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Diabetic Digest - Wednesday, March 26, 2008
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News, updates and help from and for the diabetic community.
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Readers:

Spring is upon us. Now that the weather is improving, I'm 
looking forward to expanding my exercise activities to the 
outdoor arena. 

I'm looking forward to long, brisk walks, biking, swimming, 
tennis and the list goes on. 

I know that some of you out there are just as excited as I 
am about taking advantage of the beautiful weather that is 
headed our way. Don't try and deny it. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy.

Regards,
Steve

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       Diabetic Men More Prone to Urinary Woes

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Men with diabetes are at 
increased risk for bothersome lower urinary tract 
symptoms and frequent nighttime urination or "nocturia," 
investigators have shown. This is particularly true for 
black men with diabetes. 

The investigators examined the associations between 
diabetes and signs of an enlarged prostate gland, a 
condition called benign prostatic hypertrophy, or BPH, 
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symptoms such as frequent urination and a weak urine 
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The study was made up of 2484 black and white men who 
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natural history of BPH. Their average age was 56 years, 
and 170 (6.8 percent) had diabetes. None had prostate 
cancer. 

Dr. Aruna V. Sarma, at the University of Michigan in Ann 
Arbor, and colleagues found that diabetes significantly 
increased the risk of irritative symptoms such as frequent 
urination -- particularly at night -- and feelings of 
urgency. 

The association between diabetes and moderate-to-severe 
lower urinary tract symptoms was greater among black men 
than among white men. 

There were no significant associations between diabetes 
and prostate volume, suggesting, the researchers say, that 
the "presence of diabetes may be less related to prostate 
growth and more related to the dynamic components of lower 
urinary tract function." 

SOURCE: Diabetes Care March 2008.

Copyright 2006 Reuters Limited. All rights reserved.

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Heart Patients with Diabetes Need Extra Care

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People hospitalized because of 
acute heart failure face an increased risk of dying in the 
hospital and in the longer term if they have diabetes or 
pre-diabetes, researchers report. 

The finding "could help target some patients for more 
intensive therapy," write Dr. John J. V. McMurray from 
the University of Glasgow, UK, and colleagues in the 
medical journal Heart. 

The team studied 454 consecutive patients admitted to one 
university hospital for heart failure; 110 of them (24 
percent) had diabetes, 60 (13 percent) had pre-diabetes 
indicated by high blood levels of glucose, and 284 had 
normal blood glucose. 

Fifty-one patients (11 percent) died in the hospital, and 
according to the investigators, there was a "striking 
relationship between random blood glucose concentration 
on admission and total mortality," even after taking into 
consideration numerous factors that could increase the 
odds of dying.

Death rates in the hospital and later on "were higher in 
patients with abnormal glucose tolerance or diabetes," 
they report. "Even mild elevations in blood glucose 
predicted mortality." 

"Heart failure patients with abnormal glucose tolerance 
should receive intensive medical management in order to 
improve prognosis," McMurray and his colleagues conclude.

SOURCE: Heart, March 2008.

Copyright 2006 Reuters Limited. All rights reserved. 

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                     Diabetic Recipe

                Sour Cream Chocolate Cake

                    (makes 16 squares)

baking spray with flour
1 cup (140 g) unbleached all-purpose flour
1/2 cup (70 g) one-to-sugar substitute
1/4 cup (35 g) nonfat dry milk powder
1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) baking soda
1/4 teaspoon (1.25 ml) salt
2 tablespoons (25 g) margarine
1 1/2 ounces (45 g) unsweetened baking chocolate
1/2 cup (120 ml) low-fat sour cream
2 tablespoons (60 ml) liquid egg substitute
1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) vanilla extract
2 tablespoons (30 ml) strong coffee

1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C), Gas Mark 4. Coat an 
   8-inch (20 cm) square baking pan with the baking spray. 

2. Sift the flour into a bowl. Stir in the sugar 
   substitute, dry milk, baking soda and salt.

3. Melt the margarine and chocolate in the microwave or 
   in the top of a double boiler. Beat in the sour cream, 
   egg substitute, vanilla, and coffee. Stir the chocolate 
   mixture into the dry ingredients. Blend well.

4. Spread into the prepared pan and bake for about 20 
   minutes until toothpick inserted in the middle of 
   the cake comes out clean. Cool in pan and cut into 
   16 squares. 

Per serving: 77 calories (35% calories from fat), 
             2 g protein, 4 g total fat (1.5 g saturated 
             fat), 12 g carbohydrates, 1 g dietary fiber, 
             3 mg cholesterol, 110 mg sodium 

Diabetic exchanges: 1 carbohydrate (bread/starch), 1/2 fat 

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