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Healthy Eating Tips

August 30, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Everyone who has diabetes needs to follow an eating plan as well as a physical activity plan.Actually, a diabetic diet isn’t too different from a healthy eating pattern. And since eating cannot be avoided, especially during the Christmas season, we give you the following healthy eating tips to help get you through the holidays and beyond:

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High Blood Sugar in Diabetes Increases Premature Death Risk

August 17, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A study shows that elevated blood sugar in people previously not diagnosed with diabetes increases the risk of premature death.

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Beating Down Diabetes

May 11, 2019 Category :Fitness 0

When you first meet Edmundo Ongsiako, you’ll know immediately that this is not a guy to cross.

Standing at 5’10” in height, with log-like biceps, surprising agility and a menacing goatee, the 49-year-old Edmundo is one of four official instructors of Krav Maga, a self-defense method that neutralizes threats by dealing devastating blows to the vital parts.

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Diabetes Education for Pregnant Women

May 4, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Pregnancy and diabetes pose unique challenges. Educating pregnant women with diabetes is an extraordinary opportunity to impact two lives at one time. As a diabetes educator, you will have the chance to meet and take care of all kinds of inspirational women, in all stages of pregnancy and all degrees of “paranoia.” You will need to empathize with these women, especially those going through a pregnancy for the first time.

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Are you likely to get Diabetes?

January 19, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Whether it’s type 1 or type 2, we all know that diabetes mellitus is a serious ailment with devastating consequences in the heart, eyes, kidneys, limbs, and other organs of our body.

But how would you know if you or any other member of your family is at risk for getting diabetes? Endocrinologist Dr. Gertrude Santos, a member of the Obesity and Nutrition Task Force of the Philippine Chapter of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE–PC) reveals several factors, including “family history of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, overweight or obese state, sedentary lifestyle, previously identified impaired glucose tolerance or impaired fasting glucose, hypertension, increased levels of triglycerides, low concentrations of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol or both, history of gestational diabetes, history of an infant with a birth weight of greater than 8 lbs, polycystic ovarian syndrome and even psychiatric illness.”

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Diabetes For Hire!

November 16, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts| Healthy Advocacy 0

Any person with diabetes, whether insulin dependent or non–insulin dependent, should be eligible for any employment for which he or she is otherwise qualified.” This was the position adopted by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) as early as 1984 regarding employment of people with diabetes. » Continue Reading

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In Sickness and in Health

October 28, 2018 Category :Healthy Advocacy| People and Places 0

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 who got diabetes first and underwent treatment in order to keep his condition under control. Rina, on the other hand, was already in her 40s when she was diagnosed. » Continue Reading

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Diabetes Drugs Cut Sugar and Weight

August 10, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Two new experimental drugs, the firsts in a new class of type 2 diabetes drugs, seem to help older diabetes drugs lower patients’ blood sugar, with the added bonus of a little weight loss.

The once-a-day medications work by increasing the levels of a hormone that triggers the pancreas to produce more insulin to process blood sugar while simultaneously signaling the liver to stop making glucose. They act by blocking the production of an enzyme called DPP-4 that normally inactivates that hormone.

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Lettuce Insulin for Diabetes

August 9, 2015 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Diabetes has been known widely as a disease which is a long term condition due to high blood sugar levels. It is one of the causes of deaths of people worldwide. Mostly, diabetes is hereditary. However, before one can truly understand what diabetes is, it is important to take note how insulin works in one’s body. Whenever a person eats, the body turns this food into sugar. Then, pancreas are supposed to release insulin to cater sugar. Insulin lets the sugar enter the cells in order to turn sugar to energy. But then, for a person who has diabetes, this system will not work. A person who has diabetes hardly produces, or not produces insulin at all. Hence, it has affected the parts and functions of the body.

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Turnip good for Diabetes?

July 12, 2015 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Turnip or singkamas are root vegetables usually grown in temperate climates. In the Philippines, it is usually eaten raw or added in fresh lumpia. Turnip is one of the underappreciated and often overlooked vegetables.

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