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Diabetic Digest - Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2007
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News, updates and help from and for the diabetic community.
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Readers:

It's Valentine's Day! Remember to go easy on the sugar-free 
chocolate and candy. 

Don't forget to check out the today's recipe for Cocoa that 
will keep you warm this winter. 

Regards,
Steve

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New Genes Point to Type 2 Diabetes Risk

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Researchers said on Sunday they had 
homed in on five areas of DNA that could account for 70 
percent of the genetic risk for type 2 diabetes. 

They identified four different areas of genetic variation 
that conferred a significant risk of developing diabetes 
and confirmed that a fifth area, a gene called TCF7L2 
suspected in diabetes, is associated with the disease. 

Writing in the journal Nature, the international team of 
researchers said their findings would help other scientists 
find causes and possible treatments for diabetes. They also 
said it showed it was useful to scan people's entire genome 
to look for disease-causing genes. 

"Our new findings mean that we can create a good genetic 
test to predict people's risk of developing this type of 
diabetes," said Philippe Froguel of Imperial College 
London, who worked on the study. 

Type 2, also referred to as adult-onset diabetes, is 
becoming more and more common around the world and is 
even being found now in children. It is associated with 
obesity and a lack of exercise. 

"The rapidly increasing prevalence of type 2 diabetes 
mellitus is thought to be due to environmental factors, 
such as increased availability of food and decreased 
opportunity and motivation for physical activity, acting 
on genetically susceptible individuals," the researchers 
wrote. 

Constantin Polychronakos of McGill University in Montreal, 
Quebec, and colleagues tested nearly 7,000 volunteers -- 
most with diabetes and many with a known family history 
of the disease. 

They used new gene chip technology that allowed them to 
quickly screen for many of the tiny differences in the 
complex genetic code of DNA. 

They found four new areas that appear involved in insulin 
secretion and pancreatic development. One gene encodes a 
protein that helps move zinc ions around and is found 
solely in the beta cells, the pancreatic cells that make 
and release insulin. 

Many of the diabetes-linked variations seem to be the 
"older" version of the DNA sequence, suggesting that human 
beings evolved to be susceptible to diabetes. This would 
support the theory that biological traits that helped 
human beings survive famines have become disease-causing 
in times of plenty, they said. 

Copyright 2006 Reuters Limited.

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                    Diabetic Recipe

                  Instant Cocoa Mix

(makes 2 2/3 cups, enough for eight 3/4-cup 180 ml servings)

2 cups (672 g) nonfat dry milk powder
1/2 cup (48 g) lower-fat powdered nondairy creamer
1/2 cup (119 g) unsweetened cocoa powder
10 packets Equal® or 1 tablespoon (15 ml) Equal®Measure
1 teaspoon (5 g) ground cinnamon (optional)

1. Mix together all ingredients. Transfer to a self-sealing 
   plastic bag.

2. When ready to use, place 1/3 cup (105 g) of the mix in 
   a heat-proof mug. Add 3/4 cup (180 ml) boiling water 
   and stir. 

Per serving: 104 calories, 8 g protein, 7 g carbohydrate, 
             2 g fat

Diabetic exchanges: 1 carbohydrate (nonfat milk)

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