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Diabetes Positive Approach, Issue #902-- Cope with Diabetes; Live Healthy
February 03, 2009

Diabetes Positive Approach Newsletter # 902
February 3, 2009

It's been an exciting January. We got to go on a cruise and the only reason we signed up was the itinerary that included Honduras. Somehow we could not forget the song about Tegucigalpa, Honduras but alas, we found out it was 500 miles from the Island of Roatan, Honduras where the cruise ship docked. But anyway, we found the place economically challenged but what they lacked in material goods, they made up with the hospitality and graciousness that they showed in abundance. Our mind was not far from our responsibilities though so we were happy to be back. So here are the topics we will cover in this issue:

1. What's new at

2. The Diet Plan that Can Lower the Cholesterol

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. 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:

Study Suggests Lowering A1C Levels Could Reduce Decline In Cognitive Function January 30, 2009

Diabetes Leg Pain Symposium On Advanced Wound Care And Wound Healing Society
January 24, 2009

Blood Glucose Level Target Ranges, New Ones For UK
January 18, 2009

Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy Patients May Participate in a Walking Program
January 14, 2009 Blood Sugar Levels Linked to Decline Of Memory And Cognitive

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:

Natural Cure for Diabetes

Natural Cure for Diabetes_1

Diabetic Coma

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

Obesity and Related Genes Found
January 28, 2009

Double Diabetes Increase in UK
January 21, 2009

Whatever Happened to the TLC Trial to Help Type 2 Diabetics?
January 14, 2009

Diabetes Inpatient Care
January 3, 2009 Blood Glucose Levels, Checking With Diabetic Breath Analysis?

Videos: Just click the links below and scroll down the page to see the video.

January 15, 2009

It may not be just your diet, but how you spice it that keeps diabetes under control. A natural yellow pigment in the curry spice turmeric, already known to have other health benefits, can also improve symptoms of diabetes in mice.

Recipes for Diabetes

January 15, 2009

The ancient Chinese art of Tai-Chi has long been practiced for its general therapeutic value. But a new study suggests it can have specific benefits for people with type 2 diabetes.

Treatment for Diabetes

Articles Published at Ezinearticles on:

Diabetes Stem Cells Source, A Huge Breakthrough? January 27, 2009

CHD and Diabetes Linked With Outcome Worse in Women Than in Men January 16, 2009

Obesity and Diabetes - The Link Could Be Deadly January 15, 2009

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

Healthy Living, Healthy Life

2. The Diet that Can Lower the LDL Cholesterol You may not need drugs to lower your cholesterol. Just follow these seven easy steps to start feeling healthier now.

  • Limit consumption of foods with low nutritional value and high in calories like soft drinks and candies.
  • Be physically active for at least 30 minutes on most days of the week. If you have to lose weight burn more calories than what you consume by walking more.
  • Eat six or more servings of whole grain products each day.
  • Eat five or more servings of an assortment of vegetables and fruits every day.
  • Limit consumption of foods containing high saturated fats, cholesterol and trans fat like egg yolks, fatty meats, whole milk products.
  • Select milk products that are either low in fat or fat-free, fish, lean meats, legumes (beans), and skinless poultry.
  • Use oils and fats that have no more than two grams of saturated fats per tablespoon like olive oil and canola oil.

To lower the bad cholesterol, eat these Top 5 Super Foods:

