Diabetes and You...where to go from here!
Oranges prevent
diabetes
Eating lots of vitamin-C rich fare
like citrus, green peppers,
spinach, broccoli, kale and
Brussels sprouts may cut your
risk of diabetes by 62%,
according to a report in the
Archives of Internal Medicine.
Aim for at least five servings of
fruits and vegetables daily.
The Word For Women Network  An Interactive Ministry
Editor's note:  I was diagnosed with diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol 4 years ago.  
When I first got the news, I instantly went through a period of disbelief and denial, quoting every
healing scripture I could remember.  But then God sat me down, after He got my attention, and helped
me see that my poor health was a direct result of bad habits, which included eating the wrong things
too often and not enough exercise.  In my complacency,  I was slowly killing myself.  Once I realized
that my body was not my own, but belonged to the Father and only on loan to me, I had to ask His
forgiveness for not taking better care of His property.  I then sought to make amends and correct that
which I had done.  I didn't always make the mark and I slid back into my old ways a time or two, but I
can gratefully say that I've got it now.  Making the journey back to good health does not have to be as
arduous and as painful as you may think.  Eating right, walking and keeping a song in your heart will
go a long way in reversing the damage done.  Remember, you are never alone.  Stay tuned to The
Word for Women Network where we're committed to bringing you information that will bless your spirit,
mind, body and soul.
   Bernadette Love      
Pasta sauce stops
colon cancer
One cup of tomato sauce
contains 40 mg. of lycopene,
and Israeli researchers
recently found that 30 mg.
daily of this powerful
antioxidant inhibits the growth
of colon tumors!
If you aren't sure if
you have diabetes
but you feel that
something just isn't
right, click here for
more information.
The American Diabetes Association is leading
the fight against the deadly consequences of
diabetes and fighting for those affected by
diabetes. The Association funds research to
prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers
services to hundreds of communities; provides
objective and credible information; and gives
voice to those denied their rights because of
diabetes.
Resources
For People with Diabetes or High Blood
Pressure:
Get Checked for Kidney Disease
Make the Kidney Connection

Why should I be checked for kidney disease?
Diabetes and high blood pressure can damage the kidneys and lead to kidney
disease. You need to get checked for kidney disease if you have one of these
conditions. Here are some other reasons to get checked:

•Early kidney disease has no signs or symptoms. The only way to know if you
have kidney disease is to get checked for it.
•Kidney disease does not go away. It may get worse over time and can lead to
kidney failure. You will need to go on dialysis or have a kidney transplant if your
kidneys fail.
•Kidney disease can be treated. The sooner you know you have kidney
disease, the sooner you can get treatment to help delay or prevent kidney
failure. Treating kidney disease may also help prevent heart disease.

Diabetes and high blood pressure are not the only risk factors for kidney
disease. You also should be checked if you have:

•cardiovascular (heart) disease, or
•a mother, father, sister, or brother with kidney failure.
You have two kidneys located
near the middle of your back, just
under your rib cage. Their main
job is to filter wastes and extra
water from the blood to make
urine. Wastes can build up in the
body when the kidneys are
damaged.
Steps you can take to keep your kidneys healthy

1.Manage your diabetes and keep your blood pressure below 130/80. That means
eating healthy and cutting back on salt. It also means being active and taking medicines
as prescribed.

2.Get checked for kidney disease. The sooner you know you have kidney disease, the
sooner it can be treated.
Click the link above and find delicious recipes for diabetics.  
Having diabetes doesn't mean that you have to stop living!