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Diabetes Management for Couples

October 26, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts| Healthy Advocacy 0

From the point of view of a person with diabetes, daily self-management involves making choices – lots of them; when, what, and how to eat, for instance; when and how to engage in physical exercise; what items to carry around all the times. These and many others are repeated ad infinitum – all day, every day. The person must also make less frequent but extremely significant decisions about his or her choice of therapies and overall approach to treatment. These comprise diabetes self-management – a very complex task that is of critical importance for achieving metabolic targets and other outcomes. » Continue Reading

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Effective Diabetes Education

May 11, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

The biggest barrier to good diabetes management may be the delivery of quality diabetes health education to minorities due to language and cultural barriers. This is what Dr. Yolanda Robles and her colleagues from Cardiff University in UK reported in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews from The Cochrane Collaboration.

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Meal Planning 101

April 29, 2018 Category :Healthy Advocacy| Healthy Recipes 0

One of the cornerstones in the management of diabetes is a healthy diet. One way to achieve this is through a good meal plan that is tailored and acceptable to the diabetic person. Today, healthy eating, right exercise and blood glucose monitoring remain as the basic management for diabetes. » Continue Reading

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Low Blood Sugars at Night?

October 10, 2017 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

How can the elderly keep from having low blood sugars at night?

Hypoglycemia, defined variably as blood sugar <60 mg/dL, is one of the dreaded complications of diabetes management. It usually hinders the achievement of a satisfactory glucose control level because of the fear of developing symptoms of hypoglycemia – palpitations, excessive sweating, tremors, and disorientation. These “warning signs” are triggered by counter-regulatory hormones, like adrenalin, which are defense mechanisms of our body to increase sugar levels back to normal. » Continue Reading

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Diabetes Management for Filipinos

March 23, 2014 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

One for every 25 Filipino adult is diabetic. Diabetes is a disease that many Filipinos suffer but is not given much attention. The rise of diabetes among Filipinos can be attributed to our food culture and lack of sense of urgency on the issue. For the former, rice is the staple food in the Philippines and eating pork has been part of our diet. Secondly, with the advent of many different processed foods from sodas, imported canned goods, chocolates and fast food, Filipinos have found a new way to indulge themselves to food. For the latter, most Filipino diabetics are not alarmed of the disease. Many Filipinos simply consider diabetes as a problem that goes with age.

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Good Diet to Diabetes Salvation

July 7, 2011 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Marissa Sanchez, a singer/ actress/comedian, has type 2 diabetes and admitted indulging in food before. She shares that she used to eat anything and everything she wanted and craved for, and most especially, she loved rice. But then, symptoms started appearing: blurry vision, constant and unusual thirst, and going on constant bathroom trips. That was the time it was confirmed that she was diabetic and was asked by her endocrinologist, Dr. Augusto Litonjua, to change her eating habits. Although she wasn’t able to kick her usual eating habits all at once, she says that once she was able to control her food intake, she began experiencing miracles in her diabetes management.

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