Tortillas are Mexican food dishes which has become a staple food in some homes. They can be eaten on their own or be used as wrapper for food. Tortillas can either be made of corn or flour. When it comes to Tortillas for diabetics, what matters is carbohydrates that it contains because the carbs would eventually break down into sugar. A typical tortilla has approximately 25 to 30 carbs depending on size. For diabetics, corn tortillas are safer because it contains less carbs. They are low in fat but are high in fiber and other nutrients such as calcium, potassium, iron, and B vitamins. They are also free of Gluten, a protein composite found normally found in wheat and oats to which many people are intolerant or allergic. However, corn tortillas that are purchased from groceries must have a lot of preservatives.
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Having diabetes does not necessarily preclude one from eating anything although in controlled quantities. This included chocolates, which aside from its appetizing taste also has other benefits. What makes chocolate harmful for diabetics is its sugar content. However, there are other types of chocolates which are more apt for diabetics. Chief of which is dark chocolate.
A mottled skin is a skin condition characterized by discoloration of skin in irregular patches. It is often described as dark spots located on the lower extremities of the legs or shins. There are many causes of mottled skin. This condition can be experienced by people with depression, multiple sclerosis, acne cystic, back pain, rheumatoid arthritis. However, diabetics are also vulnerable to have mottled skin which constitutes part of diabetic dermopathy, which is often accompanied by hair loss, cold toes, nail changes, and edema. In other words, diabetes can be a cause of mottled skin. But these rashes also appear among people who are at risk of diabetes, or have a family history of diabetes.
Lanzones or Lansium domesticum is a famous fruit commonly grown in Southeast Asia. In the Philippines, Lanzones is popularly grown in Southern Tagalog (Laguna, Batangas, and Quezon), Camiguin, Sulu, Davao del Norte, and Zamboanga del Norte.
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Nano Tattoo is a special tattoo created for diabetics patients designed to eradicate the need to regularly check blood sugar levels by pricking fingers and getting blood samples. Instead of getting blood samples to check blood sugar, the nano tattoos which are actually invisible will appear or shine to signal high blood sugar levels of the person. However, one needs an ultraviolet light to make the tattoo visible or to check if the one has high blood sugar. At the moment, there are devices or gadgets that a diabetic person with a nano tattoo should constantly wear, which will provide the ultra violet. However, there are also studies if the same can be provided by a converted IPhone. However, this is still unavailable because researchers are still working on the program which can help do the evaluation.
The best and most effective way of strengthening one’s immune system is through physical exercises or sports activities because they increase breathing, induce blood circulation and help burn fats. And one of the easiest and most convenient form of sport activity that people especially diabetics can perform is badminton as more and more people are switching to it as their regular physical activity.
Gallstones are hardened cholesterol or any other mineral that accumulates in the bile often cause by excessive bilirubin. It can be as small as a grain of salt or as large as a golf ball. Gallstones cause pain especially when urinating or peeing because as the stone travel through the bile duct, it block or obstruct the duct that transports bile from the liver to the small intestine. The pain results from the building up or pressure or inflammation along the bile.
Maintenance drugs are medications that should be regularly taken or administered usually for a life time as prescribed by doctors for chronic, long‐term conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes. Maintenance drugs are well‐established medications that are proven safety and effective.
Camote Tops, sweet potato tops or Talbos ng Kamote a green leafy vegetable which is basically the leaves of the camote plant, which grows practically in any backyard in the Philippines. Camote is common across the country and is often used as an alternative to rice by locals who live in typhoon belt areas as well as indigenous natives in the mountains.