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Health Effects of Food Not According to it's Nutrition Facts – Everyday Diabetes

Health Effects of Food Not According to it’s Nutrition Facts

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Traditionally investigations of a foodstuff’s implications for human health focus on the content of individual nutrients such as proteins, fats, carbohydrates, etc. However, newer research shows that the health effects of a food product cannot be determined on the basis on the individual nutrients it contains. The food must be evaluated as a whole – together with other foods eaten at the same time. The findings of the expert panel have been published in the highly respected scientific journal the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. We consume foods and meals – not nutrients Postdoc Tanja Kongerslev Thorning, Ph.D., from the Department of Nutrition, Exercise, and Sports at the University of Copenhagen, is the first author of the report. Tanja explains that scientists have long wondered why the actual effects of a food are at variance with the effects expected on the basis of its nutrition content. They have therefore started to look at things in a wider context: “Researchers have become more skillful over the years, and we have acquired more methods for exploring what specific nutrients mean for digestion and health,” Tanja continues “But when we eat, we do not consume individual nutrients. We eat the whole food. Either alone or together with other foods in a meal. It, therefore, seems obvious that we should assess food products in context.” Ultimately this means that the composition of a food can alter the properties of the nutrients contained within it, in ways that cannot be predicted on the basis of an analysis of the individual nutrients. For example, dairy products such as cheese have a lesser effect on blood cholesterol than would be predicted on the basis of their content of saturated fat. There are interactions between the nutrients in a food that are significant for its overall effect on health. Tanja Kongerslev Thorning explains further “Another example is almonds, which contain a lot of fat, but which release less fat than expected during digestion. Even when chewed really well. The effects on health of a food item are probably a combination of the relationship between its nutrients, and also of the methods used in its preparation or production. This means that some foods may be better for us, or less healthy than is currently believed.” Some of the precepts of current nutrition science need to be reconsidered
The expert panel behind these conclusions consists of 18 experts in epidemiology, food, nutrition and medical science. They were brought together for a workshop organized by the University of Copenhagen in collaboration with the University of Reading in September 2016. Discussions focussed on dairy products, and on how the complex mixture of nutrients and bioactive substances, such as minerals and vitamins, can affect digestion and ultimately change the overall nutritional and health properties of a particular food. The panel concluded, among other things, that yoghurt and cheese have a different and more beneficial effect on bone health, body weight, the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases than would be expected on the basis of their saturated fat and calcium content. Head of Department of Nutrition, Exercise, and Sports at the University of Copenhagen, professor Arne Astrup, who chaired the workshop, explains that the example of cheese is good to illustrate that a food’s health effects cannot be judged by single nutrients e.g. sodium and saturated fat: “In contrast to current recommendations that essentially ban full-fat cheese, current research clearly demonstrate important health benefits of cheese for prevention of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancers. All the positive effects are due to a complex interaction between beneficial bacteria, minerals, and bioactive cheese ingredients.” Professor of Food Chain Nutrition Ian Givens at the University of Reading, the co-chair of the meeting, concludes: “More studies are needed, but ultimately it seems that some areas of nutrition science need to be rethought. We cannot focus on a nutrient without looking at how it is consumed and what else is eaten at the same time.” The findings are published in the article Whole dairy matrix or single nutrients in assessment of health effects: current evidence and knowledge gaps in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

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Diabetic Kidneys Can Be Donated

Diabetic Kidneys Can Be Donated

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If you have Diabetes and would still want to be an organ donor, great news, you can donate your kidneys. People who received kidneys from diabetic donors were 9 percent less likely to die during that follow-up period than those who were still on the wait-list or were seeking a kidney from a non-diabetic donor, the study found. However, poor-quality kidneys from deceased diabetic donors did not improve survival chances. Renalandurologynews.com reports:

Transplanting “high-risk” diabetic donor kidneys provides a survival advantage over staying on the waitlist for many candidates, researchers reveal.

Using the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network database, Jordana B. Cohen, MD, MSCE, of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, and colleagues compared 8101 recipients of diabetic donor kidneys and 126,560 recipients of nondiabetic donor kidneys who underwent surgery following the first diabetic donor kidney transplant in 1994.

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The Rising Prevalence of Diabetes and its Confounding Complications

