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Diabetic Digest - April 30, 2014



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*-- Diabetic News --*

Should Exenatide Be Used for Type 1?

People with type 1 diabetes may have a new medication option. A small study suggests that the type 2 med exenatide (Byetta) may also benefit those with type 1. Exenatide works in part by increasing levels of insulin in the body but has additional blood glucose-lowering capabilities, such as altering the rate of digestion and suppressing the hormone glucagon. The study included 17 people with type 1 diabetes-about half of whom could still make a little insulin while the rest produced no insulin. When given exenatide injections before a meal, the participants' blood glucose levels increased less than they did with no exenatide, regardless of whether subjects still made insulin.

Source: Diabetes Care, January 2014

Original Article: Should Exenatide Be Used for Type 1?

*- Diabetic Recipe -*

English Muffin Breakfast Pizza

Servings: 1
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
Total: 10 minutes

2 tablespoons reduced-fat cream cheese
1 teaspoon reduced-fat sour cream
1/2 English muffin
1 small ripe peach, peeled and sliced
ground cinnamon to taste
1/2 teaspoon light brown sugar

1. Preheat broiler.
2. In a small bowl, combine cream cheese and sour cream.
3. Spread evenly over English muffin half.
4. Arrange peach slices on top.
5. Sprinkle with some cinnamon and the brown sugar.
6. Broil until cheese browns around the edges (about 2 minutes).
7. Cut in half or quarters and eat warm.

Nutrition Information
Per serving: 185 calories (33% calories from fat), 6 g protein, 7 g fat (4.3 g saturated fat), 25 g carbohydrates, 3 g fiber, 22 mg cholesterol, 258 mg sodium
Diabetic exchanges: 1 1/2 carbohydrate (1 bread/starch, 1/2 fruit), 1 fat

Original Recipe: English Muffin Breakfast Pizza


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