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Going Vegan Might Be Easier Than You Think PDF Print Email this article
Written by Marie McCarren   
Thursday, Aug 28, 2008

Diabetes Health just returned from the annual meeting of the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE), in Washington, D.C., August 6 through 9, 2008. We joined 3,500 attendees in, as AADE President, Amparo Gonzalez, RN, BSN, CDE, said, “taking on the challenges of delivering diabetes education in today’s healthcare environment.”

Marie McCarren attended a session titled “Practical Resources for Vegan Diet Instruction for Diabetes” by Caroline Trapp, MSN, APRN, BC-ADM, CDE, director of Diabetes Education and Care, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Washington, D.C.

The good news? You won’t need to count calories or restrict portions. You may feel that you are eating a lot, but you’ll probably be consuming fewer calories than you did when you were eating meat and sugary foods.


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Preventing HIV with Education PDF Print Email this article
Written by Bright Future Staff   
Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Problem:  HIV infection rates remain high in less developed countries.

Solution:  Countries that prepare their medical systems to treat HIV, educate their citizens about HIV, and provide comprehensive treatment programs lower the rate of new HIV infection.  Cuba implemented these measure in the early stages of this disease becoming established in Cuba, and consequently has a much lower infection rate than other countries in the Caribbean region.

The following article was reprinted from

Cuba's Response to AIDS A Model for the Developing World


In April 2003, Cuba hosted FORO 2003-"the second forum on HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases in Latin America and the Caribbean." This was a crucial conference. Except for Cuba (0.7%), the Caribbean has the 2nd highest rate of AIDS in the world (2.3%) after sub-Saharan Africa (9%). During the 6-day conference, 1483 delegates, worldwide, made dozens of presentations.

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