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In Service to Others

April 7, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy| People and Places 0

According to Russian-American philosopher and novelist Ayn Rand, the ultimate moral value of each human individual is his or her own well-being. Since selfishness is, according to her, a rational concern with one’s own well-being, it turns out to be a prerequisite for the attainment of an ultimate moral value. For this reason, Rand believes that selfishness is a virtue.

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Conquering the Supermarket Aisles and Diabetes

April 6, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

The success of diabetes mellitus management is largely influenced by what goes into our shopping carts and eventually into our mouths. This makes wise and healthy shopping habits essential in managing diabetes, the prevalence of which co knues to increase among Filipinos. Let us accompany you to your trip to the supermarket and usher you to the road to proper diabetes care and wellness.

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Starting them Young

April 4, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Even as advances in technology continue to make our lives easier, our children are paying a higher price for all the convenience of eating fast food (read: instant and processed) while playing their favorite games on the computer without even breaking a sweat.

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Insulin Handling for People on the Go!

April 3, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy| People and Places 0

A common misconception regarding the use of insulin in diabetes is its negative impact on social life and work performance. This negative perception often becomes a barrier in the successful management of the disease. There is a need to create an enabling environment where people on insulin can live a normal, healthy and active life.

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Caring For Students with Diabetes

April 2, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Children with diabetes often have type 1, or “insulin-dependent” diabetes, in which the pancreas doesn’t make insulin. They must administer insulin daily through multiple injections or an insulin pump. Children can also have type 2 diabetes. Though type 2 diabetes is usually found in older adults, it has been on the rise in children and adolescents. Children with type 2 diabetes are treated with diet and exercise, diabetes pills, and/or insulin.

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Avoid Injuries while Doing Sports

April 1, 2019 Category :Fitness| Healthy Advocacy 0

As we draw close to the twilight of the fun-filled sunny season, it’s a signal to greet that time of the year which brings new life experiences and add another chapter in our lives. Without further ado, let’s welcome school year 2011-2012.

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Metformin: Beyond Lowering Glucose

March 20, 2019 Category :Diabetes Facts| Healthy Advocacy 0

“There are actually two things that I would like to take into account in diabetes treatment. One is of course lowering of blood sugar, as manifested by lowering of HbA1c, and, more importantly, reduction of weight of type 2 diabetic patients,” shared Dr. Augusto D. Litonjua, founding president of the Philippine Association for the Study of Overweight and Obesity. “Metformin is probably the only antidiabetic drug that does these two things well.”

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Use of correct insulin crucial in diabetes treatment

March 18, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

“Diabetes is an increasing problem in Asia, particularly in the Philippines. The number of people with diabetes will double in 15 or 20 years’ time,” said Professor Peter Tong of the Department of Medicine and Therapeutics of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, in symposium organized by Sanofi Aventis held recently.

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Sweet Truth on Sugar-Free Ice Cream

March 15, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

The heat of summer drives us to crave for something cool and refreshing. A tall glass of cold water will do, but then, there are times when we just crave for something that is altogether cool, sweet, and delectable like a scoop or two of ice cream.

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Meal Replacements for Diabetes

March 13, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

What are meal replacements?
Meal replacements are food products, such as shakes, milk drinks, packaged entrées, cereals, soups, and bars, that are taken in place of meals and snacks. They contain a defined amount of calories, almost similar to the calories in a small meal. Since these products come in exact portions, dieters are able to control their calorie intake without having to worry about counting calories, and are able to stay within their prescribed low-calorie diets.

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