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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 […]

Use of correct insulin crucial in diabetes treatment

“Diabetes is an increasing problem in Asia, particularly in the Philippines. The number of people with diabetes will double in 15 or 20 years’ time,” said Professor Peter Tong of the Department of Medicine and Therapeutics of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, in symposium organized by Sanofi Aventis held recently. Related terms:prices of pre-mixed […]

Mary Mediatrix Medical Center unveils endocrine, diabetes, and metabolic facility

The province of Batangas, the home of kapeng barako, is not spared from the increasing number of patients with diabetes. Patients from different far-flung barrios have sought consultation with physicians in their respective health centers, and those with extra resources have opted to see medical specialists in tertiary hospitals. There was also noticeable increase in […]

Meal Replacements for Diabetes

What are meal replacements? Meal replacements are food products, such as shakes, milk drinks, packaged entrées, cereals, soups, and bars, that are taken in place of meals and snacks. They contain a defined amount of calories, almost similar to the calories in a small meal. Since these products come in exact portions, dieters are able […]

Weight Loss in Diabetes: A Lost Cause?

Mike Huckabee was a 135-kg man when he was elected governor of Arkansas in 1998. His weight was too much that the steps of the Arkansas capitol were so long and steep that he would be out of breath and exhausted by the time he reached the top of the stairs. In his book Quit […]