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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 […]

At War with Diabetes

This former military officer shows that with the right attitude and perseverance, beating down diabetes is no mission impossible. For someone who has been in the service for several decades, retired sergeant Manolo Gamboa, 64, bears the mark of many battles. Related terms:general romeo gatanallaboutdiabetes net – retired sergeant manolo gamboa 64how to know if […]

Taking Care of Your Diabetes Every Day

What kind of DIABETES do you have? Type 1 diabetes, formerly called juvenile diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes, is usually first diagnosed before age 40 (in children, teenagers, or young adults). It is a disorder in which the body does not produce insulin (a hormone that aids in moving sugar from the blood to the cells). […]

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 […]

Laughter, the Ultimate Stress Buster

Today, there are many ways on how to de-stress.You may opt to go to a spa, visit an interesting place, or simply stay at home and watch your favorite movie, listen to your favorite music, or read a book. But did you know that laughter is a great stress reliever too? Comic impersonator Willie Nepomuceno shares […]

Good Diet to Diabetes Salvation

Marissa Sanchez, a singer/ actress/comedian, has type 2 diabetes and admitted indulging in food before. She shares that she used to eat anything and everything she wanted and craved for, and most especially, she loved rice. But then, symptoms started appearing: blurry vision, constant and unusual thirst, and going on constant bathroom trips. That was […]

Simple Ways to add Years to your Life

People today are adding more years to their lives thanks to medical science – but they hate to be called old. For instance, if you happen to attend alumni homecomings or family anniversaries, you will encounter some people who are “past their prime,” as they want to be called. In 1978, the Associated Press first […]

The Leading Man: Attorney Felipe Gozon

The tenets of billiards require an appreciation of the bigger picture and having the foresight to know when to make a ball or strike a setup shot. Attorney Felipe Gozon has these skills, on and off the table – they’re what make him a winner and mainstay in the broadcasting industry. Related terms:philip gozonfelipe gozon […]

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 […]

Managing Diabetes during Night Shift

Night shift workers have been around since the early 1900s when the automobile, steel and other related industries deemed more profitable a round-the-clock work day than the usual nine-to-five hours. From a purely economical point of view, this made more sense and increased profits. Shift working was also necessary in the healthcare industry for continuous […]