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Saluyot for Diabetes

July 1, 2020 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Also known as Jute or Corchorus capsularis, Saluyot is a common leafy vegetable in the Philippines that thrives practically anywhere in the country. This vegetable plant is especially abundant in tropical wet forest regions like the Philippines. Saluyot is like a weed that requires little to no nurturing, and grows in no particular season.

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Diabetes Morning Dizziness

June 3, 2020 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Diabetes is an illness that most people suffer. In this year of advance technology, lifestyle of the individuals differs from back in the days. Diabetes is more rampant compare before these results to different factors that a person may experience or suffer, before a person may have a diabetic in the late stage of his life, but now even an early age may have this illness. It is a genetically disease that only the members of the family may or might have. In today’s generation, even without a family history of diabetes anyone is susceptible in having the illness.

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Anxiety Attack Diabetes

May 29, 2020 Category :Diabetes Facts| Health Watch 0

Anxiety is generally considered a natural body response to stress. People feel anxious when one is worried about something or something is psychologically bothering a person. For diabetics however, anxiety attacks are more common and lingering especially because of the seemingly unending stress of looking after everything that the patient needs to intake or eat. Becoming cautious of what you eat day in and day out is very stressful which can lead to panic attacks characterized by feeling distressed, weak and dizzy.

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Peanut Butter good for Diabetics?

May 3, 2020 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Peanut butter is a low glycemic index food found in the food pyramid. When the peanut is eaten slowly, it would lead to slow increase in the blood sugar of a person. This may result to low glycemic index foods that are suggested to benefit the control of both non-insulin-dependent and insulin-dependent diabetes. Be sure to check how much peanut butter one should take and ask the doctor for more information on how much recommended for an individual to take. The peanut butter comprised primarily of protein and fats. The normal peanut butter contains approximately 100 calories in a tablespoon. The nutrients of the peanut butter have 5 g of protein, 8 grams of fat, 1 gram of sugars and 3 grams of carbohydrates which is good for the body.

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Gallstones and Diabetes

April 24, 2020 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Diabetes, if not properly managed can have deleterious effects on the different organs of the body. It can damage vital organs such as the heart, the kidney, lungs as well as the gallbladder, which is often given the least concern. The gallbladder is an organ that functions to store bile produced by the liver for food digestion. It is an important organ but not essential as people can opt to have it removed and still live a normal life.

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Common Diabetes Drugs in the Philippines

April 16, 2020 Category :Diabetes Facts| Health Watch 0

Diabetes has become a national epidemic with over 3 million Filipinos suffering from the disease. Most Filipinos however are either ignorant of their sickness or not taking the disease seriously, which results to complications because it is already too late to remedy the disease.

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Diabetes Weak Legs

March 20, 2020 Category :Diabetes Facts| Healthy Advocacy 0

The weakening of legs refers to the decrease in the power and ability of a person to move one’s legs, which can be attributed to the either the declining power of the muscles to contract or the failing of nerves signals from the brain to command the muscle to contract. In which case, any interruption of nerve signals from the brain to the limb results to leg weakness. In the case of diabetic patients, the weakening of the legs is caused by the latter or nerve damage called proximal neuropathy, which poses the risk of disability.

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How to use Humapen Ergo II?

March 19, 2020 Category :Diabetes Facts 1

Also known as the ergonomic pen, the Humapen Ergo II is insulin delivery device created by Eli Lilly for the convenient self administration of insulin by diabetic patients. It looks like a pen with a push, twist and lock cartridge holder that allows users to conveniently inject insulin, read and correct dosages easily and change cartridges in a fast and simple way. The device allows users to inject I to 60 units of Humulin from a 3 ML cartridge.

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Benefits of Glucagon Tablets

March 16, 2020 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Glucagon essentially is a hormone created in the pancreas that help increases blood sugar levels. With modern science, chemists have produced glucagon tablets which diabetic patients can take orally to increase their blood sugar levels in case of low blood sugar or hypoglycemia.

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Foot Exam Basics for Diabetes Educators

March 4, 2020 Category :Diabetes Facts| Healthy Advocacy 0

Diabetes is a chronic disease which can lead to serious complications such as heart disease, kidney disease, retinopathy, stroke, peripheral arterial occlusive disease and diabetic neuropathy which diabetic foot is a part of. These complications are quite preventable with healthy lifestyle, good compliance to prescribed medications, proper education and regular visits to a doctor. However, among these complications, diabetic foot is one complication which is very much preventable with proper education on foot care.

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