Getting to know HbA1C

January 31, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy News 0

When an individual is diabetic, the need to keep one’s blood sugar or glucose in the normal level is essential to manage the disease. Frequent monitoring of one’s blood sugar at home is a great way to keep track of it in order to guide treatment of diabetes. However, to know the overall condition of blood sugar, one test will surely help – the HbA1C test, also known as glycosylated hemoglobin test. » Continue Reading

Better Early Than Sorry

January 30, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts| Healthy News 1

A couple in their early thirties gushed at the sight of their lovely first-born, tickled pink with that perfectly delicate smile. The mother, who had gestational diabetes (pregnancy-related diabetes), almost wept while recalling her difficult pregnancy. But it was all over, she thought. Although the baby was bigger than usual, he had a complete set of fingers and functioning vital organs. » Continue Reading

Chronic Kidney Disease Worldwide

January 29, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy News 0

The incidence of chronic kidney disease is rapidly increasing worldwide, according to experts in the British Medical Journal (BMJ).
Researchers report that the annual incidence of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in the United Kingdom has doubled over the past decade and is now estimated at around 100 per 1 million of population. This figure is expected to continue to rise by 5 to 8 percent annually, though it still remains well below the average in Europe (around 135 per 1 million) and that of the United States (336 per 1 million). » Continue Reading

Camp Out with Camp Cope

January 28, 2018 Category :Healthy News 0

Driven by the aspiration to help young type 1 diabetics, Diabetes Center of the Philippines sent Mr. Jun Halili and Dr. Roberto Mirasol to Joslin Camp in the United States to learn how to map a general plan in organizing a diabetes camp for kids. The fruits of their labor paid off generously with the founding of Camp Cope, a summer camp specially designed for young type 1 diabetics. And now for the eleventh year in a row, Camp Cope will open its doors again to thrilled young diabetic campers who will learn about diabetes and have lots of fun at the same time.

4th Asian Congress of Dietetics

January 27, 2018 Category :Healthy News 0

For the first time, the Philippines played host to the 411 Asian Congress of Dietetics this April 23 to 26, 2006 at the Philippine International Convention Center. With the theme “Nutrition and Dietetics in a Borderless Society”, the Asian Forum of Dietetic Professionals and Nutritionists-Dietitians’ Association of the Philippines (NDAP) intend to disseminate information on food, nutrition, dietetic concerns and complementary alternative medicine.

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Ming Ramos: PCDEF’s First Lady

January 26, 2018 Category :People and Places 0

Traditionally, first ladies are known more for their social skills and charm than what they ever said or did. They are expected to be amiable, outgoing, often seen but rarely heard. But these did not apply to former first lady Amelita Ramos, wife of former ,president Fidel V. Ramos. » Continue Reading

Preventing Diabetes in Children

January 25, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy News 0

It is a well-known fact that diabetes is a disease whose prevalence is increasing at disturbingly alarming rates worldwide. And while much attention is focused on the incidence of type 2 diabetes, especially with the epidemic of childhood obesity, the incidence of type 1 diabetes which is classically associated with children is increasing as well. » Continue Reading

Pre-Diabetes: A Wake Up Call

January 24, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

This familiar line of mine usually echoes in the four corners of my clinic: “You’re not yet a diabetic but you’re already walking the line of being one and i f you do not start modifying your lifestyle, you will one day wake up as a full-blown diabetic…” My patients would usually come up with various reactions. Some would give me that wide-eyed response of “Really?”. Some would just nod meaning they understood every word that I just said. Some would show a disturbed
look probably thinking I just said they are already diabetic. » Continue Reading

A Pill to Prevent Diabetes?

January 23, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts| Diabetes Research| Healthy News 0

What if your entire life could be compressed into a twelve-hour clock ; and you knew you would develop diabetes at the eleventh hour, would a you turn the hands of time before it o struck eleven? Wishful thinking? Perhaps. But in a way, it IS possible to reset the 3 clock of diabetes. » Continue Reading

Latest Research to Prevent Diabetes

January 22, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research| Fitness 0

The American Diabetes Association has stated that being overweight and sedentary are major factors in the rise of type 2 diabetes cases.  Healthy lifestyle habits are the most effective weapons in the fight against this highly preventable condition.  The latest research confirms that eating the right food, exercising regularly, getting enough sleep, and managing stress help to maintain normal blood sugar levels. » Continue Reading