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Diabetes Positive Approach, Issue #807 -- Cope with Diabetes; Live Healthy
July 02, 2008

Diabetes Positive Approach Newsletter # 807
July 2, 2008

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. We will not let anybody browbeat us into thinking this effort will be in vain. Hopefully this will encourage all diabetics 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 Shop for a Health Care Team

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:

Diabetes Medical News From All Around the World June 5, 2008

New Natural Herbal Formula Launched June 12, 2008

Which Comes First, Depression or Diabetes? June 19, 2008

New Role for Human Cells May Result in Targeted Treatments June 26, 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:

Type 2 Diabetes Symptoms

Type 2 Diabetes Menu and Barbecue

Recipes for Diabetes

Type 1 Juvenile Diabetes

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

Normal Blood Glucose Levels and Lifestyle Behavior, Part 2 June 7, 2008

The Why of the Diabetes Epidemic, Part 3 June 14, 2008

Risk of Insulin Resistance Increases With Fat Build-Up June 22, 2008

Diabetes Medications, a Portrait of Cynicism? June 28, 2008


June 9, 2008

Q and Ans Dr Chris Steele answers an email from Bill in Southampton about the causes, symptoms and treatments of diabetes. You will find this video at this link by scrolling down that page:

Type 1 Diabetes Cause
June 23, 2008

Statistics on Diabetes through the eyes of a 15 year old. who has had Diabetes for 10 years. You will find this video at this link by scrolling down that page:

Juvenile Diabetes Signs and Symptoms

Articles Published at Ezinearticles on:

June 4, 2008= Diabetes Bracelets As Personal Identification

June 11, 2008 = Coping With Diabetes in Children (Type 1)

June 17, 2008 = Coping With Diabetes in Children (Type 2) 2)&id=1250553

June 24 2008 = Knowing What Causes Diabetes Will Go a Long Way in Our Search For a Cure

June 26, 2008 = Type One Diabetes and Ketoacidosis

If the above links donít work, you will find these articles at Dr. Roger Guzman's Articles

2. How to Shop for a Health Care Team

When you go shopping for a health care team, make sure they all follow the three Rís. No, not reading, Ďriting and Ďrithmetic but those who recognize you as an individual person and are willing and able to help you make a plan that suits your life; respond to your questions and can recommend the best possible way to manage your diabetes.

You will need the following as members of your health care team and what to look for in each one:

  • Physician- specialized in diabetes and board certified in endocrinology
  • Physician assistant or nurse practitioner- specialized in diabetes and board certified in advanced diabetes management
  • Nurse- RN or BSN- In Canada, they must write a Certified Diabetes Educator Exam
  • Dietitian- RD but CDE is preferable who will help you with meal planning especially during the first year
  • Eye Doctor- An ophthalmologist or optometrist who knows about diabetic eye problems
  • Podiatrist- DPM who is knowledgeable about diabetic foot problems
  • Exercise/Fitness Instructor- BS, MS, or PhD preferably CDE who will tailor a fitness program that fits your ability and lifestyle
  • Mental Health Professional like a psychiatrist, psychologist or social worker who will help cope with anxiety and depression
  • Pharmacist- RPH or PharmD who will provide information and counseling regarding glucose testing, medications, and other diabetes products
  • Community Health Representative- CHR from the community usually in rural areas who work with you and your family regarding diabetes

3. A Success Quotation of the Month = We chose the following success quotation for this month because it will help us to keep plugging away. We might make a mistake once in a while because we are mere mortals but what counts is if go back and keep trying again. Do what someone I know does. Even on bad days, she gets up, puts on her make-up and a lovely dress. And then she sings her heart out. And all the medical breakthroughs have brightened the prognosis for every passing year.

"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts." -Winston Churchill

4. Trivia: Do You Know If This Is True?

He got diabetes from eating too much sugar. This is not true. Eating too much of anything does not cause diabetes but it does lead to weight gain and then obesity which could trigger the appearance of diabetes. Eating too much of anything is not healthy anyway.

5. And hereís the dessert recipe we promised you.

Yummy Muffin


  • 1 cup grated raw apple with skin
  • 1/4 cup applesauce in place of oil
  • 1 cup low-fat milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cups flour, sifted and all-purpose
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup sugar


  • a. After preheating oven at 400 degrees F, sift together the last five ingredients into a large bowl.
  • b. Beat egg until foamy.
  • c. Blend in milk, grated apple and applesauce with the beaten egg.
  • d. Pour mixture in c into the flour mixture and stir right away until mixed but should be lumpy.
  • e. Line a muffin container with baking cups made of paper.
  • f. Fill each muffin container to two-thirds full
  • g. Bake for twenty-five minutes and give it the toothpick test. Insert toothpick into middle of the muffin and if it comes out clean, then itís ready to eat.

Each serving of one muffin has these 119 calories, 1 gram total fat, 0 grams of saturated fat, 25 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of dietary fiber, 180 milligrams of sodium, 3 grams of protein and 19 milligrams of cholesterol, 12 grams of sugar

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 August 2008. 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 cool, eat smart, and stay fit this summer. We'll talk to you again soon. Until then, we wish the best for you.

Roger and Evelyn Guzman

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