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Diabetes Positive Approach, Issue #906-- Cope with Diabetes; Live Healthy
June 28, 2009

Diabetes Positive Approach Newsletter # 907

There's more to explore this month. There's for instance the risks on the table and the rebuilding of the food pyramid. There are several reasons for concern but nothing we cannot resolve. There will always be things to accomplish that will raise the prospect of producing new and better ways to manage diabetes. Researchers are always grappling with the reality of what triggers the rise of the blood glucose level and finding ways and means to discipline the same. They are quick to tell us of the promise on the horizon and as quick to let us know of the need for more research. That said, let's start this off with the topics covered in this issue:

1. What's new at

2. Healthy Snacks for Children and Adults with Diabetes

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. We worked hard to make them live or clickable for you at the risk of Google getting mad because he hates broken links. But what can we do if the news provider deletes his news? It is still a small price to pay for the chance that you may like to read the whole story. Anyway, if the link is broken, you have an idea from the snippets of information:

News   Test Could Double Diabetes Workload
You don't have to register to access the news. Just close the page to read the story. It is about more work for nurses because the Department of Health is considering changing the criteria for making the diagnosis of diabetes. Using the HbA1c test will identify more cases. In a sense this is a good thing for those who are diagnosed early.

Foot Infections Present Special Concerns for Those with Diabetes
This article is a great help for those with diabetes because they are vulnerable to foot infections and we know where that could lead to. The recommendations as to what to do in order to prevent infections are invaluable.

ReliOn Diabetes-Management Product Added to Walmart $9 Offerings
First of all we thank the paper for publishing this article on Walmart's affordable offering for those who suffer from diabetes. We admire Walmart for putting people first before profit for the diabetics are inundated with so much expense just to be able to survive. And in this challenging economic times, some are even opting out of the necessary items for maintaining their health. Now with this $9 offering, perhaps these people will go back to doing their self-care regimen.

OU Researchers Stop Diabetes Damage with Vitamin C
This is a new discovery in the sense that this is the first time we've read that the high blood glucose damage remains even after a successful control of the blood sugar. Apparently the cells have a memory to the point that even after the desirable glucose level is maintained, the damage that has been done remains.

It is good to know though that Vitamin C will help correct this damage which will reduce the risk for heart problems. The only thing is that high dosage of Vitamin C was used in the study. Even then, there will be no harm in eating more food with high Vitamin C content.

Diabetes Sufferer Warns of Amputation Dangers
Thank you Rowlands for this warning. We are sure people will listen to one who has been there and has gone through that toe amputation. You're lucky anyway that it is only the toe. We are sorry to say only the toe because that really affects balance but there you are. You have contributed something big for the diabetes community and we thank you again for it.

Here's the new addition to the website:
Nursing Care Plan_1

Why Are They Mad at this Doctor?

Diabetes Feet

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:

Erectile Dysfunction: More Info and What To Do With This Problem

Wockhardt UK Says There’s Still Insulin Available

Diabetics Taken Off From Avandia Most Likely to Use New Agents

Oral Insulin Reduced Glucose Levels in Pre-Clinical Trials

Articles Published at Ezinearticles on:

Diabetes Life Expectancy Prolonged When Depression is Treated

Blindness Could Be Prevented by Cholesterol Drug - What to Do

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

They are also published at the following article directory:

Sorry but we can only put two directories as it takes long to put each one as we are technologically challenged people.

Healthy Living, Healthy Life

2. Healthy Snacks for Children and Adults with Diabetes

Diabetics have the same nutritional needs like those without this condition. There is no need for special foods but we can be more successful managing the diabetes if the eating routine keeps on schedule daily.

However, we may need snacks to help maintain the blood glucose level. If we are active or participate in sports, we may need extra snack. We may have to schedule in advance if there is an event in order to avoid low blood glucose level.

Eating healthy and exercising regularly are important in self-care. So are taking medication as prescribed and checking blood sugar level regularly. That said and with the commercial out of the way, here are the healthy snacks:

  • Cheese and crackers
  • Yogurt
  • Fresh fruit
  • Peanut butter and crackers
  • Vegetables and dip
  • Cereal and milk or cereal bars
  • Deli meat sandwiches
  • Pita bread and hummus
  • Nuts
  • Tortilla chips and salsa
  • Trail mix
  • Whole grain muffins

With the children take time to prepare the snacks. Involving them in the preparation and planning is a good idea. Inform the teachers and staff if there is a need for a special snack arrangement. It is also important to take the time to prepare snacks and to involve your child in the planning process and make sure the snacks are easily accessible.

Be sure to inform teachers and administrators if your child requires special arrangements for snacking.

3. A Success Quotation of the Month

If your ship doesn't come in, swim out to it. - Jonathan Winters

What does that mean? It is just all about not giving up. When trying hard to monitor blood glucose level and doing the right things to make things as normal as possible do not work sometimes, don't give up. Keep looking for information and reading and asking questions. We know you are doing this or you would not have subscribed to this newsletter.

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

Oatmeal No Sugar Cookies


  • 2 c. uncooked quick cooking oats
  • 1/4 c. skim milk
  • 3 mashed bananas
  • 1/4 c. raisins
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/3 c. melted butter, calorie-reduced


  • a. Set oven at 350 degrees.
  • b. Blend and beat all ingredients.
  • c. Wait five minutes.
  • d. Drop the dough by heaping teaspoonfuls into the ungreased cookie sheets.
  • e. Bake for 15-20 minutes.
  • f. Keep on cookie sheets for one minute before transferring to wire racks to cool.

Serving amount is 1 cookie: 45 calories, 8 gm carbohydrates, 73 mg of sodium, 1 gm of fat and a trace of cholesterol and fiber. Exchange is 1/2 starch. You can tell from the ingredients that this has been prepared for the diabetics but this is also good for the whole family because it is low in both fat and cholesterol.

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

"Diabetic women taste sweeter."

Is that disgusting or funny? We like to think about it as funny. You can't blame us for we are desperate to get you laughing because laughter has been found to lower the risk for heart attack. Those who laugh everyday have been found to have good cholesterol level also. The researchers even went far to say that laughter may be such a good medicine and can be as valuable as the medicines you're taking.

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. Make sure you eat healthy meals incorporating the seven super foods. We have menus for each day of the week so let us know if you want them incorporated in the next issue of Diabetes Positive Approach Newsletter. We will then feature a day's menu with some of the super foods. Meantime, take good care of yourselves and 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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