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Should Children be Allowed Soft Drinks?

On televisions across the globe, soft drink commercials are plainly made to be irresistible. Yes, it is refreshing. Yes, it is thirst-quenching. Yes, it is tempting! What makes these television ads more inviting is that they don’t discriminate. Everyone is welcome to grab a can — whatever the gender, status, or age. Even children are encouraged […]

Parent Partners of Children with Diabetes

When a child gets diagnosed with diabetes, we usually realize in hindsight that the signs and symptoms (excessive urination, excessive drinking, weight loss despite an increased appetite, decreased energy level) have actually been present for a while, but were ignored or attributed to something much less serious. When medical help is finally sought, the CRISIS […]

Diabetes, Obesity and Asthma

“I am overweight Doc, can I develop asthma?” A question I hear almost everyday, the answer still surprises me to this day. Asthma (az-muh, as-) is a chronic disease that affects millions of people worldwide. Its primary cause is inflamed airways in the lungs. This inflammation makes the airways smaller, which makes it more difficult […]

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 […]

Diabetes Times Two in the Family

Whether in politics or the sphere of music and showbiz, there are fathers who somehow bestowed their specific passion or prowess to their daughters. Take the father-daughter tandem of singers Hadji and Rachel Alejandro, politicians Renato and Pia Cayetano, Hollywood film makers Francis Ford and Sofia Coppola, and actors John Voight and daughter Angelina Jolie. […]