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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 Complications can be Prevented

Every 21 seconds, someone is diagnosed with diabetes. That means every 21 seconds, you have a reason to walk more, to eat balanced, nutritious meals, to take a good look at your life, and make changes for the better. But if and when you are diagnosed, you simply can’t wait for the next shoe to […]

Exercise: A Family Affair

With your permission, let’s take a trip down memory lane. Remember those days when as a kid, one of your most awaited instances was when your parents would ask you to go to the park? When you would have that adrenalin rush of excitement and almost automatically, would surrender to your parents’ proposal? Related terms:running […]

Giving yourself an Insulin Shot

If you have type 1 diabetes-or if you have type 2 diabetes and oral medications are not controlling your blood sugar, you have to take insulin. If you have gestational diabetes, you may need to take insulin if diet and exercise have not been able to keep your blood sugar levels within your target range. […]

Diabetic Traveler’s First Aid Kit

If you have diabetes, just think of diabetes as a star-struck lover who will never leave your side, no matter how far on a package tour or cruise or bus ride you go. There is no escaping it, even if you’re near the peak of Mount Fuji or inside the pyramids of Giza. It does […]

Low Back Pain

Who hasn’t endured low back pain? Every person has or will experience low back pain at some point in their lives. Low back pain is one of the most common conditions seen by orthopedic specialists in their clinics. It affects men and women of all ages, from gradeschoolers to grandfathers; all sizes, from small to […]

Best Type of Cardio Exercise

Cardiovascular or aerobic exercise should be part of every diabetic’s weekly routine to lower the reisk of heart disease and help control blood sugar levels.  What type of carido exercise is the best? Related terms:best cardio for diabeticsis badminton good cardiotennis form of excercise diabetesbest exercise with foot problemscarido exerciseWhich type of diabetes requires the […]

Battling the Migraine

Migraine is more common than asthma, diabetes or even congestive heart failure and it is diagnosed on the basis of symptoms and that no procedure can confirm the diagnosis. We take a closer look at migraine, dubbed as the headache from hell, and learn how to manage it in a jiffy. Related terms:coconut oil migraine […]

Weight Lifting: Antidote to Old Age

It’s rare to see gray-haired exercisers in the gym. The majority of people who lift weights are young. Yet, according to several studies, it is people who are over fifty years old that need to lift weights the most. Related terms:can a sixty four yr old lift weights and build musclesold people sedentary weightliftingweightlifting and […]