The Rising Prevalence of Diabetes and its Confounding Complications

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Rising Diabetes in G7
New research from Decision Resources Group finds that the prevalent type 2 diabetes (T2D) population in the G7 is rapidly increasing. This increase, from 71.8 million adults to 88.6 million from 2014 to 2024, is driven by rising obesity levels and an aging population across all markets. Rising levels of T2D is a major economic concern, given the high rates of morbidity and mortality, and the cost of its associated comorbidities, such as renal disease. An estimated 47 percent of the T2D population has impaired renal function. And although the percentage of patients with impaired renal function is expected to stay relatively constant over the next several years, the prevalence will increase in line with the overall T2D population. T2D patients with renal disease, called diabetic nephropathy (DN), are currently prescribed angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors and angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs). However, these treatments cannot reverse DN progression. According to primary research, DN is considered the renal disease with the greatest unmet need for new therapeutic options. Insights from Decision Resources Group’s T2D and DN research:
  • Growth of DN: In the US in 2015, nearly 7 million people have DN. According to findings from PatientBase: Diabetic Nephropathy 2015, the prevalence of DN is expected to increase by nearly 50 percent over the next 20 years. Primary research reveals that 46 percent of patients seen monthly by surveyed nephrologists have DN. This is greater than what is reported by surveyed endocrinologists (26 percent) and primary care physicians (17 percent), according to TreatmentTrends Diabetic Nephropathy 2015 report.
  • Treatment utilization in DN varies depending on physician type: In treating DN, surveyed endocrinologists and primary care physicians report a significantly higher percentage of patients on ACE inhibitors compared with surveyed nephrologists. Conversely, nephrologists report higher use of ARBs. Of the DN patients on an ACE inhibitor, lisinopril (Merck’s Prinivil, AstraZeneca’s Zestril, generics) dominates with nearly 40 percent patient share, while those treated with an ARB are predominately on losartan. Despite these differences, the majority of surveyed physicians agree that disease-modifying treatment is sorely needed.
  • Rapid growth is expected in the market size for both T2D and DN: In T2D, the market is expected to reach over $71 billion, while the DN market will reach peak sales in excess of $1 billion during the 2014-2024 forecast period  In diabetes, the SGLT-2 inhibitors and GLP-1 receptor agonists are expected to become the highest grossing drug classes in the treatment of T2D by 2024, with sales of approximately $15 billion for each class. In DN, novel therapies such as AbbVie’s atrasentan, NephroGenex’s Pyridorin, and Bayer’s finerenone, among others, are poised to meaningfully impact treatment decisions due to their potential to modify the disease and halt its progression. AbbVie’s atrasentan is expected to reach the market first followed closely by Bayer’s finerenerone.
“The pipeline for DN has been rapidly growing,” said Decision Resources Group Analyst Caitlin Koris.
“The rising prevalence of T2D, and consequently DN, will impose increasing strain on healthcare budgets globally.”
“There are four agents in late-stage development, all with unique mechanisms of action and enrolling in Phase III clinical programs. There are several more agents in the early-stage development pipeline. While there have been noticeable failures in the past, interviewed nephrologists are excited about the first potential disease-modifying agent. Assuming regulatory approvals, surveyed physicians have indicated high patient share for these agents among their CKD-ND and dialysis patient populations.” For more information on the findings you can visit DRG on the web.
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Sumptuous Snacks: Dairy-Free Chocolate Ice Cream

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    Sumptuous Snacks: Dairy-Free Chocolate Ice Cream

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    May 21, 2017

    Nothing screams sumptuous than chocolate ice cream. But this one’s dairy-free! And it unbelievably has bananas, avocado, and coconut milk!
    • Prep: 5 mins
    • Cook: 35 mins
    • Yields: 8 Servings

    Ingredients

    2 ripe medium-size bananas

    2 ripe medium-size avocados

    1/3 cup lite coconut milk

    1/3 cup cocoa powder

    1/4 cup Splenda Sugar Blend

    Directions

    1Add all of the ingredients to a food processor or blender and blend until completely smooth, stopping occasionally to scrape the sides of the food processor.

    2If you have a homemade ice cream maker, blend the mixture in the ice cream maker for 10 minutes, then pack into a container and freeze. If you do not have an ice cream maker, just pack and freeze.

    3To serve, bring the ice cream out of the freezer about 20 minutes before serving to slightly thaw so it’s easier to scoop.

    Source: Diabetes.org 
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    Nutrition Facts

    Calories125
    Sodium5 mg
    Potassium370 mg
    Protein2 g
    Sugar10 g
    Total Fat7 g
    Saturated Fat1.6 g
    Total Carbohydrates19 g
    Dietary Fiber5 g

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    Sumptuous Snacks: Cinnamon Maple Grilled Peaches

    Who knew grilled peaches can result to a healthy and delicious snack? Try it sprinkled with cinnamon maple flavors and your snack time will never be the same.

    Divine Dinners: Cranberry Pork Roast over Noodles

    Can you imagine having cranberry flavored pork and noodles at the same time? It will surely send your taste buds to paradise!

    Go Mexican for Lunch with a Mexican Quinoa Casserole

    Ignore those that will ask you if you had beans for lunch. This casserole is packed with protein – just imagine quinoa and beans together in one dish!

    Have a Savory French Toast Casserole for Breakfast

    Don’t let the term French toast fool you. This is not a sweet dish and is instead packed with healthy goodies like goat’s cheese and mushroom.

    Sumptuous Snacks: Dairy-Free Chocolate Ice Cream

    Nothing screams sumptuous than chocolate ice cream. But this one’s dairy-free! And it unbelievably has bananas, avocado, and coconut milk!

    Meet Pasta Fagioli: Your Soup-y Dinner

    If you’re tired of your usual Italian pasta, try this Fagioli with soup. It goes well as a side dish too for those extravagant dinner parties.

    Lavish Lunches: New Fashioned Egg Salad

    If you’re tired of the usual egg salad for lunch, try this one. The addition of mustard gives you that tangy taste.

    Whole Wheat Breakfast Pizzas Will Make Your Mornings Exciting!

