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Diabetes in the Family: Winning the Battle Together

June 30, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy| People and Places 0

Sixteen-year-old Daniella was diagnosed with diabetes only a year ago. Before she learned about her condition, she was a bubbly individual who affected anyone around her with her zest for life. She was active in her school work and other extracurricular activities—a familiar face during school plays and dance performances. However, upon knowing of her condition, she slowly lost her energy to do her activities. “It seemed as if I was losing interest in what I did. At the same time, I found it very taxing to monitor my blood sugar every now and then, most especially at school. Add to that, I have to refrain from eating sweets, or even fruit shakes, as they can raise my blood sugar!” she said.

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Warning Signs of Diabetes in Children

June 28, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

We keep hearing about the increasing incidence of diabetes worldwide and this unfortunate trend is also affecting children. It is important to be aware of this disease since early detection can make all the difference.

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Fruit Eating Guide for Diabetics

June 25, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Are there really bad fruits or fruits that should be avoided if one is diabetic? The truth is, all fruits may be allowed in a diabetic diet. What is more important to consider, however, is the total amount of carbohydrate intake per serving size of the fruit. Some fruits contain more carbohydrates in a gram per gram comparison.

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Diabetes Injuries: Prevention and Cure

June 24, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Anyone is prone to injuries as he goes about his day to day life. Unlike most cases however, wounds and lacerations may take a longer time to heal in people with diabetes, especially among those with uncontrolled blood sugar. Therefore, to prevent injuries, persons with diabetes should be more cautious. Here are some specifics that should and shouldn’t be done to prevent and cure diabetes injuries, especially those of the feet.

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The Diabetes Problem: What Can We Do to Prevent It?

June 23, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy Advocacy 0

Diabetes mellitus has become a serious problem and has reached epidemic proportions over the past decade. In the Philippines, the National Nutrition Survey conducted by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute in 2003 estimates that about 7 out of 100 Filipinos may either have prediabetes or diabetes. From an older survey done in 1997, there were about 2.8 million Filipinos with diagnosed diabetes. The number of undiagnosed cases is estimated to be just about the same, or perhaps more, considering that there is a sizeable percentage of the population that may not have easy access to medical care.

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Exercise: A Family Affair

June 22, 2019 Category :Fitness| Healthy Advocacy 0

With your permission, let’s take a trip down memory lane.

Remember those days when as a kid, one of your most awaited instances was when your parents would ask you to go to the park? When you would have that adrenalin rush of excitement and almost automatically, would surrender to your parents’ proposal?

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Giving yourself an Insulin Shot

June 21, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

If you have type 1 diabetes-or if you have type 2 diabetes and oral medications are not controlling your blood sugar, you have to take insulin. If you have gestational diabetes, you may need to take insulin if diet and exercise have not been able to keep your blood sugar levels within your target range.

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Lucky Charms for Diabetics

June 6, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Have you heard of medical IDs? These are the charms which could save your life. Medical IDs are worn by people with rare medical conditions, food and drug allergies, multiple medications, or chronic illnesses like diabetes.

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Diabetes Life-Saving Kit

June 5, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

We are living in a world where accidents happen almost every single day. But while there are serious accidents which necessitate immediate hospitalization, some, especially home injuries, can sometimes be attended to even by one’s self.

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Diabetes Emergencies: Recognition, Prevention and Treatment

May 29, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Pedestrian mishaps, accidents in the home: cuts, burns, etc., regardless of severity are considered emergencies. Some of these may be simply treated with a first-aid kit at home or at work, but some can be life-threatening and need to be attended to in the emergency room by doctors.

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