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Philippine Diabetes Statistics

The incidence of diabetes is growing around the world. It is in the top ten leading causes of deaths. Filipinos are not an exemption to this incidence as more and more Filipinos are affected by the disease. In fact, the last 2008 survey was alarming enough to conclude that one out of every five Filipinos […]

Diabetes: A Mother’s Legacy?

No mother would deny that one of the most exciting moments of her life is when she becomes a source of life and a tiny being forms inside her womb. But it can sometimes be stressful too, knowing that that tiny being depends on the mother for life, and that everything the mother does can […]

Diabetes: What You need to Know

Former Senator Juan Flavier and singer Gary Valenciano are just two of the four million Filipinos affected with diabetes. Fortunately, both know they have the disease. Unfortunately, more than three million people do not know they are diabetics. Out of the one mil-lion who know they are suffering from the disease, only 200,000 are undergoing […]

Diabetes, Obesity and Asthma

“I am overweight Doc, can I develop asthma?” A question I hear almost everyday, the answer still surprises me to this day. Asthma (az-muh, as-) is a chronic disease that affects millions of people worldwide. Its primary cause is inflamed airways in the lungs. This inflammation makes the airways smaller, which makes it more difficult […]

Taking Care of Your Diabetes Every Day

What kind of DIABETES do you have? Type 1 diabetes, formerly called juvenile diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes, is usually first diagnosed before age 40 (in children, teenagers, or young adults). It is a disorder in which the body does not produce insulin (a hormone that aids in moving sugar from the blood to the cells). […]

The Diabetes Problem: What Can We Do to Prevent It?

Diabetes mellitus has become a serious problem and has reached epidemic proportions over the past decade. In the Philippines, the National Nutrition Survey conducted by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute in 2003 estimates that about 7 out of 100 Filipinos may either have prediabetes or diabetes. From an older survey done in 1997, there […]

Herbal and Dietary Supplements for Diabetes

The worldwide prevalence of diabetes mellitus has been increasing in recent years and the Philippines is no exception. While there has been an increase of available medications, these are beyond the means of many Filipinos. Related terms:supplements for diabetes philippineschromium and vanadium in philippinesbest food supplement for diabetise philippinephilippines best diabetic herbmike enriquez ampalayaphil herbal […]

Will I get diabetes if I drink soft drinks every day?

Question: Will I get diabetes if I drink soft drinks every day? Answer: Diabetes is caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. The most prevalent form of diabetes, type 2 diabetes, can be inherited and triggered by unhealthy lifestyle habits. Physical inactivity, obesity, plus a high-fat, calorie dense, and nutritionally poor diet are […]

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 Times Two in the Family

Whether in politics or the sphere of music and showbiz, there are fathers who somehow bestowed their specific passion or prowess to their daughters. Take the father-daughter tandem of singers Hadji and Rachel Alejandro, politicians Renato and Pia Cayetano, Hollywood film makers Francis Ford and Sofia Coppola, and actors John Voight and daughter Angelina Jolie. […]