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Diabetes Positive Approach, Issue #805 -- Cope with Diabetes; Live Healthy
May 06, 2008

Diabetes Positive Approach Newsletter
Issue #805

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. Hopefully this will encourage them to do self-care and to never give up. These are the topics to be covered in this issue:

1. What's new at ?

2. How to Cope With Diabetes and Live a Healthy Life

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 ? First let's see what are the new additions to the website. We scoured the net for the most relevant news:

Tai Chi Helps Control Type 2 Diabetes
April 2, 2008

Electronic Health Record Shows Improvement in Diabetics
April 9, 2008

Embryonic Stem Cells May Solve Rejection Problems
April 16, 2008

Oral Insulin Could Become a Reality Sooner Than Later
April 23, 2008

Study Found Increased Risk of Bone Fracture With Glitazones
April 30, 2008

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 new additions to the website:

Dealing With Diabetes in Children

Diabetes Meal Plan

Symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes

Glucose Tolerance Test

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

The Why of the Diabetes Epidemic, Part 2
April 1, 2008

Why of the Diabetes Epidemic, Part 3
April 8, 2008

The Why of the Diabetes Epidemic, Part 4
April 15, 2008

Metabolic Syndrome: The Why of the Diabetes Epidemic Part 5
April 23, 2008

Eating More: The Why of the Diabetes Epidemic, Part 6
April 30, 2008


April 1

There is also a new video about Dr. Dahlman discussing Type 1 Diabetes and Type 2 Diabetes. Diabetes and blood sugar regulation can be improved by diet at this link by scrolling down that page:

A New Video on Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes and Diet

April 3 Another video was uploaded on April 3 regarding an ex-diabetic who gives lectures on how to beat diabetes in 10 steps. You will find this video at this link by scrolling down that page:

How an Engineer Beat Diabetes in 10 Steps

Articles Published at Ezinearticles on:

April 4, 2008 = Brittle Diabetes Treatment- A Challenge In Many Ways

April 9, 2008 = Diabetes Information from Diagnostic Tests

April 15, 2008 = Diabetes Support to Prevent Heart Attack

April 23, 2008 = Diabetes Complications One Can Prevent

April 30, 2008 = Diabetes Complications and Prevention

You will find these articles at Dr. Roger Guzman's Articles

2. How to Cope with Diabetes and Live a Healthy Life

  • The first thing to do is to accept the fact that diabetes is here to stay. The sooner this is out of the way, the sooner we can start learning about this condition to beat it.
  • Shop for a health care team who will understand you, answer your questions and concerns and suggest the best strategies to beat diabetes.
  • Realize that poor blood sugar control can create havoc even when you are feeling well.
  • Learn and read everything about diabetes while keeping an open mind.
  • Know that with you as the captain, the health care team will help control the diabetes by eating healthy, exercising, doing SMBG (self monitoring of blood glucose level) and taking medications if prescribed.
  • Know yourself by observing how your body responds to medication, meals, exercise and report the findings to the health care so they will be alerted to any changes that your diabetes care plan may need.
  • Keep yourself informed of the latest news on diabetes.

3. A Success Quotation of the Month = I chose this success quotation for this month because it reminds me of how hard the diabetics are trying to stay healthy. In my book, you are all champions! Keep it up!

Champions do not become champions when they win the event, but in the hours, weeks, months and years they spend preparing for it. The victorious performance itself is merely the demonstration of their championship character." - T. Alan Armstrong

4. Trivia: Do You Know? Sweet Potatoes look like the pancreas and actually balance the glycemic index of diabetics?

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

Tasty Pumpkin Custard


1 tbsp. honey
1/8 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. ground allspice
3/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 egg
6 oz. canned evaporated skim milk
8 oz. canned cooked pumpkin
1/4 cup low calorie whipped topping


a. Set the oven to preheat at 325 F.

b. In a large bowl, mix together the first seven ingrdients.

c. Beat the mixture in an electric mixer.

d. Pour 1/2 cup of the mixture into each of 4 custard cups.

e. Place the 4 custard cups on a 9-inch square baking pan.

f. Pour hot water into the pan to 1 inch deep.

g. Bake for 1 hour or until set.

h. Cool the custard cups after removing them from the pan.

i. Place 1 tbsp of whipped topping on each of the custard cups.

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 June 2008. 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.

That's all for now our friends. Thank you for taking the time to read this newsletter. We'll talk to you again soon. Until then, we wish the best for you.

Roger and Evelyn Guzman

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