More commonly known as Fiery Costus or Spiral Flag, Costus igneus had been dubbed as the “Insulin plant”, because it was believed to help the body in producing insulin and had since become a popular medicinal herb. In the Philippines, it is known as tabubungiaw.
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The top worst foods for diabetics essentially pertain to food that will spike your blood sugar levels which are then absorbed quickly by the blood that can result to different complications if remained unchecked. This type of food is essentially processed such as white flour and sugar. Hereunder are the top worst foods for diabetics. » Continue Reading
Skin problem complications are common among diabetic patients for having too much sugar in their blood. The high levels of blood glucose makes the body loses fluid that in turn makes the skin dry. The body reacts to diabetes by turning more water into urine for eliminating excessive sugar. Moreover, diabetic neuropathy also causes the skin to dry up because nerves do not activate the sweat glands which could otherwise moisten the skin. The dry skin turns red and sore, with cracks which become a perfect place for Germs to attack and a breeding ground for bacteria and fungi to thrive. Following is a list of common Diabetes skin complications with their brief descriptions. » Continue Reading
The Institute for Studies on Diabetes Foundation or ISDFI is a society created to provide means and ways for its members, health practitioners, medical researchers and other support organizations and groups to publish, distribute and disseminate the latest information about Diabetes, the latest medical breakthroughs, activities, available services and other accomplishments that relates to diabetes care. The society serves as a venue or melting pot for keeping members both locally and abroad to share their knowledge on the newest medical trends and discoveries in the care, management and treatment of diabetes.