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Caring for Elderly Diabetics

Life wasn’t always this tough for eighty-four year old Lolo Marcelo. In his younger days, he used to have a high-paying job and he enjoyed the fruits of his labor by spending one too many nights out with his beer buddies. Since he had more than enough money, he never really cared about his health. […]

Diabetes Management for Couples

From the point of view of a person with diabetes, daily self-management involves making choices – lots of them; when, what, and how to eat, for instance; when and how to engage in physical exercise; what items to carry around all the times. These and many others are repeated ad infinitum – all day, every […]

Mrs. Pure Energy

She used to dislike Yoko Ono. She was one of the many who thought that the Japanese girl was not good enough for the British pop star John Lennon. When she married one of the biggest names in the music industry, she realized how Yoko felt. She got exposed to the life of a pop […]

Going Sugar-Free

History has it that when Spanish conquistador Hernan Cortos reached Tenochtitlan in 1519, he noted the vast quantities of a mysterious dark beverage that the then-Aztec emperor Monteczuma consumed and how it was carefully whipped by his attendants beforehand. The beverage, he later discovered, was made from the seed of the tropical Theobroma cacao tree, […]

Love in Time of Diabetes

Situation #1: Luisa found out about her diabetes when she was in her 7th month of pregancy. Here husband, Benedict, accompanied her to the doctor for a checkup one afternoon, whe she realized that she was having a sudden attack of high blood pressure. During the test, her obstetrician suspected her of having diabetes, and […]

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 […]

Living in an Abstract World

He may not be the modern-day Vincent Van Gogh, but still, he lives his life in a different plane, a world which only few could understand and get lost in. He uses abstract paintings as his way of showcasing his talent—filling an empty canvas with his sharp and accurate brushstrokes. His painting career has blossomed […]

In The Arms of Miracles

What is a miracle? How do you define it? Would you know one when you see one? Orestes Ignacio, 61, came face-to-face with one of the biggest miracles during his 58th year of existence. This is his story. Related terms:diabetes miraclesdiabetic miraclesmiracles diabetesmiracles of diabetes

Ming Ramos: PCDEF’s First Lady

Traditionally, first ladies are known more for their social skills and charm than what they ever said or did. They are expected to be amiable, outgoing, often seen but rarely heard. But these did not apply to former first lady Amelita Ramos, wife of former ,president Fidel V. Ramos. Related terms:ming ramosalubgati capsulesamelita ramos diabetesdr […]

A Journey to Motherhood

Penny Ovejera, a 34 year-old full time mother and wife, hung on to this particular saying during her struggle with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). It had not been an easy journey for her, but with her deep faith in God and the loving support of her family, she was able to overcome it all. Related […]