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Diabetes in the Family: Winning the Battle Together

June 30, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy| People and Places 0

Sixteen-year-old Daniella was diagnosed with diabetes only a year ago. Before she learned about her condition, she was a bubbly individual who affected anyone around her with her zest for life. She was active in her school work and other extracurricular activities—a familiar face during school plays and dance performances. However, upon knowing of her condition, she slowly lost her energy to do her activities. “It seemed as if I was losing interest in what I did. At the same time, I found it very taxing to monitor my blood sugar every now and then, most especially at school. Add to that, I have to refrain from eating sweets, or even fruit shakes, as they can raise my blood sugar!” she said.

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Does Menopause Increase the Risk of Diabetes?

June 29, 2019 Category :Diabetes Facts| Healthy News 0

Women may dread menopause for the mood swings, hot flushes and its attendant discomforts, but did you know that menopause may also herald an increase in the risk for diabetes?

Menopausal women often gain weight, but fat also tends to get redistributed. Take a look in the mirror—are you pear-shaped or apple-shaped? Pear-shaped women have more fat in their hips and thighs. Apple-shaped women have more fat in the abdomen or what has been termed as central obesity.

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Warning Signs of Diabetes in Children

June 28, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

We keep hearing about the increasing incidence of diabetes worldwide and this unfortunate trend is also affecting children. It is important to be aware of this disease since early detection can make all the difference.

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Agile and Able at 71

June 27, 2019 Category :People and Places 0

Life they say is too short to take for granted. And because life seems too short for some, a person is deemed fortunate, wise even, if he or she reaches the age of 60 and above. At this point, one can do just about any leisurely activity a retiree desires: travel a lot, enjoyhis or her grandkids, see lots of movies, and the list goes on. After all, that is what retirement is all about.

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Tea to Enjoy Hot or Cold

June 26, 2019 Category :Healthy Recipes 0

“Care for some tea?” You’d likely hear the British say this every afternoon. Together with some cookies, milk, and a bit of sugar, it makes for their perfect afternoon treat.

But tea is not exclusive to the British. In fact, it is present all over the world and is enjoyed by different cures, in more ways than one.

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Fruit Eating Guide for Diabetics

June 25, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Are there really bad fruits or fruits that should be avoided if one is diabetic? The truth is, all fruits may be allowed in a diabetic diet. What is more important to consider, however, is the total amount of carbohydrate intake per serving size of the fruit. Some fruits contain more carbohydrates in a gram per gram comparison.

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Diabetes Injuries: Prevention and Cure

June 24, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Anyone is prone to injuries as he goes about his day to day life. Unlike most cases however, wounds and lacerations may take a longer time to heal in people with diabetes, especially among those with uncontrolled blood sugar. Therefore, to prevent injuries, persons with diabetes should be more cautious. Here are some specifics that should and shouldn’t be done to prevent and cure diabetes injuries, especially those of the feet.

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The Diabetes Problem: What Can We Do to Prevent It?

June 23, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy Advocacy 0

Diabetes mellitus has become a serious problem and has reached epidemic proportions over the past decade. In the Philippines, the National Nutrition Survey conducted by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute in 2003 estimates that about 7 out of 100 Filipinos may either have prediabetes or diabetes. From an older survey done in 1997, there were about 2.8 million Filipinos with diagnosed diabetes. The number of undiagnosed cases is estimated to be just about the same, or perhaps more, considering that there is a sizeable percentage of the population that may not have easy access to medical care.

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Exercise: A Family Affair

June 22, 2019 Category :Fitness| Healthy Advocacy 0

With your permission, let’s take a trip down memory lane.

Remember those days when as a kid, one of your most awaited instances was when your parents would ask you to go to the park? When you would have that adrenalin rush of excitement and almost automatically, would surrender to your parents’ proposal?

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Giving yourself an Insulin Shot

June 21, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

If you have type 1 diabetes-or if you have type 2 diabetes and oral medications are not controlling your blood sugar, you have to take insulin. If you have gestational diabetes, you may need to take insulin if diet and exercise have not been able to keep your blood sugar levels within your target range.

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