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Defeat Diabetes® E-Lerts™ Newsletter
(Volume V, Issue VIII)
Type 2 diabetes is preventable. Diabetes can be controlled. Diabetes is an epidemic.
The three statements seem contradictory, but they are all true. If you incorporate self-management as part of your lifestyle you can achieve control if you are already diabetic and prevent diabetes, if you don't have it.
Self-Management of diabetes is a team effort with you being the primary team member along with your health care professionals. Diet and excercise is crucial for control and there are many products on the market to assist you in your goals.
Latest News - Self-Management - Beverages, Supplements & Herbs: Six new ones that help diabetics are covered in these articles.
Defeat Diabetes® On-line Store, in its temporary home, presents Z-Cola, Mr. Diabetes® Physician Formulated Nutritional Supplements, Defeat Diabetes® Professional Services Program and more. All products and services are offered especially for diabetics. advertisement
Thank all of you who participated in our Defeat Diabetes® On-line Store Survey. We value your input.
Latest News - Self-Management - New and Important Diabetes Information: New guidelines target foot complications, insulin therapy and information about inhaled insulin (Exubera), sleep and more.
Latest News - Self-Management - Health & Diabetes Related Risks: Aspirin, cancer, ibuprofen and hypertension are covered in this category.
Healthy & Tasty Recipes - Good for Diabetics: In the next few months we will be offering recipes from New Cookbooks from New Authors. Try this month's veal dish from our newest cookbook - Delicious!
Islets of Humor™: Theresa Garnero show us the "lighter" side of green tea.
Nutrition News: Barbara Quinn, MS, RD, CDE, writes about the weight control benefit of two new diabetes drugs.
The Mr. Diabetes® Wake Up and Walk® Tour:
Mr. Diabetes®, Andy Mandell, has been busy in New England this summer. September was another nonstop month of walking and appearances. Read More
"Foot health is critical for diabetics. I find Definitely Diabetic™ socks are the absolute best in foot comfort and health." -Andy Mandell, "Mr. Diabetes®" Check out our new Defeat Diabetes® Sock Store. advertisement
Treatments on the Horizon: Exciting new diabetes drugs look very promising. Two potential cures for diabetes?
Readers' Forum: Epsom salts and inhaled insulin are the questions this month.
Shirley's Vegetable Garden: NEW FEATURE! Shirley Barriger is the Co-Tour Manager on The Mr. Diabetes® Wake Up and Walk® Tour. She has a lot of experience in organic gardening and will be contributing a monthly column for E-Lerts™. Thank you Shirley and welcome!
Kevin's Tech Tips: This month Kevin answers some more concerns that have come up with the installation of Microsoft's Service Pack 2 (SP2).
There is a lot of information in our E-Lerts™ Newsletters, but there is even more at our website: www.DefeatDiabetes.org. We have close to 2,000 pages. Check it out!
Lisa M. Rasolt
Defeat Diabetes Foundation
Awareness + Action = Prevention®
Did you know?
There is a 21 percent increase in heart attacks, for every 1 percentage point increase in hemoglobin A1c above 5 percent. Dr. Kay-Tee Khaw of Cambridge University and colleagues at Britain's Medical Research Council
Latest News - Self-Management - Beverages, Supplements & Herbs
Pomegranate Juice Could Benefit Diabetics Technion-Israel Institute of Technology researchers say that pomegranate juice may provide important health benefits for diabetic patients. According to results published in the August 2006 issue of Atherosclerosis, subjects who drank 180 ml (6 oz.) of pomegranate juice per day for three months experienced a reduced risk for atherosclerosis, a condition that leads to arterial wall thickening and hardening. Atherosclerosis accounts for 80% of all deaths among diabetic patients.
Drinking Green Tea Reduces CVD Mortality A prospective cohort study of more than 40,000 people in Japan has shown that drinking green tea can significantly cut deaths from cardiovascular disease (CVD) as well as all-cause mortality, particularly in women.
Fish Fatty Acids May Prevent More Sudden Deaths Than Defibrillators Omega-3 fatty acids may prevent more sudden deaths than automated external defibrillators in homes and public places or implanted defibrillators, according to the results of a new study.
