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Asthma and Diabetes Link

July 5, 2014 Category :Health Watch 0

The link between asthma and diabetes had long been a subject of study among many medical experts and researchers. However until now, there is no conclusive study that have finally validated that asthma and diabetes are absolutely linked.

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Demerara Sugar Safe for Diabetes?

July 5, 2014 Category :Health Watch 0

Demerara sugar is not the typical brown sugar that people can customarily buy in a supermarket or sari sari store. However, is also has a brown color. Unlike brown sugar however, which is essentially unrefined white sugar, Demerara sugar has larger grains and is crunchier. It originated from the Demerara colony in Guyana, from which it derived its name.

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Cheap Diet Meal Plan for Diabetics

May 10, 2014 Category :Health Watch 0

Meal management is a chief factor in managing one’s diabetes. Fortunately for them, the meals that a diabetic should have are actually very cheap. One can simply create menus from the cheapest set of vegetables that can in fact be grown in one’s backyard. To wit, one can use malunggay, saluyot, ampalaya, talbos ng kamote, okra, pechay, talong and kamatis, among other common vegetables to make different types of meals. Instead of eating pork or beef, one can use fish such as galungong, tilapia or bangus as sahog for all meals. In preparing vegetable dishes, it is important that the vegetables be thoroughly washed with water because it is common practice among Filipino farmers to use chemicals and fertilizers that can prove to be harmful to bodies in the long run unless of course one buys organic products and use vegetables grown from one’s own backyard.

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Chocolates for Diabetics

April 10, 2014 Category :Health Watch 0

Having diabetes does not necessarily preclude one from eating anything although in controlled quantities. This included chocolates, which aside from its appetizing taste also has other benefits. What makes chocolate harmful for diabetics is its sugar content. However, there are other types of chocolates which are more apt for diabetics. Chief of which is dark chocolate.

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Lanzones Health Benefits

April 5, 2014 Category :Health Watch 0

Lanzones or Lansium domesticum is a famous fruit commonly grown in Southeast Asia. In the Philippines, Lanzones is popularly grown in Southern Tagalog (Laguna, Batangas, and Quezon), Camiguin, Sulu, Davao del Norte, and Zamboanga del Norte.

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Claw Foot and Hand Treatment Diabetes

March 17, 2014 Category :Health Watch 0

Claw foot or claw toes is a medical condition where your toes or hand bend into a claw-like position. This is recognizable when the bottom half of your toe points up while the top half bends down. Because the toes are not properly position, a person with claw foot is vulnerable to corns or calluses as the toes often rub against your shoes.

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Rice Substitutes for Diabetics

March 14, 2014 Category :Health Watch 0

For diabetics, rice should be limited because it is a source of carbohydrates which is broken down into sugar that can spike up one’s sugar level. The limitation to eat rice is required precisely because of the need to trim down saturated fats. Diabetic patients therefore can actually eat rice but should be limited in serving size.

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Diet Plan for Diabetics

March 4, 2014 Category :Health Watch 0

The diet plan for diabetic patients is integral in diabetes management. In a diabetic meal plan, what is important is that the meals will result to the consumption of around 1,600 calories and 220 grams of carbohydrates for the whole day. This is the threshold that a diabetic patient must always keep in mind in selecting their food. Thus, generally speaking, a diabetic can eat all types of food. However some food needs to be taken in moderation so as not to go over the calorie and carb threshold for the day. This threshold can be higher for diabetic patients who are extra active such as athletes and those who engage in rigorous physical exercise. Following is a sample of a one day diet plan for diabetic patient.

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Hypertension and Diabetes

February 26, 2014 Category :Health Watch 0

High blood pressure (hypertension) is both a condition that can lead to diabetes and a complication of diabetes. Having diabetes increases the risk of hypertension because diabetes can damage or harden the arteries, a condition call atherosclerosis, which causes high blood pressure and other deadly complications such as stroke, heart failure or heart attack. Diabetes can also damage your kidneys’ filtering system, which can lead to high blood pressure. This is essentially why diabetes and hypertension frequently occur together.

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Cyst and Diabetes

February 12, 2014 Category :Health Watch 0

A cyst is a clogged blocked pocket or pouch of tissue filled with air, fluid, or even pus that forms within any tissue in the body but most especially in the skin as a result of infection. The most common cysts among diabetic patients are Folliculitis. This is characterized by an inflammation of the hair follicles caused by an infection, chemical or physical irritation found in the face, thighs, and scalp. Diabetic patients who are obese and who have low immune systems have a higher risk of getting this cyst.

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