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Diabetes Management for Filipinos

One for every 25 Filipino adult is diabetic. Diabetes is a disease that many Filipinos suffer but is not given much attention. The rise of diabetes among Filipinos can be attributed to our food culture and lack of sense of urgency on the issue. For the former, rice is the staple food in the Philippines […]

Filipinos and Diabetes

In the Philippines, 4.1% of Filipinos have diabetes mellitus. In the present populations of the Filipinos, approximately 2.5% million of them have diabetes excluding the undiagnosed one. Diabetes is an illness of the insulin that produces cells in the pancreas of the body and of insulin itself. The illness when not treated will produce many […]

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 Care for Disadvantaged and Vulnerable

Living with diabetes is already hard as it is, more so if you happen to have this chronic condition while living on meager resources. A poor diabetic would require medications, hospitalizations, regular check-ups, insulin (for type 1 diabetics), and other things to spend on aside from his family’s basic needs. Because of this, some diabetics […]

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 […]

How did I acquire Diabetes?

Question: “No one in my family has diabetes, so how did i get it?” While diabetes does tend to run in families, there are also many patients with this disease with no known relatives who have it. Related terms:how do you acquire diabetesacquire diabetesacquiring diabetescan u acquire diabetes?how to acquire diabeteswhy filipinos acquire diabetesabout diabetes […]

Diabetes Emergencies: Recognition, Prevention and Treatment

Pedestrian mishaps, accidents in the home: cuts, burns, etc., regardless of severity are considered emergencies. Some of these may be simply treated with a first-aid kit at home or at work, but some can be life-threatening and need to be attended to in the emergency room by doctors. Related terms:recognition of diabetes in emergencyendocrinology diabetes […]

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 […]

Conquering the Supermarket Aisles and Diabetes

The success of diabetes mellitus management is largely influenced by what goes into our shopping carts and eventually into our mouths. This makes wise and healthy shopping habits essential in managing diabetes, the prevalence of which co knues to increase among Filipinos. Let us accompany you to your trip to the supermarket and usher you […]

Are you likely to get Diabetes?

Whether it’s type 1 or type 2, we all know that diabetes mellitus is a serious ailment with devastating consequences in the heart, eyes, kidneys, limbs, and other organs of our body. But how would you know if you or any other member of your family is at risk for getting diabetes? Endocrinologist Dr. Gertrude […]