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Buko Fruit Health Benefits

October 8, 2020 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Coconut or Buko is considered as the tree of life. Every part of the tree from its leaves, trunks to its fruit can be very useful to people. The coconut fruit per se is one of the most important sources of water and food for hydrating and feeding people. Thus, the coconut fruit is one complete meal because it meat that can be used as food and the coconut juice can be used for water. Its meat and water can practically provide the required daily minerals, vitamins, and energy needs of a person. Thus, indeed a coconut tree can help a deserted person survive in a deserted island.

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Snake Bite Complications for Diabetics

September 21, 2020 Category :Health Watch 0

While only about 15% worldwide of over 3000 species of snakes are poisonous, some venom of snakes are dangerous which can cause death due to intoxication. Among the snakes species that are most lethal is the pit viper. The venom of snakes has systemic effects such as coagulopathy characterized by local tissue damage, hemolysis and defects in the functioning of the heart, nerves and the kidney.

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Dogs trained to monitor Blood Sugar Levels

January 23, 2020 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

If digital glucose meters seem too static and boring, why not get a cute, cuddly, and barking one instead?

Aside from detecting illegal drugs, hidden bombs, and disaster survivors, dogs are now being trained to sniff for changes in a patient’s blood sugar levels and alert caregivers to administer medication to the patient when necessary. This is especially helpful for diabetic children since they usually are not yet wary of their condition to monitor their own blood sugar.

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Cinnamon: Treatment for Diabetes

January 22, 2020 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Previous studies have established that cinnamon has beneficial effects on diabetes patients as it can decrease insulin resistance to lower blood sugar levels.

Capitalizing on that idea,Sri Lanka, the world’s largest exporter of cinnamon, has started experimenting on its healing power as a treatment for diabetes and cholesterol, and as a cinnamon-based medicinal product.

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Preventive Oral Health Measures for Diabetes

January 9, 2020 Category :Health Watch 0

Diabetes is a disease that causes serious problems in many parts of the body. And oral health problems are certainly no exception. Oral diseases commonly seen with diabetes include tooth decay, periodontal (gum) disease, salivary gland dysfunction, infections, and taste impairment. It is important for diabetics to take care of their oral health and hygiene so as not to complicate their situation. The following are ways to prevent oral health problems in patients with diabetes:

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Parent Partners of Children with Diabetes

December 24, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

When a child gets diagnosed with diabetes, we usually realize in hindsight that the signs and symptoms (excessive urination, excessive drinking, weight loss despite an increased appetite, decreased energy level) have actually been present for a while, but were ignored or attributed to something much less serious. When medical help is finally sought, the CRISIS scenario begins when diabetes is confirmed.

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The Truth about Honey

December 13, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Diabetics need not worry which kind of honey is most suitable for their condition. According to a recent study, there’s no difference between buckwheat honey and cotton honey, or clover honey and tupelo honey in terms of glycemic index (a measure of how much and how fast a food raises blood sugar levels).

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Pre-pregnancy Care for Diabetic Moms

December 11, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Pregnant diabetics can conceive healthy babies free from complications if they learn how to closely monitor and control blood sugar levels before and during the crucial first few months of pregnancy.

Blood sugar control is significant for all diabetics, especially during pregnancy as it can largely affect the condition of the newborn, according to medical experts.

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Diabetes May Cause Cognitive Dysfunction

December 10, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Apart from obesity, heart attack and other complications, a group of Boston-based researchers warned elderly diabetics of possible development of cognitive dysfunction. They advised diabetics in older age brackets to undergo screenings to test early stages of intellectual impairment which is detrimental to “one’s ability to self-manage”.

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How to Fight the Dangers of Working the Night Shift

December 3, 2019 Category :Health Watch| Stress Busters 0

An increasing number of Filipinos work in shifts as part of their jobs. These include call center agents, security guards, casino operators, hotel employees and hospital personnel like emergency room physicians, residents, nurses and nursing aides. Police officers, firemen and emergency response paramedics also work in shifts to provide round-the-clock service for us. Yet, all of them are at risk for what has been termed shift work sleep disorder.

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