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MMC Diabetes Care Center

August 30, 2014 Category :General Wellness 1

Founded in 1984, the Makati Medical Center Diabetes Care Center or MMC Diabetes Care Center, is the first diabetes educational clinic in Asia to help people with diabetes live fuller lives.

The MMC Diabetes Care Center was conceptualized amidst the growing diabetic population in the Philippines. Inspired by Dr. Joslin’s principle that in diabetes “he who knows the most lives the longest” Dr. Augusto D. Litonjua, opened the first diabetes education clinic in coordination with Dr. Raul G. Fores who provided the home of the clinic in Makati Medical Center. The Diabetes Education Clinic Staff, Ms. Susan Trinidad R.N., Ms Victoria Santiago,R.N., and Ms. Imelda Cardino R.N.D., were the first diabetes educators in the Philippines which focused on diabetes foot and wound care, nutrition counselling, insulin pump installation, computerized glucose monitoring record, and ankle brachial index measurement. Through the years, the clinic expanded its program to provide not just education but total diabetes care providing access to diabetes care products.

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Ballroom Dance for Diabetics

July 4, 2014 Category :General Wellness 0

Ballroom Dance is a set of partner dances, which are enjoyed both socially and competitively around the world. There are different types of ballroom dances such as tango, bolero, cha-cha, foxtrot, hip hop, hustle, jive, meringue, paso doble, rumba, salsa, samba, swing and waltz among others. Each type of dance involves a complex and specific movement and rhythmic pattern of the feet and body that is accompanied by music.

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Caci Clinic Philippines

July 3, 2014 Category :General Wellness 0

Caci Clinic Philippines or Caci Face and Body Care Centre is a wellness clinic haven that integrates Dermatics Skin Health System with its Computer Aided Cosmetology Instrument (CACI) that delivers an all-in-one anti-aging science and a luxurious treatment for Face and Body Skin Regeneration in a soothing environment.

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How to Motivate Young Diabetics?

February 28, 2014 Category :General Wellness 0

Diabetes disease is a plague that affects approximately 15,000 children every year. Because of this more and more children are suffering from diabetes, which can disrupt the conduct of their regular lives. The key to motivating young diabetics is to achieve a sense of self-efficacy or confidence among them so that that can attain self-care especially relating to their food choices.

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Obesity Programs in the Philippines

November 6, 2013 Category :General Wellness 0

Obesity is a common yet neglected disease especially among children because of the local culture and common misconception that a tubby child is cute and healthy. Obesity only becomes a concern for adults primarily for aesthetic purposes and not for health reasons.

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Banoffee Pie for Diabetics

October 23, 2013 Category :General Wellness| Healthy Recipes 0

Banoffee, banoffi, or banoffy pie is a popular dessert pie originally from England made from bananas, toffee and cream from boiled condensed milk (of leche flan) placed on a pastry or crumbled biscuits and butter. Accordingly, it was invented by Ian Dowding, a chef at The Hungry Monk restaurant in Jevington, East Sussex in 1972. It was inspired by the American dessert “Blum’s Coffee Toffee Pie”.

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Alugbati Ointment

July 31, 2013 Category :General Wellness| Health Watch 0

Also known as Basella genus, grapes spinach and mushrooms Kwai, Alugbati is a wild smooth herbaceous vine endemic in the Philippines, which is characterized by its pleasant mild spinach flavour that has traditionally been popular to locals for its numerous healing effects. Aside from being a good source of vitamins and minerals (e.g. calcium, iron and vitamins A, B and C) and laxative, to help reduce inflammation and act as a laxative, alugbati leaves can be used for treating ulcers, inflammation of the nose and throat, gonorrhea and balaniti, headaches. Moreover, the sap of the plant may be directly used for cleansing the skin from acne, soothing burns and scalds and other skin irritations. In lieu of its medicinal value for skin treatments, the alugbati is usually made into an ointment for easy application to the affected or infected areas of the skin.

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Best Cold Drinks in Summer Philippines

May 17, 2013 Category :General Wellness 0

One of the best ways to fight off the scourging summer heat is by drinking a cool refreshing drink that can be used to supplement one’s vacation relaxation while basking on the beach, enjoying a summer night, or simply taking the beat of the heat. Here under are the best cold drinks during the summer in the Philippines.

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Milk for Diabetics in Philippines

May 7, 2013 Category :General Wellness 0

A diabetic can generally drink at least two three servings of milk but it needs to be low fat. Milk is generally consider a healthy source of calcium and protein which is needed by diabetics. However, it must be stressed that the milk should be low fat because Cow’s milk and other dairy products or food derivatives of milk such as cheese and yogurt has a huge amount of lactose. Lactose is the milk sugar, which provides milk its sweet taste and comprises about 40% of a cow’s milk calories.

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Best Exercise Equipment for Diabetics?

April 25, 2013 Category :Fitness| General Wellness 0

Aside proper diet, proper exercise is crucial for managing type 2 diabetes. Diabetic patients are always advised to be physically active yet not too much active because strenuous activity can also be dangerous especially for diabetic patients who are older.

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