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How to Prevent and Treat Colds

December 2, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts| Healthy Advocacy 0

It’s Christmas season once again and, incidentally, flu season as well. During the holidays, cold weather is felt worldwide, and simple coughs and colds are very common. People with chronic diseases like diabetes are more susceptible to colds or flu complications. Having colds most especially among diabetics is a big no-no. Any illness or infection like colds can cause high blood sugar. Here are some ways to prevent and treat a cold. » Continue Reading

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Fun Glucose Checks for Kids

July 20, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts| Healthy Advocacy 0

For people with diabetes, checking blood sugar everyday is important. It is part of the routine they must do to keep their diabetes under control. And because it is routinely done, checking their blood sugar becomes automatic. Sometimes, diabetics get so used to the idea that they are not bothered by the regular needle pricks at all. But for some, they get tired of the daily process and lose interest in doing it altogether. And before they know it, the worst happens, and complications set in.

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Eye Scanner to monitor Blood Glucose now Underway

January 19, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 1

Diabetics may soon be using their eyes too to monitor their blood glucose at home. An eye scanner as big as a cellular phone is currently being developed in the United States by Oculir Inc. to help diabetics avoid painful pinprick tests to measure blood sugar levels. » Continue Reading

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Causes of Diabetes

April 5, 2015 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Diabetes is a chronic disease characterized by abnormally high or low levels of sugar or glucose in the blood primarily due to absence or insufficient insulin produced by the pancreas to regulate blood glucose. The term diabetes mellitus was derived from an ancient Greek word diabainein which literarily means “siphon”. The term mellitus was added by Thomas Willis in 1675, to refer to the sweet urine of the patients as mel in latin means honey.

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Top Filipino Snacks for Diabetics

February 8, 2015 Category :Healthy News 0

Eating healthy is very important when you have diabetes because it is the key way to manage or keep blood glucose (sugar) in a healthy range. This is difficult however because diabetic condition usually makes one feel hungry or deprive of eating certain regular foods. In lieu of which, here are top Filipino snacks that are best for diabetics.

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Avocado Seeds and Diabetes

September 3, 2013 Category :Diabetes Research 1

Avocado (Persea americana) is a tropical fruit tree that grows to 20 meters. Avocado fruit has greenish yellow and sometime dark violet color and has been considered a healthy fruit for its fiber, potassium, vitamin E, B vitamins, folid acid, alpha and beta carotene and lutein which is good for the skin, eyes, and digestion.

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Nutritional Value of Mushrooms

September 1, 2013 Category :Healthy News 0

Mushrooms are fungi whose fleshy and spore-bearing fruiting body can be used as a vegetable. However, there are poisonous mushrooms hence it would be important to consult a botanist or a nutrition expert before picking any mushroom sprouting in your garden and eating them. Of its 14,000 species, 1,400 are actually poisonous.

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Holloween Tips for Parents with Diabetic Kids

October 30, 2012 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Halloween brings not only thoughts of witches, ghosts, spirits and jack-o-lanterns but also of candies, chocolates, lots of gooey treats and parties! For parents with a diabetic child, Halloween could spell disaster as you worry about your child getting left out on all the fun that the season brings; wondering if your child could join in on the fun of trick-or-treating and other Halloween activities.

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Teardrops accurate to Test Blood Sugar

April 28, 2012 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Diabetes patients may now say goodbye to the pains of those routine pricks of drawing blood, because scientists may have developed a less painful way to check their glucose levels – just by tears.

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Nuts can Halt Type 2 Diabetes

January 16, 2012 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Controlling diabetes and preventing its complications could be helped significantly by eating nuts every day.

According to a study conducted by D. Jenkins et al., consuming two ounces of nuts daily as a replacement for carbohydrates is an effective lipid and glycemic control method for persons with Type 2 diabetes. “Mixed, unsalted, raw, or dry-roasted nuts have benefits for both blood glucose control and blood lipids and may be used as part of a strategy to improve diabetes control without weight gain,” said Jenkins, who led the research team from St. Michael’s Hospital and the University of Toronto.

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