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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 […]

Obesity: A Precursor to Diabetes and Much More

We could maybe blame it on technology and the modern conveniences of life; or probably, to the continuous “westernization” of societies all over the world. But with all the advantages that modern society brings, there is one truth that cannot be denied: people have become more sedentary. Related terms:obesity precursorPASOO philippines obesity reseach among childrencontentRosa […]

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 […]

Diabetes Education Techniques for Kids

Education is a very important tool in the management of diabetes. It is regarded as one of the pillars of diabetes management. This has been the primary reason for the establishment of diabetes clinics to provide patient empowerment through education, leading to successful clinical outcomes. Related terms:diabetic education for kidsDiabetes Education for Kidsdolls for diabetic […]

To Drink or not to Drink

Water is the simplest and most important beverage. It is an essential nutrient and medium of life. Water constitutes about 60 percent of an adult’s weight and a higher percentage of a child’s. We often associate thirst to drinking water otherwise you will be dehydrated. From the Greek word hydor, which signifies water, to hydrate […]

Overcoming Diabetes with a Positive Mindset

A Sunday morning in his grandmother’s house in Binan, Laguna found Joby Belmonte watching a public service program about diabetes and its symptoms. Then 17 years old, Joby casually shared with his lola how he could easily relate to the described manifestations of diabetes. Aside from being skinny and eating heavily, he always felt thirsty […]

Should Children be Allowed Soft Drinks?

On televisions across the globe, soft drink commercials are plainly made to be irresistible. Yes, it is refreshing. Yes, it is thirst-quenching. Yes, it is tempting! What makes these television ads more inviting is that they don’t discriminate. Everyone is welcome to grab a can — whatever the gender, status, or age. Even children are encouraged […]

Kefir for Diabetics

Also known as bulgaros, kefir is a cultured milk product like yogurt with a tart and even sour taste. Milk from inoculating cow, goat, or sheep is fermented using kefir “grains”, which is a fermentation starter. Unlike yogurt, Kefir is nutritious and therapeutic providing protein, essential minerals, and valuable B vitamins, which help the inner […]

Child Obesity Philippines

Child obesity in the Philippines is a silent plague. Many children are suffering from obesity especially among middle class families. This can be attributed to many reasons. First off, the problem of obesity in the Philippines is veiled by the prevalence of malnourished children in impoverished rural areas. Because of this, there a perceived wrong […]

Child Obesity in the Philippines

Obesity or being overweight has grown in the last couple of decades into alarming levels especially with the prevalence of junk food and fast food across the world. Obesity worsens as it is also afflicting children at very young ages making them more at risk with diseases related to obesity such as hypertension, cardiac arrest […]