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Diabetes Complications can be Prevented

Every 21 seconds, someone is diagnosed with diabetes. That means every 21 seconds, you have a reason to walk more, to eat balanced, nutritious meals, to take a good look at your life, and make changes for the better. But if and when you are diagnosed, you simply can’t wait for the next shoe to […]

Diabetes Team

Diabetes is a serious, common and costly disease that affects 4 percent of the Philippine population. Some 800,000 new cases are diagnosed annually. The complications of diabetes include cardiovascular disease, blindness, kidney failure, nerve damage, and lower extremity amputations. These complications subsequently result in higher rates of disability, increases in use of health care services, […]

Stay Sweet on a Sugar-Free Date

Most people find dates highly tedious. In order to make a good impression, you put your best foot forward, use the best hair products, dress up to the nines, and, of course, pump up pockets with dough (or credit cards). These scenarios apply to normal people. How about people with diabetes? Related terms:dating on a […]

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 […]

Have Diabetes, Will Travel

Modern-day travel can be stressful for anyone, and sometimes especially for those with a medical condition such as diabetes. However, with careful preparation, there is no reason why the trip cannot be a pleasurable, rewarding experience. Having diabetes should not limit most people from traveling, taking some simple steps can help prevent diabetes-associated complications. Related […]

Exercise for Diabetics on Insulin

Exercise is one of the most important weapons in the arsenal against diabetes. Regular physical activity helps to control blood sugar and lessens the risk of diabetes-related complications like heart disease. Related terms:avoid exercise during peak insulin activitywhy should diabetics avoid exercise during peak insulin timesdiabetes and exercisedoes cold water slow down insulin absorptionexercise for […]

Ming Ramos: PCDEF’s First Lady

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. Related terms:ming ramosalubgati capsulesamelita ramos diabetesdr […]

Best Type of Cardio Exercise

Cardiovascular or aerobic exercise should be part of every diabetic’s weekly routine to lower the reisk of heart disease and help control blood sugar levels.  What type of carido exercise is the best? Related terms:best cardio for diabeticsis badminton good cardiotennis form of excercise diabetesbest exercise with foot problemscarido exerciseWhich type of diabetes requires the […]

Food Label Empowers Health-Conscious Consumers

At the front, back and side panels of food packages bearing the food labels, nutrition information is generally in three main areas:

MMC Diabetes Care Center

Founded in 1984, the Makati Medical Center Diabetes Care Center or MMC Diabetes Care Center, is the first diabetes educational clinic in Asia to help people with diabetes live fuller lives. The MMC Diabetes Care Center was conceptualized amidst the growing diabetic population in the Philippines. Inspired by Dr. Joslin’s principle that in diabetes “he […]