What is Pedia Endocrinology?

November 30, 2020 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Pedia Endocrinology or Pediatric endocrinology is a medical subspecialty and study that focuses on the changes of physical growth and sexual development among children including infants with endocrine problems such as diabetes. While Pedia Endocrinology is a generalize subspecialty which included growth hormone treatment, it most specializes on type 1 diabetes among infants and children.

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ADNEP Training

November 29, 2020 Category :Healthy News 0

The Association of Diabetes Nurse Educators of the Philippines, Inc or ADNEP is a sub specialty organization of the Philippine Nurses Association (PNA) that provides continuing professional education as duly recognized by the Professional Regulation Commission – Board of Nursing (PRC-BON). In particular, ADNEP provides quality diabetes care through education, training and research by conducting regular Post Graduate Training on Diabetes Education for Nurses, Nursing Updates on Diabetes and Its Management, and Workshops for patients on Diabetes Self Management.

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Diabetes and Postoperative Infection

November 28, 2020 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Medical studies have confirmed that patients with diabetes mellitus are at an increased risk for infection compared with patients without diabetes. Those patients with complicated diabetes are even at greater risk of postoperative wound infection. This included patients who have undergone foot and ankle surgery, or major cardiovascular or abdominal surgery. The high rate of nosocomial infection or Hospital-acquired infection among diabetic patients especially those with poor glucose control confirm that hyperglycemia itself is an independent risk factor for the development of infection.

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Detox Drinks in the Philippines

November 27, 2020 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Detoxification is the process of removing toxin substances from a living organism, especially to the human body. This also pertains to the withdrawal process during which an organism like a person returns to homeostasis after long-term use of an addictive substance e.g. drugs and liquor. The process of detoxification can be achieved by many natural means such as by exercising and consuming detoxifying food.

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Health Benefits of Tahong

November 26, 2020 Category :Healthy News 0

Tahong or mussels are common and widely available seafood in the Philippines which can be used in to make different types of dishes. Mussels are a type of clam with long and wedge shaped and usually harvested along the shoreline. The common edible mussels are blue mussels and green-lipped mussels. Tahong can be baked, fried, smoked, broiled or steamed. Meanwhile, freshwater mussels are often not eaten.

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Cheap Diet Meal Plan for Diabetics

November 25, 2020 Category :Health Watch 0

Meal management is a chief factor in managing one’s diabetes. Fortunately for them, the meals that a diabetic should have are actually very cheap. One can simply create menus from the cheapest set of vegetables that can in fact be grown in one’s backyard. To wit, one can use malunggay, saluyot, ampalaya, talbos ng kamote, okra, pechay, talong and kamatis, among other common vegetables to make different types of meals. Instead of eating pork or beef, one can use fish such as galungong, tilapia or bangus as sahog for all meals. In preparing vegetable dishes, it is important that the vegetables be thoroughly washed with water because it is common practice among Filipino farmers to use chemicals and fertilizers that can prove to be harmful to bodies in the long run unless of course one buys organic products and use vegetables grown from one’s own backyard.

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Tortillas Good for Diabetics?

November 24, 2020 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Tortillas are Mexican food dishes which has become a staple food in some homes. They can be eaten on their own or be used as wrapper for food. Tortillas can either be made of corn or flour. When it comes to Tortillas for diabetics, what matters is carbohydrates that it contains because the carbs would eventually break down into sugar. A typical tortilla has approximately 25 to 30 carbs depending on size. For diabetics, corn tortillas are safer because it contains less carbs. They are low in fat but are high in fiber and other nutrients such as calcium, potassium, iron, and B vitamins. They are also free of Gluten, a protein composite found normally found in wheat and oats to which many people are intolerant or allergic. However, corn tortillas that are purchased from groceries must have a lot of preservatives.

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Chocolates for Diabetics

November 23, 2020 Category :Health Watch 0

Having diabetes does not necessarily preclude one from eating anything although in controlled quantities. This included chocolates, which aside from its appetizing taste also has other benefits. What makes chocolate harmful for diabetics is its sugar content. However, there are other types of chocolates which are more apt for diabetics. Chief of which is dark chocolate.

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Diabetes and Mottled Skin

November 22, 2020 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A mottled skin is a skin condition characterized by discoloration of skin in irregular patches. It is often described as dark spots located on the lower extremities of the legs or shins. There are many causes of mottled skin. This condition can be experienced by people with depression, multiple sclerosis, acne cystic, back pain, rheumatoid arthritis. However, diabetics are also vulnerable to have mottled skin which constitutes part of diabetic dermopathy, which is often accompanied by hair loss, cold toes, nail changes, and edema. In other words, diabetes can be a cause of mottled skin. But these rashes also appear among people who are at risk of diabetes, or have a family history of diabetes.

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Igan Foundation Arnold Clavio

November 21, 2020 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Igan Foundation is a non profit non government organization whose mission is to help the community primarily less privileged children with sickness. In particular, Igan Foundation is focused on helping children with diabetes.

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