Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Diabetes Awareness Stuff

November is Diabetes Awareness Month.

Everything has a month I guess.

A friend of mine just died of complications from Type 1 Diabetes. It is treatable to a point, but it's tough to manage.

Type 2 Diabetes runs in my family and I hope to hold it off with a sensible diet and exercise. Apparently, as obesity has risen in our population so has this type of diabetes and it is now even seen in children fairly often.

Here are a few links for more information. I think they are legitimate, but use common sense.

American Diabetes Association (General Information)
About symptoms:
Tips and recipes:

A dessert recipe from a website for diabetics:

Apple Pecan Upside Down Cake
Ingredients: butter (one-fourth cup), flour (one cup), baking powder (one teaspoon), cinnamon (2 teaspoons), brown sugar (half cup), vanilla (1 teaspoon), toasted pecans (half cup), thinly sliced apples (3), granulated sugar (one-fourth cup), eggs (2)

  • Foil a baking pan and spray nonstick cooking spray onto it. Mix flour, cinnamon, baking powder, salt in a bowl.
  • Beat butter in a bowl with brown sugar and granulated sugar with the help of a blender. Add egg white and vanilla and continue beating. Now add flour mixture in it. Mix properly.
  • Add the sliced apples in the baking pan and add the above mixture onto them and spread evenly.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes. Cool the pan and invert onto a serving plate. Remove the foil carefully.
  • Serve it warm with sliced apple pieces.

And some cool quotes:

Trying to manage diabetes is hard because if you don't, there are consequences you'll have to deal with later in life.
Bryan Adams

Diabetes is a word, not a sentence. 

Diabetics don't need sugar to be sweet.

Life is not over because you have diabetes. Make the most of what you have, be grateful.
Dale Evans

Have  a blessed day!


  1. Thanks for sharing and sorry about your loss. Sad. My partner in Carolina HeartStrings, Tammie, has diabetes. I will pass this on to her.