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Diabetic Digest - February 19, 2014


It's amazing what medical research can discover about diabetes and what it can do to the human body. For instance, today's article asks the question: Does Type 2 Affect Body Heat? The answer may surprise you!

To find out more please read the article below. Also, be sure to take advantage of the delicious recipe for Banana Yogurt Pancakes. Just typing that makes me hungry for them.


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Does Type 2 Affect Body Heat?

Older people with type 2 diabetes may have a hard time cooling down after exercise, a small study found, which could leave them susceptible to heat-related ailments. Researchers recruited 10 adults with type 2 diabetes and 10 people without the condition, making sure the groups' makeup was similar in terms of age (mid-50s), gender, aerobic fitness, and body size. The participants cycled for an hour in a controlled environment kept at a balmy 86 degrees while the researchers monitored their body heat. People without diabetes cooled off twice as well as those with the disease, perhaps because diabetes can damage the blood vessels, which are involved in regulating body heat. Drinking plenty of fluids and avoiding exercise in hot weather can help prevent heat exhaustion and other conditions.

Source: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, October 2013

Original Article: Does Type 2 Affect Body Heat?

*- Diabetic Recipe -*

Banana Yogurt Pancakes

Servings: 6
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Total: 20 minutes

2 cups all-purpose four, sifted
1 packet sugar substitute
1 tablespoon baking soda
8 ounces fat-free plain yogurt
1 large very ripe banana, mashed
1/2 cup skim milk
1/2 tablespoon canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 egg whites, beaten to soft peaks
cooking spray

1. Combine the flour, sugar substitute, and baking soda in a large bowl. Stir with a fork to combine.
2. Add the yogurt, banana, milk, oil, and vanilla. Stir until just moistened.
3. Gently fold in the beaten egg whites.
4. Lightly coat a non-stick skillet with cooking spray.
Working in batches and using a ladle, make 4-inch pancakes.
Cook until the bottom is browned and bubbles come to the top of the cakes. Turn and continue to cook until browned.
5. Keep pancakes warm in the oven while you cook the rest of the pancakes.

Nutrition Information
Per serving: 76 calories (7% calories from fat), 3 g protein, 1 total fat (0.1 saturated fat), 14 g carbohydrates, 1 g dietary fiber, 0 cholesterol, 236 mg sodium

Diabetic exchanges: 1 carbohydrate (bread/starch)

Original Recipe: Banana Yogurt Pancakes


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