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Making Breastfeeding Work for Diabetic Moms

“Breast milk is still best for your baby.” We’ve heard and seen it in various campaign ads, yet it can’t be overstated enough – especially if you happen to be a mother with a precious baby to take care of. Breastfeeding is now generally established as most beneficial for the health of both the child […]

Diabetes: One of Pregnancy’s Major Roadblocks

They say that of all the rights a woman has, the best is to give birth and become a mother. Despite its numerous discomforts – having morning sickness, mood swings, swollen feet, and the feeling of carrying two sacks of rice day in and day out – I know a lot of women who’d go […]

Sugar Mommies + Sugar Babies

Mothers who develop high blood sugar levels first detected during pregnancy are diagnosed as having Gestational Diabetes Mellitus or GDM. Unfortunately, we Filipinos are among the people at high risk for developing this disease. With timely detection, proper nutrition, close monitoring, and the use of insulin when necessary, the outcome of pregnancies complicated with GDM […]

Rush Hour Meals

In today’s fast-paced world, we usually try to think of meals that can be whipped up in a jiffy. And more often than not, these can also mean dishes that have higher fat content or are laden with cholesterol, in pursuit of tastier meals. However, cooking can always be done faster, if one is armed […]

Rice cause of diabetes?

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Egg-breakfast Helps Improve Weight Loss

Eating eggs for breakfast instead of another food with the same calorie count will more likely lead to weight loss in overweight people, according to new research. Researchers compared an egg-breakfast with a bagel-based breakfast of the same weight and calorie content, and found that the egg-breakfast “induced greater satiety and significantly reduced shortterm food […]

Eating for Two

Pregnancy is generally perceived as the consummation of womanhood, an experience wherein the “RESULT” is excitedly anticipated despite morning sickness, altered food preferences and tolerance, the modification of daily routine and so many more. A few, even have to contend with balancing their blood sugars as well! In the US, approximately 7 percent of all […]

Mrs. Pure Energy

She used to dislike Yoko Ono. She was one of the many who thought that the Japanese girl was not good enough for the British pop star John Lennon. When she married one of the biggest names in the music industry, she realized how Yoko felt. She got exposed to the life of a pop […]

Babies and Diabetes

Birthweight reflects maternal and fetal well-being during pregnancy and many of the adult-onset illnesses can be traced back to metabolic disturbances early in life. The relationship between birthweight and the risk for diabetes in adult life can be described as a U-shaped curve. Related terms:insulin in babies and fat womb

Aspartame increases carbohydrate cravings?

I am a big diet soda drinker because I figured out that it is better than drinking the real sugar-loaded sodas that are available on the supermarkets. However, I heard from my US-based friend who was here for the holidays that aspartame can actually increase carbohydrate cravings. How true is this? Related terms:aspartame carbohydrate cravingsaspartame […]