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Diabetes Positive Approach, Issue #906-- Cope with Diabetes; Live Healthy
June 02, 2009

Diabetes Positive Approach Newsletter # 906

Here's the deal. I am looking to send alerts and tips delivered right into your email inbox. I don't want to wait another month for me to give you these so if you want, sign up so you will receive them once a week. And you can unsubscribe anytime. The sign up form is on some of the pages in the website on the very top of each one. I don't want these alerts and tips to weigh heavily on my mind before the monthly newsletter comes around which will still continue. I just want to think globally which is the sign of the times. This is after all a very fast-changing environment. So let's start this off with the topics covered in this issue:

1. What's new at

2. The Best Breakfast

3. A Success Quotation of the Month

4. Dessert Recipe

5. Some Humor and Diabetes Alerts and Tips

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. You don't have to go there but if you do, copy and paste the link on your browser to see if the provider has not deleted it. Otherwise you have an idea from the snippets of information:

Swine Flu and Diabetes
This is a great alert well worth passing on to those whose conditions are referred to because with some diabetics having their immune system weakened by high blood glucose level, taking the steps the Center for Disease Control has put out is the best thing to protect oneself from catching the swine flu.

Do Not Let Diabetes Blindside You
The importance of regular eye check-p for diabetics is one necessary step to be taken to ensure that all precautions are undertaken to prevent loss of vision so I thanked the author for this timely advice. I also find the advice on the use of photochromic lenses valuable.

Diabetes Care: Employers Save Money after Lowering Costs for Employees' Preventive Care,0,6278988.story
Congratulations to Chicago employers for doing the right thing. Saving money from this campaign is well deserved. This experimental program should be a model for other employers to follow especially in addition there were 200 pharmacists to coach the diabetics to help them reach their treatment goals.

Diabetes Experts Issued New Recommendations for Treatment of Prediabetes
It feels great to get up-to-date information on the ways to stop diabetes among the pre-diabetics. This is such an important issue especially it comes from the experts themselves. I like what they said that the time to intervene is not when diabetes is full-blown but right from even before it starts. Prevention is really worth more than a pound of cure.

Here's the new addition to the website:

On Losing Weight

On Prescribing Errors

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:

Double Use of Diabetes Drugs

Insulin Resistance Cause Discovered

Diabetes Study on Dog Owners with Type 1 Diabetes

Best Donor of Islets for Diabetes Treatment

Articles Published at Ezinearticles on:

Blindness - What to Know to Guide You on What to Do

High Fat Diet - What it Does to the Body Clock

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

Healthy Living, Healthy Life

2. The Best Breakfast

Want to know the best breakfast ever? That woke you up, didn't it? Well, whole wheat toast be gone, for here comes barley. Barley is a comfort food that keeps the blood glucose 20 to 30% lower than the other grains usually eaten at breakfast, including the whole wheat toast.

Listen to this, this mighty but humble barley can keep the blood glucose lower for up to ten hours. So did the Swedish researchers find. In another study that is related to this, the even-keeled blood glucose led to better short-term memory and stronger ability to concentrate.

Barley is a slow release carbohydrate and so is digested very slowly, Dr. Anne Nilsson of Lund University said. In addition, the indigestible fiber in around the kernels stay longer and so it makes one feel full. This provides another bonus which is ... drum roll please... lower blood fats level that increases the risk for heart disease and diabetes.

But how do you eat this stuff? Cook it overnight in a slow cooker using four cups of water to every one cup of pearl barley just before you go to bed. And voila! It is ready for you in the morning. Just add orange zest, your favorite dried fruit (I like dried cherries) and sprinkle cinnamon. You can add yogurt or skim milk to it too if you want. If it's not safe, don't do it overnight!

3. A Success Quotation of the Month

The nature of man is always the same; it is their habits that separate them. Confucius

What a wise man Confucius is, so wise I still speak of him in the present tense. For it is true we as human beings are all the same. It is how we do things that make us different from one another. And I admire you guys because you have to check your blood glucose level every so often and that makes you belong in a class all your own.

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

Diabetic Brownies


  • 1/2 c. chopped walnuts
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Splenda or another brand
  • 2c. graham cracker crumbs (about 24 crackers
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 oz of semi-sweet chocolate


  • a. Set oven at 350 degrees.
  • b. Blend all ingredients in a bowl.
  • c. Grease 8 X 8 X 2 pan.
  • d. Pour the well-blended ingredients into the greased pan.
  • e. Bake for 30 minutes.
  • f. While warm, cut in 2-inch squares.

This is so easy to make it is not funny but oh so delicious. It is every bit as decadent as any Laura Secord chocolates you'll get and this is so much healthier. The blood sugar level will not go haywire. For one thing we get our dose of walnuts. Remember what we said before? Eat seven walnuts a day and you'll be fine.

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

I eat often. With Barbie doll tea set dishes, I have no choice!

Oh please send us some jokes. The above is quite lame. The contact form is in the website. I am sure you have funnier jokes than what we have. And I like us to laugh because laughing will help keep us healthy.

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. 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. Do take very good care of yourselves. In the meantime, let us all choose to be happy. So everyday do something that makes you happy. It doesn't have to be a big thing. Perhaps, as a start make a list of things you can do each day. Then later on, it will be more spontaneous. Thank you for taking the time to read this newsletter.

Roger and Evelyn Guzman

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Did you miss the following back issues of this newsletter?

Here are some of them:

Diabetes Positive Approach Newsletter 805

Diabetes Positive Approach Newsletter 806

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