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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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Newer Diabetes Drug may decrease progression of Plaque Build-up

November 3, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Rosiglitazone—a member of the thiazolidinedione class of diabetes drugs—did not meet its primary endpoint for reducing progression of plaque build-up in coronary arteries in a study comparing it with glipizide, according to research presented at the America Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2008. Results of The APPROACH Trial—Assessment on the Prevention of Progression by Rosiglitazone on Atherosclerosis in Type 2 Diabetes Patients with Cardiovascular History were presented as a late-breaking clinical trial.

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Fueled by Optimism

October 20, 2019 Category :People and Places 0

Disease often takes its toll on people, not only on their physique but also their outlook on life. Seeing life in a positive light is difficult, but Rosario Marcelo, 71 years old, is different. Rather than languish over it, she chose rather to live her life fully, despite illnesses and singlehood.

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What’s Good About Cholesterol

October 18, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research| Health Watch 0

You just had your annual physical exam, and you proudly present your laboratory results to your physician. Everything seems well; you’re sure your physician will be pleased with you. Why, all your results are normal, and one, which says HDL cholesterol in your lipid profile, is even low! But after showing your results, your physician tells you that you should do something about your HDL. Huh? But it’s low so that’s supposed to be good, right? What is HDL cholesterol anyway? Aren’t all cholesterols the same?

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How Bad is The Bad Cholesterol

October 17, 2019 Category :Health Watch 0

The numbers project a not-so-good picture. People with diabetes are at 3-4 times higher risk of suffering cardiac death and stroke compared to non-diabetics. Their risk of developing morbidity and mortality from coronary heart disease (CHD) is the same as that of a patient with a history of heart attack or established coronary condition.

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Healthier Alternatives to Soda

October 14, 2019 Category :Health Watch 0

High levels of bad cholesterol (low density lipoprotein cholesterol or LDL-C) according to reports have been causing cardiovascular deaths worldwide, including thousands of Filipinos.

Due to variety of factors counting lifestyle, heredity, and diet, LDL-C that comes with other diseases such as diabetes is a common event but still being overlooked by many.

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Omega-3 may curb Type 2 Diabetes onset

October 4, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Increased consumption of omega-3 fatty acids may curb type 2 diabetes from further developing, Italian researchers recently found out.

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Pinoy Munchies

July 4, 2019 Category :Healthy Recipes 0

Who says that Filipino meriendas are always rich and laden with calories and cholesterol?  With a few simple changes, Pinoy snacks can taste so much better and ease our health concerns as well.

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Tips for the Jetsetting Diabetic

September 26, 2018 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

The vacation months are here! It’s that time of year once again for traveling, seeing the world, and bonding with family and friends.  But for a person with diabetes, traveling might be a daunting and tiring task.  For one, there is a discouraging feeling that when you travel, your sickness travels with you, too.  Secondly, there is the hassle of bringing along your various medications.

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A Dose of Prayer in Diabetes Management

July 27, 2018 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

In a Christian country such as the Philippines, prayer has become a part of many Filipino’s lives.  Whether it is for thanksgiving, forgiveness, or healing, prayer is a tool that many a suffering soul uses to cope with whatever hardships are encountered.

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