Fiber Diet Recipes

January 21, 2019 Category :Healthy Recipes 0

We are living at a time when we have to be fully conscious about what we eat. And the one important thing we need to add to our daily diet is fiber. Studies have shown that a diet high in fiber keeps our colons healthy, cleanses our digestive system, and discards toxins out of our body. It also helps reduce the risk of high cholesterol, high blood sugar, obesity, diabetes, and heart disease.

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Are There Medicines that prevent Diabetes?

January 20, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy| Healthy News 0

Eating well, incorporating regular physical activity into your daily routine and maintaining proper weight are still all key to preventing type 2 diabetes. This is particularly important in people already with risk factors — like being overweight, having close relatives with diabetes, having had diabetes during a previous pregnancy or if one already has prediabetes (a condition wherein blood sugar levels are higher than normal but not high enough for a diagnosis of diabetes). But because some people would rather take a pill than go to the gym, researchers have looked at certain medications and their efficacy on diabetes prevention.

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Are you likely to get Diabetes?

January 19, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Whether it’s type 1 or type 2, we all know that diabetes mellitus is a serious ailment with devastating consequences in the heart, eyes, kidneys, limbs, and other organs of our body.

But how would you know if you or any other member of your family is at risk for getting diabetes? Endocrinologist Dr. Gertrude Santos, a member of the Obesity and Nutrition Task Force of the Philippine Chapter of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE–PC) reveals several factors, including “family history of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, overweight or obese state, sedentary lifestyle, previously identified impaired glucose tolerance or impaired fasting glucose, hypertension, increased levels of triglycerides, low concentrations of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol or both, history of gestational diabetes, history of an infant with a birth weight of greater than 8 lbs, polycystic ovarian syndrome and even psychiatric illness.”

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Simple Ways to add Years to your Life

January 18, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

People today are adding more years to their lives thanks to medical science – but they hate to be called old. For instance, if you happen to attend alumni homecomings or family anniversaries, you will encounter some people who are “past their prime,” as they want to be called. In 1978, the Associated Press first used the description “near-elderly,” according to William Safire of The New York Times. This “is the fatalistic term, embraced by middle-aged demographers – those from 40 to 60 or so.”

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Herbal medications to prevent diabetes?

January 17, 2019 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Question: Can I take herbal medications so I don’t get diabetes?
Answer: DEFINITELY NO.

Not because herbs or their ingredients don’t work but because herbal supplements once registered as supplements are approved by the local agency or even the US FDA as foods. Therefore these products don’t have to undergo the same rigorous testing for effectiveness and safety as the usual prescription medications.

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Coaxing the Couch Potato

January 16, 2019 Category :Fitness 0

Having the luxury of a 21-inch flatscreen television, laptop, game console, and other gadgets and devices all at an arm’s reach is considered heaven for many as the hot and humid Philippine weather foils any intent to move about. Hitch seeps in the instant you start living in the same setup each day; having lesser and lesser movement involved.

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Navigating Adult Patient Empowerment thru Educational Strategies

January 15, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Diabetes Educators on the diabetes health care team play an important, albeit underutilized, role in the care of patients with diabetes. The most optimistic estimate is that less than 30% of diabetic patients receive any diabetes education at all despite the fact that diabetes is increasing in prevalence worldwide. In particular, type 2 diabetes has reached epidemic proportions over the last several decades. The 2008 National Nutrition Health Survey reported a nationwide prevalence of 4.8% based on fasting blood sugar alone. Worldwide, the International Diabetes Federation estimated the global prevalence as 6.6%.

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Decline in mental health from Diabetes begins at middle age

January 14, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

If you think Alzheimer disease is already bad enough, diabetes can also lead to a decline in memory, thinking speed, and mental flexibility in middle age. The good news, is according to new research from the Netherlands, control of the blood sugar disorder might prevent some of these effects.

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Risk increase for liver disease for adults with diabetes

January 13, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A recent study published in the revealed that adults with newly diagnosed diabetes are at risk to have advanced liver disease or diabetic hepatopathy. According to Liane Porepa, MD, from the University of Toronto in Ontario, Canada, and her colleagues, their population-based, matched, retrospective cohort study revealed an incidence rate of serious liver disease of 8.19 per 10,000 person-years versus 4.17 per 10,000 person-years among those without diabetes.

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Blood pressure lowered by educational group sessions

January 12, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

United they stand, divided they fall. It’s a cliched expression that has nonetheless done wonders for countless groups of varying persuasions time and again.

In the case of people with chronic illnesses, it’s usually logical to refer them to educational groups of patients with similar problems. A new study by researchers at the Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center in North Carolina revealed that veterans with diabetes and both uncontrolled blood sugar and high blood pressure can benefit from such group sessions.

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