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Leche Flan with Splenda for Diabetics

Leche flan, also known as dulce de leche, is a traditional Filipino custard dessert with a coating of soft caramel on top served warm or cold. Whereas the Filipino recipe included a condensed milk and egg yolks molded in a pan coated with caramel, other variations of the flan in other countries featured the use […]

Common Skin Problems among Diabetics

Diabetes mellitus is a common cause of health problems and death, not only in the Philippines but in the whole world. In diabetes, insulin is lacking, either partly or completely, leading to gross defects in glucose (sugar), fat, and protein metabolism. Because of these defects, the organs that are most commonly affected include the heart, […]

Diabetics Prone to Photoaging?

Aging results from the interaction of a genetic program and the cumulative wear and tear of skin. This involves two phenomena: intrinsic aging and photoaging. A person’s genetic program controls his intrinsic aging. Skin will age because of the passage of time alone. This is best exemplified by buttock skin which is normally not exposed […]

Diabetic Retinopathy: The Enemy from Within

In recent years, the world has recognized diabetes as one of the most daunting challenges posed by chronic diseases. The number of sufferers worldwide is currently estimated to be about 135 million; this number is expected to rise to almostĀ 300 million by year 2025. The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Department of Health (DOH) […]

Yummy Sugar-Free Munchies

Three o’clock in the afternoon is almost sacred for us Filipinos. Merienda time is definitely something one cannot miss out on. Light snacks one can nibble on at the workstation are quite common. Biscuits, wafers and cookies are favorites – easy to stow away in drawers and easy to chew on. I scoured the food […]

Demerara Sugar Safe for Diabetes?

Demerara sugar is not the typical brown sugar that people can customarily buy in a supermarket or sari sari store. However, is also has a brown color. Unlike brown sugar however, which is essentially unrefined white sugar, Demerara sugar has larger grains and is crunchier. It originated from the Demerara colony in Guyana, from which […]

Rice Substitutes for Diabetics

For diabetics, rice should be limited because it is a source of carbohydrates which is broken down into sugar that can spike up one’s sugar level. The limitation to eat rice is required precisely because of the need to trim down saturated fats. Diabetic patients therefore can actually eat rice but should be limited in […]

Diet Plan for Diabetics

The diet plan for diabetic patients is integral in diabetes management. In a diabetic meal plan, what is important is that the meals will result to the consumption of around 1,600 calories and 220 grams of carbohydrates for the whole day. This is the threshold that a diabetic patient must always keep in mind in […]

Healthy Merienda for Diabetics

Food intake is a critical strategy in managing diabetes and eating small snacks frequently in between meals is one way to curb ones appetite and avoid eating heavy dinner especially during lunch and supper. For diabetics, it is important to avoid sugary foods for snacks or merienda. Thus, in eating snacks, it is important to […]

Heart-Friendly Habits

Diabetes and heart disease can, unfortunately, go hand in hand. Coronary artery disease, atherosclerosis or the narrowing of arteries, and high blood pressure are among the heart conditions that persons with diabetes need to watch out for. Poor circulation of blood to the legs and feet is also a major concern. Related terms:habits of sambongheart […]