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Diabetic Digest - March 18, 2015


It's always amazing to me that there could be so many people out there that have diabetes and just not know.

A recent study shows that more than 8 million Americans have diabetes but are completely unaware of it. That's crazy! How could you not know?

How could this be? Is it due to lack of health care or just plain old ignorance - maybe both.

Be sure to read the brief article and make sure that if you have questions about being at risk for diabetes please contact your physician to get tested.


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*-- Diabetic News --*

8 Million U.S. Adults Have Diabetes, Don't Know It
By Miriam E. Tucker

More than 8 million Americans have diabetes but don't know it-and not necessarily for lack of health care. In a nationwide study of nearly 9,000 randomly selected adults, researchers found that 400 had undiagnosed diabetes. Of those, 84.5 percent said they had a health care provider, and 66.5 percent reported making at least two office visits in the past year. The researchers say this care gap may have to do with concerns about insurance coverage for a diagnostic diabetes test or a lack of time when a person is visiting a doctor for a known reason. If you don't already have diabetes, take the ADA's online risk test ( to see if you should ask your provider about a diagnostic test.

Source: Annals of Internal Medicine, published online Nov. 17, 2014

Original Article: 8 Million U.S. Adults Have Diabetes, Don't Know It

*- Diabetic Recipe -*

Banana Fingers

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

1/2 of one ripe banana
1 tablespoon fresh orange juice
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 slice whole wheat or oatmeal bread, toasted

1. Preheat broiler. With a fork, mash banana with orange juice and cinnamon.
2. Spread on one side of toasted bread.
3. Place under the broiler until bubbling and lightly browned.
4. Cut into small fingers and serve.

Nutrition Information
Per Serving: 132 calories (10% calories from fat), 4 g protein, 2 g total fat, (0.4 g saturated fat), 29 g carbohydrate, 4 g dietary fiber, 0 mg cholesterol, 149 mg sodium
Exchanges: 2 carbohydrate (1 bread/starch, 1 fruit)

Original Recipe: Banana Fingers


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