Saluyot for Diabetes

July 1, 2020 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Also known as Jute or Corchorus capsularis, Saluyot is a common leafy vegetable in the Philippines that thrives practically anywhere in the country. This vegetable plant is especially abundant in tropical wet forest regions like the Philippines. Saluyot is like a weed that requires little to no nurturing, and grows in no particular season.

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Healthy Snacks for Diabetes

June 30, 2020 Category :Healthy Advocacy| Healthy Recipes 0

Diet is central in the management of diabetes. Hence, it is important for diabetic patients to know what to eat and in what amounts in order to regulate and manage the disease, which if not properly monitored can lead to very serious problems and consequence. This means that when the stomach of a diabetic patient starts to rumble, one can simply munch on anything to address the hunger. Instead, one need to take a snack that can satisfy your stomach without blustering your blood sugar levels. So what exactly can a diabetic eat when his tummy goes mad.

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Benefits of Paco Leaves

June 29, 2020 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Paco or Pako is one of the fern vegetables that Filipinos love to eat. This vegetable which has a scientific name of Athyrium esculentum, is usually eaten as salad or as a side dish to a main viand. Aside from its distinctive taste, paco is very well known to be healthy among Filipinos. However, people are not really aware of what is the nutritional value or benefits of this vegetable. Here under are some of the nutritional benefits of Paco leaves.

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Pocari Sweat Safe for Pregnancy?

June 28, 2020 Category :General Wellness 0

Pocari Sweat is a sports or energy drink from Japan since 1980 and is manufactured by Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. This drink markets itself as an “ion supply drink” which contains electrolyte minerals such as Magnesium carbonate, Sodium chloride and sodium citrate, Potassium chloride and Calcium lactate, which essentially accounts for its unique aftertaste and flavor. Pocari Sweat claims that it is a better alternative to drinking water especially during perspiration while working out because it help replenish these aforementioned electrolytes which are not available in ordinary water and is therefore more effective in preventing dehydration. Pocari Sweat normally comes in bottles and cans. However, there is also a power version which needs to be mixed with water.

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Trig Lipid Profile

June 27, 2020 Category :Health Watch 0

Trig or TG refers to Triglycerides which is a common component of a lipid profile medical exam to assess the risk of developing heart disease. Trig lipid profile essentially is a measure of the amount of triglycerides in the blood. A Triglyceride is a type of fat normally found in the adipose tissue. Some triglycerides however circulate the blood carried by lipoproteins. Trig is not used nor converted to energy due to sedentary activities are converted immediately to fat, which can get in the way in blood circulation. This is why the amount of triglycerides in the blood is calculated because it basically pertains to amount of potential fat that can get in stored in the blood vessels and tissues that directly results to hypertension and the development of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Aside from the lack of exercise, obesity, cigarette smoking, excessive beer drinking, age and medical conditions such kidney problems and diabetes, adds to the risk of getting high TG reading.

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Top 10 Soft Drinks in the Philippines

June 26, 2020 Category :Health Watch 0

The soft drinks industry in the Philippines is one of the most highly competitive industries in the country. Being in a tropical country, the demand for soft drinks is high because it is one of the most common means to quench thirst or to seek cold drink moment under the summer heat.

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Squid Good for Diabetes?

June 25, 2020 Category :Healthy Recipes 0

A squid is an 8-armed mob that looks like an octopus but with an elongated head, and is a popular sea food delicacy across the world. When talking about sea food, the squid is one of the things that immediately comes to mind.

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Top Blood Sugar Gadgets

June 24, 2020 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Thanks to the advances of technology for making life easier for people living with diabetes. One of the major medical breakthroughs in the field of diabetes management and treatment is the advent of different high tech gadgets for monitoring blood sugar levels, which is critical in effectively managing the disease and maintaining a good life for diabetic patients. Here under are top blood sugar gadgets that are currently available in the market.

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Kidney Micral Test

June 23, 2020 Category :Health Watch 0

The Kidney Micral Test or Micral Albumin test is a urine test basically used for determining the presence of albumin in the urine. Albumin is a blood protein in the urine which is normally filtered by kidneys. The presence of albumin in the urine is called Albuminuria which can be an indication that the kidneys are not functioning properly. On the other hand, the improper functioning of the kidney can be a result of more serious medical conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, heart disease or even cancer of the kidneys. The Micral testing helps in diagnosing the occurrence of a possible disease as well as for gauging the extent of the damage of a kidney. Apparently, the more Albumin found in the urine means the higher the incompetence of the kidney to filter the blood.

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Diabetics and Dementia

June 22, 2020 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A few weeks ago, we had a patient in her forties ask us for help because she felt it was becoming difficult remembering simple things. She had been a diabetic for about ten years and her previous HbA1c levels were 7 and 8.8 percent (normal values 4-6 percent). She noticed that she often lost things and forgot her appointments. Checking through her records—we immediately sent her to a neurologist for evaluation at our memory clinic in the hospital. Was this dementia? A stroke? Or was our patient just under stress?

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