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Filipino Celebrities with Diabetes

March 22, 2020 Category :Healthy Advocacy| People and Places 0

According to studies, half a million Filipinos are suffering diabetes and another five million is at risk in contracting the disease. The occurrence of diabetes is so prevalent in the Philippines and it does not discriminate who it will strike. Even many famous Filipino personalities are victims of this deadly disease.

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Diabetes Weak Legs

March 20, 2020 Category :Diabetes Facts| Healthy Advocacy 0

The weakening of legs refers to the decrease in the power and ability of a person to move one’s legs, which can be attributed to the either the declining power of the muscles to contract or the failing of nerves signals from the brain to command the muscle to contract. In which case, any interruption of nerve signals from the brain to the limb results to leg weakness. In the case of diabetic patients, the weakening of the legs is caused by the latter or nerve damage called proximal neuropathy, which poses the risk of disability.

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Calamansi and Diabetes

March 13, 2020 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Calamansi is a small citrus fruit that is normally used by Filipinos as condiment to add sourness to dishes or as a juice. It has become a popular food among Filipinos not only because of its ability to improve the taste of food but more so because of its healthful benefits. Calamansi is usually added to raw fish (kinilaw) for marinating meat and fish as well as for making refreshing juices. Calamansi is especially known as great source for vitamin C which is helpful in preventing sickness and boosting a person’s immune system. It also helps as a natural kidney enhancer. However, studies show the importance of Calamansi in the food diet of diabetic patients as well as for helping a person reduce weight.

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Singkamas Health Benefits

March 11, 2020 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

The season for Singkamas or turnips is during summer, which is but a perfect timing for its thirst quenching quality during the summer heat. Turnips are a root crop vegetable that provides low calories. It is therefore the perfect substitute meal for people who want to attain a physically fit body without sacrificing the need for energy for performing strenuous activities. Thus, turnips have become a famous dietary alternative especially for today’s health conscious and body conscious generation.

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Diabetes Risk for Obese

March 9, 2020 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Obesity or being overweight posts numerous health problems aside from the psychological impairment that this condition gives to obese people. Obesity moreover, increases the risk of diabetes primarily because the causes for these two types of health condition are related to each other.

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Foot Exam Basics for Diabetes Educators

March 4, 2020 Category :Diabetes Facts| Healthy Advocacy 0

Diabetes is a chronic disease which can lead to serious complications such as heart disease, kidney disease, retinopathy, stroke, peripheral arterial occlusive disease and diabetic neuropathy which diabetic foot is a part of. These complications are quite preventable with healthy lifestyle, good compliance to prescribed medications, proper education and regular visits to a doctor. However, among these complications, diabetic foot is one complication which is very much preventable with proper education on foot care.

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Follow Your Dreams

February 27, 2020 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Dream the dreams that nave never peen dreamt, urged David Bower. And don’t allow that dream to go into oblivion. If other people have reached their dreams, surely you can do, too. Langston Hughes reminded, “Hold fast to dreams for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.”

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Simple Ways to have a Positive Mindset for the Holidays

February 26, 2020 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Christmas and the New Year are holidays we associate with family gatherings, parties, gift-giving, and food. It is the season for celebration, bonding, and sharing and the festive spirit fills the air with love and happiness. For some people however, the Christmas holidays can be the most stressful time of the year. Rather than feel excited, they dread the holidays and feel exhausted by the hustle and bustle of the season.

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Earth-friendly Tech

February 20, 2020 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Gadgets have become this generation’s ubiquitous figure. Much like a famous mouse in four-fingered gloves created by Walt Disney, gadgets can now be seen everywhere, in all shapes and sizes. There are the bulky DSLRs, hanging down people’s necks like a morbid accessory; the laptops, slowly invading coffee shop tables and mall benches; the iPhones, iPods, MP3 players and the countless touch-screen devices that, when combined, could light up a whole theater and ruin everyone’s viewing experience. Yes, gadgets have also made their way into the office setting, on the screen of a bored employee’s iPad, waiting for rush hour to end by flicking a birdendlessly through the air with a virtual slingshot.

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The Science of Siesta

February 18, 2020 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Temptation is at hand as one thinks about curling up on the desk, escaping from the noise, and refreshing both mind and body by catching a few Z’s in the afternoon. This is Siesta, a part of Filipino culture seen in many Latin American countries and Spain.

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