    And why won’t it be exciting? You’re having a special whole wheat breakfast pizza for crying out loud!

    Sumptuous Snack: Chai Tea Jelly

    A snack doesn’t mean munching on something, it can also mean sipping a cool drink like this chai tea jelly.

    Diabetes Late Nite Podcast with Mr. Divabetic – Ella Fitzgerald

    Diabetes Late Nite Podcast with Mr. Divabetic – Ella Fitzgerald

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    Tonight, we’re celebrating National Diabetes Awareness month with music from our favorite jazz legend “divabetic”, Ella Fitzgerald. Also known as “First Lady of Song” and “Lady Ella”, captured audiences everywhere with her astonishing vocal range, scat singing, and improvisational ability. “I never knew how good our songs were,” Ira Gershwin once said, “until I heard Ella Fitzgerald sing them.” Over the decades, Miss Fitzgerald performed with big bands, symphony orchestras and small jazz groups. Her repertory encompassed show tunes, jazz songs, novelties (l “A-Tisket A-Tasket,”), bossa nova, and even opera (“Porgy and Bess”). From the early 1970’s, Miss Fitzgerald began to have eyesight problems complicated by diabetes, and in 1986 she had heart surgery, but she returned to the concert stage the next year. Unfortunately she had to have both legs amputated below the knee. Despite ill health, she continued to perform at least once month into the early 1990’s. Although her quality of voice slowly deteriorated from the early 1970’s, even at the end of her career, her singing retained a remarkable rhythmic acuity. Diabetes Late Nite guests include the Charlie’s Angels of Outreach (Patricia Addie-Gentle RN, CDE, Susan Weiner MS, RDN, CDE, CDN) Poet Lorraine Brooks, Ansley Dalbo, Best-Selling Author Anna J. Stewart, Leola and Cornelia,and Mama Rose Marie.
    Throughout the podcast we will be playing songs from Columbia Jazz: Ella Fitzgerald’s Live album courtesy of SONY Music. Diabetes Late Nite is a fast-paced, full-filled hour of diabetes education and wellness advice that encourages listeners to “laugh a little, learn a lot.”

     About Mr. Divabetic

    Mr. Divabetic Diabetes PodcastHosted by the happiest health care “MC,” Max “Mr. Divabetic” Szadek, DivaTalkRadio will change attitudes, boost spirits, encourage hope and motivate others to stay healthy with a feather boa, a smile and fabulous sense of style! DivaTalkRadio is the epicenter of the circle of care, a link between patients and their health care providers, a translator of clinical speak and a bridge between denial and acceptance, fear and confidence. Divabetic was inspired by the late music legend, Luther Vandross and created in 2005 by Max Szadek, who, as Vandross’ assistant of 14 years, witnessed his boss, mentor, and friend struggle in silence and solitude with the diabetes and its related complications.

    President Barak Obama, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter have acknowledged Divabetic for its dedication and determination on behalf of the diabetes community. Through education, support and a Glam More, Fear Less philosophy, Divabetic encourages a predominately-female entourage to become wellness and health ambassadors to their families and their communities. Visit Divabetic on the web: www.divabetic.org.

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    Diabetes Late Nite Podcast: Inspired by Mariah Carey

    Diabetes Late Nite Podcast: Inspired by Mariah Carey

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    Mariah Carey has had a tough go of it following her New Year’s performance mishaps. But we still love her and bring to you a podcast inspired by her from the archives.

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    Tonight the happy healthcare host, Mr. Divabetic hopes to  encourage you to not let diabetes dim your holiday spirit with musical inspiration from Mariah Carey. Mariah Carey’s “Merry Christmas” album is the best selling Christmas album of all-time.  “Merry Christmas” boasts a variety of musical arrangements, sounds and genres. Mariah Carey’s goal during recording was to provide an album that would have a “Christmas feel”, providing a mixture of soulful tracks, as well as fun and joyous holiday treats. In the years since its original release, “All I Want for Christmas Is You” has become established as a Christmas standard; it was once called “one of the few worthy modern additions to the holiday canon. Having diabetes shouldn’t stop you from enjoying holiday celebrations and travel. With some planning and a little preparation, you can stay healthy on the road and at holiday gatherings with friends and family. Preparation is the most important step in managing diabetes during holiday travel and festivities. Know what you’ll be eating, how to enjoy a few traditional favorites while sticking with a healthy meal plan, how to pack necessary supplies for a trip, and you’re ready to celebrate!
    Guests include Poet Lorraine Brooks, the Charlie’s Angels of Outreach, ‘Unleash Your Inner Diabetes Dominator’ Author Daniele Hargenrader, CEO of Insulcloud Jose Luis and Mama Rose Marie. Throughout the podcast we will be playing musical selections from Mariah Carey’s “Merry Christmas” album courtesy of SONY Music. Diabetes Late Nite is a fast-paced, full-filled hour of diabetes education and wellness advice that encourages listeners to “laugh a little, learn a lot.” Diabetes Late Nite is a fast-paced, full-filled hour of diabetes education and wellness advice that encourages listeners to “laugh a little, learn a lot.”

