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Diabetes Positive Approach, Issue #1011-- Cope with Diabetes; Live Healthy
November 02, 2010

Diabetes Positive Approach Newsletter # 1011

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Welcome to this month's issue which is all about food. Food is so interrelated with diabetes that from time to time, we have to deal with this issue. I know that most of you know all about this already but getting reminders can't be all that bad.

Besides, we want to embark on a new way to get more living out of life. To do this, we have to find the truth of who we really are. When we get reminders like this, does our self-image accept this? If not, you are not to blame yourself because self-image is formed by our experiences in the past. The good news is that we can change it the same way.

In This Issue:

  • What's new at
  • Avoid These Top Artificial Foods
  • Tricks to Eat More Vegetables
  • A Success Quotation of the Month
  • Dessert Recipe
  • Some Humor
  • Q&A

1. What's new at Let's tackle the newsalert section first:

1. What's new at Let's tackle the newsalert section first:

Diabetes Linked to Parkinsonís Disease

The hypothesis is that the link is due to excess body weight but we won't let that happen because we are trying to be careful. Besides, this is only a reminder and then we won't think about it. Instead we will think of the ideal weight we are going to have. And you know what, when we do that, we will become what we think about most of the time. At least that's what the secret society I belong to is teaching me.

Help People Understand Low Blood Sugar

Family and friends may not understand how it is to live with diabetes. This video might help them understand better. A man will explain how low sugar feels to him in ways others can understand.

What To Do Before Driving

Know the symptoms when the blood sugar goes down low. When it dips below 70 mg/dL, then you may develop hypoglycemia and get into an accident. That is why the wise thing to do is to check the blood sugar before getting behind the wheel.

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:

Children With Diabetes Endangered by Nurse Shortages

Exercise May Be Best for Diabetes Prevention

Diabetes Drugs, Whatís in the Pipeline

Diabetes Rising Among Children

Article Published:

Sleep and Diabetes Often Go Hand in Hand - Part 3

Healthy Living, Healthy Life

Top 5 Phony Foods to Avoid

These foods may be cheaper and may contain less calories but there are hidden carbs there that you should be aware of. For this reason, you should not consume these foods.

1. Cheese Product That is Processed

These are sometimes called American cheese but don't go patriotic on it. True they do not have added sugar but the carbohydrate content is as much as three times more than what is contained in the cheddar cheese.

2. Phony Seafood

They do contain some real fish but the fillers are the killers. Almost always they contain lots of carbs. The imitation crab, for instance has 14 grams of carb in 1/2 cup.

3. Meats That are Processed

These processed meats often have hidden carbs. And would you believe a package of bratwurst or sausages has for the ingredients some corn syrup? Those carbs can really add up. Besides, processed meats have preservatives that are carcinogenic unless they are nitrite-free.

4. Creamers That are Not Dairy Products Almost always, experts say they are made from hydrogenated oil which is also known as trans fat. And it has sugar to boot. This is usually in the form of corn syrup so just use a bit.

5. Whipped Topping

Some of this concoction may or may not have real cream but more than likely they will contain both corn syrup and trans fat (hydrogenated vegetable oil).

How To Eat More Veggies

We all know that to cultivate a taste for natural alternative by consuming nuts, grains, avocados and dark green leafy vegetables is a wise thing to do. These are rich in magnesium and those who consume these are less likely to develop diabetes. They are also helpful in maintaining the blood glucose target.

Here are some tricky tips to eat more veggies on the sly:

1. Chop some spinach and mix them in with the lasagna. You will never know that you are getting an extra serving of vegetables this way.

2. Pureed carrots added to meatloaf will not do much change to the taste. The vegetable is hidden and the family will never know why they have better eyesight.

3. Chopped peas or broccoli in hamburgers will disguise the vegetables. In this connection, the best veggie hamburger I ever had was the one I ordered at Hard Rock Cafe in Manhattan.

What are the lowest carb vegetables? The winner is, drum roll please, arugula which has 2g of carbs in a 50-gram portion. And one cup has only 1g of carbs. Then comes cucumber 1/2 cup of which has 3g of carbs. Broccoli comes in third 1/2 bunch of which has 7g of carbs while one cup of iceberg lettuce has 2 g of carbs. Celery is in fifth place with two stalks containing 2.5 g of carbs.

3. A Success Quotation of the Month

"The greater the difficulty the more glory in surmounting it. Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests." Epictetus

4. And hereís the dessert recipe we promised you.

Healthy Recipe: Chocolate Pudding Pies

Chocolate Pudding Pies

5. 6. Let's laugh together at this joke even if it's not funny. Laughing will help get us healthy.

Man: Hi, did you remove the stain on my shirt?

Woman: Honey, of course. What do you think of me, stupid?

Man: No dear, you're fine. How much were you able to remove?

Woman: All of it of course.

Man: You did well. What did you use to remove such a stubborn stain?

Woman: A pair of scissors, what else?

6. Do you have a question or comment for the team?

Drop us a line at our contact form and write your questions or comment there.

You may see your question answered in an upcoming issue of Diabetes Positive Approach like this one below.

Question: I am allergic to tomatoes. What can I use in recipes that call for tomatoes?

Answer:Some get an allergic reaction to the protein content in the seeds, juice and skin of tomatoes. The symptoms are itching and swelling around the mouth, diarrhea, vomiting hives, skin rash and difficulty in breathing. Some have no problems eating processed tomato products like tomato paste and catsup. Some have used red peppers on sandwiches in lieu of a tomato. You can leave out the tomatoes from many recipes. There are also many recipes that do not have tomatoes for their ingredients.

7. 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. Just go to the contact form and write your questions there.

Thank you for being a subscriber of Diabetes Positive Approach,! Use self-image psychology to effect positive changes in life. It is the key to human behavior and personality. Change the self image and you change the behavior and literally turn failure into success. The mind is a wonderful thing; use it to your advantage.

Warm Regards,

Roger and Evelyn Guzman

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