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Defeat Diabetes® E-Lerts™ Newsletter
(Volume VI, Issue X)
November is National Diabetes Month and Defeat Diabetes® Month.
November 14th is World Diabetes Day.
On December 20 2006, the General Assembly of the United Nations passed a landmark Resolution recognizing diabetes as a chronic, debilitating and costly disease. The Resolution designates World Diabetes Day as a United Nations Day to be observed every year starting in 2007.
The UN Resolution makes World Diabetes Day stronger than ever and provides the opportunity for a significant increase in the visibility of the campaign and an increase in government and media participation on or around November 14. The Resolution will ensure even greater reach for awareness-raising activities throughout the diabetes world. Find out more about World Diabetes Day.
There is so much Latest News in which to be excited. The following is just a sample. Read more on our website at www.DefeatDiabetes.org:
Latest News - Self-Management - Supplements and Vitamins: Cinnamon, vitamin E, personal relationships and more.
Latest News Self-Management - Blood Glucose Control - Results - Good and Bad!: Life extension or reduction, infertility and more.
Latest News - Important Information on Health and Diabetes: A new form of diabetes, a rare complication of diabetes becoming more common and more.
Latest News - Important Drug Information: Januvia, Byetta, aspirin and more.
Healthy and Tasty Recipes - Good for Diabetics: Great tasting recipes that are perfect for Thanksgiving and other special times.
Islets of Humor™: Byetta has been in many commercials lately. What could be so funny about Byetta? Theresa Garnero shows us.
Mr. Diabetes® Wake Up And Walk® Tour: Mr. Diabetes®, Andy Mandell, is just coming back from an unanticipated trip to Boston, MA. Read about his journey and escapades.
Know Your Fruits and Veggies: Apples: Dawn Swidorski reveals to us so much about one of our favorite fruits - apples.
Nutrition News: During this holiday season, Barbara Quinn helps us with portion control.
Treatments on the Horizon: Cause, cure, new drugs and more.
Shirley's Vegetable Garden: Shirley Barriger helps you journal your garden plans and activities.
Defeat Diabetes Foundation's motto is: Awareness + Action = Prevention®. That's the most important message for National Diabetes Month and World Diabetes Day.
Happy Thanksgiving and
Lisa M. Rasolt
Defeat Diabetes Foundation
Awareness + Action = Prevention®
Did you know?
New LDL Numbers Produces Greatest Decrease in Risk: Reducing LDL cholesterol levels to 60 mg/dL. or below, which are considerably below current recommended targets appears to provide greater protection in patients with established atherosclerotic disease, especially those with diabetes, according to US and German researchers. The researchers found that there was a highly significant reduction in the risk of major cardiovascular events with descending levels of LDL cholesterol. The lowest risk was seen in patients who had achieved levels below 64 mg/dL.
Latest News - Self-Management - Vitamins, Supplements and More
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Latest News - Self-Management - Blood Glucose Control - Results - Good and Bad!
Did you know?
Chewing Gum May Help Reduce Cravings and Control Appetite: A research study to be presented at the 2007 Annual Scientific Meeting of The Obesity Society, found that chewing gum before an afternoon snack helped reduce hunger, diminish cravings and promote fullness among individuals who limit their overall calorie intake. Calorie intake from snacks was significantly reduced by 25 calories. Overall, this study demonstrates the benefits of chewing gum and highlights the potential role of chewing gum in appetite control and weight management. Nutritionists say that even small changes in calories can have an impact in the long term. This research study supports the role of chewing gum as an easy, practical tool for weight management.
Latest News - Important Information on Health and Diabetes
Mark Nov. 14 - First United Nations-Observed World Diabetes Day
Unique Idea: Have Government Subsidize Fruits and Vegetables
Is Alzheimer's A Form of Diabetes?
Rare Diabetes Foot Complication Becoming More Common
New System For Reporting Blood Glucose Finalized, A1c Eliminated for Patients
Tell Your Diabetes Story to ABC News
ABC News is launching a diabetes related website on November 14th, World Diabetes Day, and is seeking real life stories of individuals with diabetes. This is an opportunity to share your daily living challenges along with your concerns about the future of your health care.
They are specifically looking for 15 - 45 second video clips. Most cell phones have this function.
Please send your cell phone clips to:
2) Via the web: http://abcnews.go.com/icaught/TalkBack/story?id=3770460
Latest News - Important Drug Information
Mr. Diabetes® Says
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes. Marcel Proust
Here are some great and different foods that will be perfect for Thanksgiving and other special times.
