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How Laughter Conquers All – Even Diabetes!

You may have seen her in the 90’s soap Valiente and just recently Mga Anghel na Walang Langit. She was also in shows Daisy Siete, Tabachingching, and the morning show Unang Hirit, where she’s a segment host. Aside from these, she also does corporate events, and occasionally performs in comedy bars. Related terms:laughter conquers allmarissa […]

Skin Allergies in Diabetes

Allergy is a condition of hypersensitivity in certain people. Persons with allergies react to substances that are usually harmless to most individuals. Examples of these substances are foods, medications, and chemicals (fragrances, dyes, and detergents). The symptoms of an allergic reaction will depend on where it takes place. If it occurs in the nose, it […]

Pre-Diabetes: A Wake Up Call

This familiar line of mine usually echoes in the four corners of my clinic: “You’re not yet a diabetic but you’re already walking the line of being one and i f you do not start modifying your lifestyle, you will one day wake up as a full-blown diabetic…” My patients would usually come up with […]

Callaloo and Diabetes

Every Filipino should be familiar with laing, that leafy, creamy, spicy delicacy from Bicol Region that burns the delighted palates of every discerning foodie. But did you know that laing may have a hand in helping prevent diabetes? That’s because of one of its ingredients – the taro or gabi leaf, also known as callaloo. […]

Skin Allergies and Diabetes

Diabetes is no joke. It is truly saddening to know that many people do suffer from this kind of sickness. It is also saddening to know how people are coping up so hard just to fight the battle. If we could just wish everyone in the world would be free from sickness, then, many people […]

Gallstones and Diabetes

Diabetes, if not properly managed can have deleterious effects on the different organs of the body. It can damage vital organs such as the heart, the kidney, lungs as well as the gallbladder, which is often given the least concern. The gallbladder is an organ that functions to store bile produced by the liver for […]

Diabetes Injuries: Prevention and Cure

Anyone is prone to injuries as he goes about his day to day life. Unlike most cases however, wounds and lacerations may take a longer time to heal in people with diabetes, especially among those with uncontrolled blood sugar. Therefore, to prevent injuries, persons with diabetes should be more cautious. Here are some specifics that […]

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 […]

How did I acquire Diabetes?

Question: “No one in my family has diabetes, so how did i get it?” While diabetes does tend to run in families, there are also many patients with this disease with no known relatives who have it. Related terms:how do you acquire diabetesacquire diabetesacquiring diabeteshow to acquire diabeteswhy filipinos acquire diabetesabout diabetes and acquiring itWhy […]

MRI eases Diabetes Detection

A recent study from the Harvard Medical School suggested the use of noninvasive imaging (MRI) in the early diagnosis, staging, and treatment of diabetes. The study was performed in the Massachusetts General Hospital and the first study to use MRI in diabetes research. Related terms:detection of diabetesMRI AND DIABETESmri diabetesdetection of diabetiesdiabetes detectionmri to detect […]