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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 […]

Better Early Than Sorry

A couple in their early thirties gushed at the sight of their lovely first-born, tickled pink with that perfectly delicate smile. The mother, who had gestational diabetes (pregnancy-related diabetes), almost wept while recalling her difficult pregnancy. But it was all over, she thought. Although the baby was bigger than usual, he had a complete set […]

Healthy Valentine Dining at Florabel

In search of a place to have a romantic but healthy dinner this Valentine’s? Florabel restaurant at the Podium in ortigas might just be the place for you – with its healthy dishes, South Beach Diet versions of flavorful mouthwatering dishes and cozy ambiance – you need not go far for that perfect romantic date. […]

Can Metformin lower Vitamin B12 Levels?

Question: Can Metformin lower vitamin b12 levels? Answer: Metformin is a mainstay in diabetes therapy and probably the most widely prescribed first line diabetes treatment. It may also be prescribed for people with “prediabetes” (diagnosed when blood sugar levels are above the normal range but have not reached the cutoff for diabetes) or for women […]

How Bad is The Bad Cholesterol

The numbers project a not-so-good picture. People with diabetes are at 3-4 times higher risk of suffering cardiac death and stroke compared to non-diabetics. Their risk of developing morbidity and mortality from coronary heart disease (CHD) is the same as that of a patient with a history of heart attack or established coronary condition. Related […]

Metabolic Syndrome: What’s NEW?

It has been called Syndrome X, insulin resistance syndrome, dysmetabolic syndrome, hypertriglyceridemic waist, obesity syndrome. But what does it really mean when your doctor tells you that you have the “Metabolic Syndrome?” Related terms:whats metabolic syndrome?abnormal waist circumference related to DM complicationsdysmetaboli syndrome and gallstoneshow does refined food causes metabolic syndromemetabolic problem in diabetesmetabolic syndrome […]

Pills for the Fats

Obesity is now a growing concern, for the young and old alike. It is the harbinger of other diseases like diabetes, hypertension, stroke, heart attack and peripheral vascular diseases. Genetic factors play an important role but cultural, socioeconomic, behavioral and situational factors play a greater role in carving the modern Venus of Willendorf (she was […]

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 […]

Top Ten Reasons on Not Losing Weight For Diabetics

Misis, tumaba na naman kayo.” “Doktora, hindi na nga po ako kumakain. Isang kutsarang kanin na lang sa tanghali at isang platitong salad na lang sa gabi. Nag wa-walking ako 30 minutes three times a week. Simula nang nagka-diabetes ako, tumaba na ako nang tumaba, doktora! Kahit anong gawin ko.” Related terms:tumaba na akogain weight […]

Understanding the Diabetic Diet

You’ve heard it all before. Eat more veggies. Eat more fiber. Eat more fish. Put down the saltshaker. Limit the fat. Be active. Don’tmoke. And don’t drink too much alcohol. What’s the deal? If you follow these advice, will it really make a difference in how well and how long you live? In a word, […]