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Does Menopause Increase the Risk of Diabetes?

June 29, 2019 Category :Diabetes Facts| Healthy News 0

Women may dread menopause for the mood swings, hot flushes and its attendant discomforts, but did you know that menopause may also herald an increase in the risk for diabetes?

Menopausal women often gain weight, but fat also tends to get redistributed. Take a look in the mirror—are you pear-shaped or apple-shaped? Pear-shaped women have more fat in their hips and thighs. Apple-shaped women have more fat in the abdomen or what has been termed as central obesity.

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Artificial Sweeteners: Are they Safe?

February 13, 2019 Category :Diabetes Facts| Healthy News 0

It has been 15 years since Jingky, a mother of one, was diagnosed to have diabetes. One day, she stood in front of a store, indulging her eyes on the mouth-watering cakes, buttery pastries, luscious ice cream, and creamy puddings, feeling sorry she couldn’t consume such foods.

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Benefits of Candesartan

January 30, 2019 Category :Healthy News 0

A treasure in the management of cardiometabolic diseases. In the last ten years, the prevalence of diabetes worldwide has increased at such an alarming rate, and the number of diabetics is expected to reach 350 million by 2025, which is barely 15 years from now. The Philippines is projected to be among the top ten countries showing a rapid increase in the prevalence of the disease. Diabetes has been known to cluster with other risk factors particularly hypertension—another killer—and local health experts are alarmed that diabetes and hypertension form a metabolic ‘time bomb’ waiting to explode, as it continues to maim or kill countless victims in the country and worldwide.

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Are There Medicines that prevent Diabetes?

January 20, 2019 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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Healthy Holiday Eating Tips

December 8, 2018 Category :Healthy News 0

There are other ways to enjoy the food during the season minus the guilt. Here are some tips for healthy holiday eating:

• When confronted with the desire to eat a holiday treat, don’t hesitate to treat yourself with just a bite. Allowing yourself to sample the food you like can help you not to overeat when the craving is just too much to bear.

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Holiday Partying Tips

December 7, 2018 Category :Healthy News| Stress Busters 0

A holiday party is never complete without an array of carbohydrate-rich foods that are sure to raise your sugar level!  Picture a traditional Noche Buena feast: Christmas ham or the Filipino favorite lechon as the dinner centerpiece, pasta, morcon plus a myriad of other appetizers, side dishes and desserts.

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Stay Sweet on a Sugar-Free Date

October 25, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts| Healthy News 0

Most people find dates highly tedious. In order to make a good impression, you put your best foot forward, use the best hair products, dress up to the nines, and, of course, pump up pockets with dough (or credit cards). These scenarios apply to normal people. How about people with diabetes? » Continue Reading

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Healthy Comfort Foods

July 30, 2018 Category :Healthy News 0

Comfort food is the food which brings back good memories. It’s what we think of when we hear the word “homemade”, and it’s the food that reminds us of simpler times. comfort food is typically inexpensive, uncomplicated and easy to prepare. It appeals to many because of familiarity, emotional security, or special reward. Comfort food often includes pleasant associations of childhood. Small children often seem to latch on to a specific food or drink and will repeatedly request it in high stress situations, while adults eat comfort food for a sense of continuity. » Continue Reading

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Diabetes Treatment in a New and Different Light

June 30, 2018 Category :Healthy Advocacy| Healthy News 0

Most often, low blood sugar and weight gain are two main concerns of patients with type 2 diabetes. For a time the only solution has been injecting insulin to normalize blood sugar level. “Hypoglycemia is the most difficult obstacle in the management of blood sugar in people with diabetes;’ said Dr. Phillip Cryer, a professor of Endocrinology and Metabolism at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

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Bone Density Test

June 15, 2018 Category :Fitness| Healthy News 0

Bones are one of the most neglected parts of the human body. We never realize how important our bones are until we grow old and experience different bone pains and injuries. According to the International Osteoporosis Foundation, “as we get older, we are no longer able to replace bone tissue as quickly as we lose it.”

Women are more prone to bone diseases than men. Their body framework and women’s declining ability to produce estrogen as they age are the reasons they are prone to such diseases. When this happens, the bones become less dense until it produces holes and becomes light and weak, causing osteoporosis. However, men shouldn’t be too complacent either for they also suffer from bone loss, although the rate of loss is much slower than in women. » Continue Reading

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