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The Fat Deal on Trans Fat

September 26, 2022 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Are you aware of the kind of fat you are eating? One of the leading causes of type 2 diabetes is excess body fat or obesity resulting from an imbalance between energy intake and physical activity. Fat is one of the three major nutrients in food that supply energy, the others are carbohydrate and protein. Fat is the main form in which the body stores energy. Fats and oils are made mostly of fatty acids. The chemical and physical properties of fat are determined by the relative amounts of fatty acids it contains. There are four major kinds of fats/fatty acids in the foods that we eat. » Continue Reading

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How Laughter Conquers All – Even Diabetes!

September 25, 2022 Category :Healthy Advocacy| People and Places 0

You may have seen her in the 90’s soap Valiente and just recently Mga Anghel na Walang Langit. She was also in shows Daisy Siete, Tabachingching, and the morning show Unang Hirit, where she’s a segment host. Aside from these, she also does corporate events, and occasionally performs in comedy bars.

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Good Diet to Diabetes Salvation

September 24, 2022 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Marissa Sanchez, a singer/ actress/comedian, has type 2 diabetes and admitted indulging in food before. She shares that she used to eat anything and everything she wanted and craved for, and most especially, she loved rice. But then, symptoms started appearing: blurry vision, constant and unusual thirst, and going on constant bathroom trips. That was the time it was confirmed that she was diabetic and was asked by her endocrinologist, Dr. Augusto Litonjua, to change her eating habits. Although she wasn’t able to kick her usual eating habits all at once, she says that once she was able to control her food intake, she began experiencing miracles in her diabetes management.

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Healthy Fast-food Choices

September 23, 2022 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

McDonald’s and Jollibee seem to be a pair… When one sees McDonald’s in a corner street, not far from it is a Jollibee outlet. Each is endorsed by well known celebrities and both have a social dimension of helping the less privileged children.

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Tips for Staying Well Hydrated

September 21, 2022 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

  • Have a beverage with every meal and snack.
  • Choose beverages that you enjoy. Several studies show that children and adults consume about 45 percent to 50 percent more liquid when it’s flavored vs. plain water.
  • Eat more fruits and vegetables. Fruits and vegetables tend to have high water content, which makes them a great option for helping you meet your hydration needs.
  • Don’t exclusively rely on thirst. Sometimes thirst is not a reliable measure of hydration because of medications or other health conditions. Keep a water bottle or beverage at your desk, in your car, in your bag or wherever you will be reminded to drink.
  • Keep beverages at moderate temperature. Fluids served at moderate temperatures — temperatures that are neither hot nor cold — tend to be consumed in greater volumes.
  • Follow the American College of Sports Medicine recommendations for fluid intake before, during and after physical activity
  • Choose your beverage that fit your activity level and lifestyle. If you are watching your calorie intake, consider choosing a low-calorie beverage or create your own refreshing light beverages. Also be aware of the calorie content of the beverages you drink.

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To Drink or not to Drink

September 20, 2022 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Water is the simplest and most important beverage. It is an essential nutrient and medium of life. Water constitutes about 60 percent of an adult’s weight and a higher percentage of a child’s.

We often associate thirst to drinking water otherwise you will be dehydrated. From the Greek word hydor, which signifies water, to hydrate means the process of supplying water or liquid in order to maintain a healthy balance. Fluid intake does not necessarily mean just plain water intake. This can also connote to fruit/vegetable juices, soups, gelatin, popsicles, sodas and even alcoholic beverages.

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Insulin Pens More Cost-Effective than Syringes

September 10, 2022 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Patients with type 2 diabetes who already require regular insulin injections may save more using insulin pens than traditional syringes. Results of a new- study found that using pre-loaded insulin pens were more cost-effective than the traditional insulin therapy using syringes.

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Halting the Metabolic Syndrome

September 5, 2022 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Metabolic syndrome is a term for a condition in which risk factors—such as abdominal obesity, high triglyceride level, low level of good cholesterol (also known as high-density lipoprotein cholesterol or HDL-C), high blood pressure, and high blood sugar—cluster together, putting a patient at higher risk for heart disease, diabetes mellitus, and stroke.

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Understanding the Diabetic Diet

September 3, 2022 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

You’ve heard it all before. Eat more veggies. Eat more fiber. Eat more fish. Put down the saltshaker. Limit the fat. Be active. Don’tmoke. And don’t drink too much alcohol. What’s the deal? If you follow these advice, will it really make a difference in how well and how long you live? In a word, YES. You can bet your life on it. If you could grow old in good health without having a heart attack or getting diabetes and its complications, wouldn’t you be willing to do just about anything — including improving your diet and activity habits? Of course, you would. And you can start today.

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Are There Medicines that prevent Diabetes?

August 29, 2022 Category :Healthy Advocacy| Healthy News 0

Eating well, incorporating regular physical activity into your daily routine and maintaining proper weight are still all key to preventing type 2 diabetes. This is particularly important in people already with risk factors — like being overweight, having close relatives with diabetes, having had diabetes during a previous pregnancy or if one already has prediabetes (a condition wherein blood sugar levels are higher than normal but not high enough for a diagnosis of diabetes). But because some people would rather take a pill than go to the gym, researchers have looked at certain medications and their efficacy on diabetes prevention.

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