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How Laughter Conquers All – Even Diabetes!

You may have seen her in the 90’s soap Valiente and just recently Mga Anghel na Walang Langit. She was also in shows Daisy Siete, Tabachingching, and the morning show Unang Hirit, where she’s a segment host. Aside from these, she also does corporate events, and occasionally performs in comedy bars. Related terms:laughter conquers allmarissa […]

Skin Allergies in Diabetes

Allergy is a condition of hypersensitivity in certain people. Persons with allergies react to substances that are usually harmless to most individuals. Examples of these substances are foods, medications, and chemicals (fragrances, dyes, and detergents). The symptoms of an allergic reaction will depend on where it takes place. If it occurs in the nose, it […]

Pre-Diabetes: A Wake Up Call

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 […]

Callaloo and Diabetes

Every Filipino should be familiar with laing, that leafy, creamy, spicy delicacy from Bicol Region that burns the delighted palates of every discerning foodie. But did you know that laing may have a hand in helping prevent diabetes? That’s because of one of its ingredients – the taro or gabi leaf, also known as callaloo. […]

Skin Allergies and Diabetes

Diabetes is no joke. It is truly saddening to know that many people do suffer from this kind of sickness. It is also saddening to know how people are coping up so hard just to fight the battle. If we could just wish everyone in the world would be free from sickness, then, many people […]

Gallstones and Diabetes

Diabetes, if not properly managed can have deleterious effects on the different organs of the body. It can damage vital organs such as the heart, the kidney, lungs as well as the gallbladder, which is often given the least concern. The gallbladder is an organ that functions to store bile produced by the liver for […]

Oversleeping and Undersleeping may increase risk of Diabetes

Too much or too little sleep? Either way, it deals a hard blow on a person’s blood sugar level by getting in the way of the body’s insulin production, thus raising the amount of glucose in the blood. The result is definitely not as sweet as it sounds: type 2 diabetes. Yet the solution seems […]

Diabetes may lead to Breast Cancer

If a woman has diabetes, there is a likelihood she will develop breast cancer later on. A study in Sweden led by Dr. Hakan Olsson, a professor of oncology at Lund University, looked into the medical records of more than 2,700 patients with breast cancer and about 20,500 patients who never had cancer. The records […]

Cinnamon: Treatment for Diabetes

Previous studies have established that cinnamon has beneficial effects on diabetes patients as it can decrease insulin resistance to lower blood sugar levels. Capitalizing on that idea,Sri Lanka, the world’s largest exporter of cinnamon, has started experimenting on its healing power as a treatment for diabetes and cholesterol, and as a cinnamon-based medicinal product. Related […]

Preggies with Diabetes at risk for Emergency Cesarean

A study revealed that the strength of uterine contractions in women with diabetes were slightly weaker than their non-diabetic counterparts, putting them at increased risk of emergency cesarean birth. Related terms:diabetes and weak uterine contractions during labourdiabetes pregnancy wray liverpooldiabetic weak uterusHow to treat a diabetic pregnant woman who has a weak uterus