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Constipation
Constipation is the most common digestive problem. Some estimates say up to 60 percent of people with diabetes may have reported bouts of constipation (constipation is generally considered less than three bowel movements per week). (Diabetes Diet, Irregularity)

Diabetes and Colorectal Cancer
People with diabetes may be three times more likely to develop colorectal cancer, a recent study shows. Almost 10,000 adults between the ages of 45 and 79 were tested for a marker in the blood sugar, then were followed up six years later. Researchers found that those with diabetes or abnormal glucose metabolism were more likely to develop bowel cancer. (Diabetes Research)

Diabetes: Fact or Myth?
Sugar has long had a bad reputation, especially among people with diabetes. People used to think that eating sugar would cause blood glucose levels to rise much more rapidly than eating other types of carbohydrates, such as bread or potatoes. It turns out that sugar's bad rap is not entirely deserved. Researchers are now finding that simple carbohydrates, such as sugar, and complex carbohydrates, such as bread and potatoes, are digested at the same rate. (Diabetes Diet and Recipes)

De-Stress To Decrease Risk Of Diabetes -
Researchers are slowly zeroing in on the long-suspected link between stress and type-2 diabetes, which accounts for 90 percent of all diabetes cases. Anxiety is now believed to exacerbate diabetes by raising levels of the stress hormone cortisol, which regulates insulin and blood-sugar levels. (Stress, Type 2 Diabetes)

Diabetic Recipes - Cakes
These cake recipes include food exchanges from the American Dietetic Association, a complete nutritional breakdown for each recipe, along with adaptations for low-sodium and low-cholesterol diets. These delicious recipes include Chocolate Sponge Cake, Applesauce Cake, Banana Nut Cake and Chocolate Oat Bran Cake. (Diabetic Dessert Recipe, Diabetic Cake Recipe)

Vision Quest - Preserve Your Precious Sight
In spite of the rapid technological advances in eye surgery, your best means of defense against vision loss are still regular eye exams, protective eye wear and, most important, proper nutrition. (Diabetic Complications, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration)

21 Million Americans (7%) Have Diabetes, CDC Finds
Nearly 21 million Americans have diabetes, most of them the type-2 variety associated with being overweight, too little exercise and poor diet, reported the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Type 2 Diabetes, Pre-Diabetes, Syndrome X, Diabetes Statistics)

Omega-3 Fish Oil Supplements Beat Statin Drugs
In a recent issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine, 97 clinical trials that included 275,000 subjects were reviewed regarding the effects of various lipid lowering regimens on overall mortality and mortality from coronary heart disease.  Mortality risk was reduced 23 percent by omega-3 fatty acid supplements - Omega-3 fatty acids provided almost double the benefit of statins. (High triglyceride, Diabetic product)

Weight Wise - Learn From Winners
Finally a clear way - using both new and time-tested ideas - to lose weight, keep it off and get happier, all at the same time. (Weight Loss, Exercise, Diabetic Diet)

Vitamin B12 Prevents Senility
What you don't know about vitamin B12 can literally take your mind away. Unfortunately, it's a well-kept secret that a deficiency of vitamin B12, which is alarmingly common, can lead to neurological damage, including disorientation, memory problems, and dementia. (Senility, Dementia, Memory)

Diabetes And Constipation: An Awkward But Real Issue
About one in every four diabetics experience frequent bouts of constipation, making it by far the most common gastrointestinal issue for people with diabetes. The problem afflicts both type 1 and type 2 diabetes sufferers, and is known to be significantly more prevalent among those diabetics who also suffer from nerve damage. (Diabetic Complications, Type 2 Diabetes, IBS, Nerve Damage)

Iodine Deficiency and the Thyroid
While iodine deficiency was not common in the U.S., it is again on the rise here as well. The first National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES I), which took place between 1971 - 1974, found that just 2.6% of US citizens had iodine deficiency. The follow-up NHANES III survey, conducted between 1988 - 1994, found that 11.7% are iodine deficient. The October, 1998 issue of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism reported that over the previous 20 years, the percentage of Americans with low intake of iodine has more than quadrupled. (Iodine Deficiency, Hypothyroidism, Brain Damage)

Millions Struggle with Low Thyroid Function
Thyroid function is weakened by stress, pollution, poor lifestyle, bad eating habits, and a history of yo-yo dieting. Sluggish thyroid hormone function is common, a different issue than medical thyroid problems such as hypothyroidism.

Nature's Sweet Benefits
Chalk up another one for Mother Nature. Most people with diabetes rely on drugs and lifestyle modifications to moderate their body chemistry. But a host of natural herbal supplements may further help them manage blood glucose levels, improve their vision, and alleviate a variety of diabetes-related health problems.

New Review Endorses CV Benefits of Fish Oil
A new review concludes that there is extensive evidence from three decades of research that fish oils, or more specifically the omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) contained in them, are beneficial for everyone and that it can reduce the risk for total mortality, sudden death, CHD mortality, and cardiovascular mortality by as much as 30%. (Cardiovasular Disease, Omega 3, Fish Oil)
 
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microalbuminuria (MY-kro-al-BYOO-min-your-EE-ah)
the presence of small amounts of albumin, a protein, in the urine. Microalbuminuria is an early sign of kidney damage, or nephropathy, a common and serious complication of diabetes. The ADA recommends that people diagnosed with type 2 diabetes be tested for microalbuminuria at the time they are diagnosed and every year thereafter; people with type 1 diabetes should be tested 5 years after diagnosis and every year thereafter. Microalbuminuria is usally managed by improving blood glucose control, reducing blood pressure, and modifying the diet.

Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP)
a study by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases conducted from 1998 to 2001 in people at high risk for Type 2 diabetes. All study participants had impaired glucose tolerance, also called pre-diabetes, and were overweight. The study showed that people who lost 5 to 7 percent of their body weight through a low-fat, low-calorie diet and moderate exercise (usually walking for 30 minutes 5 days a week) reduced their risk of getting Type 2 diabetes by 58 percent. Participants who received treatment with the oral diabetes drug metformin reduced their risk of getting Type 2 diabetes by 31 percent.

creatinine (kree-AT-ih-nin)
a waste product from protein in the diet and from the muscles of the body. Creatinine is removed from the body by the kidneys; as kidney disease progresses, the level of creatinine in the blood increases.

calorie
a unit representing the energy provided by food. Carbohydrate, protein, fat and alcohol provide calories in the diet. Carbohydrate and protein have 4 calories per gram, fat has 9 calories per gram, and alcohol has 7 calories per gram.

juvenile diabetes
former term for insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM), or Type 1 diabetes.
 
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