Root Crops serve as an ideal substitute for rice for Filipino diabetics because it is a safe source of carbohydrates compared to rice which can spike blood sugar vessels. Sweet potato, cassava, taro and yam locally known as kamote, kamoteng kahoy, gabi, and ube, are some of the starchy root crops found to have low glycemic index (GI).
Diabetics are generally advised not to wear dentures to prevent the possibility of getting oral candida or thrush, a fungal or yeast infection that is prevalent among diabetics wearing dentures. Diabetics who wear dentures often suffer from candida infection problems controlling your blood glucose levels can result to dry mouth and decreased saliva flow.
Diabetes is a prevalent disease that has affected and continues to infect millions of people around the world. Fortunately, emerging technology makes it easier for patients to manage their diabetes. Following are gadgets and mobile apps that help empower patients and help them self manage their disease and live more fruitful productive lives. » Continue Reading
People who have regularly worked night shifts are twice as likely to have diabetes. This is attributed to decrease in metabolic health, impaired glucose metabolism, increased body mass index (BMI), and impaired insulin resistance. Meanwhile, diabetic patients working night shift are most likely to suffer complications in diabetes like neuropathy among others. This is because night shift work can disrupts a person’s body internal clock, or circadian rhythm that affects the cardiovascular system, Metabolism, Appetite and food intake, Digestion, Immune system and Hormonal balance.
Munggo or balatong, Mung beans is a popular vegetable food in the Philippines which is made into a viand or dessert. But more than its flavoursome and very satisfying taste, monggo beans is a powerhouse of nutrition. For one, it is a good source of Protein, Folate, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus and Copper, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber and Manganese. Perfect for cardio-vascular health, Munggo’s fiber and folate helps regulate blood sugar and cholesterol levels.
Educating patients and their relatives about diabetes is critical for the effective management of the disease. However, children typically don’t respond to the same tactics used to persuade adults to make necessary dietary modifications. As such, it is important for nutrition professionals to adopt creative strategies to help teach young clients about diabetes. Here are some techniques that can help.
Lumps associated with Diabetes is clinically referred as Diabetic mastopathy (DMP), which is described by the presence of benign tumour or large, painless, hard breast mass which is somewhat similar to a breast cancer. Common physical characteristics of this lump included that it is hard, irregular, easily movable, distinct, and painless. Diabetic lump can also be lone or manifold, and one-sided or in both breasts. This condition is especially common among women between the ages of 32 and 62 years with long-standing type 1 – insulin-dependent diabetes (IDDM) although there are cases of diabetic men having the same lump. This condition is especially frequently occurring in the later stages of the disease.
Epigastric pain is a disorder located at the upper abdomen below the ribs that is usually experienced by people who ate or who lies down soon after eating. It is a typical symptom of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or heartburn and is thus, associated with the gastric contents that travel upward into the back of the throat, resulting to burning sensation. However, epigastric pain can also be caused by the inflammation of the digestive organs, such as gastritis and pancreatitis, which in turn can be triggered by chronic hyperglycemia can lead to specific gastro intestinal (GI) complications. Diabetes is a disease that can affect many organ systems including the GI tract. In fact, diabetic patients suffering nephropathy also often suffer from gastro intestinal problems.
Diabetes is a life altering disease that can be depressing to people, which can contribute in worsening one’s condition. It is therefore important for relatives and friends to help a loved one cope with diabetes.
Filipinos love salted egg during meals. If you combine salted egg with tomato, tuyo and fried rice, it’s the perfect breakfast meal. Unfortunately, salted egg is not good for people with diabetes. In fact, it is advisable to avoid adding salt or reduce the use of salt in preparing meals for diabetes.