Count down to Chris Dudley Basketball Camp 2012...
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T- 18 days! 
Pacific Northwest Diabetes Health & Wellness Week
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Green Tea & Diabetes? 
Can drinking green tea really help with diabetes? Let's find out! 
Beat the Heat and Hydrate! 
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Read about healthy beverage options, and different twists on plain old H20.
Diabetes & Thirst
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Learn more about the complex relationship between thirst and glucose levels. 
Disney & Diabetes
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Disney offers diabetes education and support. 
Diabetes Week... in Australia 
July 8-14 
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Australia's theme this year is to "de-stress" diabetes. 
Join us at Circle on the Court  
Come out and join us, in November for the week's kick-off event @ the Rose Garden, Portland, Oregon! 
Free to the public, meet celebrities & sports greats, sports clinics for kids & families and much more...
Recipe of the Month - 
No Sugar Lemonade 
Nutrition Facts: 
Makes 5 servings
Calories: 26.2
Total Carbs: 7.7 g
Dietary Fiber: 0.2 g
Sugars: 1.2 g
Total Fat: 0 g
Saturated Fat: 0 g
Unsaturated Fat: 0 g 
Potassium: 59.7 mg
Protein: 0.2 g 
Sodium: 8.1 mg
You will need:
1 cup fresh lemon juice

3/4 cup SPLENDA No Calorie Sweetener, granulated

4 cup cold water, cold

1 oz peppermint, fresh,leaves(optional)

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Can drinking too little water impact blood sugar levels? 
Article reprinted with permission from Diabetes Bites, January 2012 Newsletter, by Integrated Diabetes Services.

Results of a new study showed adults who drank only 2 glasses (16 oz) of water a day or less were more likely to develop blood sugar levels in the pre-diabetes range, versus people who drank more water. Senior researcher Lise Bankir of the French national research institute INSERM stated that, "The findings show a correlation between water intake and blood sugar, but do not prove cause-and-effect."


The study looked at a hormone called vasopressin, which may be the potential missing link, according to the researchers. Vasopressin (also known as antidiuretic hormone) helps regulate the body's water retention. If we are dehydrated, the level of vasopressin increases, which causes the kidneys to conserve water. But the research from this study suggests that as vasopressin increases, the level of blood glucose may also increase.


To understand this further we have to look at the organ responsible for producing glucose (sugar) in the body, the liver, where there are also vasopressin receptors. One study found that injecting healthy people with vasopressin caused an increase in blood sugar, although it was temporary. 


"There are good arguments to suggest that there could be a real cause-and- effect relationship in the association we have found," Bankir said, "but this is not a definitive proof."


The findings of this study are based on approximately 3,600 French adults who had normal BG levels at the start of the study. Approximately 19% reported drinking less than 17 oz of water daily, and 81% drank up to 32 oz or more. The participants were followed over 9 years. Of the original participants, 565 developed abnormally high BG and 202 actually developed type-2 diabetes. As the research team evaluated the risk of high BG compared to water intake it was evident that those who drank at least 17 oz of water per day were less likely to develop high BG.


Bankir and her colleagues did account for sugary drinks and alcohol, as well as people's body weight at the start of the study, as well as their reported exercise habits and other health factors. The link between low water intake and high blood sugar persisted. However, they could not account for everything, including generally healthy or less-healthy eating habits.


Although this study did not evaluate the effect of inadequate water consumption in those who already have diabetes, it could be "assumed" that low water intake in those with diabetes may perpetuate high blood sugar problems. With less fluid intake, the body pulls fluid from reserve and this can decrease the volume of blood in our veins, thus, increasing the concentration of sugar in the blood stream. If BG is already high, and water intake is poor, this will compound the issue further.


Most of us have heard how important it is to drink water when BG is high or when we have those dreaded ketones. This study may show us a little more of what's also causing some high BG when we don't take in enough fluid daily. 

Movin' Out, Movin' On
July 14th 

Join us at Big Al's for Bowling - Beaverton, OR
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Free: Food, Drink & Bowling

*Info YOU care about: insurance, roommates, college, dating, anything & everything you want to know! 

*Come bowl with other people YOUR age (15-21 years old) 

Brought to you by the Harold Schnitzer Diabetes Health Center

Announcing the second annual I Heart Kids with Diabetes fundraising campaign! Help us raise money to sponsor kids with type 1 diabetes to attend the Chris Dudley Basketball Camp! Find out more...
Annual BBQ & Rods Event
Saturday, August 4, 2012
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Bring the whole family and enjoy an evening of great food,
prizes, live music, and a rod & ribs competition...the perfect way to spend a summer evening. 

This Year's Highlights: 
  • Grand Raffle Prize: Package for 4 to the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum & Wings & Waves Waterpark! 
  • Car Show featuring the Sherwood Cruise
  • Live Music: New Invasion featuring classic rock

More info on 2012 BBQ & Rods Event.

Save the Date!
Pacific Northwest Diabetes Health 
& Wellness Week 2012
A week of health and wellness events! Join us for PNDW November 11 - 17, 2012. 
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  • Free to the public
  • Free health screenings
  • Meet celebrities & sport greats
  • Sports clinics for kids & families
  • Healthy cooking demos
  • Interactive exhibits

Get free updates & find out more about PNDW 2012!
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