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February  12, 2015

Healthy Valentine's Day

If your special Valentine is also a person with diabetes you might be wondering if you can do something a bit healthier this year. Although chocolates, flowers and a fancy dinner are traditional Valentine’s Day is one of those holidays you are allowed to think out of the box. Whether it's spending quality time together, planning the summer garden or starting a healthy breakfast date routine here are some healthy Valentine’s Day ideas.  Read more.

Dance the Night Away

Dancing is a great way for people of all ages to get and stay in shape. Experts agree that dancing is a true sport and a valid form of exercise. Dancing uses, virtually, all of your body’s muscles: feet, calves, thighs, upper and lower back, abdominals, shoulders, neck and even arms get a workout while dancing.

Dance is a full body workout that burns calories and helps cardiovascular conditioning by lowering your heart rate, blood pressure and cholesterol. It can also help strengthen bones and improve posture.

Dancing reduces stress and is just plain fun. Ever watch people on the dance floor? They are always smiling. Get your smile on!

 

Oh No! Mr. Diabetes® Postpones Planned 2,500 Mile Walk Due to Injury

On December 4, 2014 it came fast and from behind. Mr. Diabetes® was hit by an automobile while stopped at a signal light in his own car. He was taken from the scene of the accident by ambulance to the hospital for evaluation. Fortunately, his injuries were not life threatening, but they have been devastating to his plans to walk 2500 miles in ten central/southern states over the next year.  He suffered injuries to his spinal column in the neck and lumbar regions and on the advice of his doctor's is suspending the walk while he undergoes treatment for his injuries.  

It is particularly disappointing, because the latest statistics show his prevention message is still important and he was planning to "take it to the streets" in some of the states hardest hit by diabetes. But, he's also disappointed because it was to be a major fundraising effort to support new programs.

You could cheer him up while he's recovering with a donation to help us meet our fundraising goal!

 

Healthy and Delicious Romantic Meal Options for  Valentine's Day

Mix and match from the offerings below to create your perfect Valentine's Meal. Some of these recipes were written for a crowd so be sure to adjust the amounts for your intimate meal.

California Pistachio Stuffed Mushrooms - A great combination of flavors and crunch.

Pea Vichyssoise with Prosciutto -  An entirely different take on Vichyssoise that's bright and elegant.

Mixed Baby Greens With Toasted Walnut Pear Dressing - You can't go wrong with this classic

Cherry Glazed Pan Seared Lamb Chops - For lamb lovers everywhere.

Potato Crusted Salmon with Carrot Apple Puree - This recipe has a great crunchy twist.

Eggplant Parmesan - The homemade marinara sauce is the key to making this dish delicious

Cranberry Couscous - This is a slightly sweet side dish with some added crunch from the pistachio nuts.

Parmesan Polenta - This makes an excellent side dish for any protein.

Asparagus with Parmesan and Toasted Almonds - The almonds add a nice crunch.

Mashed Potatoes Cauliflower - A great alternative to potatoes.

Chai Chocolate Pots de Creme - The haunting, subtle flavor of chai spices adds depth and richness to these elegant French baked custards

Poached Pears in Chocolate Raspberry Sauce - This is a rich and elegant dish that shows off all of the ingredients.

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