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Diabetes Update: Cinnamon, Tagatose

Number 12; May 2, 2001

By David Mendosa

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From time to time Diabetes Update may also include links to other Web pages of special interest.

My most recent contributions are:

    on May 1, 2001
  1. Lifeclinic's Diabetes Channel is the focus of my current "About the Internet" column on the American Diabetes Association's Web site. This attractively-presented site offers several valuable tools for people with diabetes. The URL is

    on April 30, 2001

  2. An inexpensive spice that many of us use often reduces insulin resistance, according to researchers at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The spice is cinnamon. This is the subject of the April 2001 issue of LXN Corp.'s "c-Charged Newsletter," which I write. While amounts of cinnamon large enough to bring down our blood glucose levels may be toxic, water-soluble extracts can overcome that problem. That's the news. The related lifestyle tip looks at herbs and spices to make the food you eat more appealing. The URL is

    on May 1, 2001

  3. "Tagatose is Coming" reviews the noncaloric sweeteners now available on the U.S. market and reports on the recent approval of a new very low-calorie sweetener, Tagatose. The URL is

Special announcement:

Diabetes Forecast - Live! "Have Diabetes, Will Travel" will be live on Tuesday, May 22, at 5:30 p.m. PDT (8:30 p.m. EDT) at

Rock Musician Hamish Richardson is on the road constantly as he tours with his band Brother. Hear how he keeps his sugar levels even and his energy high as he travels around the world.

Topics will include:

  • How to prepare for a trip.
  • How time zones affect medication needs.
  • Finding medical care in a new setting.
  • Helpful tips on having a great and healthy journey.

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