A Journey to Motherhood

August 26, 2021 Category :People and Places 0

Penny Ovejera, a 34 year-old full time mother and wife, hung on to this particular saying during her struggle with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). It had not been an easy journey for her, but with her deep faith in God and the loving support of her family, she was able to overcome it all. » Continue Reading

Diabetic Women Have Less Mammograms

August 25, 2021 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Despite regular health care, women with diabetes were significantly less likely to have a mammogram (screening for breast cancer) than were women without diabetes, reports a study. Using health databases in Ontario, Canada, researchers compared mammogram rates between women who had diabetes and those without diabetes for a minimum of two years. » Continue Reading

Cola Drinks May Raise Blood Pressure

August 24, 2021 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Women who drink cola often are at an increased risk of raising their blood pressure level, a new study found. Data from two large Nurses Health studies, involving about 155,000 women, found that those who drank just one caffeinated cola drink every day had a slightly higher risk of high blood pressure. While those who drank more colas daily had an even higher risk, says researchers. The association between blood pressure and cola drinking was found to be consistent both for younger and older women, regardless of whether the cola was regular or diet. » Continue Reading

Caring for Diabetic Feet

August 23, 2021 Category :Diabetes Facts| Diabetes Research 0

For many, the foot is of least concern. But for patients diagnosed with diabetes, the foot should be given utmost care. Diabetics are more vulnerable to foot problems and if left untreated may result in severe disorders like infection, gangrene (or tissue death), ulceration and even amputation. Diabetes can reduce blood flow to your feet and damage the nerves. This can result in a loss of feeling in the feet making patients vulnerable to injury without even knowing it. Also, blood sugar problems greatly affect the wound healing process. Thus, it is important to pay extra attention to your feet to prevent common ailments such as corns, calluses, ingrown toe nails, hammer toes, claw toes and arthritis. » Continue Reading

Aurora: Where Nature Finds Home

August 22, 2021 Category :People and Places 0

A respite from the maddening grind of urban life and its many pressures is in order. You pack your bag and shunning the usual weekend getaways, take the 45-minute SEAIR flight from Manila, to a place where the excesses of modern living take a backseat. A few minutes into your journey, you are greeted by a sudden change of scenery – the industrial smog-covered wasteland gives way to lush greenery parted gracefully by a web of winding streams and rivers. You know you have finally arrived in Aurora – one of the country’s best kept nature and culture hideaways. » Continue Reading

Metformin Gum Tablets

August 21, 2021 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Generex Biotechnology Corporation, makers of the Generex Metformin Gum product, recently revealed results of a small study which showed that the gum presentation of metformin is as effective as the tablet form in the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus. Designed as a companion product to the company’s oral insulin spray product (Oral-lyn), Generex Metformin Gum is an alternative presentation of metformin that can be chewed, thereby delivering the active component metformin into the human cavity by the mouth. » Continue Reading

Keep Your Cool

August 20, 2021 Category :Healthy Recipes| People and Places 0

Whether you are diabetic or just simply watching your calorie intake, these summer coolers can satisfy your yearning appetites yet keep those sugars at bay and keep you chilled out, too. Enjoy! » Continue Reading

Sweet Nothings

August 19, 2021 Category :Healthy Recipes 0

For your palate pleasing-pleasure this Heart’s Day, consider these sumptuous sugar-free desserts. These wonderful assortments will easily make you forget that you are eating sugarless. You may discover these to be some of the besttasting desserts you have ever eaten and taking another bite is easy without the remorse of a sugar overload. However, don’t go overboard i f you are watching your fat and calorie intake also. » Continue Reading

FDA Approves Inhaled Insulin

August 18, 2021 Category :Healthy News 0

Exubera, manufactured by Pfizer, Inc., became the first inhaled insulin to get approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration (US FDA). The FDA approval came late January this year, giving the makers of Exubera license to market the product for the treatment of adults with type I and type 2 diabetes. It has been found in clinical trials that Exubera is as effective as short-acting insulin injections, and that it significantly improves blood sugar control when added to diabetes pills. » Continue Reading

Eating for Two

August 17, 2021 Category :Healthy News 0

Pregnancy is generally perceived as the consummation of womanhood, an experience wherein the “RESULT” is excitedly anticipated despite morning sickness, altered food preferences and tolerance, the modification of daily routine and so many more. A few, even have to contend with balancing their blood sugars as well! In the US, approximately 7 percent of all pregnancies are complicated by gestational diabetes (GDM). Unfortunately, there are no figures locally.

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