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Holiday Partying Tips

A holiday party is never complete without an array of carbohydrate-rich foods that are sure to raise your sugar level!  Picture a traditional Noche Buena feast: Christmas ham or the Filipino favorite lechon as the dinner centerpiece, pasta, morcon plus a myriad of other appetizers, side dishes and desserts. Related terms:diabetes and partyingpartying with diabetespartying […]

Is Peanut Butter Safe for Diabetics?

I remember peanut butter being my favorite palaman on ‘tasty bread’. I’d come home from school and a peanut butter-guava jelly sandwich would be waiting for me for merienda. Through the years, I’ve been cutting back on peanut butter (and telling dieters, too), knowing that it is high in fat and calories. But peanut butter […]

Pasta Fiesta

Pasta dishes are normally avoided by diabetics for its high-carbohydrate content and sometimes, high-fat content sauces.  We want to give you other options for pasta meals using whole-wheat versions and low-fat sauces that are a joy to prepare and a bite to savor at leisure.  Just note that because it’s whole-wheat does not mean you […]

Eat Right to Prevent Eye Problems

Diabetes is a multi-system disease that has effects on the organs of the body, which include the eyes. Diabetics are very prone to eye diseases and should have their eyes tested regularly. In fact, diabetes is one of the leading causes of blindness in 24 to 74 year-olds. Diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and macular edema are […]

Diabetes and Gastroparesis

Gastroparesis is a long-standing disorder of the stomach characterized by delayed emptying of the stomach in the absence of mechanical obstruction. Simply put, the stomach takes too long to empty its contents. Gastroparesis may present with a variety of symptoms, which include early satiety, nausea, vomiting, bloating, and upper abdominal discomfort. Related terms:hyperglycemia and gastroparesisprokinetic […]

Bitter Pills, Better Pills?

The world of people with psychosis has been described as frightening, lonely and tormented. The technical definition of psychosis does not even begin to capture the despair of those who suffer from it. Psychosis refers to a group of disorders that affect the way a person thinks, feels and understands, such that the affected individual […]

Wholly Good Whole-Grain Breakfast

A new US study says eating whole-grain breakfast cereal reduces the risk of heart failure. “The significant health benefits of whole-grain cereal are not just for kids but also for adults. A whole-grain, high-fiber breakfast may lower blood pressure and bad cholesterol and prevent heart attacks,” said the study’s main author Dr. Luc Djousse of […]

Bone Density Test

Bones are one of the most neglected parts of the human body. We never realize how important our bones are until we grow old and experience different bone pains and injuries. According to the International Osteoporosis Foundation, “as we get older, we are no longer able to replace bone tissue as quickly as we lose […]

Exercise For Bone Health

Before we leap like ballerinas and tiptoe over tulips, there are important requisites to attaining optimal bone health. The safeguarding of bone health should be three ways: through proper nutrition, intake of medications as needed, and appropriate exercises. Proper nutrition includes eating a diet rich in calcium and allowing 10 to 15 minutes of sunlight […]

Top 10 Foods For Diabetes

Diabetes mellitus is a chronic and fast growing disease. There is no cure but it can be properly and successfully managed and controlled. Diet and lifestyle are very important factors to consider. It is useful to know how your body handles nutrients in the food you eat and how it affects your health. In other […]