PDG Don DeVault, R.N., Diabetes Chairperson
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German researchers found that vitamin D deficiency preceded type 1 diabetes onset in children, but the condition did not appear to influence disease progression. The results were published in Diabetologia. United Press International (2/28)
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The addition of active video gaming to a weight-loss program was associated with an extra 7.4 minutes a day of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity among overweight children, according to a study published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics. Researchers noted that children who played these games lost more than 2½ times their BMI after 16 weeks. Forbes (3/3) Share:
Chicken with artichokes and olives
By (Anonymous) - A mouth-watering slow-cooker recipe that’s sure to become a new family favorite.
2 cups sliced fresh mushroom
14 1/2-ounce can diced tomatoes, undrained
1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
1/2 cup chopped onion (1medium)
1/4 cup dry white wine or reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 2-1/4ounce can sliced, pitted ripe olives or 1/4 cup capers, drained
2 to 3 teaspoons curry powder
1 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 8 or 9 ounce package frozen artichoke hearts
2-1/2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breasts halves and/or thighs
3 tablespoons cornstarch
3 tablespoons cold water
In a 4 to 5-quart slow cooker combine mushrooms, undrained tomatoes, chicken broth, onion, wine, olives, curry powder, thyme, salt, and pepper, Add artichoke hearts. Place chicken on top; spoon some of the tomato mixture over the chicken.
Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 7 to 8 hours or on high-heat setting for 3-1/2 to 4 hours.
Using a slotted spoon, transfer chicken and artichokes to a serving bowl. Cover chicken and artichokes with foil to keep warm.
If using low-heat setting, turn to high heat setting. In a small bowl combine cornstarch and water. Stir into mixture in cooker. Cover and cook about 15 minutes more or until thickened. Spoon tomato mixture over chicken and artichokes.
- NUTRITIONAL FACTS:
- Servings 8
- Nutritional Facts per serving
- Calories 229
- Fat 4 g
- Cholesterol 82mg
- Sodium 396mg
- Carbohydrates 10g
- Protein 35g
TYPE 1 DIABETES
THE ROLE OF INSULIN
Once the islet cells are destroyed, you'll produce little or no insulin. Insulin is a hormone that comes from the pancreas, a gland situated behind and below the stomach.
The pancreas secretes insulin into the bloodstream. The insulin circulates, enabling sugar to enter your cells. Insulin lowers the amount of sugar in your bloodstream. As your blood sugar level drops, so does the secretion of insulin from your pancreas.
THE ROLE OF GLUCOSE
Glucose — a sugar — is a main source of energy for the cells that make up muscles and other tissues.
Glucose comes from two major sources: food and your liver.
Sugar is absorbed into the bloodstream, where it enters cells with the help of insulin.
Your liver stores glucose as glycogen.
When your insulin levels are low, such as when you haven't eaten in a while, the liver converts stored glycogen into glucose to keep your glucose level within a normal range.
In type 1 diabetes, there's no insulin to let glucose into the cells, so sugar builds up in your bloodstream, where it can cause life-threatening complications.
The cause of type 1 diabetes is different from the cause of the more familiar type 2 diabetes. In type 2 diabetes, the islet cells are still functioning, but the body becomes resistant to insulin, or the pancreas doesn't produce enough insulin or both.