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Defeat Diabetes® E-Lerts™ Newsletter
(Volume VII, Issue IX)
Diabetes is a 24/7 disease. November is National Diabetes Awareness Month and Self Management is playing a more important role than ever. Receiving mainstream recognition is Complementary and Alternative Medical Therapies.
The National Institutes of Health have created the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. They acknowledge, "Some people with diabetes use complementary or alternative therapies to treat diabetes. Although some of these therapies may be effective, others can be ineffective or even harmful. Patients who use complementary and alternative medicine need to let their health care providers know what they are doing." Read more
Defeat Diabetes® News by Daniel Rasolt: Diabetes, Self-Management, Alternative Medicine
Latest News - Self Management - Food, Drink and Alternative Medicine: Chocolate, Alcohol, Oily Fish and Cleanliness?
Latest News - Self Management - Diabetes Drugs: Byetta, Januvia and Alzheimer's?
Latest News - Self Management - Obesity: New Risks and Great Rewards: Fat, Calories and Normal Weight Obesity?
Latest News - Healthcare Plans: Obama, McCain, and Rising Costs?
Healthy and Tasty Recipes - Good for Diabetics: Halloween - Don't be Frightened!!!
Islets of Humor™: The country's depressed - is that why there is a Diabetes erpidemic?
Mr. Diabetes® Wake Up and Walk® Tour: Andy Mandell is almost home. Save December 14th and 21st for the big celebrations.
Know Your Fruits and Veggies™: Pears: Learn about pears and get delicious recipes too.
Shirley's Vegetable Garden™: Get prepared for winter now.
Treatments on the Horizon: Cells, Genes, Heart Disease, Blood Pressure, Surgery and more.
While complementary and alternative medicine is becoming more mainstream, you need to discuss with your doctor all herbs and supplements you are taking as they may affect your medications.
Lisa M. Rasolt
Defeat Diabetes Foundation
Awareness + Action = Prevention®
Did you know?
Chamomile Tea May Ward Off Diabetes Damage
Rats fed herbal extract showed significant decrease in blood sugar levels. Daily drinks of chamomile tea with meals may help prevent the complications of diabetes, report researchers in Japan and the United Kingdom. The findings are based on feeding chamomile extract to a group of diabetic rats for 21 days. Those on the chamomile supplement experience a significant decrease in blood glucose levels. The extract also appears to inhibit ALR2 enzymes and sorbitol, whose elevated levels are associated with increased diabetic complications. The researchers said they hoped their work leads to the development of a new chamomile-based drug for type 2 diabetes. ~ Diabetes In Control: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
Defeat Diabetes® News by Daniel Rasolt - Diabetes, Self-Management, Alternative Medicine
Honey a Possible Alternative Burn Treatment
Intestinal Bacteria Helps Prevent Type 1 Diabetes
Did you know?
Frozen Foods After Power Failure
How long will food stay frozen if the power goes off? Food will stay frozen longer if the freezer is not opened, if the freezer is full, and if it is in a cool place. Generally, a full freezer will keep food frozen for 2-4 days, depending on the size. A half filled freezer will keep food frozen for about 24 hours. ~ Homestead Harvest
Latest News - Self Management - Food, Drink and Alternative Medicine
Eating Dark Chocolate Reduces CRP
Cleanliness Linked to Diabetes
Alcohol Intake Inversely Linked With Risk for Type 2
Orange Festival - 10 am until 5:00 pm
PAL Sailor Circus - 2075 Bahia Vista Street - Sarasota, Florida
Latest News - Self Management - Diabetes Drugs
Mr. Diabetes® Says
"Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Latest News - Self Management - Obesity: New Risks and Great Rewards
Calorie Curb Boosts Heart Function in Obese Diabetics
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. Click here for your Free ReportStudy 2008: Healthcare Costs To Rise AGAIN!
Latest News - Healthcare Plans
Reports Criticize Obama, McCain Health Plans
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?
