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Child Obesity in the Philippines

April 27, 2013 Category :Health Watch 0

Obesity or being overweight has grown in the last couple of decades into alarming levels especially with the prevalence of junk food and fast food across the world. Obesity worsens as it is also afflicting children at very young ages making them more at risk with diseases related to obesity such as hypertension, cardiac arrest and even psychological depression.

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Best Exercise Equipment for Diabetics?

April 25, 2013 Category :Fitness| General Wellness 0

Aside proper diet, proper exercise is crucial for managing type 2 diabetes. Diabetic patients are always advised to be physically active yet not too much active because strenuous activity can also be dangerous especially for diabetic patients who are older.

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Artificial Pancreas for Diabetics

April 24, 2013 Category :Diabetes Research| Health Watch 0

Artificial Pancreas is the promising technology that is aimed to aid diabetic patients to manage their diabetes by basically providing a synthetic or man made pancreas that functions like the real organ that automatically controls blood sugar levels. The Artificial Pancreas is basically seen as a replacement part for a defective pancreas.

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Ampalaya Pandesal

April 20, 2013 Category :Healthy Advocacy| Healthy Recipes 0

Pandesal which literally translates to “salt bread” in Spanish is a popular type of yeast raised bread in the Philippines that Filipinos usually used as its staple food for breakfast. The bread is mainly made of simple ingredients such as flour, eggs, yeast, sugar, and salt. The pandesal is commonly eaten by Filipinos by dipping them in the hot coffee and had long served as the main breakfast dish of the common Filipino.

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Ensure: Diabetes Meal Replacement?

April 18, 2013 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy Advocacy 0

Including Ensure into one’s diet is an excellent way to get extra nutrients. This health drink is especially useful for people who are unable to eat a complete meal properly like those with certain illness or those recovering from surgery. Ensure is a health drink which a patient can easily consume to supplement one’s meal and allow one to get the required dietary nutrition that one needs. However, to use Ensure as a meal replacement is not advisable especially for a diabetic person.

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Gestational Diabetes Risk per Trimester

April 17, 2013 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Gestational diabetes pertains to condition of high blood sugar levels among pregnant women. The impaired glucose intolerance is caused by hormonal changes during pregnancy. This means that pregnant women have tendency to have blood sugar levels higher than normal, which is described as gestational diabetes but not really the disease diabetes. Gestational diabetes especially manifest itself at the later part of pregnancy specifically at the third trimester. Gestational diabetes is caused by the temporary insulin resistance is caused by increase hormones in the placenta through which the baby is fed by the mother in her womb.

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Top Philippine Healthy Restaurants

April 15, 2013 Category :People and Places 0

When it comes to healthy restaurants, it is actually one’s personal choice of food which makes the place healthy. For instance, one can eat at any restaurant in Malate Manila and make the dining experience healthy by choosing the healthy food menu offered in the resto. One also needs to refrain from indulging in eating which is unhealthy as well. Thus in general, any restaurant can be healthy. It really depends on the diner.

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Diabetology Training Philippines

April 12, 2013 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Diabetology is a specialized field of endocrinology that specifically focuses on the diagnosis, treatment management and even research of diabetes mellitus. Because of the continuing growth of diabetic cases around the globe, which is gradually becoming a silent killer, a clinical science was created in order to focus on the disease. It is believed that 100 million people is plagued with this disease and another 100 million more remained undiagnosed.

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Diabetic Itchy Shins

April 10, 2013 Category :Health Watch 0

Itchy Shins pertains to the uncomfortable prickly feeling that a person experience at the shin, or the area below the knee. The itchiness is a kind of skin irritation characterized by flaky skin, redness and rashes in the area. There are different Causes of Itchy Shins from simple causes like insect bites, old age, hygiene or sun exposure to complex and threatening diseases such as dehydration, dermatitis and most of all diabetes.

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Spearmint Tea for Diabetes

April 9, 2013 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A spearmint tea is prepared simply by immersing spearmint leaves (from the plant Mentha spicata or Yerba Buena) in boiling water. Menthol which is extracted primarily from leaves of mint plants like eucalyptus and spearmint generally helps in lowering blood sugar levels. However, even if mint teas can effectively lower blood glucose levels, it is not generally advise for diabetic patients to drink mint teas in general on a regular basis because the menthol can restrict or obstruct with regular diabetic medications which may even caused further damage. Moreover, the lowering of blood sugar levels can be reduced at critical levels resulting to hypoglycemia, which is itself deadly. Diabetic patients should therefore drink spearmint tea under the supervision of a physician.

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