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Diabetes Positive Approach, Issue #101-- Cope with Diabetes; Live Healthy
January 05, 2010
There is another reason why we should exercise. It provides a wonderful brain boost. They say that good heart health leads to higher IQ. Quite a few studies attest to this to the point it is no longer a hypothesis but some consider it as a theory.
When they tested teenagers, the researchers found that those with better cardiovascular health performed higher on the intelligence tests and ended up with better education and higher income. Can you imagine that? That is why, we decided to feature in this issue the ten steps to guide us on our way to better health.
Meantime, here are the topics for this month's newsletter:
1. What's new at http://www.free-symptoms-of-diabetes-alert.com
2. Ten Steps to Better Health
3. A Success Quotation of the Month
4. Dessert Recipe
5. Some Humor
Now let's get on with the meat of this ezine:
1. What's new at http://www.free-symptoms-of-diabetes-alert.com?
Six Questions Simplify Diabetes Screening
Those six questions certainly make things simpler to do a diabetes screening and one can do it himself. After finding the score, then a decision is to be made whether to go and see the doctor as soon as possible. The questions are easy to answer and to calculate one's score is easy as well.
Cell Sees Progress in Diabetes Treatment
This may be the help type 1 diabetics have been waiting for. This may be a sneaky way to get even with the immune system which attacks the body without any provocation so we may do the same thing to it with no bad effects on the immune system unlike the one that made the type 1 diabetics suffer so.
Senate Health Care Follies
Yes, the debates are depressing; sometimes you can't separate the sheep from the goats but I am all for the ones who support health care insurance for everyone. Let us have the basic insurance passed first and then worry about the next. Having the basic is better than no insurance at all.
Class of Diabetes Drugs Linked to Heart Problems
Thank you for letting us know this so we can take the necessary steps to make sure we are not at risk for heart problems. We will check up this new concern with our doctor to see if we should switch to Metformin since the other group in this study was taking that diabetes drug.
Low-Carb Diets Hurt Hearts, Study Says
Well, this is something we have to spread around so many will learn of the danger posed by low-carb and high-fat diets. A lot of people will get confused, I know with this pronouncement and it will produce a flurry of questions from people who read my website. But it is better to be forewarned.
Child Diabetes Blamed on Food Sweetener
If that is the finding that fructose raises the occurrence of diabetes and heart disease, never mind making us gain weight, then that should be banned in the food processing industry. I thought this was not the first time mentioned about fructose as the culprit for gaining weight but I guess it is more important to know that it increases not only diabetes but also heart disease as well.
This article contains very helpful hints to follow in order to avoid diabetes. We should get articles like this out in the open where it will be accessible to all. In fact this can be used in a Diabetes Prevention Program, that is how much I am impressed by this article.
Here's the new addition to the website. There are new items added in the tip section:
Here are the new additions at our sister site at Blogging for Diabetes and You You may be able to hit control and click to follow the link:
Introduction to Type 2 Diabetes Provided By Iowa Health
Eye Sight Threatened By Diabetes Awarded Grant For Research
Blood Glucose Lowering Agent Approved by FDA
Oral Insulin Capsule Created
Articles Published at Ezinearticles on:
Inhaled Insulin, How Does it Work?
Critical Illness Hyperglycemia - New Cause Identified
Blood Pressure Drug Combination Reduces Kidney Disease Risk in Diabetics, Believe it Or Not
Healthy Living, Healthy Life
2. Ten Steps on the Road to Better Health
We all know we should not eat too much. Neither are we supposed to drink a lot nor smoke at all. But that's all easier said than done. Sometimes it hurts to make a health habit breakthrough so let us start small, shall we? For instance, washing the hands for 20 seconds can spell the difference especially during the flu season. Here are ten steps to help you take charge of your health:
3. A Success Quotation of the Month
“Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes” - Zig Ziglar.
Be optimistic and think that things will turn out well. You know if you keep visualizing what you want to happen, it may happen. I have experienced this many times in my life. But then make sure you are prepared for any eventuality. And whatever comes we can turn it around into something good.
4. And here’s the dessert recipe we promised you.
Recipe: Apple and Berry Cobbler
Believe it or not, this Apple and Berry Cobbler is lighter than its cousin which is a biscuit-topped dessert. You can even have this for a snack. This way, you can take the sneaking out of snacking. And it serves 6 but I am not going to lie to you. The challenge is to find the berries when they are out of season.
Isn't that a nice happy ending to the meal shared with family or friends? It sure is a dessert that will light up your life. It is almost like an entertainment. Desserts should be entertaining anyway. They should bring to mind some fun and amusement. We should be able to look at the dessert and just feel happy.
One serving has 128 calories, 29 g carbs, 4 g of dietary fiber, trace of total fat, 3 g of protein, trace of saturated fat, trace of monounsaturated fat, 0 mg of cholesterol, 115 mg of sodium (Yikes!), 109 mg of potassium, 28 mg of calcium. Some ingredients are not in the data base so they were excluded in the nutritional analysis.
5. Let's laugh together at this joke even if it's not funny. Laughing will help get us healthy.
Did you know that laughter boosts our health and sharpens our wit? And it reduces stress as well. But we do not live with the likes of Billy Crystal and we lost the record of Steve Martin when we moved to Ontario last summer. So what do we do?
Don't worry, for we know in our hearts the benefits of laughter. There are quite a few of them. Someday, when I have a chance, I will write about this. Meantime, I will just be satisfied with giving you a laughter exercise so you will get a giggle workout.
Submerge yourself in humor. How? When I find myself needing a laugh, I go to the library and borrow comedy movies, tapes and books. This never fails to give me a reason for a hearty laugh. You don't believe me? Try it and see for yourself.
Here's a joke for you which I got from a forum when I was looking for one just to make you laugh. A three year old and his doctor were having a discussion about diabetes. The doctor wanted him to say DI-A-BE-TES and said it slowly, syllable by syllable. The boy said. "My mommy has DI-A-RHE-A”.
That's all for now our friends. Remember to take good care of yourselves. We will be away for 17 days and already regret having signed up for this trip. Why? Because we will miss you guys and concerned that there may be alerts and news item that you need to know. Here's the deal. If we ever find ourselves near some access to the internet, you can be sure we will communicate with you.
Roger and Evelyn Guzman
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