You will notice some of these recipes are Halloween inspired. Don't be frightened!
Congratulations to our own Theresa Garnero!
Are you newly diagnosed with diabetes or need to revamp your self-management game plan? Get ready for a motivational, interactive, fun book that will guide you every day over the course of a year!
This just published, innovative, visually-pleasing book is packed with science in an easy-to-follow format. A CAN-DO BOOK packed with Theresa's humor we all know from Islets of Humor™.
Islets of Humor™ humor
By Theresa Garnero, APRN, BC-ADM, MSN, CDE
See more Islets of Humor™ by Theresa Garnero
Did you know?
Depression in Elderly Diabetics Increases Death Risk
The combination of diabetes and depression in elderly individuals increases the likelihood of death, according to a recent study. This increased mortality rate might be due to depression causing poor lifestyle choices and lack of motivation for treating diabetes. ~ Daniel H. Rasolt, Defeat Diabetes® News
MR. DIABETES® WAKE UP AND WALK® TOUR tour
UPDATE : September, 2008
LOCATION: San Carlos Park, Florida
TOTAL MILES: 9861.3
I am now walking up RTE 41 on the Gulf Coast of Florida; heading north. San Carlos Park is about 35 miles north of Marco Island and 25 miles north of Naples. Further up the road is Ft. Meyers, Port Charlotte, Venice/Venice Beach, Sarasota, Bradenton, Tampa and, finally St. Petersburg and Madeira Beach – THE FINISH!! That’s only about 160 miles to go!!
I don’t want to get too far ahead of the planned celebrations: December 14 in Sarasota and December 21 in Madeira Beach. And, in case you are wondering if you are invited – YES!! – you are invited!! Just go to the DDF Home Page: www.DefeatDiabetes.org and look at The Orange Festival – That’s US!!! and the second event in Madeira Beach. Read more
Want to recognize your doctor, nurse, endocrinologist, dietician, educator or other diabetes health professional for their hard work and support? Nominate them for ADW's Diabetes Educator of the Year Award. Nominate someone and they could win a much deserved luxury weekend! Go to: www.americandiabeteswholesale.com/Contest
By Dawn Swidorski, Public Outreach DirectorPears, which are a member of the rose family, are one of the oldest cultivated fruits with records dating back to China and 5000 BC. Pears were a valuable commodity among the trading routes of the ancient world because of their versatility and long storage life.
Pears do not ripen well on trees so they are harvested when mature but still unripe and need to be ripened after harvest. Read more
Did you know?By Shirley Barriger, Tour Manager
A Few Refrigerator Energy Tips
Make sure the seals on your refrigerator are tight. Use the old dollar bill test: if you can stick a dollar bill between the seal and the fridge, then you should replace the seal. Other energy saving tips: keep the refrigerator coils clean; if possible, don't put the fridge next to or near the oven; don't leave the door open for any extended length of time.
Shirley's Vegetable Garden™ garden
Welcome to autumn, a time for gardening to come to an end in the northern areas where colder weather and snow is in the near future. But it's not quite time to relax. Read more
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Treatments on the Horizon
Severity of Diabetic Retinopathy Linked to Incidence of Nephropathy
Scientists Turn Human Skin Cells Into Insulin-producing Cells
Bypass Surgery For Heart Patients Better Than Stents In The Long Term
New Analysis Shows Lower Not Necessarily Better When It Comes to BP
Joke of the Month
The Lawyer's Dog and The Butcher
A lawyer’s dog, running about unleashed, beelines for a butcher shop and steals a roast. Butcher goes to lawyer’s office and asks, "If a dog running unleashed steals a piece of meat from my store, do I have a right to demand payment for the meat from the dog’s owner?"
The lawyer answers, "Absolutely."
"Then you owe me $8.50. Your dog was loose and stole a roast from me today." The lawyer, without a word, writes the butcher a check for $8.50.
Several days later, the butcher opens the mail and finds an envelope from the lawyer: $50 due for a consultation.
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