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Moderating the High of Hypertension

Diabetes and hypertension (commonly known as high blood pressure), are interrelated diseases. They frequently occur together in the same patient. It is estimated that the prevalence of arterial hypertension in type 2 diabetes patients is within the 40-50% range. In type 1 diabetes, hypertension may signal kidney disorder. Hypertension also raises the risk of stroke, […]

Bidding Bad Breath Goodbye

Halitosis or bad breath is a commonly encountered problem by an ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat) doctor, and there are many factors that can produce it. The more you know about the condition, the more you understand how to prevent it. Related terms:betadine halitosisgoodbye sloughinghow bad can pseudo hallitosis getmalunggay for bad breathsore throat sweet […]

Heart-Friendly Habits

Diabetes and heart disease can, unfortunately, go hand in hand. Coronary artery disease, atherosclerosis or the narrowing of arteries, and high blood pressure are among the heart conditions that persons with diabetes need to watch out for. Poor circulation of blood to the legs and feet is also a major concern. Related terms:habits of sambongheart […]

Good Fat vs Bad Fat

Whenever we hear the word fat, these immediately come to mind: bilbil, huge/ big/plus-size people, pork, chicharon, coronary heart disease, etc. Basically, most, if not all, descriptions are negative connotations of the word fat. Unless that word is followed by wallet or luck, then that’s the only time people would want to get fat. Related […]

How can I raise my good cholesterol level?

Question: How can I raise my good cholesterol level? ANSWER: Hoist up the HDL! Incredibly easy ways to help increase your army of good cholesterol As in virtually every story ever told, an age-old tale of good vs. evil rages in our blood cholesterol. The bad cholesterol is what is known as low-density lipoprotein (LDL). […]

Healthy Baon Tips for Diabetics

Once you have diabetes you’re stuck with it. But there’s no need to lose hope. It’s really not as bad or hard as it sounds. The key to taking good care of yourself and your diabetes is to learn three simple things (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases): Related terms:singkamas diabetesfilipino breakfast […]

Insulin Handling for People on the Go!

A common misconception regarding the use of insulin in diabetes is its negative impact on social life and work performance. This negative perception often becomes a barrier in the successful management of the disease. There is a need to create an enabling environment where people on insulin can live a normal, healthy and active life. […]

Avoid Injuries while Doing Sports

As we draw close to the twilight of the fun-filled sunny season, it’s a signal to greet that time of the year which brings new life experiences and add another chapter in our lives. Without further ado, let’s welcome school year 2011-2012. Related terms:how to avoid injury in sports diabetesabove heart elevate body partdiabetes sports […]

Healthy Fast-food Choices

McDonald’s and Jollibee seem to be a pair… When one sees McDonald’s in a corner street, not far from it is a Jollibee outlet. Each is endorsed by well known celebrities and both have a social dimension of helping the less privileged children. Related terms:chowking menu calorieshealthiest jollibeehealth conscious food choiceshealthiest food in jollibeechowking nutrition […]

Artificial Sweeteners: Are they Safe?

It has been 15 years since Jingky, a mother of one, was diagnosed to have diabetes. One day, she stood in front of a store, indulging her eyes on the mouth-watering cakes, buttery pastries, luscious ice cream, and creamy puddings, feeling sorry she couldn’t consume such foods. Related terms:sweeteners are they safeare very small amounts […]