Diabetes Positive Approach Newsletter 808



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Diabetes Positive Approach Newsletter #808

Cheers,

We hope you enjoy reading this newsletter as much as we had fun putting this together. Our passion to help people with diabetes all over the world remains strong. We will not let anybody browbeat us into thinking this effort will be in vain. Hopefully this will encourage all diabetics to do self-care and to never give up. These are the topics to be covered in this issue:

1. What's new at http://www.free-symptoms-of-diabetes-alert.com? 2. Tips on Foot Care

3. A Success Quotation of the Month

4. Trivia Question

Now let's get on with the meat of this ezine:

1. What's new at http://www.free-symptoms-of-diabetes-alert.com? First let's see what are the new additions to the website. We scoured the net for the most relevant news:

The American Diabetes Association's Take on The Americans With Disabilities Act

New Drug Treatment for Type 2 Diabetes Approved in EU

New Insulin News for Type 1 Diabetes

Liver Protein Linked to Type 2 Diabetes

New Findings Could Trigger Better Treatment for Diabetes

You can gain access to all aforementioned news at Newsalert.

If you get there later you will still find them at: Alert 1.

Here are the other additions to the website:


Sample Diet Gestational Diabetes


Symptoms of Juvenile Diabetes


Diabetes Symptoms, A Success Story


Neuropathy

Here are the new additions at our sister site at Blogging for Diabetes and You

Chief of Endocrinology & Metabolism at Pennsylvania Hospital Recommends Exercise Tips

Heart Attack Raises Diabetes Risk

Mother's Blood Sugar Linked to Kids' Obesity Risk

Update on Management of Type 2 Diabetes in Youth

Videos:

Many people with diabetes are at risk of developing wounds on their feet that just won't heal. They're also at risk of getting hardened arteries in their legs, a condition that can be very painful. You will find this video at this link by scrolling down that page:


Diabetes Complications

Someone shares his family history of diabetes and what he does to eat healthy. You will find this video at this link by scrolling down that page:


Diabetes Diets

Articles Published at Ezinearticles

Diabetes Types Exercise - The Least One Can Do

Diabetes Sugar Levels - The Issues Are More Than Just the Numbers

Warning Signs of Diabetes, More Scrutiny Needed

Hypoglycemia Symptoms - How to Get Help When You Can't Ask For Help Anymore

If the above links don’t work, you will find these articles at Ezine Articles of Roger_Guzman,_M.D.

2. Tips on Foot Care

Pay particular attention to your feet. Examine them everyday including the area between the toes. Use mild soap when you give them a daily wash and then dry them thoroughly. Apply lotion if the skin is very dry but not between the toes.

  • When you examine your feet, watch for red, swollen and cuts in the skin. Cold areas may mean poor circulation while warm areas may mean infection.
  • Avoid ingrown toenails so follow the curve of the toe when you cut them.
  • Avoid going barefoot even when swimming. Swimmers' shoes are available.
  • Wear shoes that fit well and are comfortable. Leather shoes will help feet get the air circulation to stay healthy.
  • Have the podiatrist treat problems with the feet; don't do them yourself.
  • There are shoe specialists who will help make sure the shoes you buy really are a good fit since with lost sensation, you may not be able to make the correct decision.
  • Get early treatment for any foot problems.


What are the possible foot problems that you have to get early treatment for?

  • When you step on a nail and get a puncture wound
  • When you have ulcer or open sore
  • When there is a blister or cut that does not easily heal
  • When a toe is tender and red
  • When the blister or cut is infected
  • When you feel a change in pain, burning, tingling and numbness

3. A Success Quotation of the Month We chose the following success quotation for this month because we feel we are a small group of people who are trying to help one another.

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed people can change the world: indeed it's the only thing that ever has!" Margaret Meade

4. Trivia: Do You Know If This Is True?

One of the HEALTHY JUICES is a combination of carrot, ginger and apple. This is supposed to boost and cleanse our system.

5. And here’s the dessert recipe we promised you.

Chocolate Cheesecake

Ingredients for the Crust:

  • 2 tablespoons sweetener, Equal
  • 1/4 cup crumbs, graham cracker
  • cooking spray, nonstick and nonfat

Ingredients for the Filling:

  • 3/4 cup sweetener, Equal
  • 11/2 ounces sugar-free and low-fat chocolate mousse
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 24 ounces fat-free cream cheese
  • 3/4 cup fat-free sour cream

Procedure:

  • a. Mix the graham cracker crumbs and the 2 tablespoons of Equal sweetener in a bowl.
  • b. Spray a 9-inch pie plate with the nonstick cooking spray before sprinkling the above mixture on the bottom and sides of the pie plate.
  • c. Mix the cream cheese until velvety.
  • d. Blend in sour cream and mix well.
  • e. Add chocolate mousse, sweetener, vanilla, salt and almond extract, mixing all with an electric mixer until creamy.
  • f. Pour mixture into the pie plate without disturbing the crust.
  • g. Chill for one to two hours before serving.

This recipe serves a total of 8. Each serving has 213 calories, 1 gram total fat, 0.58 grams of saturated fat, 10.5 grams of carbohydrate, 34.8 grams of protein and 15 milligrams of cholesterol

6. Got something to say? Please write down your questions and comments in the contact form in our website. We will try to answer your questions in the next issue on the first Tuesday of September, 2008. We will try to put the contact form here but if it does not come on, you will see the contact form at:
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That's all for now our friends. Thank you for taking the time to read this newsletter. Keep cool, eat smart, and stay fit. We'll talk to you again soon. Until then, we wish the best for you.

Roger and Evelyn Guzman

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