest News - Risks and Information: Global warming, drug spending increases, arthritis and more.
Healthy and Tasty Recipes - Good for Diabetics: Cool and unique salads for these warm days.
Islets of Humor™: Theresa Garnero shows her way to reverse pre-diabetes.
Mr. Diabetes® Wake Up and Walk® Tour: Andy Mandell is on the final leg of his epic journey. This past month he even met up with early Walk™ contributors.
Know Your Fruits and Veggies™: Summer Squash: Dawn Swidorski has enlightened us again and this time it's about summer squash. You will learn a lot!
Treatments on the Horizon: Breakthroughs on hunger and appetite control and diabetes treatments.
Shirley's Vegetable Garden™: Shirley Barriger wants you to keep a watchful eye for problems in order to keep your garden growing.
Have you taken a walk yet today? You'll feel better.
Lisa M. Rasolt
Defeat Diabetes Foundation
Awareness + Action = Prevention®
Did you know?
Consumer Reports: Gum Disease Linked to Diabetes: New research suggests ties between gum disease (periodontitis) and diabetes. Because diabetes can affect circulation, it can restrict blood flow to the gums. That along with suppressed immunity in patients with diabetes can create the perfect setup for periodontitis. Recent research has suggested that treating periodontal disease can improve blood-sugar control. Consumer Reports states that some major insurance companies already offer patients with diabetes extended coverage for periodontal treatments.
Defeat Diabetes® News by Daniel H. Rasolt Daniel
Exclusive to Defeat Diabetes Foundation and fast and accurate. Check http://www.defeatdiabetes.org/ often - we're posting new articles all the time.
Sun Light Helps Prevent Type 1 Diabetes
Cocoa Might Help Diabetics
HbA1c Diagnostic Technique Proposed For Diabetes
Removing Receptor Increases Insulin and Decreases Weight Gain
Obesity, Diabetes and Economic Status Increase Risk of Urinary Problems
Hypertension, High Cholesterol and Diabetes Linked To Ocular Condition
Daniel Rasolt has written many more articles. See more articles and more about Daniel.
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Latest News - New Drug/Alternative Medicine Benefits
Intensive Insulin Therapy At Diagnosis 'Slows Diabetes' Into Remisssion
Nighttime Aspirin Can Reduce Daytime Blood Pressure
Did you know?
In the US, nearly one in three children reaches a BMI greater than 35 by adolescence: Dr. Richard Nesto, Chairman of the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington, Massachusetts, explained that in adults, a BMI of 25 or above signals overweight and a BMI of 30 or above signals obesity.
BMI Formula (pounds and inches): weight (lb) / [height (in)]2 x 703
Calculate BMI by dividing weight in pounds (lbs) by height in inches (in) squared and multiplying by a conversion factor of 703.
Example: Weight = 150 lbs, Height = 5’5” (65")
Did you know?
An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.
Latest News - Risks and Information
Baby Boomers: Are you looking for a better way to communicate and collaborate with family and friends when someone is battling an illness? Our CareGiverHelper is a free, private online service that helps family members and friends offer encouragement and emotional support. Click here
The weather is warm, so here are six recipes of cool salads. And yes, they are healthy, tasty, and NEW!!!
Hors d'oeuvres Tips
A good rule of thumb for serving hors d'oeuvres is 6-8 bite-sized pieces per person per hour. For a small crowd, one or two varieties will do. For a lager crowd (more than 10), serve 3 or 4 types of hors d'oeuvres. For variety, serve different types: fish, shellfish, cheese, meat, vegetable, etc.
Islets of Humor™ humor
By Theresa Garnero, APRN, BC-ADM, MSN, CDE
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MR. DIABETES® WAKE UP AND WALK® TOUR tour
UPDATE : May, 2008
LOCATION: Micco, Florida TOTAL MILES: 9502.4
The MR. DIABETES® Walk Watch™ has begun!! There are ONLY 650+/- miles to go to reach the finish in Madeira Beach, FL. Madeira Beach is a small barrier island off the coast in the Gulf of Mexico, just outside of St. Petersburg. Madeira Beach is where THE WALK™ began, December 1, 2000 with a 450 mile “Trial Walk” through Florida and right up to Pensacola (E. Milton), at the Alabama state line.
Along with current Tour Managers, Shirley & Russ Barriger, I have reached the east coast of Florida. While walking here I have had the opportunity to connect with early Tour Managers Joe Alton and Bob Brooks – this is home for them. Read more
Did you know?
Aspirin Can Help Fight Diabetes: "Aspirin therapy has been recognized to improve glucose tolerance and to reduce insulin requirements in diabetic subjects," Salicylates, substances like aspirin, may help obese people produce insulin, which could help them fight diabetes, researchers said. People who are overweight can develop insulin resistance, where the body stops responding to the substance, which moderates blood sugar. Resistance is considered a step toward type 2 diabetes. In a new study they found that salicylates lowered blood sugar in diabetic patients. People did not get more sensitive to insulin, but their bodies produced more with higher doses.
By Dawn Swidorski, Public Outreach Director
Summer squash is a member of the Cucurbitaceae family and is related to the melon and the cucumber. Squash was one of the earliest vegetables cultivated in the Western Hemisphere. Combined with beans and corn squash provided a complete protein that was critical to the diet.
Summer squash comes in a variety of colors and shapes and types but all summer squash has one characteristic in common: the entire vegetable, including its flesh, seeds and skin, is edible. Read more
Mr. Diabetes® Says
The highest reward for man's toil is not what he gets for it, but what he becomes. John Ruskin
Treatments on the Horizon
Confused about Long Term Care & Diabetes?
Most diabetics enter a nursing home due to diabetes related complications, such as amputations, blindness, kidney failure, heart conditions, etc., rather than the disease itself. These complications often require professional medical attention, and assistance, that is no longer viable at home, by family, caregivers, or friends, and is beyond their capacity to self-manage.
By Shirley Barriger, Tour Manager
Be a Garden Detective
All the planning in the world won’t help if you don’t keep a watchful eye out for problems. Make it a habit to walk through your garden at least once a week—daily is best—looking carefully at your plants, turning over leaves, and noting overall appearance.
Plant problems fall into three general categories: insects and animals, diseases, and cultural problems (water stress, heat or cold, nutrient imbalances). Read more
Joke of the Month
The Children Are Our Future
This is a list of comments from test papers, essays, etc., submitted to science and health teachers by elementary, junior high, high school, and college students: It is truly astonishing what weird science our young scholars can create under the pressures of time and grades. The spellings are the original ones.
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