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Diabetic Digest - July 22, 2015


Again with the humidity. I know, I know.

The humidity has really been getting to me. I've noticed that my water intake has increased quite a bit, but my urinary output is less and less frequent.

In conditions such as this make sure that you are drinking plenty of water. I know I've said this before, but it's important to remember. You don't often feel dehydrated until it's too late. Make sure you keep cool, drink fluids frequently and keep a close eye on your blood sugar.

Just a reminder. You can enjoy the summer weather, but you have to make sure that you are healthy and safe.

Plus, check out the article and then relax with a Spa Bloody Mary.


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*-- Diabetic News --*

Psychological Distress Increases Risk of Type 1 Diabetes
By: Miriam E. Tucker

Serious psychological stress can raise the risk of a child developing type 1 diabetes, new research shows. Researchers sent questionnaires every few years to 16,153 families of children who didn't have diabetes initially, asking about factors such as the child's weight, diet, activity level, and whether any serious life events, such as a divorce, death, or major accident, had occurred. During the study, 58 of the children were diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. That risk was three times higher for those who had experienced serious life events, even after accounting for other related factors, such as birth weight and parental education level. One possible reason: Stress might cause the immune system to attack insulin-making cells.

Source: Diabetologia, published online April 9, 2015

Original Article: Psychological Distress Increases Risk of Type 1 Diabetes

*- Diabetic Recipe -*

Spa Bloody Mary

Servings: 2

1 cup low-sodium vegetable juice cocktail
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon prepared horseradish
1/4 teaspoon Tabasco sauce, or to taste
2 celery ribs with leaves
freshly ground pepper

1. Fill tall glasses with ice. Combine remaining ingredients except celery and pepper. Pour over the ice.
2. Garnish with the celery and sprinkle generously with pepper. Serve at once.

Nutrition Information
Per serving: 35 calories, trace protein, trace total fat (trace saturated fat), 8 g carbohydrate, 3 g dietary fiber, 0 cholesterol, 115 mg sodium
Exchanges: 1 vegetable

Original Recipe: Spa Bloody Mary


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