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Callaloo and Diabetes

Every Filipino should be familiar with laing, that leafy, creamy, spicy delicacy from Bicol Region that burns the delighted palates of every discerning foodie. But did you know that laing may have a hand in helping prevent diabetes? That’s because of one of its ingredients – the taro or gabi leaf, also known as callaloo. […]

Bad Effects of Chicharon

Chicharon in the Philippines is a snack made by frying dried pork rinds, pork scratching and fat of a pork or pig. It was the Spaniards who presented this snack to the Philippines, and therefore the word chicharon happens to be Spanish. Related terms:why eating too much chicharon considered bad for the heartside effects of […]

How to Avoid getting Sick While Traveling

Traveling makes a person wiser. It provides wonderful learning experiences that can last a lifetime. However, this becomes a great challenge to persons with diabetes. Some of them feel so deprived of this opportunity to enjoy life’s adventures. Can we allow diabetic individuals to travel abroad?

Hypertension and Diabetes

High blood pressure (hypertension) is both a condition that can lead to diabetes and a complication of diabetes. Having diabetes increases the risk of hypertension because diabetes can damage or harden the arteries, a condition call atherosclerosis, which causes high blood pressure and other deadly complications such as stroke, heart failure or heart attack. Diabetes […]

Monggo Good for Diabetes?

Also known as Mung bean or green bean, monggo is common and popular vegetable in the Philippines, which can be eaten as beans or sprouts (also called toge). The monggo can be cooked as a viand or a dish menu or can be included to make a dessert. Related terms:is monggo beans good for diabetesmonggo […]

Diabetic Foot Ulcer Care

Diabetic people are at risk of developing foot sores, foot ulcers, or open sore wound in the foot which results due to complication of diabetes and can result to the lower leg amputations. Foot ulcers are very common among people with diabetes and is in fact the most common reason why people with diabetes stay […]

Diabetes and Depression: Double Trouble

It is difficult to imagine what could be worse than an ailment that takes the happiness and pleasure out of living. And yet, depression is widespread and is frequently seen among people with diabetes.

Squid Good for Diabetes?

A squid is an 8-armed mob that looks like an octopus but with an elongated head, and is a popular sea food delicacy across the world. When talking about sea food, the squid is one of the things that immediately comes to mind. Related terms:can diabetics eat squidsquid diabetessquid and diabetesis squid good for diabetescalamari […]

Toenail Discoloration Diabetes

Toenail discoloration is a staining of the nails into white, yellow, or greenish, which is a result from fungal infections particularly from Trichophyton rubrum. Another rare cause of toenail discoloration is the “yellow nail syndrome,” which is genetically inherited condition. Discoloration can also be caused by the disjointing of the nail from its nail bed […]

Screening for the Microvascular Complications of Diabetes

Diabetes, a long-standing disease that may seem to be silent in the early years after diagnosis may not be really silent after all. Ten to 15 years after the diagnosis has been made (sometimes even before diagnosis), the microvascular complications arise because of poorly controlled blood sugars. In the management of diabetes, it is not […]