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Guide for Counting Carbohydrates

April 30, 2018 Category :Healthy News| Healthy Recipes 0

How would you like your favorite entree if it is served without that perfectly boiled rice or a well-blended mashed potato? Anywhere in the world, whatever form they are in, there is an almost universal preference for carbohydrate-rich foods. A day would not seem complete without eating a serving, especially for Filipinos. » Continue Reading

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Meal Planning 101

April 29, 2018 Category :Healthy Advocacy| Healthy Recipes 0

One of the cornerstones in the management of diabetes is a healthy diet. One way to achieve this is through a good meal plan that is tailored and acceptable to the diabetic person. Today, healthy eating, right exercise and blood glucose monitoring remain as the basic management for diabetes. » Continue Reading

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Philippine Diabetes Association

April 28, 2018 Category :Healthy News 19

The Philippine Diabetes Association (PDA) prides itself in being the “prime mover of excellent diabetes care and prevention in the Philippines.” And true enough, in its more than four decades of existence, the PDA has been in the forefront of activities and campaigns geared towards increasing the awareness of Filipinos about diabetes. » Continue Reading

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Diabetes and Infection Connection

April 27, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

For diabetic patients, no symptom is too insignificant to ignore. Given a short period of time, what starts as a small untreated wound or blister on the foot can develop into a condition severe enough to have to undergo foot or above the knee amputation. A study concluded that diabetics who acquire infections are 55 times more likely to get hospitalized and 154 times more likely to undergo an amputation. » Continue Reading

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Diabetic Foot Ulcer

April 26, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy Advocacy 0

Diabetes is one of the most prevalent diseases afflicting persons all over the world today. According to a study, it is estimated that by the year 2030, 366 million persons in the world will have diabetes. Every 30 seconds a lower limb is lost somewhere in the world due to diabetes. The risk of someone with diabetes developing a foot ulcer could be as high as 25 percent during his/ her lifetime. » Continue Reading

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Diabetes and Tuberculosis: Deadly Tandem

April 25, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 1

The link between diabetes and tuberculosis (TB) has been known for the past two millennia with Avicenna (780-1027 AD) commenting then that “phthisis” (tuberculosis) frequently complicated diabetes. Death was imminent then within five years ‘upon diagnosis of diabetes and the usual cause of death was tuberculosis. The relative risk of contracting tuberculosis is up to five or seven times higher in diabetics and this risk has been. seen in studies done in both developed and developing countries. » Continue Reading

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Exercise for Diabetics on Insulin

April 24, 2018 Category :Fitness| Healthy Advocacy 0

Exercise is one of the most important weapons in the arsenal against diabetes. Regular physical activity helps to control blood sugar and lessens the risk of diabetes-related complications like heart disease. » Continue Reading

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Diabetic Guide to Vaccines

April 23, 2018 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Most of those all-too-dreaded trips to the pediatrician for shots that boost the immune system culminate with the eruption of permanent teeth. But this no longer holds true; not if you’re diabetic, at least. Well into your fifties or sixties, that need for an immune system enhancer comes full circle, especially if you are diabetic. » Continue Reading

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Antibiotics safe for Diabetes?

April 22, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts 2

Question: Is it OK to take antibiotics for fever if you have diabetes?

There really is nothing wrong with diabetics taking antibiotics. It is important, however, to understand what antibiotics are supposed to be for. Antibiotics are drugs generally used for the treatment of infections caused by bacteria. » Continue Reading

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Is Aspartame really harmful?

April 21, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Aspartame was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1981 as a sweetener and flavor enhancer.  Before and after its approval, scientific evidence from more than 30 years of extensive research and over 200 studies on animals and humans have attested to its safety.  These investigations included evaluations of alleged adverse effects.  These evaluations did not show a causal link between aspartame and the adverse effects. » Continue Reading

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