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Defeat Diabetes® E-Lerts™ Newsletter
(Volume VII, Issue III)
Spring is coming! But it's not here yet. March is a transitional month. It's still winter and in the northern climates, it's been a tough season. Many have cabin fever and when the weather gets warmer, you will want to run out and you might overdo.
If you have been sedentary, and especially if you are overweight, a simple pedometer-based walking program might be the perfect way to ease into exercise. There are identified modifiable factors that can lead to an exceptionally long life. These are are in our Self-Management Latest News section.
Note: If you have not been active recently, please consult with your physician before you start out on any new exercise program.
Latest News - New Info On Drugs: Some over the counter drugs are more important than ever.
Latest News - Important Diabetes News: Surgery, ACCORD vs. ADVANCE and do minorities have different problems with diabetes?
Latest News - Important News - Other Diseases: Heart disease, cancer and stroke - oh my!
Latest News - Self-Management: Exceptionally long life? Once you start you can't stop? Find out in Self-Management.
Latest News - Caffeine and Supplements: What's the latest on caffeine? A supplement that can help loose weight and another disease?
New! Latest Health News Articles by Daniel Rasolt: Exclusive to Defeat Diabetes Foundation, Daniel Rasolt is writing original content latest health news articles. Some of his articles include: Chronic pain, stem cells, IPods, marijuana and gum disease and many, many more.
Healthy and Tasty Recipes - Good for Diabetics: Delicious recipes with unusual combination of ingredients. Try them!
Defeat Diabetes Foundation now has an site. You can buy items and know your money is going to a good cause. Our seller name is defeat_diabetes. Check our listings. Add us to your favorite seller list.
Islets of Humor™: Who's walking who? Let's ask Theresa Garnero!
Mr. Diabetes® Wake Up and Walk® Tour: Andy Mandell has had a tough month, weather-wise, but his stories are so touching, they are sure to warm you.
Know Your Fruits and Veggies™: Avocado: Dawn Swidorski reveals the most interesting information about the fruits and vegetables she covers each month and the avocado is one of the most interesting of all. Plus recipes too!
Shirley's Vegetable Garden: While we're still indoors for winter we can follow Shirley Barriger's mantra: Plan, Plan, Plan for a successful vegetable garden.
Treatments on the Horizon: Genes, insulin therapy and hormones are some of the topics this month.
Lisa M. Rasolt
Defeat Diabetes Foundation
Awareness + Action = Prevention®
Did you know?
FDA Approves New Continuous Glucose Monitoring System
Medtronic Inc said U.S. health regulators approved its blood sugar monitoring device, the CGMS iPro Recorder. The U.S. medical device maker said patients wear the device for three days, after which physicians can review the data and use the results to uncover glucose patterns.
Latest News - New Info On Drugs
Resistance to Aspirin Increases Cardiovascular Event Risk
Diuretics Comparable or Better Than Other Drugs for Hypertension
Did you know?
Why Diabetics Have Dry Skin: As a diabetic, if your blood glucose is high, your body loses fluid, hastening the dry skin process. Dry skin can become itchy and can crack, causing you to scratch; breaks in the skin allow germs to enter and thus cause infection. If your blood glucose is elevated, it feeds the germs and makes these infections worse. Nerve damage can decrease the amount you sweat and decreased sweating can lead to dry skin. Additionally, diabetics with nerve damage in the legs and feet have difficulty feeling pain, heat, or cold in the extremities, a condition called diabetic neuropathy, that can lead to a large sore or infection. Poor blood flow, another very serious condition of diabetes also known as peripheral vascular disease, happens when not enough blood flows to the legs and feet, slowing the healing process to sores or infections. Smoking when you have diabetes makes blood flow problems much worse. These harsh diabetic conditions can create havoc in the skin and feet. Using a quality shielding lotion will bond with the skin’s outer layer, protecting it from losing moisture in the first place, and moisture from the air to the skin through the use of special high-quality humectant moisturizers. Diabetes In Control
Latest News - Important Diabetes News
Gastric Banding Surgery Leads to Type 2 Diabetes Remission
Accord Study Stops Intensive Diabetes Management Due To Increase in Deaths
Greater Difficulty For Hispanics To Control Diabetes
Latest News - Important News - Other Diseases
Deaths Higher for Strokes Treated at Night, on Weekends
Obesity Boosts Risk of Developing Various Types of Cancers
Paper Bags in the Microwave
Do not put paper bags or any other packaging materials in a microwave oven unless they are clearly marked microwave-safe. Some bags have metal fragments that could ignite.
Latest News - Self-Management
Studies Identify Modifiable Factors Associated With Exceptionally Long Life
Mr. Diabetes® Says
"The man who fears suffering is already suffering from what he fears." Michel de Montaigne
Latest News - Caffeine and Supplements
Lipoic Acid (ALA) Reduces Atherosclerosis, Weight Gain
Cutting Caffeine Can Help Control Diabetes
Caffeine Boosts Blood Sugar Among Patients with Diabetes
Did you know?
Hypertension Trends No Longer Declining in US; Rising in Women: After years of decline, rates of uncontrolled hypertension appear to be reaching a plateau for men and have actually increased for women, a new analysis suggests. In Washington, DC and many southern states, one in four women has high blood pressure, a finding that researchers say is deplorable, given the well-established lifestyle and low-cost, off-patent pharmaceutical options available for controlling hypertension. Ezzati M, Oza S, Danaei G, and Murray CJL. Trends and cardiovascular mortality effects of state-level blood pressure and uncontrolled hypertension in the United States. Circulation 2008; DOI:10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.107.
