Diabetes News, Weekend Edition

August 16, 2008 by  
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Weekend Diabetes News for August 16 and 17, 2008.

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NIDDK Booklet: Pregnancy and Diabetics

The National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse (NDIC) has a 44-page booklet diabetic women who are pregnant or considering pregnancy. The booklet is titled “For Women with Diabetes: Your Guide to Pregnancy.”

You have type 1 or type 2 diabetes and you are pregnant or hoping to get pregnant soon. You can learn what to do to have a healthy baby. You can also learn how to take care of yourself and your diabetes before, during, and after your pregnancy.

Topics include:

  • Taking Care of Your Baby and Yourself
  • You’re Diabetes Before, and During Your Pregnancy
  • Checking Your Baby’s Health During Preganancy
  • About Labor And Delivery

Broccoli Reverses Diabetic Complications

Press TV. August 10, 2008. “British scientists have found that eating broccoli can reverse the vascular and cardiac complications diabetic individuals develop.”

Broccoli is way underestimated as far as nutritional value. It contains Vitamins B1 (Thiamin), B2 (Riboflavin), B3 (Niacin), B5 (Pantothenic acid), B6, B9 (Folate), Vitamin C and A, and calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and zinc. But remember that overcooking broccoli reduces the nutritional value.

Using vitamin C as the measurment indicator researchers have found that eating more fruits and vegetables reduces the risk for diabetes.

Check out these articles:

Medline Plus, Monday, July 28. Diet Key to Diabetes Risk:Fruits, vegetables, exercise reduce chances of blood sugar disease, studies find.

Diabetes Pro, August 5, 2008. Fruit Reduces Diabetes Risk.

Health and Age, August 14, 2008. Reduce diabetes risk with fruit and veg

A great recipe from Januvia:

Apple Walnut Tossed Salad

Serving Size : 6

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 0 minutes


  • 8 cups mixed leafy greens
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes
  • 1 apple, diced
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 2 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese
  • 2 tablespoons walnuts, chopped
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


Place the greens in a large salad bowl. Top them with the tomatoes, apple, onion, cheese and walnuts. Garnish the salad with lemon wedges

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2 Responses to “Diabetes News, Weekend Edition”
  1. They’re doing research on it, Mike. And this sounds like a great topic for a future post on the cruciferous vegetables. In the meantime toss some steamed broccoli in your fettuccine Alfredo.

  2. Mike Nichols says:

    I call broccoli one of my wife’s “three holy vegetables!” It almost seems that we have it in some form every meal.

    I wonder if anyone has thought to extract the active ingredients in broccoli and produce a medication that would do the same thing?

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