Diabetes News, Friday June 20, 2008

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American Diabetes Association, TOUR de CURE.

Tour de Cure is a series of fund-raising cycling events held in 40 states nationwide to benefit the American Diabetes Association. Check out Tour de Cure to find an event in your state.


This and That Diabetes Info:

I Decided to Fight DIABETES

id.jpg“Join the American Diabetes Association’s I Decide To Fight Diabetes campaign. It allows you to become a champion for the cause through personal actions and helps raise awareness of diabetes. It’s also a daily reminder that making healthier choices really does matter.

Show your support by wearing the signature “I Decide” charm or customized merchandise. Your purchase will help raise much needed funds to help prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of people affected by the disease.

Be a champion in the fight. Spread the word and rally your friends and co-workers to do the same.”

A Treat From Diabetes FoodSmart, a free e-newsletter by the American Diabetes Association and FoodFit.com

Strawberry Bannana Smoothie

Servings: 2

Serving Size: 1 cup

Sip this carb-heavy smoothie along with a carb-light meal, such as a salad topped with grilled chicken. You can enjoy this delicious, refreshing, 100% fruit recipe in any season.

  • 1 cup whole fresh strawberries, frozen (or use store-bought whole frozen strawberries)
  • 1 medium banana, peeled, frozen, and cut into chunks
  • 1 cup organic unsweetened apple juice, chilled


1. Puree the strawberries, banana, and juice in a blender on low speed for 30 seconds, then high speed for 30 seconds or until smooth.

2. Serve in chilled glasses. Garnish with fresh strawberries wedged on glass rims, if desired.

Fast Fix

Peel, cut, and freeze banana slices in small, sealable freezer bags-1 banana per bag. You can freeze them up to several weeks. And you can freeze your own strawberries -1 cup fresh strawberries per freezer bag.

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Recipe from Holly Clegg’s Trim & Terrific Diabetic Cooking. This book is on my BUY list.


Headline News:

Reuters, June 17, 2008. EU Seeks Lung Cancer Caution on Pfizer’s Exubera. “The European Medicines Agency said on Tuesday that information about lung cancer should be added to the label for Pfizer Inc’s inhaled insulin drug Exubera, due to increased cases in patients taking the product.”

ScienceDaily, June 10, 2008. Promising Advances in Islet Cell Transplants for Diabetics. “University of Illinois at Chicago researchers have modified the procedure for islet cell transplantation and achieved insulin independence in diabetes patients with fewer but better-functioning pancreatic islet cells. ”

U.S.News & World Report, June 9, 2008. Diabetes Drug May Slow Eye Disease. “The medication rosiglitazone may slow the progression of eye disease in diabetes patients, according to new research from the Jules Stein Eye Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles. ”

American Diabetes Association, June 6, 2008. World’s Largest Trial of Intensive Glucose Control in Type 2 Diabetes Finds Significant Reduction in Serious Complications — 21% Reduced Kidney Disease Risk. “The world’s largest diabetes trial has shown intensive blood glucose control in type 2 diabetes reduces the risk of complications — notably a 21% reduction in risk for kidney disease. The study also showed no evidence of any increased risk of death when blood glucose was intensively controlled, according to reports presented at the American Diabetes Association’s 68th Annual Scientific Sessions.”

Battling Books:

The Diabetic Chef’s Year-Round Cookbook by Chris Smith ( Jun 6, 2008 )

Diabetes: Good Food Choices by Ruby M. Brown, (May 15, 2008)

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