Drug Tested vs. Diabetic Neuropathy

August 5, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A drug that might prevent or reverse nerve damage caused by diabetes is now being tested in humans in the United States. Diabetic neuropathy or nerve damage causes a loss of sensation in the hands and feet. Diabetic patients with nerve damage might not always notice small injuries, which when left unnoticed may become severely infected.

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Meat Lovers Pizza

August 4, 2018 Category :Healthy Recipes 0

Who doesn’t love a hefty slice of pizza topped with a generous helping of your favorite meat cuts – pepperoni, ground beef, salami, and sausage?  In this pizza version, we opt for Italian sausages and pepperoni slices atop a whole-wheat pita crust.  It’s so delicious it is hard to believe that it is not cholesterol laden as well.

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Roasted Veggie Tortilla Pizza

August 3, 2018 Category :Healthy Recipes 0

A vegetarian option for those vegetable lovers out there.  Feel free to add your favorite vegetables aside from the ones used below, such as spinach or mushrooms.  Pre-baking may not be done for these vegetables anymore.  Using tortilla as the base, it is also topped with a sprinkling of mozzarella – a “thin crust” pizza version everyone will love.

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Pizza Perfect

August 2, 2018 Category :Healthy Recipes 0

Who does not love pizza, with its abundance of toppings and its gooey, melted cheese dripping with every slice?  And thanks to the abundance of wheat pizza bases available, even diabetics can bite into the next pizza recipes that combine a whole lot of flavor with a whole lot of healthy options. » Continue Reading

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

Tips to Kick the Smoking Habit

July 31, 2018 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Smoking is dangerous to your health.” This slogan has been on cigarette packs for years and yet, people who smoke do not seem to realize the slogan has much truth in it. Cigarettes contain nicotine, the addictive substance which makes people want to smoke. Apart from it, cigarettes also contain thousands of chemicals that are harmful to the body.

While smoking is harmful to people in general, it poses more health hazards to people with diabetes. Smoking increases their risk of complications brought about by diabetes such as heart attack and stroke. Here are some tips to help people with diabetes break the smoking habit. » Continue Reading

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

Healthy Food Options

July 29, 2018 Category :Healthy Recipes 0

Here’s a list of delicious and healthier options to satisfy your comfort food cravings:

Grilled Banana w/ yoghurt: Place a peeled banana on a piece of foil. Sprinkle some vanilla essence and a teaspoon of granulated fructose. Grill for five minutes and serve with yoghurt. Add freshly crushed cardamom seeds before grilling, if you like. This fruit sugar has a much lower GI than sugar. The warmth of the spices and vanilla, with the slow-release energy from the bananas, makes a comforting snack of pudding for only 150 calories. » Continue Reading

Spa for the Soul

July 28, 2018 Category :People and Places 0

For most people riddled by conflicting relationships, by demanding superiors or officemates, by uncouth and rude children, and by everyday stresses, there seems to be no end to the problems of daily life. Worse, the tracts of anxiety, worry, depression and despair seem to be not far behind. But heed and take heart because there is hope in hopelessness.

The fact is there is a way out. A happy way out. Relaxing the Mind and Spirit Healing and restoration is required not just by the physical body burdened by the gripping realities of life but by the mind and spirit as well. » Continue Reading

A Dose of Prayer in Diabetes Management

July 27, 2018 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

In a Christian country such as the Philippines, prayer has become a part of many Filipino’s lives.  Whether it is for thanksgiving, forgiveness, or healing, prayer is a tool that many a suffering soul uses to cope with whatever hardships are encountered.

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