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Defeat Diabetes® E-Lerts™ Newsletter
(Volume VII, Issue V)
April showers bring May flowers.... May starts the season of many celebrations: Mother's Day, graduations, weddings, anniversaries, Father's Day, holidays, etc. It's a time to be outside and enjoy life and enjoy all these celebrations.
With a little bit of planning, diabetics can enjoy and partake in the festivities. If you have been testing regularly, you know which foods make your blood sugar spike. You can call your CDE (Certified Diabetes Educator) to help you plan for the special days. You can do it! Enjoy!
There is a lot of news to share with you this month:
Defeat Diabetes® News by Daniel H. Rasolt: These articles come to us and are posted at 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 - Self-Management - Food & Nutrients: Don't miss these articles - new foods and nutrients that can really help you.
Latest News - Self-Management - Complications - Awareness: New complications we never knew.
Latest News - Self-Management - Drugs - Awareness: Good and not so good news about drugs.
Healthy and Tasty Recipes - Good for Diabetics: Six ingredients or less recipes to make life easier for you. They're tasty and healthy too!
Islets of Humor™: Theresa Garnero has come up with the answer for how to celebrate when you have good blood glucose control?
Mr. Diabetes® Wake Up and Walk® Tour: Andy Mandell went to Alabama this month to be with his Ultimate Black Belt Test teammates and you know he has much to share.
Know Your Fruits and Veggies™: Spinach: Dawn Swidorski goes in great depth about spinach. Do you think Popeye knew all this?
Shirley's Vegetable Garden™: Shirley Barriger gives great Quick Tips this month for your garden. This is one column you won't want to miss.
Organic vs. Conventional Farming Practices: A special column by Dawn Swidorski that gives the history as well as the actual.
Treatments on the Horizon: Diabetes vaccine, diabetes gene research breakthrough, alligator blood treatments and more. WOW!
Have a wonderful month. Enjoy your celebrations. And if you are not participating in a formal celebration, make one for yourself You deserve it!
Lisa M. Rasolt
Defeat Diabetes Foundation
Awareness + Action = Prevention®
Did you know?
Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.
Defeat Diabetes® News by Daniel H. Rasolt Daniel
Exclusive to Defeat Diabetes Foundation and fast and accurate. Check www.DefeatDiabetes.org often - we're posting new articles all the time.
Aspirin Increases Production of Insulin?
Benefit of Antioxidants Questioned
Immune Cell Produces Glucose Controlling Proteins
Some Fats Reduce Diabetes Risk
Signaling Pathway Lowers Blood Sugar Levels
Daniel Rasolt has written many more articles. See more articles and more about Daniel.
Did you know?
Diabetic Heart Patients Need Better Care
People hospitalized because of acute heart failure face an increased risk of dying in the hospital and in the longer term if they have diabetes or pre-diabetes. Heart
Latest News - Self-Management - Food& Nutrients
Tart Cherries May Reduce Heart/Diabetes Risk Factors
Grape Skin Compound Fights the Complications of Diabetes
Mr. Diabetes® Says
"Knowledge of any kind ... brings about a change in awareness from where it is possible to create new realities."~ Deepak Chopra
Latest News - Self-Management - Complications Awareness
Medications Plus Dental Materials May Cause A Reaction for Diabetic Patients
Did you know?
Handling Ground Meat
* Choose ground meat packages that are cold and tightly wrapped.
The meat surface exposed to air will be red; the interior of fresh meat will be dark.
* Put refrigerated and frozen foods in your grocery cart last and make the grocery store your last stop before home.
* Pack perishables in an ice chest if it will take you more than an hour to get home.
* Place ground meat and ground poultry in the refrigerator or freezer immediately.
* Defrost frozen ground meats in the refrigerator — never at room temperature. If microwave defrosting, cook immediately. Source: FMI
Latest News - Self-Management - Drugs - Awareness
Epidemic Of Type 2 Diabetes Linked To Vaccine Inflammation
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May is the month for Mother's Day, graduations and most of the time the flowers are blooming and the weather is wonderful. Who wants to spend extra time in the kitchen cooking? Here are recipes with a maximum of six ingredients to make one part of your life easier.
London Broil with Fresh Mushroom Salsa Sauce
Peanut Butter Pork Skewers
Stuffed Potatoes 2
Summer Squash Casserole - Two Variations
Did you know?
Diabetes in Middle Age Raises Alzheimer's Risk
Researchers speculate that insulin problems could damage blood vessels in the brain.
Men who develop diabetes in middle age may be at greater risk of Alzheimer's disease, a Swedish study finds. Neurology
See More Islets of Humor™ Archives Cartoons by Theresa Garnero
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. Click here
Notice that I didn’t log many miles during April; I knew back in October, 2007 that it would be a “low mileage” month. The reason is that I had long ranging plans to join my Ultimate Black Belt Test teammates for a very special event which occurs every year, during April, in Greensboro, Alabama. I’ll get into this shortly, but I first want to address other activities of THE WALK™. Read more of Andy's UPDATE
Did you know?Know Your Fruits and Veggies™: Spinach spinach
Baby Boomers Will Have 3 Diseases: A landmark study conducted by the American Hospital Association in 2007 concluded that by the year 2030, the average Baby Boomer will be living with three chronic diseases — cardiac disease, diabetes and arthritis — and each will need to be closely managed.
By Dawn Swidorski, Public Outreach Director
For most people spinach is a love or hate thing. People love it or hate it. I think people hate it because they’ve had it badly prepared.
Spinach is a member of the goosefoot family (because of the shape of the leaves) and is native to Persia (modern day Iran and Iraq). It spread to China over 2,000 years ago along the silk route and later spread to Spain via the Moors. Read more about spinach.
Shirley's Vegetable Garden™ garden
By Shirley Barriger, Tour Manager
Quick and Easy Tips For Your Garden
When this column began in September of 2006, I tried to cover some of the basic steps of vegetable gardening, from preparing the soil, planning the garden on paper, the planting and care of vegetables and what to do when the growing season is done.
Quick Tip #1: When planting small seeds, use a salt shaker as it will distribute the seeds more evenly. Read more of Shirley's Quick Tips
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.
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