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Weight Loss in Diabetes: A Lost Cause?

March 2, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Mike Huckabee was a 135-kg man when he was elected governor of Arkansas in 1998. His weight was too much that the steps of the Arkansas capitol were so long and steep that he would be out of breath and exhausted by the time he reached the top of the stairs. In his book Quit Digging Your Grave with a Knife and Fork, he recounts how he secretly feared that he would be interviewed by media at the top of the steps—and that he would be too out of breath to respond.

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Top Ten Reasons on Not Losing Weight For Diabetics

March 1, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Misis, tumaba na naman kayo.”

“Doktora, hindi na nga po ako kumakain. Isang kutsarang kanin na lang sa tanghali at isang platitong salad na lang sa gabi. Nag wa-walking ako 30 minutes three times a week. Simula nang nagka-diabetes ako, tumaba na ako nang tumaba, doktora! Kahit anong gawin ko.”

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Motivating People with Diabetes to Lose Weight

February 27, 2019 Category :Fitness| Healthy Advocacy 0

For an obese disabetic, losing weight can create a big health impact. Not only does it improve the glucose profile, it also improves other metabolic parameters, such as lipids and blood pressure. It also improves the quality of life. However, is it easy to lose weight? Being a diabetic, with all of its related problems, may make losing weight a tall order.

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Benefits of Candesartan

January 30, 2019 Category :Healthy News 0

A treasure in the management of cardiometabolic diseases. In the last ten years, the prevalence of diabetes worldwide has increased at such an alarming rate, and the number of diabetics is expected to reach 350 million by 2025, which is barely 15 years from now. The Philippines is projected to be among the top ten countries showing a rapid increase in the prevalence of the disease. Diabetes has been known to cluster with other risk factors particularly hypertension—another killer—and local health experts are alarmed that diabetes and hypertension form a metabolic ‘time bomb’ waiting to explode, as it continues to maim or kill countless victims in the country and worldwide.

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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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