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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 […]

Oral Antidiabetic Drugs in Pregnancy

Diabetes mellitus is one of the most common medical conditions occurring during pregnancy. Diabetes in pregnancy may be either pre-existing type 1 or type 2 diabetes mellitus, or, more commonly, gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). GDM is defined as carbohydrate intolerance first diagnosed during pregnancy. Based on this definition, GDM may actually represent a mix of […]

Women and Diabetes

If diabetes were a gender issue, then women should fight for gender equality. Why? Because women are at a losing end when it comes to diabetes and its many complications compared to men. For one, diabetes causes more complications in women than in men, some of which are unique to women. Being diabetic makes a […]

Diabetology Training Philippines

Diabetology is a specialized field of endocrinology that specifically focuses on the diagnosis, treatment management and even research of diabetes mellitus. Because of the continuing growth of diabetic cases around the globe, which is gradually becoming a silent killer, a clinical science was created in order to focus on the disease. It is believed that […]

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). […]

What is Kasuba Flower?

Kasubha is vertical branched, soft flowering plant growing up to 90 centimeters high whose flowers are orange-red and about a half inch in length. It was believed to be original from Egypt and was planted in the Philippines for dyeing purposes as its flowers yield a coloring principle, carthamin. Incidentally, Kasuba Flower dye from the […]

Guyabano Safe for Pregnant Women?

Guyabano or soursop (Anona muricata Linn) is a fruit bearing small tree around 7 meters high which is common in Central American and tropical countries like the Philippines. The Guyabano fruit is a pear-shaped or ovoid shape green fruit covered with bendable spikes with thin skin and the soft whitish fleshy and fibrous pulp which […]