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Diabetes Positive Approach, Issue #104-- Cope with Diabetes; Live Healthy
April 06, 2010

Diabetes Positive Approach Newsletter # 104
April 6, 2010

Welcome to this month's edition of Diabetes Positive Approach! Some of you may not have kids so you may not be interested in this month's theme. But I bet you have nieces and nephews. And even though a few may not know any kids, still they are our next generation and we want them to be healthy. Right? We really have to help kids slim down. One way is to be a role model and as such we have to try to slim down as well. So we will benefit too.

In this issue:

1. What's new at

2. Programs to Help Kids Slim Down

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. Let's tackle the newsalert section first:

Whole Grains Take a Bite Out of Type 2 Diabetes Risk

This is another thing we have to remember although it is really not rocket science. Whole grains have that reputation for being good for you but I am glad that this extensive study confirmed this hypothesis and probably by now, it is already a theory.

Lunchtime Coffee Break Best for Fighting Diabetes

This sounds interesting but kind of unbelievable. That is why the researchers themselves admitted that the finding is not that clear. The timing is specific in that only some of the lunch time coffee drinkers seem to benefit but then the research did not consider the food the lunch timers ate.

ACC: ACCORD Vindicates Patient-Centered Cardiac Care in Diabetes

I am glad to note that the cardiologists are now saying individualized treatment is the message since studies have shown that the treatment benefit is different for subgroups so this will help determine the right strategy for the individual patient. After all, Dr. Yancy says they are not treating by the number but by the patient.

Selenium May Reduce Diabetes Risk, but Get Daily Needs from Food

So selenium is another mineral we have to watch out for but I am glad that the Food and Drug Administration said it's not necessary to take selenium supplements as we can easily get it from the food we eat. The trouble with researches though on selenium is that the results are sometimes contradictory with some finding selenium as contributing to a lower risk for diabetes while others are saying the opposite is true.

Here are the new additions at our site. There are new items added in the tip section:

Diabetes Tips

Diabetes Care Plan_1

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:

Blood Glucose Levels and Whole Grain Foods, What’s the Connection?

Diabetes and Pancreatic Cancer Link Found By Mayo Clinic

Encouraging Data for Type 2 Diabetes

Beta Cells Progenitors Discovery Shows Promise

Article Published on:

Diabetic Diet Secrets - How One Man Went From Death's Door to Glucose Control Without Medications

href="">Dr. Roger Guzman's Articles

Healthy Living, Healthy Life

2. Program to Help Obese Kids Slim Down

Schools have banned sweet sodas and cupcakes which is a good thing. All are jumping on the band wagon to help the next generation get healthier. Even the first lady, Michelle Obama, is doing her part to fight obesity in children, not only in words but in action. She joins them at a free fitness clinic in Washington.

But the researchers are suggesting the fight should start in the womb. There's more evidence that events during infancy and the toddler years and even before birth play an important role in sending the kids on the road to obesity that is difficult to change. Prevention then should start early in the game. Here are the findings:

  • Babies of mothers who smoked while pregnant are at risk to become obese even when they are small at birth.
  • Babies who sleep less than twelve hours are at risk to become obese and even more so if they watch two more hours of TV a day.
  • The chubby, angel-like baby we adore may be growing too much.

Thank goodness there are signs that times, they are a-changing. School lunches have been revamped and beverages shipped to schools have been cut 90%. Then there is the Institute of Health committee that is now formulating recommendations aimed at obesity prevention at age 0-5.

Now it is recommended to get involved in behavioral intervention therapy and hopefully the insurance industry will cover the cost. The program at St. Joseph costs $200 for six weeks but three Florida counties at Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas offer an eight-week program for $75.

Clearly, there is now a strategy we can embrace and help the kids not develop the diseases that were supposed to be for adults only. There is no point blaming the kids and their parents for the problem without offering a solution. So now at the doctor's office an obese kid can get a referral to a program.

We have a long way to go but we are getting there. We will have to get rid of some cherished traditions like the belief that a big baby is a healthy baby. Nor we should believe that a crying baby is a hungry baby and put the bottle of orange juice into his mouth that contains oodles of sugar grams.

3. A Success Quotation of the Month

"A non-doer is very often a critic-that is, someone who sits back and watches doers, and then waxes philosophically about how the doers are doing. It's easy to be a critic, but being a doer requires effort, risk, and change." Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

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

Recipe: Baked Apples with Cherries and Almonds

Instead of rewriting the recipe, I will just put the link here that when you click will lead you to the recipe. This will make the monthly newsletter more concise so we can devote more time for questions and answers. Here it goes: Baked Apples with Cherries and Almonds

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

Two friends went to a restaurant for lunch. As soon as the waiter brought two steaks, Rob quickly picked out the bigger one.

Michael wasn't happy about that: "When are you going to learn to share?"

Rob: "If you were to pick first, which one would you choose?"

Michael: "The smaller steak, of course."

Rob: "What are you complaining about then? The smaller steak is what you want, right?"

6. Question: How much walking should I do to lose weight?

Answer: The U.S. Surgeon General has recommended that adults be physically active for at least 30 minutes and children for 60 minutes on most days of the week. Doing this will burn 150 calories which will translate into a weight loss of five pounds in six months. This is not the only benefit for this level of activity also lowers risk for diseases and so is the minimum daily requirement.

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Thank you for making Diabetes Positive Approach a safe haven for all who seek support! That's it for this edition, our friends. Thank you for reading. Until next time, here's wishing you success in your diabetes management.

Roger and Evelyn Guzman

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