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Diabetic Digest - May 24, 2017

Readers:


I'm kind of a lazy guy. I don't really exercise like I should, but when I do take some time to exercise I always run into problems. Like the other day...

I was being lazy, as usual. I kept putting off doing yard work until it was out of control. I got up and headed outside and started doing a heavy duty landscaping rehab job on my yard. It was four continuous hours of lawn mowing, weed whacking, hedge trimming, and weed pulling - I was running on empty. My blood sugar was dropping like a rock and no matter what I ate it just didn't seem to want to even out.

I really need to make exercise a regular thing and I also need to adjust my insulin accordingly so that I don't have problems with my blood sugar bottoming out. Staying in control is important. Sometimes diabetes is not always easy to manage, but being consistent and smart about it are what helps me to stay healthy and keeps my blood sugar in its normal range.

It's just better to be smart than it is to be sorry.

Now, what time is the perfect time for guacamole? Well, anytime! Here today, for your enjoyment, a tremendous recipe for delicious Chunky Guacamole. Yummy!

Regards,
Steve


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*-- Diabetic News --*

New insulin delivery 'smart' patch shows promise in mouse study

WASHINGTON - Researchers from the United States and China have developed a new smart patch that can monitor blood glucose and automatically deliver insulin painlessly to patients with type 1 diabetes.

The smart patch has been shown in tests to be successful at lowering blood glucose in mice.

The smart skin patch consists of painless microneedles that contain tiny insulin-carrying pouches, which are designed to break apart quickly and automatically release insulin when blood glucose levels get too high.

Researchers tested the smart patch on mice with diabetes and found that the mice were able to maintain consistent concentrations of insulin in their blood. When researchers gave the mice a shot of glucose, blood sugar initially spiked but then dropped to normal levels within two hours.

The patch could allow people with type 1 diabetes, who do not make any insulin and are dependent on daily insulin injections and blood sugar monitoring, to have a better quality of life. Patients with advanced type 2 diabetes could also benefit from the technology.

The study was published in ACS Nano.



*-- Diabetic News --*

CHUNKY GUACAMOLE

INGREDIENTS:
2 large ripe avocados
2 medium tomatoes, finely chopped
2 jalapeno chilies, seeded and chopped
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, finely chopped
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
dash pepper

DIRECTIONS:
Mash avocados with a potato masher (leave chunky). Mix all ingredients together in a glass bowl, cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour to allow flavors to blend. Serve with tortilla chips.

Category: Vegetables, Appetizers

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