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FDA Approves Inhaled Insulin

January 31, 2009 Category :Healthy News 0

Exubera, manufactured by Pfizer, Inc., became the first inhaled insulin to get approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration (US FDA). The FDA approval came late January this year, giving the makers of Exubera license to market the product for the treatment of adults with type I and type 2 diabetes. It has been found in clinical trials that Exubera is as effective as short-acting insulin injections, and that it significantly improves blood sugar control when added to diabetes pills. » Continue Reading

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Eating for Two

January 31, 2009 Category :Healthy News 0

Pregnancy is generally perceived as the consummation of womanhood, an experience wherein the “RESULT” is excitedly anticipated despite morning sickness, altered food preferences and tolerance, the modification of daily routine and so many more. A few, even have to contend with balancing their blood sugars as well! In the US, approximately 7 percent of all pregnancies are complicated by gestational diabetes (GDM). Unfortunately, there are no figures locally.

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Asean Diabetes Educators

January 31, 2009 Category :Healthy News 0

Diabetes educators from all over the country and their counterparts from the ASEAN region convened at the Grand Ballroom of Century Park Hotel, Manila last December 7, 2005 for a whole-day affair that served as a kick-off event for the 2005 ASEAN Federation of Endocrine Societies (AFES) Congress.

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Hypoglycemia: More Sugar Please?

January 31, 2009 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Do you regularly have headaches? Does your heart race? Are you irritable before meals? Do you feel confused or unable to make a decision? Are you constantly hungry? Are you always tired? Like Hollywood celebrities Burt Reynolds and Merv Griffin, you may be suffering from hypoglycemia, popularly known as “low blood sugar.” » Continue Reading

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AFES Congress

January 31, 2009 Category :Healthy News 0

For the third time, the Philippines played host to the ASEAN Federation of Endocrine Societies (AFES) Congress, bringing together endocrinologists in the ASEAN region as well as from other parts of the world. With the theme “Linking Molecular and Clinical Endocrinology”, the 2005 AFES Congress took place at the Philippine International Convention Center from December 7 to 10, 2005.

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Surge of Female Sexual Problems

January 31, 2009 Category :Diabetes Facts| Healthy News 0

Pinky, 49, a type-2 diabetic and a doting mother of three has been complaining that she could not function well sexually. She is unable to reach orgasm, feels pain during intercourse and has dwindling interest in having a sexual experience. All along, she has thought of these as just menopausal symptoms, ignoring them although they have been causing her distress. But what she does not know is that she could be experiencing female sexual dysfunction.

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Chocolate Mousse

January 31, 2009 Category :Healthy Recipes 0

Make everyone’s favorite dessert with less of the sugar and more of the flavor.  We added a bit of brown sugar (use muscovado if you can find it) but the chocolate itself is a dark sweet sugar-free chocolate version.

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Seafood Lasagna

January 31, 2009 Category :Healthy Recipes 0

Tomatoes are know as pomme l’amour or the fruit of love.  In this season of hearts, we put a twist to the classic tomata pasta lasagna by adding other “heart”-full of ingredients such as tuna and shrimps.  It’s an easy dish to make for two or two dozen.

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Creamy Mushroom Soup

January 31, 2009 Category :Healthy Recipes 0

Give your classic soup a twist by preparing it without the cream that everyone is accustomed to.  Instead, add more mushrooms that will increase the flavor.  Play around with other mushrooms that are available for the season.  The secret to this great-tasting soup is a good vegetable stock base.  It may take some time to make but can be used for a long time in the freezer.

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Caesar Salad

January 31, 2009 Category :Healthy Recipes 1

Nothing will beat the “king” of salads when it comes to taste.  Invented by Caesar Cardini, an immigrant from Tijuana, Mexico in the 1920s for a group of Hollywood stars, its lasting flavors may have undergone some innovation, but this recipe still remains as close to the original as it was then.

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