New! Latest Health News Articles by Daniel Rasolt -
Exclusive to Defeat Diabetes Foundation
Daniel is a graduate of Cornell University, where he majored in Physics. He has seen his physics research published, and uses his analytical skills developed in physics to accomplish his tasks as a health and science writer. He also uses his talent in communication to write so the layperson can understand.
Here are several articles by Daniel Rasolt:
Is Red Wine Really Better Than Other Drinks?
Step Taken In Using Stem Cells To Treat Diabetes
Chronic Pain Could Lead To Brain Dysfunction
New CareGiverHelper Web Service to Help Support Your Loved One
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.
Here are some absolutely delicious recipes with unusual combinations of ingredients you will love!
DDF will be listing clothes, jewelry and all sorts of items.
Add us to your favorite sellers list.
Our seller name is defeat_diabetes.
Defeat Diabetes Foundation is a member of ebay's Giving Works, so we are exempt from ebay's basic insertion fees. All proceeds go directly to DDF minus lower selling fees. Bid High! Your win will make you feel even better knowing the money went for a good cause. Click here to see what's listed now!
See more Islets of Humor™ cartoons by Theresa Garnero.
Did you know?
Long-term Storage of Beans and Grains
To avoid problems when storing beans or grains, place them in a jar in the freezer for a few days (at below-zero temperature). This will kill any insect larvae that may be present.
MR. DIABETES® WAKE UP AND WALK® TOUR tour
UPDATE : February, 2008
LOCATION: Pineora, Georgia TOTAL MILES: 9137.5
As I was walking through a small town on my way to Statesboro, GA I was stopped by a man driving his car in the downtown section. This town is so small that it does not have a newspaper, radio or TV station. The sidewalk going through the center of town is 3/10 of a mile long. Only one main street. So, whatever news the citizens here get is from neighboring cities & towns. And, granted, I have been getting a lot of attention from this nearby media exposure.
Anyway, this man recognized me, “You’re the guy walking for diabetes?!”. I acknowledged that I was and he proceeded to ask me to wait where I was. He wanted to go home and get his 5year old daughter, Mary R., who was home sick with the flu, but wanted to meet MR. DIABETES® and that she had something to give me. That he would only be a few minutes. I called Russ to come up to where I was and to pull out the cameras. I sensed something special was about to happen.
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 Dawn Swidorski, Public Outreach Director
The avocado is simply one of the most buttery, creamy, delectable fruits out there. Yes, you read that right an avocado is actually a fruit, belonging to the genus Persea in the Lauraceae family. The avocado is also called an Alligator Pear because of its pear-like shape and green skin. Although there are at least 7 varieties of avocado cultivated for me there is only one: the Haas avocado which is superior in texture to all other varieties.
Unlike most fruits avocados have a high fat content but don’t despair 2/3 of these fat grams are actually health-promoting monounsaturated fats, especially oleic acid. Read more
Did you know?Salty Foods Linked to Soft Drink Consumption
Kids who have less salt in their diets also consume fewer sugared soft drinks, researchers here said. Each reduction of 1 g/day in salt intake was associated with a reduction of 27 g/day of sugar-sweetened soft drinks among 4- to 18-year-olds. Diabetes In Control
Shirley's Vegetable Garden garden
By Shirley Barriger, Tour Manager
Do We Really Need To Plan Ahead To Have A Great Garden?
I hope you are taking advantage of the winter season to research and plan for your vegetable garden this year. If you are a new reader to my column, please click on to my vegetable garden archives. January 2007 gives ideas on planning a garden and March 2007 discusses starting seeds indoors. Read more Shirley's Vegetable Garden Archives
BClear Diabetes Energy Drink is the winner of the 2007 editor's choice for best new product by Progressive Grocer magazine.
An all natural energy drink, B Clear was specifically designed to eliminate fatigue and dehydration in people suffering the effects of diabetes. A refreshing beverage, it has no sugar and no caffeine. It's flavored with stevia, a naturally sweet herb. Has one 1gm of carbs. For further details, or to order some, visit http://www.bclearusa.com
Treatments on the Horizon
Intranasal Insulin Lowers Food Intake in Men, Improve Memory Function in Women
Low Vitamin B12 in Pregnancy Linked to Insulin Resistance in Offspring
2 New LDL Cholesterol Genes Found - Genes Affect Levels of LDL "Bad" Cholesterol, Study Shows
Impaired Fat-burning Gene Worsens Diabetes
Joke of the Month
Joe has been seeing a psychoanalyst for four years for treatment of the fear that he had monsters under his bed.
It had been years since he had gotten a good night's sleep. Furthermore, his progress was very poor, and he knew it. So, one day he stops seeing the psychoanalyst and decides to try something different.
A few weeks later, Joe's former psychoanalyst meets his old client in the supermarket, and is surprised to find him looking well-rested, energetic, and cheerful.
"Doc!" Joe says, "It's amazing! I'm cured!"
"That's great news!" the psychoanalyst says. "You seem to be doing much better. How?"
"I went to see another doctor," Joe says enthusiastically, "and he cured me in just ONE session!"
"One?!" the psychoanalyst asks incredulously.
"Yeah," continues Joe, "my new doctor is a behaviorist."
"A behaviorist?" the psychoanalyst asks. "How did he cure you in one session?"
"Oh, easy," says Joe. "He told me to cut the legs off of my bed."
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