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New Diabetic Treatment via Brain, Approved

July 22, 2019 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved the drug Cycloset that could control blood sugar through the brain.

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The Diabetes Problem: What Can We Do to Prevent It?

June 23, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy Advocacy 0

Diabetes mellitus has become a serious problem and has reached epidemic proportions over the past decade. In the Philippines, the National Nutrition Survey conducted by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute in 2003 estimates that about 7 out of 100 Filipinos may either have prediabetes or diabetes. From an older survey done in 1997, there were about 2.8 million Filipinos with diagnosed diabetes. The number of undiagnosed cases is estimated to be just about the same, or perhaps more, considering that there is a sizeable percentage of the population that may not have easy access to medical care.

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Risk increase for liver disease for adults with diabetes

January 13, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A recent study published in the revealed that adults with newly diagnosed diabetes are at risk to have advanced liver disease or diabetic hepatopathy. According to Liane Porepa, MD, from the University of Toronto in Ontario, Canada, and her colleagues, their population-based, matched, retrospective cohort study revealed an incidence rate of serious liver disease of 8.19 per 10,000 person-years versus 4.17 per 10,000 person-years among those without diabetes.

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Best of Righteous Recipes

January 3, 2019 Category :Healthy Recipes 0

We have created some healthy, yet surprisingly sumptuous dishes for people with diabetes to enjoy.  We have chosen the top recipes in terms of taste and nutritional value.  In the Best Appetizer category, we picked native ensalada, which is low in calorie and high in fiber, simply great for the weight-conscious.  Our Best Snack, is a pizza makeover made with veggies and olive oil.  For Best Entree, we chose a salmon dish rich in heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids.  And for Best Dessert, we picked a healthy Pinoy version of fruit salad using yogurt instead of sugar-packed and cholesterol-laden condensed milk.

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Tips for a Merry Christmas, even for Diabetes

December 6, 2018 Category :Healthy Advocacy| Healthy Recipes 0

Christmas, without doubt, is one of the seasons most awaited by people all over the world.  Like any other family, the clan has been looking forward to celebrating christmas every year, as the kids know it means not just presents but all the food they like spread out on the dinner table. » Continue Reading

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Diabetes in the Workplace

November 23, 2018 Category :Healthy Advocacy| People and Places 0

Even if you’re afflicted with diabetes, you should never think that this could hinder you from living a normal life. You can be a productive member of society and be an indispensable part of the workforce. Here are some very important things to keep in mind, for employers and employees alike, to be able to have a healthy working relationship at the office: » Continue Reading

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Driving Mishaps links Low Blood Sugar

October 12, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Dr. Daniel J. Cox and his colleagues from the University of Virginia found that bouts of low blood sugar are more likely to lead to unsafe driving among people with diabetes.  In fact, of the 452 adult drivers who were included in their study, 52 percent reported at least one driving mishap when they have low blood sugar.

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Diabetes Risk on Smoking Cessation

October 11, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Although smoking promotes the development of diabetes, especially among heavy smokers, quitting may also raise smokers’ short-term risk of developing diabetes.  This is according to the results of long-term follow-up of the participants of the Atherosclerosis Risk in communities study.

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Basic Yoga Postures

October 6, 2018 Category :Fitness 0

The following yoga postures are recommended for those with diabetes:

Yoga postures to do in the morning:
1. Simplified bellows pose (Utks’epa Mudra’)
2. Action pose (Karma’sana)
3. Navel press (Agnisa’ra Mudra’)
4. Kneeling abdominal lift (Upavis’t’a Ud’d’ayana Mudra’)
5. Single head to knee posture (Ja’nushira’sana)
6. Ideational breathing, navel chakra (A’gneyii Pra’n’a’ya’ma)

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Travel Smarts for the Jetsetting Diabetic

September 18, 2018 Category :Healthy Advocacy| Stress Busters 0

Traveling is just inevitable for humans. For some professionals, traveling to other countries is like hitting two birds with one stone—meeting with clients, and at the same, getting to explore and unearth the secrets of that destination. For the born adventure seeker, traveling may mean getting to know diverse cultures or just getting to see the sights.

All these sound so exciting, but what if diabetes might get in the way of your travel ventures? Read on and find ways on how to make your travel as smooth and enjoyable as possible even with diabetes. » Continue Reading

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