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Fit French Cuisine

December 24, 2018 Category :Healthy Recipes 0

Cuisine Francaise sometimes has the connotation of being a rich, decadent meal full of fat and carbohydrates.  But this could not be further from the truth, as French food derives from natural ingredients abundant in that particular province.  In fact, there is so much regional variety that this determines the culinary personality of Normandy, Brittany, or Bordeaux.

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Is Erectile Dysfunction related to Diabetes?

December 23, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Question: I have erectile dysfunction. Is this related to my diabetes?

Answer: It goes without saying that the measure of a man’s “manliness” is the ability of his “manhood” to snap to attention. This holds especially true to the macho-centric culture of the Filipinos. A male’s inability to answer to the call of his partner’s sexual desire is more than just opportunity lost but more of a personal insult if not utter curse. True enough, this has been a growing problem among our diabetic patients, a condition which is often underdiagnosed, since discussion about this problem is usually not tackled on the initial consult when patient rapport is not yet well established. Very seldom is this fact volunteered by patients unless categorically asked.

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Loving The Beach and Your Skin

December 9, 2018 Category :Healthy Advocacy| People and Places 0

Summer – it is the time of the year when boys and girls toss their textbooks and hit the road to the best summer get-away – the beach! Dads and moms spend extra time in the groceries shopping for the family’s out-of-town trip. Even yuppies spare a weekend or two just to have their skin tanned for that sensual glow. » Continue Reading

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High-MUFA Diet benefits Type 2 Diabetics

November 12, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A year-long energy-restricted, high-monounsaturated fat (MUFA) diet was seen to prove beneficial for type 2 diabetics. Researchers reported in the first online issue of Diabetes Care that it is as effective as a high-carbohydrate (CHO), low-fat diet.

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Weight Loss Improves OSA

October 15, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

It seems that weight loss indeed is the best treatment for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) among type 2 diabetic patients, according to the results of a multicenter, randomized study. » Continue Reading

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The Sweet Cause of Eye Damage

September 27, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Many perceive diabetes as a severe medical condition that can cause serious impact only on the heart and kidney. But little do they know that such condition can also damage the eyes and may even result in blindness if left untreated. Once diabetes starts to affect the eyes, such condition is known as diabetic retinopathy. » Continue Reading

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Traveling With Insulin

September 16, 2018 Category :Healthy Advocacy 1

People travel for various reasons. For diabetic patients, the challenge is to bring all the necessary medicines, take them on time, and still have fun. But for people who need insulin shots, how does one go about it? Here are some tips.

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Drug Tested vs. Diabetic Neuropathy

August 5, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A drug that might prevent or reverse nerve damage caused by diabetes is now being tested in humans in the United States. Diabetic neuropathy or nerve damage causes a loss of sensation in the hands and feet. Diabetic patients with nerve damage might not always notice small injuries, which when left unnoticed may become severely infected.

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Ankle Mobility Impaired in Diabetes

May 6, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A new study has proven that people with long-standing diabetes are prone to impairment of their ankle function despite not having peripheral neuropathy. Peripheral neuropathy, which is linked to diabetes, is a progressive deterioration of nerve function in the extremities that can cause chronic pain, numbness, weakness and tingling sensations in the feet. Under controlled conditions, Dr. Claudia Giacomozzi and her team from Istituto Superiore di Sanita in Rome, tested the muscle performance and ankle mobility of 46 diabetic patients with and without nerve damage and in 21 control subjects.

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Sambong for Diabetes

March 1, 2015 Category :Healthy News 0

Also known as Alibum, Lakad-bulan, Alimon or Lalakdan; Sambong or Blumea camphor is a shrub or weed that is famous as a natural herbal medicine similar to marijuana because it can also have hallucinogenic effects when excessively consumed. With a scent and taste like camphor, Sambong had been used for cleansing the kidneys to treat kidney stones, wounds and cuts, rheumatism, anti-diarrhea, anti-spasms, colds and coughs and hypertension.

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