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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 […]

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 […]

Weight Loss in Diabetes: A Lost Cause?

Mike Huckabee was a 135-kg man when he was elected governor of Arkansas in 1998. His weight was too much that the steps of the Arkansas capitol were so long and steep that he would be out of breath and exhausted by the time he reached the top of the stairs. In his book Quit […]

Are There Medicines that prevent Diabetes?

Eating well, incorporating regular physical activity into your daily routine and maintaining proper weight are still all key to preventing type 2 diabetes. This is particularly important in people already with risk factors — like being overweight, having close relatives with diabetes, having had diabetes during a previous pregnancy or if one already has prediabetes […]

Are you likely to get Diabetes?

Whether it’s type 1 or type 2, we all know that diabetes mellitus is a serious ailment with devastating consequences in the heart, eyes, kidneys, limbs, and other organs of our body. But how would you know if you or any other member of your family is at risk for getting diabetes? Endocrinologist Dr. Gertrude […]

Nine Steps to Prevent Diabetes

Diabetes is a Worldwide epidemic. The International Diabetes Federation estimates that in 2010, the number of people stricken with diabetes has soared to 285 million. By 2030, it is predicted that this number will skyrocket to 438 million. Related terms:how to prevent diabetesdiabeties nine stepsnine steps diabetesnine steps for diabetes monitoringrisk assessment – nine stepsset […]

What is HbA1c?

You may have heard your doctor ask for or order HbA1c in your blood tests. And when you asked him or her what it is, you got the answer “It’s your blood sugar average for 3 months.” And that was it. You may still have a few questions, so let us try to get into […]

YMCA supports advocacy on Diabetes education

Several studies have shown that structured diet and physical exercise can significantly reduce the progression of prediabetes to diabetes. The studies entail strict enrollment criteria and lifestyle changes that are difficult to translate into large-scale, community-level programs. A specific program called, Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP), done by researchers from the Indiana School of Medicine, is […]

Diabetes: One of Pregnancy’s Major Roadblocks

They say that of all the rights a woman has, the best is to give birth and become a mother. Despite its numerous discomforts – having morning sickness, mood swings, swollen feet, and the feeling of carrying two sacks of rice day in and day out – I know a lot of women who’d go […]

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 […]