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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 15, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 6 THE IE1H8RIDGE HERALD Tumdoy, August 15, 197J YOUR HOROSCOPE By JEANS DIXON WEDNESDAY, AUG. IS Your birthday today: This Is a lime for sorting out the Lwues of your life and career .....for leaving behind trivial and unproductive matters. Much of what you face now must be resolved alone. Long- tested relationships last. To- day's natives are amiable and carefree in temper- ament. AK1KS March 21 April Kill in all the details of what- ever you're doing while the chance exists, expecting no fa- vors. Meditation biings security. TAURUS (April 20 May Letting people settle differences among themselves may leave you curious about mysteries, but in the preferred course. GEMINI (May 21 June Experiments tend to work out poorly at the present moment. Find a new subject and begin research into its rationale. CANCEIl (June 21-July Prefer solitude If it's even faint- ly and depend on your own resources Icxlay, He pre- pared for changes in other peo- ple. (July 23 Aug. Your group has set ils course, so you may as well along with them. Financial plans are better left in planning slages. VIRGO (Aug. 23 Sept. Your current course is enough. Give routines another work out, expecting no great deeds of col- laboration, not much enthusi- asm. LIFinA (Sepl. 23 Oct. 121: Standard approaches have be- come that way for good reasons. You may learn some of them from any speculation today. SCOHIMO (Oct. 23 Nov. Even routine nuis uphill, with demand that you add fur- ther burdensome chores to your schedule. Have the courage to say "no." SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dcc. Your needs arc not obvi- us to others attend thorn wherever you find the Fu- ure planning is better unde- clared. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 Jan. Select (asks you can do without having to depend on other people's cooperation. Short empcrs needn't draw a reaction !rom you. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 Feb. LAWRENCE E. LAMB, M. D. Diabetes often miscliagnosed By Larcnce I.amb M.D. Dear Dr. I.amh As I re- call it, in an article some time ago, you said that dia- betes was often wTpngfully diagnosed. Is it possible to be diagnosed as being dia- betic when one is not? Dear Reader Yes, it cer- tainly is and it often happens. Years ago some patients where diagnosed as diabetic merely because they had sugar In the urine. Actually anyone can have the sugar In the urine from eating a large amount o! sweets, which are absorted quickly. The excess sugar will be washed out through the kid- neys. This is one of the me- chanisms that the body has for controlling the level of the blood sugar. Today, I think the most common cause of an incorrect diagnosis is related to the way the blood sugar levels are test- ed in the laboratory. Many dia- betics have a normal fasting blocd sugar and to detect those a glucose tolerance test (sugar tolerance test) is often done. After a fasting blood sugar specimen is taken the person drinks sugar water. Since it is liquid it moves quickly to the intestine and is absorbed di- rectly into the bloodstream. This causes the blood sugar level to rise sharply. In a normal person by two hours the blood sugar level will be approximately the same as the fasting level. A diabetic will have a high blood sugar level which stays higher than nor- mal past the two-hour period. All of this indicates that there is not enough insulin for this person to clear the blood of the excess amount of sugar; hence, the diagnosis of diabetes. The problem is that there are other things besides diabetes that can cause the blood sugar level to go too high and stay too high past the Uvo-hour Interval. The most common one of Uiese is carbohydrate s t a r v a tlon. Many people, when they gel ready to go lo the doctor for an examination, try to lose weight before the doctor sees them. To do this they eb'minate sugar and carbohydrates from their diet. If the body is not accustomed t o metabolizing carbohydrates, it gets lazy anc quits producing as much in suiin as it usually does, fn this relatively dormant state when the patient drinks a lo of sugar water the body doesn' put out enough insulin and as a result the sugar tolerance tes looks like that in a diabetic tes even though there isn't really anything with the pa tient, To avoid this problem throe days before you go in for ac tual testing eat a diet contains a reasonable amoun of carbohydrates. This include, bread, potatoes, things mad with sugar including dessert or even candy bars. This wa the hotly will be able to spee up insular production and car handle the sugar in the tost A normal individual will the have a normal sugar toleranc test. The known diabetic urxk LIFE ON THE J-LAZY-S-By T. H. Edward. Personal favors are out for Ihe time being. Revise your theories and programs; realize you may have made a faulty assumption. PISCES (Fell. 10 March Whatever has been done recent- ly displeases somebody. Letting people get used to changes gent- ly Is nn extension of your com- passion. (1072: By The Chicago Tribune) Thistles and cactuses Andy sends a complete 20- voluine set of the. Merit Stu- dents Encyclopedia to Mark W. Dunn, age 14, of Cherokee, Iowa, for his question: Arc thistles related to caclnscs? Botanists do not rate prickles 5 an important feature in classifying the plants. Other- wise, we might lump the this- tles and cactuses, the roses and Ihe bramble bushes together in one family. But scientists use more subtle features to classify the plants in related groups. Th prickly thistles are rated as qualified members of the sunflower -family. Most of the spikey cactuses share a lam- treatment should not elect 6t their own. However, the eat lots of carbohydrates and several other plants sweets before going in call cactuses are classed an examination. He should check with his doctor to the lily family. out exactly wliat he wants one before a sugar test. )thenvise the diabetic can upset the control of his diabetes. The healthy person who has not been diagnosed as a diabetic should eat normally before going to the doctor for an examination. You won't fool the doctor anyway >y spending a week dieting be-ore you see him. All you wil o Is confuse the Issue in a way that will be harmful plants have been sorted into families, then into smaller genera and separate species. Tiiose in each large family group are similar in structure and multiply from similar sex cells. Both Hustles and cactuses are flowering plants and belong In the largest, most advanced sub-king dom of the plant world. Bui they do not share enough Tea tures lo belong in the same flowers, and especially (Newspaper Enterprise flower parts, of thistles qual- GOREN ON BY CHARLES Jf. switched lo Oie [e Itn: BT TM CMutt of diamonds and when Neither vulnerable. held he reverted to of spades which South 4 10 8 ace of hearts was C) 3 6 and when both oppo- 0 followed, it accounted A K J S the outstanding trumps. club was led to the ace WEST when only small cards 4AKJ02 the closed hand V 7 reenteretl with a heart OKQ103 another club. West Q9S with the nine and promplly played ths 4 from dummy. Declar- pound, three-year- old female into a net helow the helicopter for transport to a wilderness area from a camp- ground at, Amcibyst The bear had been ripping pncksacks and tent.5; in search of food, hut showed no aggres- sive behavior tn p'Oplc. Wardens felt she would be better rsff and so would camp- ers if she was removed to o remote area away from temp- tation. fLC'ff ALOfffr TtfC BUCKS SLACfEfiC PACK 'TILi 7'IEY HAO TPA'JCurO ffrlf