     About Mr. Divabetic

    Mr. Divabetic Diabetes PodcastHosted by the happiest health care “MC,” Max “Mr. Divabetic” Szadek, DivaTalkRadio will change attitudes, boost spirits, encourage hope and motivate others to stay healthy with a feather boa, a smile and fabulous sense of style! DivaTalkRadio is the epicenter of the circle of care, a link between patients and their health care providers, a translator of clinical speak and a bridge between denial and acceptance, fear and confidence. Divabetic was inspired by the late music legend, Luther Vandross and created in 2005 by Max Szadek, who, as Vandross’ assistant of 14 years, witnessed his boss, mentor, and friend struggle in silence and solitude with the diabetes and its related complications.

    President Barak Obama, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter have acknowledged Divabetic for its dedication and determination on behalf of the diabetes community. Through education, support and a Glam More, Fear Less philosophy, Divabetic encourages a predominately-female entourage to become wellness and health ambassadors to their families and their communities. Visit Divabetic on the web: www.divabetic.org.

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    Diabetes Late Nite Podcast: Inspired by Alicia Keys

    Diabetes Late Nite Podcast: Inspired by Alicia Keys

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    We’re making a fresh, clean start of the New Year off with musical inspiration from superstar Alicia Keys. Alicia Keys’ makeup free movement served as a self-empowerment tool for singer-songwriter and maybe it can inspire you? Alicia says, ”I don’t want to cover up anymore. Not my face, not my mind, not my soul, not my thoughts, not my dreams, not my struggles, not my emotional growth. Nothing.” Alicia says, ”I don’t want to cover up anymore. Not my face, not my mind, not my soul, not my thoughts, not my dreams, not my struggles, not my emotional growth. Nothing.” Are you tired of hiding in disappointment from your inability to lose weight or keep it off? America’s #1 Fat Loss Expert and Author  of ‘How to Fight FATflammation!’, Dr. Lori L. Shemek, PhD shows us how to set goals, manage our expectations and achieve weight loss in the New Year. We’re also speaking with the spokesperson for the health and food industry, Mary Ann Hodorowicz RD, LDN, MBA, CDE, CED about President Elect Donald Trump’s potential reforms and provisions to the Affordable Care Act – Obamacare. The Trump Administration hopes to broaden healthcare access, make health care more affordable and improve the quality of the care available by adhering to free market principles.
    Plus, The Charlie’s Angels of Outreach and Mama Rose Marie share their tips on food safety and diabetes wellness to help inspire you to ‘GLAM MORE FEAR LESS’ in 2017. Our INSTANT WINNER Prize Package features gifts courtesy of my sugr, Nu Naturals, Dr. Greenfield’s Diabetes Hand, Body & Foot Creams and Cabot Cheese. Throughout this podcast will be playing selected songs from Alicia Keys’  sixth studio album,“Here” courtesy of SONY Music. Diabetes Late Nite is a fast-paced, full-filled hour of diabetes education and wellness advice that encourages listeners to “laugh a little, learn a lot.” Diabetes Late Nite is a fast-paced, full-filled hour of diabetes education and wellness advice that encourages listeners to “laugh a little, learn a lot.”

     About Mr. Divabetic

    Mr. Divabetic Diabetes PodcastHosted by the happiest health care “MC,” Max “Mr. Divabetic” Szadek, DivaTalkRadio will change attitudes, boost spirits, encourage hope and motivate others to stay healthy with a feather boa, a smile and fabulous sense of style! DivaTalkRadio is the epicenter of the circle of care, a link between patients and their health care providers, a translator of clinical speak and a bridge between denial and acceptance, fear and confidence. Divabetic was inspired by the late music legend, Luther Vandross and created in 2005 by Max Szadek, who, as Vandross’ assistant of 14 years, witnessed his boss, mentor, and friend struggle in silence and solitude with the diabetes and its related complications.

    President Barak Obama, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter have acknowledged Divabetic for its dedication and determination on behalf of the diabetes community. Through education, support and a Glam More, Fear Less philosophy, Divabetic encourages a predominately-female entourage to become wellness and health ambassadors to their families and their communities.
    Visit Divabetic on the web: www.divabetic.org.

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    Diabetes Late Nite Podcast: Inspired by Adele

    Diabetes Late Nite Podcast: Inspired by Adele

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    This was originally broadcast January 12, 2016

