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Diabetes and Depression: Double Trouble

July 30, 2020 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy Advocacy 0

It is difficult to imagine what could be worse than an ailment that takes the happiness and pleasure out of living. And yet, depression is widespread and is frequently seen among people with diabetes.

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Diabetes Camps in the Philippines

July 24, 2020 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Diabetes Camps are specialized camps that caters children and adults who are diagnosed with diabetes and are often challenge with the lifetime burden of managing their health condition. Diabetes camps help pool people with diabetes in order to ease the misconception that their condition is unique. Camps not only promote camaraderie and creates a sense of belongingness to people with diabetes, provide counseling but also training for people especially children for them to become more independent and self reliant in managing their disease. It also serves as a venue for diabetic patients to open up and share their experience in diabetes care and other unique experiences to help each other in fighting off the sickness, build confidence and allow them to live more normal lives.

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Gymnema Sylvestre Herbal

July 21, 2020 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy Advocacy 0

Also known as gymnema, cowplant, Gurmari, Gurmarbooti, and Meshasringa, Gymnema Sylvestre is a miracle herb original found in the tropical forests of South Asia (India and Sri Lanka). What is unique about the herb is that chewing its leaves helps control the sensation of sweet. This effect is attributed to the presence of the gymnemic acids, which is extracted from the leaves and roots of the herb. As such, Gymnema Sylvestre had been used as a natural for treating and managing diabetes since time immemorial and was called sweet urine. However, this magical powers of the herb still lacks adequate study to validate its efficacy and effectiveness.

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Health Benefits of Lemonsito

July 19, 2020 Category :Healthy Advocacy| Healthy Recipes 1

Lemonsito, Cotrofortunella mitis or more popularly known as calamansi is a citrus fruit that is grown in the Philippines in practically any type of soil and climate. The plant is shrub that usually starts to bear fruit after two years.

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Ampalaya Pandesal

July 15, 2020 Category :Healthy Advocacy| Healthy Recipes 0

Pandesal which literally translates to “salt bread” in Spanish is a popular type of yeast raised bread in the Philippines that Filipinos usually used as its staple food for breakfast. The bread is mainly made of simple ingredients such as flour, eggs, yeast, sugar, and salt. The pandesal is commonly eaten by Filipinos by dipping them in the hot coffee and had long served as the main breakfast dish of the common Filipino.

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Ensure: Diabetes Meal Replacement?

July 14, 2020 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy Advocacy 0

Including Ensure into one’s diet is an excellent way to get extra nutrients. This health drink is especially useful for people who are unable to eat a complete meal properly like those with certain illness or those recovering from surgery. Ensure is a health drink which a patient can easily consume to supplement one’s meal and allow one to get the required dietary nutrition that one needs. However, to use Ensure as a meal replacement is not advisable especially for a diabetic person.

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Chicken Liver for Diabetics

July 8, 2020 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy Advocacy 0

Chicken Liver is one of the best and nutritious parts of the chicken. It is cooked in different ways such as by adding it in pansit, adobo, menudo and other local delicacies. Chicken liver is especially popular for vitamin K, which is helpful for blood clotting. When one is wounded, blood clotting occurs during which platelets of the blood stick together to cover would and prevent continuous bleeding thereby allowing the wound to heal.

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Coffee for Diabetics

July 5, 2020 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

People love to drink coffee to awaken their spirits, to pass time, to relax, to keep themselves full, and for whatever reason. It is very common for people to drink coffee in the morning. In fact some people only drink coffee for breakfast. Because of this, there are many studies that have been conducted to see the benefits of coffee.

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Healthy Snacks for Diabetes

June 30, 2020 Category :Healthy Advocacy| Healthy Recipes 0

Diet is central in the management of diabetes. Hence, it is important for diabetic patients to know what to eat and in what amounts in order to regulate and manage the disease, which if not properly monitored can lead to very serious problems and consequence. This means that when the stomach of a diabetic patient starts to rumble, one can simply munch on anything to address the hunger. Instead, one need to take a snack that can satisfy your stomach without blustering your blood sugar levels. So what exactly can a diabetic eat when his tummy goes mad.

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Top Blood Sugar Gadgets

June 24, 2020 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Thanks to the advances of technology for making life easier for people living with diabetes. One of the major medical breakthroughs in the field of diabetes management and treatment is the advent of different high tech gadgets for monitoring blood sugar levels, which is critical in effectively managing the disease and maintaining a good life for diabetic patients. Here under are top blood sugar gadgets that are currently available in the market.

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