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Diabetes Positive Approach, Issue #105-- Cope with Diabetes; Live Healthy
May 04, 2010

Diabetes Positive Approach Newsletter # 105
May 4, 2010

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Welcome to this month's edition of Diabetes Positive Approach! This month makes me think. What could possibly make this month great? A bunch of stuff. And playing and lounging are not the only way to celebrate this month. Mother's Day is this month. Take your mom out to brunch and tell her you love her. That should make this month great.

In this issue:

1. What's new at

2. Blue Is Good For You

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:

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

Research into Stem Cells of Adults Stirs Hopes

I hope and pray this will be a success for it will help the diabetics. The adult stem cells appear to give hope. Not only does it eliminate the moral issue of possibly destroying the embryonic stem cells but also they will not carry the problem of rejection as the source is coming from one's own body.

Diabetes and the Pill

This is a lovely article that addresses the issue in a clear-cut and easy-to-understand manner as to the merits of progesterone-only birth control pills and the progesterone-estrogen variety. Alas, the jury is still out whether one raises the diabetes risk more than the other. Good thing we know for sure that the second type raises the blood sugar level so we can be on the look out. Authorities found no evidence though of increased diabetes risk for those who are not diabetic and taking hormonal birth control pills.

Injection Helps Treat Hard-to-Control Type 2 Diabetes

A new study shows a daily shot of liraglutide helps stabilize the blood sugar level for those who have difficulty controlling their blood glucose. They found it effective in combination with metformin. There's also minimum risk for hypoglycemia although some nausea has been reported. This should be a good thing for those who can't control their type 2 diabetes.

Study: Dietary Added Sugars Pose Heart Attack, Stroke and Diabetes Risk

It is always a good feeling to have an alert like this so we can adjust our consumption of certain food items. I am surprised that Splenda, which has become a favorite, is 600 times as sweet as table sugar. I think I am going to switch to Equal.

12 Tips to Avoid Diabetes Complications

Thank you so much for these tips. We desperately need to be reminded of things to do to avoid complications and the tips the author mentioned certainly will do the job, that is, if we diligently follow them. There are people around who have had diabetes for decades and are avoiding the complications. So why not everyone of us?

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

Diabetes Tips

Diabetes and Alcohol

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 and Pedicures: Do They Go Together?

Blood Glucose Levels Affect Cognitive Functioning

Diabetes Toll Continues to Grow

Article Published on:

Beating Diabetes Naturally

Healthy Living, Healthy Life

2. Blue Is Good For You

There are three ways blue can help lower the blood glucose level. Can you believe that blue is a powerful color that can help treat diabetes? Why do you think our website is blue? It is because this color not only affects the autonomic nervous system but it also lowers the blood pressure, heart rate and slows down the breathing.

So put blue in your bedroom. It has a calming effect and lulls one to sleep. And of course more sleep means better blood glucose control. Paint the bedroom blue and get accessories like pillows, blankets, comforters, and rugs the same color as the fair-weather sky. They will all relieve stress and bring on sleep.

Blueberries are my favorite fruits not just because of their flavorful taste but for containing antioxidants that are powerful in fighting diseases. They are also rich in fiber and contain the compounds called anthocyanins. These compounds boost the production of insulin and so keeps the blood glucose in check.

It is not surprising that the international symbol for diabetes is a blue circle. The International Diabetes Federation designed it and it is used to let the general public know about diabetes. It is also the sign for the fight against diabetes that all of us affected by this condition are involved in.

3. A Success Quotation of the Month

"Everyone who got where he is has had to begin where he was." – Robert Louis Stevenson

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

Healthy Recipe: Berries Marinated in Balsamic Vinegar

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: Berries Marinated in Balsamic Vinegar

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

A reporter was interviewing a 104-year old woman. "What do you think is the best thing about being 104?" the reporter asked. She simply replied, "No peer pressure."

6. Question: Is insulin pump therapy indicated for type 2 diabetics?

Answer:Many Type 2 diabetics use insulin pumps to manage their diabetes. This is especially true if they have been taking multiple daily insulin injections. Mostly what decided them to use the insulin pumps is if the insurance company will pay for the pump and supplies.

Some insurance companies will only pay for insulin pump therapy for Type 2 diabetics when lab tests show the body is no longer producing adequate amounts of insulin. Do some research on the companies that deal with insulin pumps and read the features of each pump. Also contact your insurance company and have them confirm what your coverage is and what you have to pay yourself.

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. We will try to put the contact form here but if it does not come on, you will see the contact form at scroll down to see the contact form.

Thank you for making Diabetes Positive Approach a safe haven for all who seek support! Thank you for your comments. It's always awesome to hear feedback from you because it does take a lot of effort for us to provide and put together the content and share them with you. 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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