Study Shows Leptin Combats Type 2 Diabetes University of Florida researchers have discovered the appetite-controlling hormone leptin could also combat type 2 diabetes as more Americans pack on extra pounds.
Herbal Remedy Promising Against Diabetes The purified plant extract berberine, can reduce weight and improve glucose control.
Anti-obesity Compound Found In Brown Seaweed Studies in animals suggest that brown seaweed, also known as wakame -- commonly used to flavor Asian soups and salads, contains a compound that promotes weight loss. The compound, called fucoxanthin, also has anti-diabetes effects.
"Foot health is critical for diabetics. I find
Definitely Diabetic™ socks are the absolute best in foot comfort and health." -Andy Mandell, "Mr. Diabetes®" advertisement
Latest News - Self-Management - New and Important Diabetes Information
New Diabetes Guidelines Target Foot Complications, Amputations New guidelines for health care professionals could lead to significantly fewer foot complications and amputations by changing the way doctors treat the feet of diabetes patients.
EASD Recommends Earlier Insulin Therapy, Don’t Wait 4-6 years! A Consensus Report launched at the annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes, in Copenhagen, Denmark, is calling for urgent action to drastically improve the management of diabetes, particularly urging the increased acceptance of insulin. All patients with Type 2 diabetes, if they live long enough will require insulin.
Insufficient Sleep Can Cause an Increase A1c by 1.9 Percentage-Points Short or poor quality sleep is associated with reduced control of blood-sugar levels in African Americans with diabetes, report researchers.
Exubera Works Even with Cold or Flu-Study A new form of insulin which is inhaled rather than injected works even if patients have a respiratory infections or are exposed to passive cigarette smoke.
The Earlier You Get Diabetes, The Worse it Will Get People who develop type 2 diabetes when they're younger than 50 years of age are more likely to experience a worsening of their disease than those diagnosed at an older age.
Optimizing Control in Diabetes (OPTIMIZE) Survey Urges Action NOW! Diabetes experts have warned that urgent action needs to be taken to drastically improve the management of diabetes to prevent a potentially devastating and costly global burden.
Did you know?
Extinguishing Grease Fires - Salt tossed on a grease fire on the stove or in the oven will smother flames. Never use water; it will only spatter the burning grease. The Salt Institute
Latest News - Self-Management - Health & Diabetes Related Risks
Ibuprofen Reduces Protective Effects of Aspirin The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has notified healthcare professionals and consumers that taking ibuprofen for pain relief may interfere with the benefits of aspirin taken for heart disease.
Analysis of 6 Studies Shows Aspirin Can Reduce the Risk for Coronary Heart Disease Even with the positive results from all of the studies with over 100,000 patients, most patients with Type 2 diabetes are not taking aspirin!
New Hypertension Pills Cut Diabetes Risk by A Third Researchers have reported that patients given a specific combination of new blood pressure drugs are one-third less likely to develop diabetes than those on older pills.
Type 2 Diabetes Raises Colorectal Adenoma and Cancer Risk Type 2 diabetes is associated with increased prevalence of colorectal cancer, according to two population-based studies reported in the American Journal of Gastroenterology.
Did you know?
Pine Tree Bark Reduces Diabetic Leg Ulcers: A recent study shows that an antioxidant plant extract from the bark of the French maritime pine tree heals leg ulcers in patients who suffer from diabetic leg ulcerations. journal of Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/Homeostasis
New Cookbooks from New Cookbook Authors!
This month, check our Veal Scaloppini with Marsala from our newest cookbook, Diabetes Comfort Food by Johanna Burkhard. There are many more coming!
You decide where your gift goes. To continue and enhance our programs, we need your help. All donations given through our secure website go directly to program expense. Help Support Defeat Diabetes Foundation
By Theresa Garnero, APRN, BC-ADM, MSN, CDE
The ant, when intoxicated, will always fall over to its right side. Stunning-Stuff.com
By Barbara Quinn, MS, RD, CDE
Weight Control Benefit of Two New Diabetes Drugs
Two new diabetes drugs offer hope for improved blood glucose control without the usual side effect of weight gain. Here’s how they work: Read More
Read More of Barbara's in the Nutrition New Archives
Did you know?
