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Camote and Diabetes

Camote or sweet potato is a root crop that is commonly used as a rice substitute in provinces commonly hit by typhoons and where planting rice is not so conducive. As a rice substitute, Camote is rich in carbohydrates, which is our principal source for energy. The leaves of Camote (i.e. camote tops) on the […]

Tilapia good for diabetics?

The answer whether tilapia is good or bad for diabetes is yes and no. Tilapia is a fresh water fish that is a popular menu in the Philippines especially over the grill during picnics and swimming trips. Tilapia is good because it has no carbohydrates, which means it will not a direct impact on a […]

Philippine Fruits for Diabetics

Practically all fruits may be permitted in a diabetic diet. What a caregiver or nurse must take in consideration is the amount of carbohydrates in the service size of the fruit because different fruits contain different carbohydrates. Related terms:is santol good for diabeticsFilipino fruits for diabeticphilippine fruits for diabeticsfruits for diabetics in the philippinesphilippine fruits […]

Calamansi and Diabetes

Calamansi is a small citrus fruit that is normally used by Filipinos as condiment to add sourness to dishes or as a juice. It has become a popular food among Filipinos not only because of its ability to improve the taste of food but more so because of its healthful benefits. Calamansi is usually added […]

Diabetic Psychosis

Many studies have demonstrated the correlation between mood and psychotic disorders with diabetes, which is generally termed as Diabetic psychosis. Diabetes is a metabolic disorder in which the body is unable to absorb and use glucose, which is our main source of fuel or energy. The food we eat is broken down to glucose after […]

Diabetes Risk for Obese

Obesity or being overweight posts numerous health problems aside from the psychological impairment that this condition gives to obese people. Obesity moreover, increases the risk of diabetes primarily because the causes for these two types of health condition are related to each other. Related terms:gary valenciano is suffering from diebetes mellitus because of lack of […]

A Primer on Diabetes in the Elderly

Defining the elderly population can be tricky. In most developed countries, the chronological age of 65 years as a definition of ‘elderly’ or older person, is widely accepted or often, associated with the age at which one can begin to receive pension benefits. Although it is common to use the calendar age to mark the […]

Diabetes in the Young

Diabetes used to be the illness of our parents and grandparents. Currently, however, the number of children, adolescents and young adults getting diagnosed with diabetes is increasing. As in older adults, there are several types of diabetes in young people. These consist of type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus plus a third type defined […]

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 […]

Eating Fish can reduce Diabetes Risk

Hold it with that huge chunk of steak! Consider having fish instead because researchers have found that eating fish leads to smaller risk of diabetes, while consuming too much red meat leads to higher risk of obesity and greater weight gain which may result in other diseases. Related terms:foods to eat and avoid filipino diabetic