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Diabetic Digest - April 2, 2014


Lately, it seems like I've been more fatigued than usual. Maybe it's because of the extreme long winter that just never seems to want to end. Or maybe, according to new research, chronic fatigue has been found more often in those with Type 1 Diabetes.

If you're Type 1 and feeling fatigued read about these amazing new research finding in the article below.


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*-- Diabetic News --*

Chronic Fatigue Found Often in Type 1

Fatigue appears to affect many people with type 1 diabetes, according to new findings. Researchers asked 214 participants with type 1 to chronicle their energy levels in a fatigue diary for five days, while wearing a continuous glucose monitor. Four out of 10 participants with type 1 reported chronic fatigue. Among people without diabetes, fewer than 1 in 10 were found to have this lack of energy. Fatigue in people with diabetes was associated with insomnia, physical inactivity, and depression as well as a lower risk for hypoglycemia, suggesting a link between hyperglycemia (high blood glucose) and fatigue. Improved blood glucose control, mental health treatment, and regular exercise may help combat fatigue.

Source: Diabetes Care, January 2014

Original Article: Chronic Fatigue Found Often in Type 1

*- Diabetic Recipe -*

Frozen Bananas on a Stick

Servings: 6
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 5 minutes

3 medium ripe bananas
1 4-ounce carton fat-free vanilla yogurt
1/2 cup Grape Nuts cereal

1. Peel bananas and cut in half crosswise.
2. Insert a wooden stick into the flat end of each banana half.
3. Using a small spatula, spread some of the yogurt onto the sides of each banana half and immediately roll in the Grape Nuts.
4. Place on a waxed-paper lined baking sheet and freeze firm (should take about an hour).
5. Once frozen, wrap each banana in plastic wrap or insert into a self-sealing plastic bag. Eat frozen.

Nutrition Information
Per Serving: 106 calories (3% calories from fat), 3 g protein, trace total fat (0.1 g saturated fat), 25 g carbohydrate, 2 g dietary fiber, 1 mg cholesterol, 75 mg sodium
Diabetic Exchanges: 1 1/2 carbohydrate (1/2 bread/starch, 1 fruit)

Original Recipe: Frozen Bananas on a Stick


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