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    Tonight Mr. Divabetic kicks off the New Year with musical inspiration of Adele. Every story that Adele is telling on her album, “25”  with every song, with every line, is a story that has left a scar on her heart. If you struggled managing your diabetes over the past year then let New Years inspire you to come up with resolutions to better your life for the future.  Why not use your resolution this year to set goals to better your diabetes management and overall health? It’s not always easy, but it is possible to make healthy changes that stick. This year, set yourself up for success.  Your diabetes management goals for the New Year should be specific, measurable, action-oriented, realistic and time-limited. One of our favorite resolutions for 2016 is to always be prepared for a low or high blood glucose reaction. Remember to reward yourself for achieving your goals. Your small successes are important! If you successfully lose 10 pounds by March, treat yourself to a safe manicure or go see Adele perform live this year.
    Adele’s album, “25” has sold six million copies in the US and become the 20th album to sell at least a million copies in a single week in the Nielsen era. It is the largest selling album of 2015 in total, surpassing the sales of Taylor Swift’s 1989. Guests include Poet Lorraine Brooks, Mama Rose Marie, the Charlie’s Angels of Outreach (Patricia Addie-Gentle RN, CDE and MaryAnn Nicolay MEd, NDTR), Jennifer Jacobs, Dana Collins Carr and Cindy Lou, who is living with type 2 diabetes from Kentucky. Throughout the podcast we will be playing selected cuts from “25” courtesy of SONY Music. Diabetes Late Nite is a fast-paced, full-filled hour of diabetes education and wellness advice that encourages listeners to “laugh a little, learn a  lot.” Diabetes Late Nite is a fast-paced, full-filled hour of diabetes education and wellness advice that encourages listeners to “laugh a little, learn a lot.” Diabetes Late Nite is a fast-paced, full-filled hour of diabetes education and wellness advice that encourages listeners to “laugh a little, learn a lot.”

     About Mr. Divabetic

    Mr. Divabetic Diabetes PodcastHosted by the happiest health care “MC,” Max “Mr. Divabetic” Szadek, DivaTalkRadio will change attitudes, boost spirits, encourage hope and motivate others to stay healthy with a feather boa, a smile and fabulous sense of style! DivaTalkRadio is the epicenter of the circle of care, a link between patients and their health care providers, a translator of clinical speak and a bridge between denial and acceptance, fear and confidence. Divabetic was inspired by the late music legend, Luther Vandross and created in 2005 by Max Szadek, who, as Vandross’ assistant of 14 years, witnessed his boss, mentor, and friend struggle in silence and solitude with the diabetes and its related complications.

    President Barak Obama, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter have acknowledged Divabetic for its dedication and determination on behalf of the diabetes community. Through education, support and a Glam More, Fear Less philosophy, Divabetic encourages a predominately-female entourage to become wellness and health ambassadors to their families and their communities.
    Visit Divabetic on the web: www.divabetic.org.

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    Compound Found in Chili and Marijuana: Study Says it Can Reduce Stomach Inflammation in Diabetics

    Compound Found in Chili and Marijuana: Study Says it Can Reduce Stomach Inflammation in Diabetics

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    Who knew that eating chili can possibly help in reducing gut inflammation in type 1 diabetes? A compound called capsaicin, which is also found in marijuana, leads to anandamide production which interacts with the receptor to proliferate and help reduce inflammation. “Our study unveils a role for the endocannabinoid system in maintaining immune homeostasis in the gut/pancreas and reveals a conversation between the nervous and immune systems using distinct receptors,” said study co-author Pramod Srivastava to Diabetes.co.uk. Scienceworldreport.com reports:

    The study suggests that edible marijuana could lessen the gut inflammation and provides insights on the association of the brain, gut and the immune system. The results in rats show that both capsaicin and anandamide lessened the gut inflammation. Likewise, the compound in chili pepper reversed type 1 diabetes in the mice.

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    The Decadent Diabetic: Grunt Work and Diabetes – Nothing Comes Easy

    The Decadent Diabetic: Grunt Work and Diabetes – Nothing Comes Easy

    Grunt work has been a part of our cooking forever. In the days before preprocessed foods, doing it from scratch was the only choice.

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    I eat deliciously and still really manage my Diabetes. Sometimes it takes a lot of chopping and advance work….also called “grunt work.” In a professional kitchen much of this is done by the prep cook. In my (home) Diabetes-Compatible kitchen it is all done by me. It is well worth the energy. I always think it a great evening when I can actually watch the craziness on the evening news while my dinner is cooking in the oven. I think of it as a mini vacation from all that last minute prep and stir. But before it got to the oven, there was work to be done. I won’t lie to you, sometimes Diabetes-Compatible cooking takes more work than the way I cooked before. I have grown to really enjoy cauliflower and spaghetti squash. There is no question that it takes a lot more time and work to make mashed cauliflower rather than smashed spuds.
    Please don’t get me wrong. I have no difficulty using some pre-made products…I found several chains that make great products and I don’t have to do the work.
    Spaghetti squash takes longer and again more effort than opening a box of pasta and tossing it into a pot of boiling water. The results are different than the original products (potatoes and pasta) but the flavors are often even better. Good flavors, more nutrients, and lower carbohydrates isn’t that worth the work? Grunt work has been a part of our cooking forever. In the days before preprocessed foods, doing it from scratch was the only choice. Many of us today are shying away from the pre-done idea of packaged foods and making meals with less additives AND more flavors that we like to eat. Think pot roast, beef or chicken stews and so many of the “homey” foods we love eating. All those wonderful long-cooking dishes have been part of our lives for as long as we can remember.
    Step one is to seal in the flavors by searing on all sides. A good holiday turkey takes a long time and a lot of basting not to mention preparations for the stuffing/dressings and the countless sides. What would Thanksgiving be without it? Think of the modern day “slow cooker”. Sure you set the dial and go off to play shuffleboard, but before you set the timer you have been chopping and mixing to get the flavors and textures into your dish. I often write about a paté being little more than a fancy meatloaf. It is true, but how plain is a meatloaf? It takes chopping and mixing, and forming. The end result is pure comfort food.and the best sandwiches the next day. Now if you have never been interested in making a meatloaf or stew or turkey, all the extra work that some meals take to get on your table will be of little interest to you. But if you have been doing these kinds of meals for years, the extra effort to make them work for your Diabetes meals really won’t be that much trouble. I don’t suggest you re-invent the wheel, simply make the wheel a tool in moving the good management of your Diabetes along more smoothly. Dozens of my recipes suggest (it is always your choice) to prepare parts of it in advance. It not only makes the final preparation easier and quicker, but adds flavor depth to the dish. Think about why you marinate meat or chicken. Recipes suggest doing this so that the protein absorbs more flavors and becomes more tender. If you don’t believe me, try cooking two steaks using the same seasonings. Marinate one of them and prepare the other just before cooking. I think the difference is enormous. The other thing is if you marinate the steak a day ahead, the amount of time you have to work at the end is a lot shorter. Please don’t get me wrong. I have no difficulty using some pre-made products. I do not make my own sausage. I found several chains that make great products and I don’t have to do the work. Then there is frozen spinach. I would be lost without it. It still tastes good, has all the nutritional value, and I don’t have to cook it before using it in a recipe. As for the extra work making meals or even just side dishes that fit better in a lower carbohydrate eating plan.. aren’t you worth the time and….no trouble at all? Enjoy, be happy, be Healthy, BE DECADENT.-w!

