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Dark Knuckles and Diabetes

August 30, 2013 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A darkened area of skin in the body is a condition called acanthosis nigricans. Dark skin areas can be found in the neck, armpits, elbows, knees and knuckles. Dark knuckles is one of the discrete tell tale signs of metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance, syndrome x, impaired fasting glucose, impaired glucose tolerance or Pre-diabetes.

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Philippine Diabetes Association

August 28, 2013 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

The Philippine Diabetes Association (PDA) is the prime mover of excellent diabetes care and prevention in the Philippines. Founded in 1958 by a group of internists and physicians who share the common passion to the care, protection and recuperation of the diabetic people, the Philippine Diabetes Association was conceptualized as a non profit and nongovernmental organization that will serve as the umbrella organization to unify all interests and entities in the Philippines related to diabetes. Thus, the organization will integrate all efforts from research, management to care of diabetes for a more holistic and synergized effort in fighting the disease. The organization has a twofold mission of improving the life of diabetic Filipinos and for preventing if not eliminating all together the occurrence of diabetes so that there will be less people to suffer from diabetes.

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Health Benefits of Sitsaro

August 27, 2013 Category :Diabetes Research| Health Watch 0

Sitsaro is the common pea or also referred as sweet and snow pea which is grown on vine plant with hallow stems, alternate leaves and noticeable stipules bigger than the obvate leaflets and with white pink or purple flowers. Scientifically called Pisum sativum, Sitsaro is the most expensive vegetable legume in the Philippines.

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Juvenile Diabetes Foundation Philippines

August 25, 2013 Category :Healthy Advocacy 2

Juvenile Diabetes Foundation is a non profit nongovernmental organization designed to help improve the lives of young children with diabetes, manage their condition and ensure that they live regular and product lives. It is the ardent belief of the organization that diabetes should be obstacle for people to achieve their dreams and goals. Juvenile Diabetes Foundation Philippines was established precisely to ensure that children with diabetes reach their dreams and goals. In lieu of which the organization is equally committed to help find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of medical and health research.

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Mabolo Fruit for Diabetics

August 23, 2013 Category :Healthy Recipes 0

More popularly known as velvet apple and Butter fruit and locally known as mabolo, the Diospyros blancoi fruit grows from a medium size tree normally called kamagong that reaches a high of 20 meteres and with leaves described as leathery, oblong shape and large. The fruit on the other hand is a round fleshy reddish brown covered with velvety fur with a taste similar to fruit cream cheese. It is quite noticeable however that the scent of fruit is not pleasant.

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Nil Fat Tablet

August 21, 2013 Category :Diabetes Research 0

With the surmounting concern on obesity which increases the risk for diabetes, hypertension, stroke, and heart attack, among others, many people are looking for effective and fast ways to lose weight. The Nil Fat is one among the many weight losing pills that have been invented to quickly and effectively help people reduce weight.

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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

August 20, 2013 Category :Health Watch 0

Polycystic ovary syndrome or PCOS for short an imbalance in female hormones which can result to irregular menstruation periods as well as difficulty in getting pregnant. It can also cause unwanted changes in your physical look. If left treated, it can lead to serious health problems like diabetes and heart disease. PCOS is common problem affecting among women and often appears during adolescence. The cause of the imbalance of hormones remains unknown. However, hormonal imbalance can trigger the imbalance of other hormones. For instance, when a woman’s sex hormones slightly increase more male hormones or androgens, this can result to the person having more facial hair or even stop one from ovulating.

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Pomelo Fruit Good for Diabetic

August 18, 2013 Category :Diabetes Research 0

The largest amongst all the citrus fruits (Citrus Maxima), Pomelo is primarily high in citric acid and vitamin C, which help the body eliminate free radicals. Thus, just like all citrus fruits, pomelo is used to help relieve people suffering from fever, colds and flu. Its juice extracted from crushing the pulp contains sugar, citric acid, and other minerals.

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Sammy Lagmay and Diabetes

August 11, 2013 Category :People and Places 0

Sammy Lagmay is one of the many Filipino showbiz personalities who suffered from diabetes. Lagmay was a comedian actor who recently died from complications due to diabetes at a young age of 55. He was famous for his roles in Chika Chika Chicks,” “Abangan ang Susunod na Kabanata,” “Pilya En Da Pilot,” “Oki Doki Doc,” “Pwedeng-Pwede,” and “Aalog-Alog” and other TV sitcoms. He was another testament that diabetes disease does not discriminate against anyone.

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Tahong Nutrition Facts

August 9, 2013 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Tahong or mussel is the customary term to refer to bivalvia mollusca, which is common and widely available seafood for Filipinos. Because of its versatility, tahong is used many different dishes and cuisines. It is commonly served roasted during picnics or boiled. It is also added as ingredient in sea food versions of many menus.

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