What is Glucose Psychosis?

September 18, 2020 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Psychosis is a psychiatric disorder that pertains to an abnormal mental state of a person characterized by a patient’s loss of contact with reality, during which the patient experiences hallucinations, delusions and imagined things that he thinks are very much real. Glucose psychosis is the type of psychosis that is often associated with diabetes which is primarily attributed to the deficiency of Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD).

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Breastfeeding in Diabetic Mother

September 17, 2020 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Whether the mother have type 1, type 2 or gestational diabetes, she can and should continue to breastfeed her baby exclusively for 6 months and up to 2 years. The milk from the a diabetic mother does not put the baby at risk of contaminating diabetes disease as well. On the contrary, it is important for the diabetic mother to breastfeed her baby in order to reduce the baby’s risk of developing diabetes. The natural colostrum in the milk contributes in stabilizing the blood sugar levels of the baby while simultaneously helping the mother to lose weight naturally and use the insulin more efficiently. Breastfeeding lowers the need of the diabetic mother for insulin. It helps release the Oxytocin, the love hormone which improves overall physical and emotional health of the mother and relieves the stress.

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Cod Fish for Diabetics

September 16, 2020 Category :Healthy News 0

Cod fish (genus Gadus) refers to species of types of fish under the genus Gadus but usually pertain to the edible fishes Atlantic cod and the Pacific cod. These are the two types of Cod fish which are famous as a food for their mild taste and a solid, peeling white flesh. The livers of the Cod are also popularly processed to create cod liver capsules which are great sources of vitamins A, D, E and Omega 3 fatty acids.

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Diabetic Foot Ulcer Care

September 15, 2020 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Diabetic people are at risk of developing foot sores, foot ulcers, or open sore wound in the foot which results due to complication of diabetes and can result to the lower leg amputations. Foot ulcers are very common among people with diabetes and is in fact the most common reason why people with diabetes stay in the hospital. Foot ulcers develop because diabetes is a metabolic disorder that obstructs the body’s normal wound healing process. Thus, a small or simple wound in the foot of a diabetic person can gradually worsen, get infected and result to foot ulcer, in which the wound continues to remain fresh and the bacterial infection will start to attack other skin and tissue causing the wound to enlarge.

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Santol Good for Diabetics

September 14, 2020 Category :Healthy News 0

Santol fruit is round yellow fruit with a white juicy sweet sour soft sub acid tissue. When the fruit is not ripe, the flesh is even sourer.

The sourness of the fruit is not what makes santol good for diabetics. Instead, the santol is good for diabetics because it is fiber rich and has a low glycemic index. Fruits with low glycemic index are fibrous and the fiber slows down its digestion which in turn regulates or prevents blood sugar levels to increase. The fiber curtails the absorption of sugar into the blood. Thus, the santol is fruit good for diabetics primarily because of its low glycemic index. Incidentally, the fruit is also great for people attempting to lose weight.

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Silymarin and Weight Loss

September 13, 2020 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Silymarin is a bioflavonoids complex or plants secondary metabolites or vitamin P that is commonly obtained milk thistle plant (Silybum marianum), a plant from the Asteraceae family characterized by red to purple flowers and glossy light green stalks and sepals. The key ingredient in Silymarin is the silybin, which made the milk thistle plant a renowned medical herb since time immemorial.

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Diabetes Club Philippines

September 12, 2020 Category :Healthy Advocacy 1

Diabetes is most debilitating disease and most prevalent silent killer in the 21st century. More than 200 million people suffer from diabetes. In the Philippines, diabetes mellitus is fast becoming the leading cause of death among adults and is gradually seeping its way to younger people.

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Dasheen Good for Diabetics

September 11, 2020 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Dasheen (Colocassia esculenta) or Taro is an edible starchy tuberous root from the Callaloo Plant. The leaves of the plant are also used as vegetable. Callaloo Plant also called Taro plant is tropical plant that has been famous for its nutritious contents and other health benefits. Dasheen or taro root can be cooked with lentils, baking, and dessert recipes such as Taro chips or vegetable chips for its mild, nutty flavor.

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Guyabano Safe for Pregnant Women?

September 10, 2020 Category :Health Watch 1

Guyabano or soursop (Anona muricata Linn) is a fruit bearing small tree around 7 meters high which is common in Central American and tropical countries like the Philippines. The Guyabano fruit is a pear-shaped or ovoid shape green fruit covered with bendable spikes with thin skin and the soft whitish fleshy and fibrous pulp which a unique sweet-sour taste.

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Sambong Tea Nutrition Benefits

September 9, 2020 Category :Diabetes Research 1

Sambong is widely considered as a natural drug similar to marijuana. It is a tropical plant found in tropical countries especially in South-East Asia. Generally considered a weed, the plant hardly required nurturing and is characterized by a scent and taste like camphor, which had been used for cleansing the kidneys.

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