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    Do You Live in one of the Fittest cities in America?

    Do You Live in One of the Fittest Cities in America?

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    When you hear healthy country, America would not even be on your top 10 list, let alone the top 5. But it does not mean there are no healthy cities that exist.

    Fitbit and the American College of Sports Medicine recently gave out a list of the healthiest cities in America. There are several factors that were taken into account when the cities were ranked, such as each area’s percent of people who do the government-recommended amount of aerobic activity, smoking rates, and the obesity rates.

    Mensfitness.com reports:

    Here are the top 20 fittest metropolitan areas in the United States, in order, ranked by the American College of Sports Medicine:

    1. Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
    2. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-MD-WV
    3. San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA
    4. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
    5. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
    6. Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH
    7. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
    8. Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA
    9. Salt Lake City, UT
    10. San Diego-Carlsbad, CA
    11. Sacramento-Roseville-Arden-Arcade, CA
    12. Austin-Round Rock, TX
    13. Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT
    14. Raleigh, NC
    15. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI
    16. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
    17. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA
    18. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
    19. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL
    20. Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD

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    Everyday Diabetes: Barbara Applegate – Mother, Grandmother, Type 2 Diabetic

    Everyday Diabetes: Barbara Applegate – Mother, Grandmother, Type 2 Diabetic

    Everyday Diabetes – Conversations with everyday people living their lives with diabetes

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    Everyday Diabetes - Barbara Applegate Profile
    Barbara, with her granddaughter Lillian.

    Barbara Applegate, a 46-year-old mother of two and grandmother of three, was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes only a year ago, but she had the symptoms long before that. Like many people who have symptoms for the disease, the San Diego native who now resides in Tacoma, Washington, didn’t think it could ever happen to her –even with the knowledge that her mother, brother and grandfather all had diabetes. With the support of her family and friends Barbara is facing the disease down by taking control of her life and not let the diabetes control it for her. Barbara’s daughter in law and Everyday Diabetes contributor Natalie Marie Applegate, recently talked to her at her home in Tacoma.
    When did you find out you had diabetes? I was diagnosed one year ago, but I’ve probably had it longer before that. My past blood tests were always higher than normal. It wasn’t until I started having nerve pain (diabetes neuropathy) that I was officially diagnosed. What was your initial reaction to the diagnoses?
    I didn’t believe the doctors. I thought that when you have diabetes you have constantly high blood sugar in the 200’s and 300’s, but mine was only a little over 100 every time.
    I can tell when my blood sugar instantly drops. My heart races, I get sweaty and jittery. When it drops too low I feel completely disoriented.
    What did you fear the most after finding out that you had diabetes? I have kidney disease, and I feared that diabetes would make it worse. They kind of go hand in hand. I was scared of losing limbs like my feet or losing my toes due to IGA Nephropathy. And obviously, I was afraid of dying. How has having diabetes affected your daily life? It didn’t affect me much until recently, when a friend, who also has type two diabetes, had to have a toe removed due to the disease. I didn’t listen to my doctors, and now I’m ready for a change. I am tired daily and have to take medicine for nerve pain, Metformin twice a day for diabetes control, and I have to check my blood sugar three times a day. It’s draining. How has it affected your family life? Some tension, my kids and husband are always harping on me to get healthier and exercise. What major symptoms do you feel and how often? I can tell when my blood sugar instantly drops. My heart races, I get sweaty and jittery. When it drops too low I feel completely disoriented. Diabetes has also caused major anxiety and depression in my life.
    I’ve cut sugar out completely. I haven’t made my signature fried rice since then. I think I’ve been eating much healthier.
    What would be the best way to educate others on diabetes? Listen to your doctor! Eat healthy foods and completely turn your lifestyle around. You need to lower your sugar intake as well as carbs, and practice a healthy diet. I think America should change the way they feed their kids in school cafeterias because diabetes seems to be a rising epidemic. Other countries have school lunches that are so healthy. Or, perhaps an education program on diabetes.   How do your doctors help you with your treatment? This is a tough one. They constantly tell me to lose weight and eat healthy. To start a low carb and sugar diet. They constantly give me pamphlets, recipes, and have referred me to a nutritionist. What accomplishment have you made during your diabetic journey that you’re most proud of? After my friend lost his toe due to diabetes complications, I’ve cut sugar out completely. I haven’t made my signature fried rice since then. I think I’ve been eating much healthier.
    Everyday Diabetes -Barbara Applegate Profile
    Barbara and her daughter, Megan.
    What keeps you going every day and striving to become healthier? I want to be around to watch my grandkids grow up. I want to grow old happily and healthily with my husband. I really want to fight this illness, become healthy, and lose weight. What advice would you give someone who is newly diagnosed? Definitely listen to your doctor. Do what they say and immediately begin exercising and dieting. Stay away from those sugars! Stay healthy even if you don’t have diabetes so that you can prevent developing it. Have a good support system and backbone to help you get through the rough days.

