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Billiards and Diabetes

If diabetes is billiards, Rudy Lipata, 54, would win the game over and over again. Rudy, a billiards aficionado has had type 2 diabetes for 14 years now. Billiards for him has been a form of exercise that he says helps him control his diabetes. As in billiards, where players use their skill in “placing” […]

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). […]

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 […]

Fitness Tips for the Holidays

“I feel it in my fingers, I feel it in my toes…” Nowadays, you might actually find yourself singing along to the tune of this song; or you can actually pull off wearing gloves or that turtleneck while walking in the city. And the best part of it? People will not give you the strange […]

Fruit Eating Guide for Diabetics

Are there really bad fruits or fruits that should be avoided if one is diabetic? The truth is, all fruits may be allowed in a diabetic diet. What is more important to consider, however, is the total amount of carbohydrate intake per serving size of the fruit. Some fruits contain more carbohydrates in a gram […]

In Sickness and in Health

Diabetes is an epidemic, and older adults are particularly affected. The good thing about it is that with early detection and treatment, serious health consequences of diabetes can be prevented or delayed. And the task is made easier when you have someone to share it with, literally speaking. For the David couple, it was Pie […]

A Prima Ballerina’s Secret to Success

Get to know Lisa Macuja–Elizalde and how ballet has influenced her life. Becoming a good ballerina entails a flexible body, a lithe and agile frame, and the passion for ballet. Furthermore, ballet requires strong and healthy bones to withstand the constant jumps, turns and twists that ballet dancers do. Ballet dancers have a greater risk […]

A Mom Against All Odds

Cathelyn Sanchez, 32, a doting mother of two, is about to give birth to her first baby girl. However, she never thought that her third pregnancy would be difficult, as she was diagnosed with gestational diabetes. Gestational diabetes is like meeting a stranger for Cathelyn. Before learning of her condition, she didn’t realize she was […]