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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 […]

Mediterranean Diet recommended for Diabetics

Diabetics should maintain a diet that is rich in fish, fruits, nuts and olive oil if they want to lose more weight and live longer without their blood sugar-lowering medication. Previous studies have already suggested the Mediterranean diet may deter second heart attack episodes, impede Alzheimer’s disease, and decrease the risk of developing cancer. Related […]

Diabetes Education for Pregnant Women

Pregnancy and diabetes pose unique challenges. Educating pregnant women with diabetes is an extraordinary opportunity to impact two lives at one time. As a diabetes educator, you will have the chance to meet and take care of all kinds of inspirational women, in all stages of pregnancy and all degrees of “paranoia.” You will need […]

Will I get diabetes if I drink soft drinks every day?

Question: Will I get diabetes if I drink soft drinks every day? Answer: Diabetes is caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. The most prevalent form of diabetes, type 2 diabetes, can be inherited and triggered by unhealthy lifestyle habits. Physical inactivity, obesity, plus a high-fat, calorie dense, and nutritionally poor diet are […]

Pre-Diabetes Timebomb Warning

Diabetes UK warned around 7 million people in the UK who have early warning signs of diabetes about the long-term damage if they would not change .2 their unhealthy lifestyle. “People with higher than normal blood sugar levels are 12 times more at risk in developing full-blown type 2 diabetes,” Diabetes UK chief executive Douglas […]

Healthy Baon Tips for Diabetics

Once you have diabetes you’re stuck with it. But there’s no need to lose hope. It’s really not as bad or hard as it sounds. The key to taking good care of yourself and your diabetes is to learn three simple things (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases): Related terms:singkamas diabetesfilipino breakfast […]

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 […]

Mary Mediatrix Medical Center unveils endocrine, diabetes, and metabolic facility

The province of Batangas, the home of kapeng barako, is not spared from the increasing number of patients with diabetes. Patients from different far-flung barrios have sought consultation with physicians in their respective health centers, and those with extra resources have opted to see medical specialists in tertiary hospitals. There was also noticeable increase in […]

Selenium causing Diabetes?

Question: I take selenium because it’s an antioxidant but was told that I shouldn’t because it can cause diabetes. Is this true? Related terms:does selenium cause diabetesselenium diabetesselenium diabetes researchselenium and diabetes researchselenium and diabetesselenium causes diabetesselenium intake overdosemultivitamins in the philippines with 55 micrograms seleniumover doses sellenium causes hair fall diabeties?selenium cause of diabetesselenium […]

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, […]