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    3 Questions: Karen Murray, Type 2 Diabetic from Lakewood, California

    3 Questions: Karen Murray, Type 2 Diabetic from Lakewood, California

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    We ask Everyday Diabetics three questions and they record themselves answering from the heart. Real people, real answers, unfiltered and uncut for the real world. This week we asked Karen Murray. Karen was just recently diagnosed with Type 2 in May of this year –one week before she was to celebrate her 49th birthday. Karen wasn’t completely surprised by the diagnosis. Her mother, unfortunately, passed at the age of 52 from untreated Type 2 diabetes.
    Three Questions: 1. What was your reaction when you were first diagnosed? 2. Tell us about your experience with diabetes and how it has affected your life? 3. What advice would you give to someone who has recently been diagnosed? Want to be featured? Email us! editor@everydaydiabetes.com

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    3 Questions: April Bates, Type 2 Diabetic from Deland, Florida

    3 Questions: April Bates, Type 2 Diabetic from Deland, Florida

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    We ask Everyday Diabetics three questions and they record themselves answering from the heart. Real people, real answers, unfiltered and uncut for the real world. This week we put three questions to April Bates. When doctors told April that she had Type 2 Diabetes in November of 2015, it was at the same time they diagnosed her with Congestive Heart Failure. Unlike countless others who, upon hearing their diabetes diagnosis, have the sudden feeling of being straddled with a life altering event, the 41-year-old Bate’s diagnosis with Type 2 was actually the lesser of her worries. April offers some great advice to those recently diagnosed:
    You can do this. It’s not as huge of a deal as you think it is, it’s an opportunity, to take care of yourself. So, just hang in there, it’ll be ok.
    Check out April on her own very entertaining YouTube channel here.
    Three Questions:
    1. What was your reaction when you were first diagnosed? 2. Tell us about your experience with diabetes and how it has affected your life? 3. What advice would you give to someone who has recently been diagnosed? Want to be featured? Email us! editor@everydaydiabetes.com

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    3 Questions: Chef Robert Lewis, the Happy Diabetic

    3 Questions: Chef Robert Lewis, the Happy Diabetic

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    We ask Everyday Diabetics three questions and they record themselves answering from the heart. Real people, real answers, unfiltered and uncut for the real world. This week we put three questions to Chef Robert Lewis, also known as “The Happy Diabetic.” Chef Lewis has made it his mission to not only to be an ambassador of positivity for himself and his family (which includes 3 children and 6 grandchildren) but to also create amazing things in the kitchen for people of all walks of life to enjoy. Along with managing extensive offerings on his website, Lewis is the author of three cookbooks. You can read our more extensive interview with The Happy Diabetic, here.
    Three Questions: 1. What was your reaction when you were first diagnosed? 2. Tell us about your experience with diabetes and how it has affected your life? 3. What advice would you give to someone who has recently been diagnosed?
    Want to be featured? Email us! editor@everydaydiabetes.com

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    Diabetes Late Nite Podcast: 50 Shades Of Gray – Diabetes & Aging

