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Diabetic Digest - April 1, 2015


It looks as if spring has finally sprung. That's good news for those of us that have been cooped up in-doors all winter long yearning for finer weather that will help to motivate us to experience some worthwhile exercise and fresh air. I know I need some fresh air... and exercise.

Sunshine and fresh air are great motivators when it comes to outdoor activities. At least it is for me. I think I'm going to take a nice long walk to wake up my muscles and get them ready for a long summer that's sure to be filled with plenty of things to get me into healthier shape.

A little fresh air and exercise will be good for all of us.


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*-- Diabetic News --*

Weight Loss Surgery Cuts Diabetes Risk
By: Miriam E. Tucker

Weight loss surgery dramatically cuts the risk of developing type 2 diabetes among heavy adults, a study found. The results came from a review of 2,167 overweight and obese adults who had undergone one of three types of bariatric surgery for weight loss. Over the next seven years, only 4.3 percent of participants developed type 2 diabetes, compared with 16.2 percent of 2,167 similar adults who did not undergo surgery. The surgery group had an 80 percent lower risk of developing diabetes-even after accounting for differences in age, sex, and other factors.

Source: The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, published online Nov. 3, 2014

Original Article: Weight Loss Surgery Cuts Diabetes Risk

*- Diabetic Recipe -*

Peach Smoothie

Servings: 2
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 1 minute
Total: 6 minutes

1 medium fresh peach, peeled, pitted, and chopped
1/2 cup skim milk
1 4-ounce carton non-fat vanilla yogurt
1 cup ice cubes
ground cinnamon (to taste)

1. Place the peach, milk, yogurt, and ice in a blender. Blend until smooth. Turn off machine and scrape down the sides of the blender with a rubber spatula. Blend again.
2. Pour the mixture into 2 glasses and sprinkle each with a little cinnamon. Serve at once. You can garnish with strawberries, if you want to be fancy with this refreshing drink.)

Nutrition Information
Per serving: 101 calories (0% calories from fat), 22 g carbohydrates, 5 g protein, 0 total fat (0 saturated fat), 1 g dietary fiber, 3 mg cholesterol, 65 mg sodium
Diabetic exchanges: 1 1/2 carbohydrate (1/2 fruit, 1 skim milk)

Original Recipe: Peach Smoothie


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