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Diabetes Positive Approach, Issue #810-- Cope with Diabetes; Live Healthy
October 07, 2008

Diabetes Positive Approach Newsletter # 810
October 7, 2008

It was fun getting this newsletter ready for you. Wish we had more time though. There are so many things to cover but then again it wouldn't be fun to read a whole bunch of things. Se here we go. The topics we will cover in this issue are:

1. What's new at

2. Tips on Skin Care

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:

Nasal Insulin Does Not Prevent Diabetes In Children
September 24, 2008

Usefulness and Safety of Premixed Insulin in Type 2 Diabetics Plus Drug Treatment for Osteoporosis
September 17, 2008

Diabetes Prevention Program Is a Success in the Community
September 10, 2008

New Guidelines for Insulin Pump Therapy for British School Children
September 3, 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:

Diabetic Neuropathy

What is Diabetes?

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

New Ways to Fight Obesity and Diabetes
September 27, 2008

Type 2 Diabetes Treatment - New Drugs?
September 20, 2008

How Cells That Secrete Insulin Keep Sensitivity to Glucose
September 13, 2008

Reduce Diabetes Damage
September 6, 2008


September 19, 2008

Here's a video on a girl who has type 1 diabetes. I think she's wearing a diabetes bracelet. Check it out and let me know if I am wrong. You will find this video at this link by scrolling down that page.

Diabetes Bracelets

September 19, 2008

This is a story about 37 children and their battle with Type 1 Diabetes. You should see them; they're all so cute. And they're such happy kids. What do you think of the music? Despite the message, it sounded upbeat to me. You will find the video at this link by scrolling down that page:

Nutrition and Diabetes

Articles Published at Ezinearticles on:

September 25, 2008 - Exercise and Diabetes Linked in Canadian Study

September 17, 2008 - Diabetes Medications Could Suffer From Drug Spending Caps

September 10, 2008 - Diabetic Neuropathy, A Burden No One Has to Go Through

September 8, 2008 - Diabetes Leg Pain

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

Healthy Eating, Healthy Life

2. Tips on Skin Care

With the blood sugar level high, the body produces more urine in order to get rid of the blood glucose. This leads to dehydration which results in dry and itchy skin. In addition, diabetes increases the risk of skin infection so it is imperative to take care of the skin. Here are some tips:

  • Drink lots of water unless the diabetes care team says otherwise.
  • Keep the skin clean. If the skin is dry, use a superfatted soap like Dove.
  • After washing, dry off the skin thoroughly. Make sure there is no moisture left in the folds of the skin as this where the fungal infection may develop.
  • Cuts should be treated quickly by washing minor ones with water, soap and hydrogen peroxide.
  • Avoid using alcohol, iodine and Mercurochrome as they may irritate the skin.
  • Use ointment and antibiotic cream only for a few days without consultation with the diabetes care provider.
  • Hot showers and baths should be avoided as the lack of sensation may easily burn you. You may need a skin cream like Alphe-Keri or Lubriderm after drying the skin.
  • Prevent dry skin at all cost as scratching dry skin may break it and this in turn may invite bacteria.
When will you try to see your doctor? Whenever you notice any of the following:

  • pits by the insulin sites, rashes and bumps
  • swelling, pus, redness or pain showing there may be an infection
  • bumps and blisters in extremities and even in the buttocks
  • athlete's foot, ringworm, vaginal itching, or any type of infection

3. A Success Quotation of the Month = "Success seems to be connected with action. Successful men keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit." -Conrad Hilton

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

One of the HEALTHY JUICES is Tomato + Carrot + Apple - Improve skin complexion and eliminate bad breath.

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

Apple Cobbler

Ingredients for the Crust:

  • 1 cup evaporated skim milk, fat-free
  • 1 1/3 cups Bisquick baking mix, reduced fat
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon thawed apple juice concentrate
  • nonfat cooking spray
  • 2 tablespoons sweetener

Ingredients for the Filling:

  • 1/3 cup thawed apple juice concentrate
  • 1 (20oz) can of sliced apples in water
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon dry butter flavor sprinkles


  • a. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • b. Combine skim milk, baking mix, vanilla and apple juice and stir until mixture is thin.
  • c. Spray 8X8 inch baking pan with the non fat non stick cooking spray and pour half of the batter onto it.
  • d. Combine the ingredients for the filling and stir.
  • e. Pour filling mixture onto the batter and pour remaining batter onto this.
  • f. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes.
  • g. Sprinkle the sweetener on top before serving.

This recipe serves a total of 9. Each serving has 143 calories, 1.4 gram total fat, 0.29 grams of saturated fat, 25.9 grams of carbohydrate, 6.3 grams of protein and 1 milligram of cholesterol

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 October 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 fall. 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?

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Diabetes Positive Approach Newsletter 805

Diabetes Positive Approach Newsletter 806

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