    Diabetes Late Nite Podcast: 50 Shades Of Gray – Diabetes & Aging

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    Here is a favorite from the archives that was broadcast last year. Mr. Divabetic takes a ’50 Shades of Gray’ approach to talking about diabetes and aging during this lively hour of diabetes education and empowerment. As you age, you may be most aware of your new gray hairs and wrinkles, but aging causes changes throughout the entire body. It used to be said that having diabetes aged people an additional 20 years. Today, thanks to better tools for managing diabetes and preventing and treating its complications, people with diabetes have the opportunity to live longer than ever before. However, managing diabetes in the golden years presents a variety of challenges, ranging from increased insulin resistance and weight gain to sexual health issues and depression. Guests include Dr. Andrea Chisholm MD, FACOG, OB-GYN, “How To Fight FATflammation!”, Author Lori Shemek PhD, “The Secrets to Living and Loving With Diabetes” and “Sex and Diabetes” Janis Roszler, MS, RD, LD/N, CDE, FAND 2008-2009 Diabetes Educator of the Year (AADE), Humorist and Author “The Sweet Blessing: My Adventures in Diabetes” Trisha Porretti RN, BSN, CDE. Throughout the podcast we will be playing selected songs from Mariah Carey’s “Merry Christmas’ album courtesy of SONY Music.
    Aging is inevitable — even botox can’t turn back the clock permanently. However, you do have a choice over how you’ll spend your twilight years. By doing everything you can to take care of your body and mind, you can help live a full, meaningful, and energetic life. Diabetes Late Nite is a fast-paced, full-filled hour of diabetes education and wellness advice that encourages listeners to “laugh a little, learn a lot.” Diabetes Late Nite is a fast-paced, full-filled hour of diabetes education and wellness advice that encourages listeners to “laugh a little, learn a lot.”

     About Mr. Divabetic

    Mr. Divabetic Diabetes PodcastHosted by the happiest health care “MC,” Max “Mr. Divabetic” Szadek, DivaTalkRadio will change attitudes, boost spirits, encourage hope and motivate others to stay healthy with a feather boa, a smile and fabulous sense of style! DivaTalkRadio is the epicenter of the circle of care, a link between patients and their health care providers, a translator of clinical speak and a bridge between denial and acceptance, fear and confidence. Divabetic was inspired by the late music legend, Luther Vandross and created in 2005 by Max Szadek, who, as Vandross’ assistant of 14 years, witnessed his boss, mentor, and friend struggle in silence and solitude with the diabetes and its related complications.

    President Barak Obama, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter have acknowledged Divabetic for its dedication and determination on behalf of the diabetes community. Through education, support and a Glam More, Fear Less philosophy, Divabetic encourages a predominately-female entourage to become wellness and health ambassadors to their families and their communities.
    Visit Divabetic on the web: www.divabetic.org.

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    Alien Yoga, anyone?

    Alien Yoga, anyone?

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    Forget about beer yoga or AquaPole, alien yoga is the latest craze in fitness these days and is taking social media by storm. The signature move is to contort your stomach into odd shapes that look like the classic Hollywood version of an alien. But don’t fret, of course there’s a basis for this move. It’s called Nauli and is supposed to cleanse the digestive system and strengthen the core through a series of abdominal movements. Independent.co.uk reports:

    Otherwise known as Nauli, the traditional yoga move involves exhaling completely, isolating the abdomen and pulling it under the ribcage.

    Then the abdominal muscles are contracted and released to create a mesmerising side-by-side rolling motion.

    Said to promote digestion and help strengthen the core, ‘Alien Yoga’ is nothing new but the practice of Nauli is not something we typically see taught in classes.

    Read more here.

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    Diabetes Late Nite Podcast: Inspired by Gladys Knight & The Pips

    Diabetes Late Nite Podcast: Inspired by Gladys Knight & The Pips

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    Mr. Divabetic talks about nighttime diabetes management with musical inspiration from Gladys Knight & The Pips courtesy of SONY Music. Gladys Knight doesn’t have diabetes, but the disease is as close to her heart as the memories of her mother, Elizabeth Knight, who died of complications from the disease in 1997. A five-time Grammy award winner, Knight is as busy as ever gracing the entertainment world with her exceptional voice. Yet she never misses an opportunity to voice the message of early detection and treatment of diabetes. Gladys shares her final words of wisdom: ” Do something about diabetes … Know more, do more!” Knight feels nearly as passionate about spreading that message as she does about the incredible singing career her mom helped her launch some 54 years ago. Guests include Stacey Harris aka ‘The Diabetic Pastry Chef’, Mary Ann Hodorowicz, RD, LDN, MBA, CDE, CEC,  the Charlie’s Angels of Outreach, SleepyHead Central founder Tamara Sellman RPSGT, CCSH, Poet Lorraine Brooks and Mama Rose Marie. Diabetes Late Nite is a fast-paced, full-filled hour of diabetes education and wellness advice that encourages listeners to “laugh a little, learn a lot.”

     About Mr. Divabetic

    Mr. Divabetic Diabetes PodcastHosted by the happiest health care “MC,” Max “Mr. Divabetic” Szadek, DivaTalkRadio will change attitudes, boost spirits, encourage hope and motivate others to stay healthy with a feather boa, a smile and fabulous sense of style! DivaTalkRadio is the epicenter of the circle of care, a link between patients and their health care providers, a translator of clinical speak and a bridge between denial and acceptance, fear and confidence. Divabetic was inspired by the late music legend, Luther Vandross and created in 2005 by Max Szadek, who, as Vandross’ assistant of 14 years, witnessed his boss, mentor, and friend struggle in silence and solitude with the diabetes and its related complications.

    President Barak Obama, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter have acknowledged Divabetic for its dedication and determination on behalf of the diabetes community. Through education, support and a Glam More, Fear Less philosophy, Divabetic encourages a predominately-female entourage to become wellness and health ambassadors to their families and their communities.
    Visit Divabetic on the web: www.divabetic.org.

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