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Diabetes: A Mother’s Legacy?

No mother would deny that one of the most exciting moments of her life is when she becomes a source of life and a tiny being forms inside her womb. But it can sometimes be stressful too, knowing that that tiny being depends on the mother for life, and that everything the mother does can […]

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 […]

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 […]

Obesity: A Precursor to Diabetes and Much More

We could maybe blame it on technology and the modern conveniences of life; or probably, to the continuous “westernization” of societies all over the world. But with all the advantages that modern society brings, there is one truth that cannot be denied: people have become more sedentary. Related terms:obesity precursorPASOO philippines obesity reseach among childrencontentRosa […]

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 […]

Selenium causing Diabetes?

Question: I take selenium because it’s an antioxidant but was told that I shouldn’t because it can cause diabetes. Is this true? Related terms:does selenium cause diabetesselenium diabetesselenium diabetes researchselenium and diabetes researchselenium and diabetesselenium causes diabetesselenium intake overdosemultivitamins in the philippines with 55 micrograms seleniumover doses sellenium causes hair fall diabeties?selenium cause of diabetesselenium […]

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 […]

Ten Worst Foods for People with Diabetes

Every day we make decisions. One of the basic things we have to decide on is to figure out what to eat. Almost every week you go to the store and do your groceries. As if doing simple grocery shopping isn’t stressful enough, add to it having diabetes. This makes things a lot trickier because […]

Diabetes Complications can be Prevented

Every 21 seconds, someone is diagnosed with diabetes. That means every 21 seconds, you have a reason to walk more, to eat balanced, nutritious meals, to take a good look at your life, and make changes for the better. But if and when you are diagnosed, you simply can’t wait for the next shoe to […]

Yoga Guidelines for Diabetics

Diabetics who want to practice yoga should first see their doctor before starting a yoga regimen to be able to map out a workable exercise or diet plan that will not compromise their existing diabetes treatment while adhering to the yogic therapy. It would also help to keep in mind the following guidelines to avoid […]