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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 […]

Does Menopause Increase the Risk of Diabetes?

Women may dread menopause for the mood swings, hot flushes and its attendant discomforts, but did you know that menopause may also herald an increase in the risk for diabetes? Menopausal women often gain weight, but fat also tends to get redistributed. Take a look in the mirror—are you pear-shaped or apple-shaped? Pear-shaped women have […]

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 Life-Saving Kit

We are living in a world where accidents happen almost every single day. But while there are serious accidents which necessitate immediate hospitalization, some, especially home injuries, can sometimes be attended to even by one’s self. Related terms:What should be inside a first aid kit for diabetesfirst aid bag for a diabatic clinicfirst aid bag […]

Eating Out with Diabetes over Holidays

T’is the season to be jolly”…despite diabetes. Holidays bring family and friends together, and food is always one of the centers of the celebration. Enjoying holiday food is for everybody, including persons with diabetes. First things first, remember these principles: Related terms:diabetic diet and tennis ballseating out over the holidaysholidays and insulin

Diabetes Education for Pregnant Women

Pregnancy and diabetes pose unique challenges. Educating pregnant women with diabetes is an extraordinary opportunity to impact two lives at one time. As a diabetes educator, you will have the chance to meet and take care of all kinds of inspirational women, in all stages of pregnancy and all degrees of “paranoia.” You will need […]

Will I get diabetes if I drink soft drinks every day?

Question: Will I get diabetes if I drink soft drinks every day? Answer: Diabetes is caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. The most prevalent form of diabetes, type 2 diabetes, can be inherited and triggered by unhealthy lifestyle habits. Physical inactivity, obesity, plus a high-fat, calorie dense, and nutritionally poor diet are […]

Good Diet to Diabetes Salvation

Marissa Sanchez, a singer/ actress/comedian, has type 2 diabetes and admitted indulging in food before. She shares that she used to eat anything and everything she wanted and craved for, and most especially, she loved rice. But then, symptoms started appearing: blurry vision, constant and unusual thirst, and going on constant bathroom trips. That was […]

Simple Ways to add Years to your Life

People today are adding more years to their lives thanks to medical science – but they hate to be called old. For instance, if you happen to attend alumni homecomings or family anniversaries, you will encounter some people who are “past their prime,” as they want to be called. In 1978, the Associated Press first […]

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 […]