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Diabetes Positive Approach, Issue #811-- Cope with Diabetes; Live Healthy
December 02, 2008

Diabetes Positive Approach Newsletter # 812
December 2, 2008

Thanksgiving is over and now we're getting ready for Christmas. We have to take care not to deliver something excessive and unnecessary, just an Rx for improvement. For isn't that our mission? That said, let's go straight to the topics we will cover in this issue:

1. What's new at

2. The Six Commandments of Low Glycemic Eating

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:

Research Links Poor Glycemic Control and Genetic Variant To Coronary Artery Disease
November 26, 2008

Findings on the Latest Study to Ease the Pain from Diabetic Neuropathy and What is the Alternative
November 19, 2008

Queensland University of Technology Will Save Diabetics' Lives
November 19, 2008 Researcher Discovers Significant Piece Of Puzzle On How Insulin Works
November 5, 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:

Metabolic Syndrome, What Is It?

Causes, Symptoms and Diagnosis of Metabolic Syndrome

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

Galvus and Metformin 4X More Effective Than Metformin Alone
November 29,2008

Whatever Happened to the Study That Was Granted $10.8 Million
November 22, 2008

What Triples the Risk of Developing Diabetes
November 15, 2008

Sleep Apnea Improved After Obesity Surgery?
November 8, 2008

November is Declared American Diabetes Month
November 2, 2008


November 19, 2008

Meet the winner of the 2008 World Diabetes Day Young Voices video contest in NYC. Here's a fun rap about diabetes. Just click below and scroll down that page to see and hear the video; it made me smile.

Brittle Diabetes

November 19, 2008

Researchers have discovered how to stop a mechanism that can cause diabetes. This molecular brake gives hope for a new generation of diabetes drugs.

How is Diabetes Treated

Articles Published at Ezinearticles on:

Weight Loss Before Bariatric Surgery Leads to Shorter Hospital Stay and Faster Weight Loss - November 6, 2008

Hyperbaric Therapy May Help Avoid Amputation - November 18, 2008

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

 Possible Solution for Injury to Feet and Legs of Diabetics - 11/10/8

Possible Solution for Injury to Feet and Legs of Diabetics

Diabetic Foot Ulcer, Prevention, Diagnosis and Management - 11/24/8

Diabetic Foot Ulcer

Healthy Living, Healthy Life

2. Glycemic Index giving you trouble? Foods that contain carbohydrates are ranked on a scale of 1 - 100. The higher the rank, the quicker the food is digested which can trigger wide swings in blood glucose levels. Here are the six commandments to help you with low-glycemic eating:

  • Choose grains that are processed the least like whole wheat bread and old fashioned oats. Limit doughnuts and cookies as treats.
  • Have some proteins and fats during most meals and snacks as consuming a balance of nutrients will keep the sugar level steady. Lean animal sources and vegetables are best sources of proteins. The healthy fats are nuts, avocados, olive oil, seeds and nut butters. Avoid trans fats and reduce saturated fats.
  • Avoid drinks sweetened with sugar and drink only a cup of 100% fruit juice every day.
  • Limit consumption of potatoes.
  • Eat plenty of vegetables that are rich in fiber like dark leafy greens and all kinds of beans.
  • Eat plenty of fruits like apples, pears, berries and peaches that have a lower glycemic rating than the tropical fruits like mangoes and papayas.

3. A Success Quotation of the Month = "Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan, 'press on' has solved, and always will solve, the problems of the human race." - Calvin Coolidge

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

Strawberry Mousse



  • 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/2 cup of whipping cream
  • 2/3 cup Strawberry Fanciful


  • a. Beat egg whites with the cream of tartar until stiff without getting it dry.
  • b. Fold the Strawberry Fanciful into the beaten egg whites.
  • c. Fold the whipped cream into the strawberry mixture.
  • d. Chill before serving or freeze if you prefer a frozen mousse.

This dessert will melt in your mouth. The smooth texture of mousse with the taste of strawberry will entice your taste buds with the sweetness of the fruit. You may use peach, blueberry, pineapple berry or orange pineapple, instead of strawberry.

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

The good news is that I am coping. The bad news is that I maxed out my credit card!

Okay, that's still not funny especially with the financial crisis the world is facing. So help us out and send us some funny jokes through the contact form for the next issue.

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 December 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 winter. 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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