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Diabetes Positive Approach, Issue #903-- Cope with Diabetes; Live Healthy
March 03, 2009

Diabetes Positive Approach Newsletter # 903
March 3, 2009

Studies have revealed that expecting to be sick can bring illness on, in some cases. They even have a name for it. They call it the nocebo effect. Sounds familiar? Yes, it's the evil twin of placebo. This is not some kind of disorder; it's just the way the mind works. So let's all feel happy and well, shall we? These are the topics to be covered in this issue:

1. What's new at

2. Your Diabetes Health-Care Team, Who Should Be On It?
Advice for Leg Cramps
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:

Identification Of New Cause Of Critical Illness Hyperglycemia
February 26, 2009

Blood Pressure Drug Combination Reduces Kidney Disease Risk In Diabetics
February 19, 2009

Obesity-Related Cardiovascular Damage Prevented By Decreasing Insulin Resistance
February 12, 2009 Diabetes Education Is Enhanced With the New U.S. Diabetes Conversation Map(R) Tools
February 6, 2009

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:

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

Obesity and Diabetes? Prevent Onset By Blocking Fat Deposits in Tissues
February 25, 2009

Growth Hormone Helps Heal Diabetes Wound
February 18, 2009

Metabolic Syndrome and Some Treatment Options
February 11, 2009

European Medicine Agency Assessment of Avandia
February 5, 2009

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

February 13, 2009

Poor Nutrition and Diabetes in South Central Los Angeles is the topic of this video. Poor eating habits is on the rise in the community of South Central Los Angeles. This is a problem as poor health and obesity can lead to type 2 diabetes. This video explains why those who live in South Central have problems in maintaining their health Let's see what the community is doing in order to help solve this problem.

Community Guide

February 13, 2009

All About Resveratrol How to prevent and fight type2 diabetes and extend your life with resveratrol is the topic of the following video. Listen to Barbara Walters as she talks about this topic on resveratrol.

How To Prevent Diabetes

Articles Published at Ezinearticles on:

Pancreas Transplant - Is This the Right Diabetes Cure For You?
February 24, 2009

Metabolic Syndrome and the Diabetes Connection
February 24, 2009

Diabetics Have to Be Extra Prepared For Any Emergency
February 6, 2009

Diabetic Care is Improving
February 2, 2009

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

Healthy Living, Healthy Life

2a. Health Tip: Your Diabetes Health-Care Team - Who should be on it? Assemble an experienced team to help push the best diabetes care possible. If you cannot afford some of the following, remember that you may be covered by Medicare. Donít accept the first negative answer you get. Just keep trying until you get the best multi-disciplinary team you need.

  • To help with everyday management concerns - a registered nurse who is trained in diabetes care
  • To help with every day diet decision and learn how food affects the blood glucose - a registered dietitian
  • For diagnosis, treatment and other issues - a primary care doctor experienced in treating diabetes or an endocrinologist
  • To check eyes regularly for complications related to diabetes - an eye doctor
  • To examine the feet regularly - a podiatrist
  • To teach how exercise helps control diabetes and avoid complications - an exercise physiologist
  • To check for gum and other oral problems regularly - a dentist
  • To help deal with stress and other emotional aspects regarding diabetes - a social worker, therapist or psychologist
  • 2b. On Bad Cramps at Night, Weak Legs, Fear of Losing Legs

    A diabetic sought advice from Dr. Peter Gott about bad cramps at night, legs getting very weak and fear of losing feet and lower legs. Hereís what Dr. Gott said: There are several cures for leg cramps. Some just remove a wrapper from a bar of soap. Put the soap under the bed sheet where the legs rest. Some find this eliminates leg cramps. Others rub the bar of soap on the calves of the legs and find success in this. Pickle juice and dill pickle included in the diet may help prevent muscle cramping. Of course continue taking your medication as prescribed by your doctor, exercise regularly and eat healthy.

    3. A Success Quotation of the Month

    There are thousands to tell you it cannot be done, There are thousands to prophesy failure; There are thousands to point out to you one by one, The dangers that wait to assail you. But just buckle in with a bit of a grin, Just take off your coat and go to it, And start in to sing as you tackle the thing That "cannot be done" ---and you'll do it. --Edgar A Guest.

    How appropriate the above is! It shows how we work hard and even after years later, the same holds true, no matter the pain and the hardship, we keep going on. Total blood sugar control, that is our dream. In the process we will free ourselves of the meddlers and the doubters and we will just keep marching on.

    4. And hereís the dessert recipe we promised you.

    Easy to Prepare Brownies


    • 1/2 c. walnuts, chopped
    • 1 1/2 tsp. Splenda or 6 packs
    • 3 oz. semi-sweet chocolate
    • 1 c. skim milk
    • 1/4 tsp. salt
    • 2 c. graham cracker crumbs, about 24 crackers


    • a. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
    • b. Place and blend all ingredients in a bowl.
    • c. Greased 8x8x2 pan.
    • d. Pour blended ingredients into the greased pan.
    • e. Bake for half an hour.

    The aforementioned recipe is a simpler version so it is easier to prepare. It is simple yet it is still a royal treatment. It certainly is a tasterís choice that wonít burst the budget, money and time-wise. This could easily become a fortified family favorite. Why? Because there is a hidden boost of extra nutrition there - by sneaking in that skim milk and walnut, the diet will be a little bit healthier.

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

    Please God, make me thin, if you canít, at least make my friends fat.

    Okay, that's still not funny so send us some jokes, will you? We're sure your jokes will be more funny than ours because we laugh at every little thing. Let's see who will send the funniest joke ever!

    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 April 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. Keep stress at bay; it is the wear and tear of daily living. Some are essential to exist but it is hazardous when it becomes a habit. With time, meditation will help you become more relaxed and stress-free. 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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