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Diabetic Digest - Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2007
News, updates and help from and for the diabetic community.


A little over a week ago my boss, colleague and friend 
Jaffer told me that he was diagnosed with type 2 Diabetes. 
I shook his hand and said, "Welcome to the club." 

He had several questions for me. His questions were about 
medication, blood-sugar monitors and diet. I just told him 
about my experiences and said to consult his doctor about 
these matters. 

He told me something that I feel is very true when it comes 
to living with diabetes. He said, "Being diagnosed with 
diabetes has been a BLESSING. Why? Because for the first 
time in my life I am paying attention to my health." 

I think this is true for a lot of people. I know it's true 
in my case. 


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                    Firecracker Salsa 
                   (makes about 2 cups)

8 ounces (240 g) peeled and cored fresh pineapple, finely 
1 small white onion, 3 ounces (90 g), minced
1 large red bell pepper, 6 ounces (180 g) , seeded and 
1 serrano chili pepper, seeded and minced
1/4 cup (15 g) minced fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons (30 ml) fresh orange juice
1 tablespoon (15 ml) fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon (5 ml) brown sugar

1. In a small bowl, combine pineapple, onion, bell pepper, 
   and chili pepper. Sprinkle with cilantro and toss again. 

2. In a small cup, whisk together orange juice, lime juice, 
   and brown sugar. Drizzle over pineapple mixture and 
   gently stir. Allow to stand at room temperature for at 
   least 30 minutes before serving.

Per 1/4 cup serving: 61 calories (5% calories from fat), 
                     1 g protein, trace total fat (0 g 
                     saturated fat), 15 g carbohydrate, 
                     2 g dietary fiber, 0 cholesterol, 
                     5 mg sodium 

Diabetic Exchanges: 1 carbohydrate (1/2 fruit, 1 vegetable) 

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