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Diabetic Digest - August 6, 2014


After becoming a father for two years I have never felt more exhausted or more healthy. Let me explain.

Parenthood has me being more active than ever before. I'm always moving, lifting, coming and going when it comes to the needs of my son.

So now that I'm more active I've been eating less junk, frankly, because I just don't have the time and when I can eat I eat health snacks like yogurt, apples, bananas, pretzels and low-fat string cheese, just to name a few.

Having my time occupied by a toddler instead of junk food is a great way to get healthy, but it's not for everyone. Most people just join a gym.


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*-- Diabetic News --*

An Artificial Pancreas Gets a Step Closer to Reality
By: Miriam E. Tucker

A new step has been taken in the path to an artificial pancreas: Researchers were able to prevent some at-home, nighttime blood glucose lows in people with type 1 diabetes. Previous studies have looked primarily at systems that shut off insulin once hypoglycemia occurs. In a study of a program that stops insulin delivery before blood glucose drops too low, researchers tested 45 people ages 15 to 45 whose insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors were connected to a laptop for 42 nights. From there, a computer formula predicted hypoglycemia (defined in the study as blood glucose values of 60 mg/dl or less) based on how fast blood glucose was falling, among other factors. The system then temporarily suspended insulin in an effort to prevent lows. Low blood glucose occurred on 21 percent of the nights with the system, versus on 33 percent of nights without it. Overall blood glucose values were only slightly higher with the system.

Source: Diabetes Care

Original Article: An Artificial Pancreas Gets a Step Closer to Reality

*- Diabetic Recipe -*

Bruschetta With Feta Cheese

Servings: 6
Prep time: 15 minutes

6 slices French or sour dough bread
2 tsp olive oil
2 garlic cloves, peeled and halved
12 cherry tomatoes, quartered
1/4 cup minced fresh basil or flat-leaf parsley
2 oz reduced-fat feta cheese, crumbled
freshly ground pepper

1. Grill or toast bread on both sides until golden brown.
2. Brush one side of each slice with some of the olive oil and rub with garlic.
3. In a small bowl, combine cherry tomatoes, basil, and feta cheese. Spoon 1/6 of the mixture onto each bread slice.
4. Add a grinding of fresh pepper and serve.

Nutrition Information
Per serving: 106 calories (28% calories from fat), 4 g protein, 3 g total fat (1.1 g saturated fat), 15 g carbohydrate, 1 g dietary fiber, 3 mg cholesterol, 280 mg sodium
Diabetic exchanges: 1 carbohydrate (bread/starch), 1/2 fat

Original Recipe: Bruschetta With Feta Cheese


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