Did you know?
Hemoglobin A1c Levels Effective Screening Test for Diabetes: Measuring patients' glycosylated hemoglobin levels (A1C) could be used to screen for diabetes, according to California-based researchers. It was shown to be more effective then using fasting blood sugars.
Islets of Humor™
By Theresa Garnero, APRN, BC-ADM, MSN, CDE
B Clear Diabetic Energy Drink is an all natural diabetic safe effervescent vitamin supplement used for the prevention of fatigue and dehydration. Contains Stevia. Tropical flavor. Find out more
MR. DIABETES® WAKE UP AND WALK® TOUR tour
UPDATE - October, 2007
LOCATION: Augusta, Georgia TOTAL MILES: 8756.2
What a month it has been!! WOW!!!!!!! I am just coming back from an unanticipated trip to Boston, MA. Well, actually, to the suburbs of Boston. It was all because of MADDCAP™ (Martial Arts Defeat Diabetes® Community Action Project) and the UBBT (Ultimate Black Belt Test).
My purpose was to get back into the dojo and get some very personal and targeted instruction from my longtime friend and martial arts teacher, Master Paul Alagna. The physical aspects and training had gotten away from me during the past years because of the serious bout I had with diabetes and then The MR. DIABETES® WAKE UP AND WALK® TOUR that followed my recovery. The mental aspects and disciplines have never left me, but I need(ed) lots of help recapturing some of the old techniques and learning a few new disciplines that are required of the UBBT. So, my teachers had their hands full for a couple of weeks. Read more
Did you know?
Remoisturizing Leftover Turkey
When that leftover turkey goes dry, here's something you can do: Place some of the pieces in a pot and cover with milk. Cook on low heat (so the milk does not scald or burn). The turkey will absorb moisture from the milk as it reheats.
There are certain smells, sights and sounds that let me know fall has truly arrived. The crimson leaves scattered on the ground, the crispness in the air and a great fall fruit staple: Apples.
One of the great things about apples is there are just so many different varieties of them and every area of the country has their own special varieties. Apples are also incredibly versatile. They can be eaten raw in their own convenient wrapper, put in a variety of salads, paired with root vegetables or winter squash for a casserole or side dish and of course, perfect as a dessert. Read more
Defeat Diabetes® Public Awareness Programs
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Nutrition News nutrition
By Barbara Quinn, MS, RD, CDE
Downsize me: A Look At Portion Control
It appears to be true for people of all sizes and educational levels: When we are presented with larger portions, we eat more…sometimes 30 to 50 percent more, according to research presented in a recent issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association.
Even when we are not hungry and the food is not that good, we eat more when given larger portions. For example, a study on moviegoers who had just eaten lunch and were given stale popcorn showed that the ones given a large bucket ate 51 percent more than those given the medium-sized container. Read more
Joke of the Month
A tour guide was showing a tourist around Washington, D. C. The guide pointed out the place where George Washington supposedly threw a dollar across the Potomac River.
Treatments on the Horizon
The Cause of Gestational Diabetes May Have been Found
New Class of Drug Dramatically Lifts HDL Cholesterol by 139%
Did you know?
Obesity associated with migraines headaches: Headache and obesity are both common and disabling disorders. These US investigators studied the relationship between them including frequency, severity and type of headache. They identified 18,968 individuals with migraine, 7564 with probable migraine, and 2051 with severe episodic tension-type headache. Among individuals with migraines very frequent headaches occurred in 6.5% of individuals with normal weight and increased to 10.4% of the morbidly obese. Disability related to migraine also was increased among the obese and morbidly obese, 41% of the morbidly obese compared with 32% of those with normal weight. The authors concluded: “These findings support the concept that obesity is an exacerbating factor for migraine but not for other types of episodic headaches.” Arch Intern Med 8 October 2007;167:1964-1970.
Shirley's Vegetable Garden garden
By Shirley Barriger, Tour Manager
Journal Your Garden Plans and Activities
Have you found it helpful to journal your garden plans, (sketches or drawings), and to observe the activity in the garden as it grows? If you grew several varieties of tomatoes or other vegetables, be sure to record how you liked each one (our memory can fail us, but if you jot it down on paper it’s there). Read more
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.
Did you know?
The proper name of our sole natural satellite is "the Moon" and therefore...it should be capitalized. The 60-odd natural satellites of other planets, however are called "moons" (in lower case) because each has been given a proper name, such as Deimos, Amalthea, Hyperion, Miranda, Larissa, or Charon.
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