  • Eat five to ten grams of soluble fiber a day. This will lower the LDL cholesterol by 5% and studies have shown that the reduction is as much as 23%. One bowl of oatmeal has three grams of soluble fiber. Include other foods such as pears, kidney beans, barley and apples.
  • Fish has been shown to lower the LDL cholesterol and raise HDL cholesterol. In particular, omega 3 fatty acids are known to have the power to lower the triglyceride. Eat at least two servings of fatty fish a week such as mackerel, sardines, herring, salmon and trout.
  • Seven kinds of nuts are known to have lowered the LDL cholesterol. They contain high plant sterols and fat but mostly polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats. These nuts are peanuts, walnuts, almonds, some pine nuts, hazelnuts, almonds and pistachios but limit consumption to 1.5 ounces a day as they are high in calories.
  • Those who have high LDL cholesterol are advised to eat two grams of plant sterols or stanols a day. These are substances found in plants that block the absorption of cholesterol but they are not for everyone. Studies have proven that consuming two servings of foods fortified with sterols led to a drop of 10 to 15% in LDL cholesterol. Some fortified foods are salad dressings, orange juice and margarine spread.
  • Soy products have had a bad rap but they are still a good replacement for meats because they have been proven to lower the bad cholesterol by 3%. They are also rich in fiber vitamins and minerals, have high level of polyunsaturated fats and have low saturated fats

Studies have found foods that lower the LDL cholesterol work when consumed in combination. At the University of Toronto, 60 participants were told to eat a diet of cholesterol-lowering foods such as fiber, soy protein, almonds and spreads with plant sterols. Those who followed the diet for one year reduced their cholesterol by 20%. This result is comparable to the result the participants in another study achieved after taking a drug to lower the cholesterol called statins for one month.

3. A Success Quotation of the Month

"Help one another," the snowflakes said,

As they cuddled down in their fleecy bed:

"One of us here would not be felt,

One of us here would quickly melt.

But I'll help you and you'll help me,

Then what a splendid drift we'll be."
----G.F. Hunting. The above reminds us of all of us. We're both helping one another, you with your support of coming and reading the website and us trying to keep you abreast on the ways to help make the quality of life better despite this condition. So we are just like those snowflakes. We can make a difference because united we stand.

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

Low Calorie Cheese Cake


  • Ricotta cheese 12 oz and low-fat
  • separated 4 eggs
  • 3/4 c. Fruit Sweet
  • 2/3 c. non-instant milk powder
  • 2 tsp. pure vanilla
  • 5 tbsp. lemon juice
  • Grated peel of 1 lemon
  • 12 oz. low fat cottage cheese
  • Butter or oleo for pan
  • 3 finely crushed graham crackers


  • a. Blend egg yolks, Fruit Sweet and cheese in food processor
  • b. To the cheese mixture, add and blend lemon juice, peel and vanilla until smooth.
  • c. After beating the egg whites until frothy, add it to the processor and blend for approximately two seconds.
  • d. Butter the bottom and 1/2 way up the sides of a 9" spring form pan.
  • e. Pour the graham cracker crumbs into the spring form pan.
  • f. Pour cheese mixture into the pan and bake for 350 degrees with a pan of water for 45 minutes.

Who could resist this dessert? Craving for a sweet taste? Sink your teeth into this cake. You can indulge with a clear conscience because this cake comes with a low-fat twist. It's made lighter by using low-fat cheese without compromising the flavor.

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

On the cruise connection bus on the way to Fort Lauderdale, an old man asked Roger, "Hey, haven't I met you before? I know I met you somewhere." Roger replied, "I don't think so because I have not been there before." I thought that was funny and I laughed out loud. Roger told me to stop buying his jokes because people will think we're in love. "Ha!" said I.

Okay, that's still not funny to you guys but they are to me. So help us out and send us some funny jokes through the contact form for the next issue.

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 March 2009. We will try to put the contact form here but if it does not come on, you will see the contact form on the following link but scroll down to see the contact form.

That's all for now our friends. Thank you for taking the time to read this newsletter. Don't forget to exercise. What's the best exercise to keep bones healthy? The weight-bearing ones, what else. Take very good care of yourselves and we'll talk to you again soon. Until then, we wish the best for you.

Roger and Evelyn Guzman

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Did you miss the following back issues of this newsletter?

Here they are:

Diabetes Positive Approach Newsletter 805

Diabetes Positive Approach Newsletter 806

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