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Injecting Made Easy

Be it in the form of a pump, vial and syringe, or pen, an insulin device is a must for every diabetic in need of insulin. However, insulin devices aren’t the same in terms of yielding positive results. Based on a recent study, an insulinfilled pen is regarded as the best device in a number […]

Lixisenatide Diabetes Drug

Lixisenatide (Lyxumia) is an injectable drug for diabetes that acts as a GLP-1 receptor agonist for controlling blood sugar. It was discovered by the Zealand Pharma A/S in Denmark and licensed and developed by Sanofi Pharmaceuticals. GLP-1 is a natural peptide that is released in blood after eating meal and helps in suppressing the secretion […]

Malunggay Pandesal for Diabetics

Malunggay, also known as moringa leaves is named as the most nutritious green leafy vegetable in the Philippines for its remarkable amount of vitamins and minerals and health benefits. According to experts, malunggay has over 90 nutrients, many different antioxidants, packed with different vitamins and minerals especially iron and essential amino acids (e.g. methionine and […]

PASOO Food Guide Pyramid

The PASOO Food Guide Pyramid is the food pyramid guide developed by the Philippine Society for the Study of Overweight and Obesity (PASOO) especially for Filipinos. The food pyramid guide for Filipino Adults aged 20-93 years was developed by PASOO in collaboration with the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI), Department of Science and Technology […]

The Fat Deal on Trans Fat

Are you aware of the kind of fat you are eating? One of the leading causes of type 2 diabetes is excess body fat or obesity resulting from an imbalance between energy intake and physical activity. Fat is one of the three major nutrients in food that supply energy, the others are carbohydrate and protein. […]

Seafood for Diabetes

Seafood is a great addition to your meal plan. Apart from being so delicious, seafood also has a lot of health benefits that surely both those who are trying to keep fit and healthy and those who have certain conditions can value. Like for those who have diabetes, fish is a great lean protein source, […]

Coffee for Everybody

The handcrafted drink and community feel of Tully’s Coffee is a must-have for all. Hailing from the coffee captial of the world, comes a new coffee shop that is definely for any one of any age. A friendly joint that used to only be found in Seattle is now here in the Philippines. Meet Tully’s […]

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 […]

Got Sleep Apnea?

Snoring is considered the trademark of sleep disordered breathing. As one respires, a harsh, disturbing resonance caused by vibrations in the soft palate and the surrounding throat structures, indicates a resistance in the flow of air. Snoring implies that an interruption of airflow in the lungs during sleep may be at hand as well. This […]

What’s Good About Cholesterol

You just had your annual physical exam, and you proudly present your laboratory results to your physician. Everything seems well; you’re sure your physician will be pleased with you. Why, all your results are normal, and one, which says HDL cholesterol in your lipid profile, is even low! But after showing your results, your physician […]