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Diabetes in the Workplace

November 30, 2010 Category :Healthy Advocacy| People and Places 0

Even if you’re afflicted with diabetes, you should never think that this could hinder you from living a normal life. You can be a productive member of society and be an indispensable part of the workforce. Here are some very important things to keep in mind, for employers and employees alike, to be able to have a healthy working relationship at the office: » Continue Reading

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Heart-Healthy Diet

November 29, 2010 Category :Healthy Advocacy| Healthy Recipes 0

Knowledge of what to eat is good practice for a healthy heart. However, practicing the knowledge of what to eat is tough, especially when it involves changing your eating habits. Cardiovascular diseases are a group of chronic diseases that affect the heart and blood vessels (especially the arteries), and can be acquired from our eating habits that started during our childhood days. Well, it is never too late—we have to take steps to start.

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Going Sugar-Free

November 28, 2010 Category :People and Places 0

History has it that when Spanish conquistador Hernan Cortos reached Tenochtitlan in 1519, he noted the vast quantities of a mysterious dark beverage that the then-Aztec emperor Monteczuma consumed and how it was carefully whipped by his attendants beforehand. The beverage, he later discovered, was made from the seed of the tropical Theobroma cacao tree, which has been cultivated for as early as 1,100 B.C. in Mexico and Central and South America. » Continue Reading

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Dealing with Erectile Dysfunction for Diabetics

November 27, 2010 Category :Diabetes Facts| Healthy Advocacy 0

With uncontrolled diabetes come complications. Men with diabetes have to deal with serious health consequences of this disease, many of whom must also contend with the fact that they wouldn’t be able to keep it up if they couldn’t keep their blood sugar down.
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Common Skin Problems among Diabetics

November 26, 2010 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Diabetes mellitus is a common cause of health problems and death, not only in the Philippines but in the whole world. In diabetes, insulin is lacking, either partly or completely, leading to gross defects in glucose (sugar), fat, and protein metabolism. Because of these defects, the organs that are most commonly affected include the heart, blood vessels, nerves, eyes, and the skin. A fasting blood glucose level of 126 mg/dL and above on two separate occasions or a random value of 200 mg/dL and above confirms the diagnosis of diabetes.

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Diabetes Times Two in the Family

November 25, 2010 Category :People and Places 0

Whether in politics or the sphere of music and showbiz, there are fathers who somehow bestowed their specific passion or prowess to their daughters. Take the father-daughter tandem of singers Hadji and Rachel Alejandro, politicians Renato and Pia Cayetano, Hollywood film makers Francis Ford and Sofia Coppola, and actors John Voight and daughter Angelina Jolie. In some cases, fathers and daughters share something in common apart from skill and physical resemblance. It could be a particular health condition. » Continue Reading

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Managing Diabetes during Night Shift

November 24, 2010 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy Advocacy 0

Night shift workers have been around since the early 1900s when the automobile, steel and other related industries deemed more profitable a round-the-clock work day than the usual nine-to-five hours. From a purely economical point of view, this made more sense and increased profits. Shift working was also necessary in the healthcare industry for continuous patient care in hospitals with nurses and resident physicians doing graveyard duty shifts. » Continue Reading

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Diabetes For Hire!

November 23, 2010 Category :Diabetes Facts| Healthy Advocacy 0

Any person with diabetes, whether insulin dependent or non–insulin dependent, should be eligible for any employment for which he or she is otherwise qualified.” This was the position adopted by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) as early as 1984 regarding employment of people with diabetes. » Continue Reading

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Workplace Exercises

November 22, 2010 Category :Fitness| Healthy Advocacy 0

In this day and age, the palpable importance of exercising is, should we say, “common sense.” This new mindset paved the ground for the resurgence of traditional as well as unconventional fitness centers (i.e. tai chi, Pilates, yoga, gym, dance centers) all over the globe in the past decade. » Continue Reading

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Diabetes Team

November 21, 2010 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Diabetes is a serious, common and costly disease that affects 4 percent of the Philippine population. Some 800,000 new cases are diagnosed annually. The complications of diabetes include cardiovascular disease, blindness, kidney failure, nerve damage, and lower extremity amputations. These complications subsequently result in higher rates of disability, increases in use of health care services, lost days from work, and unemployment, and decreased quality of life. » Continue Reading

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