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Diabetes Positive Approach, Issue #1012-- Cope with Diabetes; Live Healthy
December 07, 2010

Diabetes Positive Approach Newsletter # 1012

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Welcome to this month's issue where I will share with you an outstanding discovery that some people do not want us to know. It is about turning the blood sugar around from the study that checked out the effect of a supplement. But don't try this at home without your doctor's say-so. For it is only he and you who know the current condition of your body. This info is just good to know because I don't want you to miss out on anything. The details are below.

In This Issue:

  • What's new at
  • Life-Changing Discovery for Blood Sugar
  • A Success Quotation of the Month
  • Dessert Recipe
  • Some Humor
  • Q&A

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

Depression May Be Both Consequence of and Risk Factor for Diabetes

Researchers from Harvard School of Public Health studied the relationship between depression and diabetes and found out after 10 years' follow-up of more than 55,000 US women that the two are closely related. Further studies are needed. They recommended lifestyle interventions on regular exercise and weight management to lower the risk.

Study Links Early Abuse to Diabetes Risk in Women

A study of more than 70,000 women that included 67,853 registered nurses found a link between abuse in adolescence and childhood and the risk to develop type 2 diabetes. They think that the abused developed bad eating habits as a compensatory behavior which then led to weight gain and insulin resistance.

The Organizations Delivering the Insulin

This a my favorite news as this organization has a program where donated insulin is divided between two organizations: Insulin for Life and Life for a Child as in the above heading. Life for a child supports 4000 kids from 26 poor countries. Insulin for Life makes sure the donated insulin goes where it is needed most. A donation of less than $50 can keep a person in insulin alive for one year.

Dad's Weight and Diet Linked to Offspring's Risk of Diabetes

The PhD study of Dr. Ng showed the association between the diet and weight of the father at the time of conception and the increased risk for that offspring to develop diabetes. This is the first time to show the association between the father's weight and high-fat diet to the increased risk in the next generation while the overweight mom's impact on her offspring has long been seen before this.

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:

Diabetes in Children Gets Tremendous Boost

Type 2 Diabetes Classes

New Mexico Senator Asked FDA to Ban Aspartame Use in USA

Diabetes Early Signs

Article Published:

Diabetes in Children - Part 1 Diabetes Upswing No Longer a Mystery?

Healthy Living, Healthy Life

Conventional Blood Sugar Advice Turned Upside Down By Discovery

We know how to manage the blood sugar based on everything we have been told. Do this, do that, eat healthy, exercise and monitor the blood sugar level accordingly. Along came this life-changing discovery. This is the first time that a monumental study of this size on this topic has been done.

What is this study, you asked? The mission of this study was to find out the effect of a particular medicinal mushroom on the glucose metabolism. For hundreds of years this mushroom called Agaricus blazei has been used for a lot of things. It was used to relieve stress, to help develop healthy cholesterol levels and to strengthen the immune system.

Well about three years ago, someone had the bright idea of testing this specific mushroom's effect on the blood sugar level. Well, the result was stunning to say the least. The study showed that this mushroom has such a powerful effect on the blood sugar level.

The finding shattered the belief that healthy eating and exercising help maintain the blood sugar level. Now it looks like it is not what we eat and don't eat or whether we exercise or not that keep the stability of the blood sugar level based on what the researchers found.

The participants in the study who took 1500 mg of the mushroom extract everyday increased their body's adiponectin levels. The researchers thought that with increased adiponectin levels, the body can stop working too hard because the sugar can be cleared from the blood in a quick and efficient manner.

This news got me excited because it may mean the diabetics may not have to stay on a diet that is sugar free. They may be able to eat whenever and whatever they want to, not in a crazy way like I do at buffets. Yeah, I confess, that's still my Waterloo.

And we may have seen the last of those roller coaster rides of the blood sugar. We don't also have to feel guilty about being unable to follow all the rules. Best of all, we may be able to have the body we always wanted - a lean carb-burning machine without the excess weight and us feeling energized the whole time.

Okay, time for a commercial. No matter what happens, this is what I like all of us to do. We will think positively and imagine ourselves healthy with that fat-burning body. We will send this vibration with such power and intensity and burning desire and believe it is going to happen. No, scratch that, imagine it already happening and we are right there enjoying ourselves. For remember, we become what we think about most of the time.

Now back to the medicinal mushroom. As great as this discovery has been, it is still largely unknown to most everyone. Why? Because it is a secret some people don't want us to know especially it is not the only thing that has the ability to enhance the adiponectin level. But not Dr. Allan Spreen.

Dr. Allan Spreen worked with patients concerned about the stability of their blood sugar level. This doctor who for many years had been working with these patients was frustrated when the lifestyle changes along with the medications did not work. He was therefore happy about the recently discovered medicinal mushroom.

But he learned more when he found out that combining Agaricus blazei with the cucumber-shaped gourd which is known to have blood support properties produced more extraordinary results. Studies involving animals found this gourd outperforming other herbs known to have blood sugar properties.

They had a human trial on this and found the gourd extract had shown remarkable result. The blood sugar of those on gourd dropped their level by as much as 18% while the other group went up by 7%. No wonder people in India have been eating these for generations.

If you want to check out the medicinal mushrooms they are talking about, check out The Natural News Store. As soon as you get there, write mushrooms in the search box found on the left top of the page and hit enter. There you will find some choices.

3. A Success Quotation of the Month

"Imagination plays a far more important role than most of us realize." Maxwell Maltz, M.D.

Your wish is your command but just like everything else, we have to do it right. You have to say what you desire (example: I want to be healthy) with conviction, power, intensity and burning desire. Then believe it is going to happen and imagine that it is already happening. The more you imagine and believe, if you are feeling good about this, the faster it will come to you.

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

Healthy Recipe: Cookies and Cream Milkshake

Cookies and Cream Milkshake

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

I feel my body has gotten totally out of shape so I asked my doctor if I could join a gym and an exercise class. The doctor gave me permission and I decided to take an aerobics class for seniors. I twisted, bent, jumped up and down, gyrated and perspired for an hour. The trouble is by the time I got my leotard on, the aerobics class was over.

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: "Are artificial sweeteners good for my blood sugar?"

Answer:Artificial sweeteners are not carbohydrates so the diabetics may use them as a good substitute for sugar since they do not generally raise the blood sugar level. There are concerns though in the way they are categorized and labeled so check with the doctor or dietitian about using sugar substitute.

Critics have scrutinized this problem intensely because of studies in the 1970s linking saccharin to bladder cancer but the National Cancer Institute and others say there is no sound evidence for this. Research studies have shown they are safe in limited quantities even to those who are pregnant.

Moderation on the use of sugar substitutes and artificial sweeteners is the key. Be well-informed for although they help with weight management, they are not the be-all and end-all and should be used only in moderation. Even though foods are marketed as sugar-free, it does not mean they do not have calories. Remember they are not as good as whole foods like fruits and vegetables.

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.

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Warm Regards,

Roger and Evelyn Guzman

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