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Diabetic Digest - January 17, 2018


I've been shoveling and shoveling and shoveling snow. I'm really tired, but it's a good kind of tired.

I'm sure that I'll sleep very well tonight and have to shovel even more tomorrow, which couldn't be better for my health and my driveway.

That seems to be where I get the majority of my exercise during the winter months, and chasing after my kids, but I know my limitations.

If it gets too intense out there then I'll just borrow my neighbor's snowblower... or just breakdown and buy some gas for my own snowblower. And I'll make sure that I snack-up before my next shovel-a-thon!


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Study: Gestational diabetes linked to heart disease risk

Researchers have found that a history of gestational diabetes is associated with a higher long-term risk of developing cardiovascular disease in women.

The study, published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine, found that adhering to a healthy lifestyle over time could lower the risk of cardiovascular disease in women who had gestational diabetes in pregnancy.

Gestational diabetes, a condition of impaired glucose tolerance in pregnancy, has been identified as a risk factor for cardiovascular disease in women by the American Heart Association. The association is based on previous research linking gestational diabetes and markers for cardiometabolic risk.

For the study, researchers examined a history of gestational diabetes in nearly 90,000 women of childbearing years who participated in the Nurses Health Study 2, finding that 5.9 percent, or about 5,300 participants, had gestational diabetes.

Researchers found new primary cardiovascular disease events happened in 1,161 childbearing women during the 26 years of follow-up including 612 heart attacks and 553 strokes.

The study reveals a modestly higher risk for cardiovascular disease among women with a history of gestational diabetes than those who did not experience the condition, researchers report.

The researchers note the overall risk for cardiovascular disease among the mostly white women in the study was low, and that adhering to a healthier lifestyle -- including healthy diet, physical exercise and not smoking -- mitigates risk for the condition.

Although the study reveals an elevated risk for cardiovascular disease for some women, the researchers said future data with continuous follow-ups are necessary to find more fully evaluate the long-term effects of gestational diabetes.

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1 medium cauliflower, cut into florets
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons all purpose flour
1 cup milk
salt & pepper
ground nutmeg
4 eggs, separated
1 cup strong cheddar cheese, grated

Cook cauliflower in boiling, salted water until tender, drain well and mash. Melt butter in medium saucepan, blend in flour and cook, stirring over medium heat until bubbly; do not let mixture brown. Meanwhile, bring milk to a boil in another saucepan. Add hot milk to butter-flour mixture and cook, stirring over medium heat until sauce thickens and is smooth. Season to taste with salt, pepper and nutmeg. Remove from heat. Lightly beat egg yolks and stir into sauce. Stir in cheese and cauliflower until smooth. In a large bowl, beat egg whites until stiff but not dry. Fold cauliflower mixture gently but thoroughly into beaten egg whites. Pour into a buttered 2 quart souffle dish. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 30 to 40 minutes, or till puffed, firm and lightly browned. Serve at once.

Category: Vegetables, Side Dishes


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