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Date:10/10/2007

Diabetes New Day Campaign: Small Changes Can Have a Big Effect on Managing

Diabetes Successfully

WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J., Oct. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Restaurateur, chef, author and television show host, B. Smith, is encouraging people with type 2 diabetes to recognize that small changes, including food choices, can have a positive effect on managing diabetes successfully. Through the Diabetes New Day campaign, supported by Merck & Co., Inc., in collaboration with the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE), B. Smith will be visiting selected people to help turn their favorite recipes into a diabetes- friendly meal. To learn more about the campaign or to be considered for a Healthy Menu Makeover, visit http://www.DiabetesNewDay.com.

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Diabetes is one of the fastest growing healthcare problems in the country. Nearly 21 million people in the United States (7 percent of the population) have diabetes, and it is estimated that one in three Americans born in the year 2000 will develop diabetes sometime during their lifetime. Type 2 diabetes is a condition diagnosed by elevated blood sugar or glucose. With type 2 diabetes, the body may not make enough insulin, the insulin that the body produces may not work as well as it should, and/or the liver may release too much glucose.

"Diabetes is a subject that is very close to my heart. Type 2 diabetes runs in my family, so I know how difficult it can be to balance your diet and your blood sugar levels," said B. Smith. "Diabetes has affected my father, brother and mother-in-law and, by cooking for them over the years, I've learned to create healthy meals without sacrificing flavor. That's what this campaign is all about: small changes having a b
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