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Going Sugar-Free

November 21, 2018 Category :People and Places 0

History has it that when Spanish conquistador Hernan Cortos reached Tenochtitlan in 1519, he noted the vast quantities of a mysterious dark beverage that the then-Aztec emperor Monteczuma consumed and how it was carefully whipped by his attendants beforehand. The beverage, he later discovered, was made from the seed of the tropical Theobroma cacao tree, which has been cultivated for as early as 1,100 B.C. in Mexico and Central and South America. » Continue Reading

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Diabetes Times Two in the Family

November 18, 2018 Category :People and Places 0

Whether in politics or the sphere of music and showbiz, there are fathers who somehow bestowed their specific passion or prowess to their daughters. Take the father-daughter tandem of singers Hadji and Rachel Alejandro, politicians Renato and Pia Cayetano, Hollywood film makers Francis Ford and Sofia Coppola, and actors John Voight and daughter Angelina Jolie. In some cases, fathers and daughters share something in common apart from skill and physical resemblance. It could be a particular health condition. » Continue Reading

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Love in Time of Diabetes

November 3, 2018 Category :Healthy Advocacy| People and Places 0

Situation #1: Luisa found out about her diabetes when she was in her 7th month of pregancy. Here husband, Benedict, accompanied her to the doctor for a checkup one afternoon, whe she realized that she was having a sudden attack of high blood pressure. During the test, her obstetrician suspected her of having diabetes, and advised her to see an endoctrinologist immediately. » Continue Reading

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In Sickness and in Health

October 28, 2018 Category :Healthy Advocacy| People and Places 0

Diabetes is an epidemic, and older adults are particularly affected. The good thing about it is that with early detection and treatment, serious health consequences of diabetes can be prevented or delayed. And the task is made easier when you have someone to share it with, literally speaking.

For the David couple, it was Pie who got diabetes first and underwent treatment in order to keep his condition under control. Rina, on the other hand, was already in her 40s when she was diagnosed. » Continue Reading

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Sentro Oftalmologico Jose Rizal

September 28, 2018 Category :Healthy Advocacy| People and Places 0

Cataracts, glaucoma, corneal diseases and other vision problems can now all be diagnosed and treated under one roof! Imagine an eye referral center where all the best ophthalmologists (doctors specializing in the care and treatment of various eye problems), the best equipment, and the best service can all be found in a modern, state-of-the-art facility. » Continue Reading

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Rainbow: Diabetes Summer Camp

September 20, 2018 Category :People and Places 1

The innocence of the child makes them beautiful. Their big, bright eyes have not yet been tainted with worldly things or burdened with worldly cares. But what if this innocence is dramatically cut short by diabetes? Does it mean the end of their youth? Can it blur their vision of a promising future?

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Pioneering the Fight Against Diabetes

September 19, 2018 Category :People and Places 2

A meeting with some representatives of the Department of Health some time ago showed the indifference of health officials, and Filipinos alike, towards diabetes. Five hundred new cases reported everyday, yet to them it is JUST diabetes—something that frustrates the man they call “Father of Philippine Diabetology“. » Continue Reading

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Diabetic Skin Problems

August 31, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts| People and Places 0

My aunt Eva came home after my cousin’s debut party scratching her legs and complaining of extreme itching. She hiked up her pants and scratched her legs frantically, all the while asking herself and her husband what she could have eaten to trigger the itching. » Continue Reading

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Type 1 Diabetic Conquered Everest

August 6, 2018 Category :People and Places 0

Will Cross became the first American with diabetes to reach the summit of Mt. Everest. Cross has proven that even people with diabetes can conquer the world’s highest mountain.

Before Cross, a 49-year-old Austrian man, Geri Winkler, became the first type 1 diabetic to scale the world’s highest peak earlier in May. Nevertheless, Cross was happy to have conquered Everest on his second attempt.

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Overcoming Diabetes with a Positive Mindset

August 1, 2018 Category :People and Places 0

A Sunday morning in his grandmother’s house in Binan, Laguna found Joby Belmonte watching a public service program about diabetes and its symptoms. Then 17 years old, Joby casually shared with his lola how he could easily relate to the described manifestations of diabetes. Aside from being skinny and eating heavily, he always felt thirsty and frequented the bathroom many times a day. Knowing that diabetes ran in the family, Joby’s grandmother advised him to go see a doctor. The next day, they both went to a hospital in Makati and consulted a doctor about his situation. » Continue Reading

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