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Is Peanut Butter Safe for Diabetics?

I remember peanut butter being my favorite palaman on ‘tasty bread’. I’d come home from school and a peanut butter-guava jelly sandwich would be waiting for me for merienda. Through the years, I’ve been cutting back on peanut butter (and telling dieters, too), knowing that it is high in fat and calories. But peanut butter […]

High-MUFA Diet benefits Type 2 Diabetics

A year-long energy-restricted, high-monounsaturated fat (MUFA) diet was seen to prove beneficial for type 2 diabetics. Researchers reported in the first online issue of Diabetes Care that it is as effective as a high-carbohydrate (CHO), low-fat diet. Related terms:mufa and diabetesMUFA diabetesis mufa diet good for diabeticMUFA benefits diabetesBenefits of MUFArole of high mufa for […]

Yoga Guidelines for Diabetics

Diabetics who want to practice yoga should first see their doctor before starting a yoga regimen to be able to map out a workable exercise or diet plan that will not compromise their existing diabetes treatment while adhering to the yogic therapy. It would also help to keep in mind the following guidelines to avoid […]

Yoga for Diabetics

What is yoga? What do you know about it? I was recently asked these questions and it took me a while, actually quite a long while before I managed to answer based on my simple understanding of what yoga is. Related terms:yoga for diabeticsdada unmantranandado yoga help to lower the blood sugaryoga for diabetesCan diabetics […]

Diabetic Traveler’s First Aid Kit

If you have diabetes, just think of diabetes as a star-struck lover who will never leave your side, no matter how far on a package tour or cruise or bus ride you go. There is no escaping it, even if you’re near the peak of Mount Fuji or inside the pyramids of Giza. It does […]

Diabetics Prone to Photoaging?

Aging results from the interaction of a genetic program and the cumulative wear and tear of skin. This involves two phenomena: intrinsic aging and photoaging. A person’s genetic program controls his intrinsic aging. Skin will age because of the passage of time alone. This is best exemplified by buttock skin which is normally not exposed […]

Young Diabetics Lack Carb, Calories

Though diet does wonders in achieving satisfactory blood sugar levels for people with type 1 diabetes, there’s no template that works for all patients. Take the case of type 1 diabetics under the pre-school age bracket. University of Michigan researchers found that while the young patients have enough intakes of micronutrients, they are consuming low […]

Diabetic Retinopathy Self-Care

As patients or relatives and friends of diabetics, we can do the following to help improve the chances against loss of vision due to diabetic retinopathy: Related terms:chances of going blind retinopathydiabetes glucose level retinopathydiabetic retinopathy in philippinesdiabetic retinopathy Lower back paindiabetic retinopaty sudden change in gloucosediebetic retinopathy diet philippinesfoods diabetic retinopathyhow to slow down […]

Alcoholic Beverage Safe for Diabetic?

It all depends on your answers to these three basic questions as posted by the American Diabetes Association (ADA): Related terms:diabetes alcohol safe drinksafest alcohol for diabeticsSafest Alcohol for Diabeteswhat alcohol is safe for diabeticsdiabetic alcoholicis mist whiskey okay for diabetics to drinksafest alcoholic drink for diabeticswhat alcoholic drinks are safe to drink with hypoglycemiahow […]

Blue Tortillas Good for Diabetics

Great news for tortilla-loving diabetics and dieters! A study done in Mexico has shown that tortillas made out of blue corn have lower glycemic index and lesser starch compared to the white ones. Related terms:tortillas for diabeticsare tortillas good for diabeticsare corn tortillas good for diabeticsblue corn for diabeticsdiabetic tortillastortilla for diabeticsblue corn tortillas for […]