India Faces Diabetes Crisis: A surge in diabetes cases in India threatens the whole health care system. The cost for the increase in diabetes is estimated to be over 250 billion dollars. Diabetes In Control: WHO
UPDATE: SEPTEMBER, 2006
LOCATION: Connecticut – New York State Line (along Route 1)
TOTAL MILES: 7704.7
July and August were exceptionally busy. Boston proved to be a GREAT homecoming, as I had a non-stop media and appearance schedule, as well as continuing to walk. I had the opportunity to meet with a number of friends and relatives who showed their deep friendship by supporting me during the visit.
In September, I was in Rhode Island and Connecticut. I was asked to speak about Proper Foot Care for Diabetics at a terrific program event at the YMCA. This came just as we are introducing the special socks I wear at our new Defeat Diabetes® Sock Store.
In my travels, I keep meeting the most wonderful and interesting people. Read September's Update
Did you know?
Overweight Youths Should be Treated for Obesity Much Earlier to Prevent Diabetes & CVD - Watchful waiting when faced with overweight preschoolers and elementary school children is poor pediatric practice. Diabetes In Control: Philip Nader et al. "Identifying risk for obesity in early childhood." Pediatrics 2006; 118:594-601.
Treatments on the Horizon
Snuff It or Puff It: Rapid Acting Insulin Nasal Spray Begins New Study A new pharmacokinetic study to compare Nastech's intranasal insulin to injectable insulin and Exubera(R) (insulin human [rDNA origin]) Inhalation Powder, is set to begin.
DDP-4 inhibitors: A New Class of Oral Antidiabetic Drugs – Coming Soon Data emerging on the safety and efficacy of the new oral antidiabetic agents were presented at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes 2006 Meeting.
Study Gives Hope for Cure for Diabetes Washington University researchers have developed a potential cure for Type 2 diabetes.
Galvus® Demonstrates Powerful Blood Sugar Reductions In Phase III Studies Galvus dropped A1c by 1.8% without weight gain.
University of VA Finds Possible Diabetes Cure After two years of work Dr. Jerry Nadler has successfully reversed the course of type 1 Diabetes.
Mr. Diabetes® Says
"Ability will never catch up with the demand for it." Malcolm Stevenson Forbes
Great questions this month. Keep them coming.
Q: Are Epsom salts bad to use when you are a diabetic? One person told me yes and another said no. It's very confusing. - Ebonee Read Our Answer
Q: I'm interested in the new inhaled insulin, but I'm afraid that I won't always get the correct dose, especially if I have a cold. Has this yet been tested? - Michelle Read Our Answer
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.
By Shirley Barriger
Editor's Note: We are thrilled to have Co-Tour Manager, Shirley Barriger join E-Lerts™ as a monthly contributor with her column, Shirley's Vegetable Garden. This will be good for Northerners as well as those who live in the south. Shirley has much experience in organic farming. We hope you learn a lot from this column.
Welcome to Shirley’s vegetable gardening column. Each month I will be giving pointers on how to make the most of the least when you are gardening. Although summer is nearly gone (for some in the north), there is still time to make a second planting of quick growing vegetables such as green or yellow beans, lettuce, radishes and patio tomatoes (if you can still find them in garden centers). Read More
Did you know?
All Humans Are 99.9% Genetically Identical and 98.4% of human genes are the same as the genes of a chimpanzee. Stunning-Stuff.com
By Kevin McBride
This month Kevin answers some more concerns that have come up with the installation of Microsoft's Service Pack 2 (SP2).
How to Configure the Popup Blocker in XP SP2? Read Kevin's Answer
No response when you click a Quick Launch button in XP SP2 Read Kevin's Answer
Did you know?
Leading US Hospitals Serving Fast Food Sends Mixed Message - It is deplorable for a doctor to lecture a patient on taking more careful precautions against heart disease, while there is McDonald's in the hospital's lobby serving a fried-food lunch." J Am Board Fam Med. 2006;19(5):526-527
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