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Antiplatelets Reduce Stroke Risk in Diabetics

May 7, 2021 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Diabetes Mellitus is just one of the myriad of diseases prone to formation of blood clots which makes a diabetic in rendezvous with events like heart attack, stroke and blood vessel diseases involving the legs and feet. Uncontrolled blood glucose levels lead to dysfunction of the lining of arteries and veins causing coagulation or blood clotting defects. Platelets play a vital role in this coagulation system thru thickening of the blood resulting in clot formation and consequent impaired blood flow. » Continue Reading

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Ginkgo Prevents Memory Loss?

April 29, 2021 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Should Diabetics take Ginkgo to prevent memory loss?

There are no convincing studies, to date, that support the use of ginkgo in the diabetic population for the specific purpose of preventing memory loss. Ginkgo is a dietary supplement derived from the leaves of Ginkgo biloba, an ornamental tree. Ginkgo biloba is also known as gingko, gingkco, hill apricot, maiden hair tree, kew tree, oriental plum tree, silver apricot, silver fruit, and silver plume. » Continue Reading

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Pancit and Diabetes

February 25, 2021 Category :Healthy Recipes 0

Pancit is a Filipino Noodle dish usually served during birthdays and special occasions to symbolize long life. Pancit was actually introduced by the Chinese and has since been adopted into local cuisine.

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Check Blood Sugar via Eye Scanner

February 4, 2021 Category :Healthy News 0

Finger picking to draw blood to test glucose levels is one major obstacle that many diabetics face to regularly monitor blood sugar. Fear of pain and the hassle of performing the rigorous procedure get in the way for successful blood sugar monitoring. This has drive scientists to find noninvasive ways to measure blood glucose levels without drawing blood, puncturing the skin, or causing pain or trauma.

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Salted Egg good for Diabetics?

December 24, 2020 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Filipinos love salted egg during meals. If you combine salted egg with tomato, tuyo and fried rice, it’s the perfect breakfast meal. Unfortunately, salted egg is not good for people with diabetes. In fact, it is advisable to avoid adding salt or reduce the use of salt in preparing meals for diabetes.

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Cheap Diet Meal Plan for Diabetics

November 25, 2020 Category :Health Watch 0

Meal management is a chief factor in managing one’s diabetes. Fortunately for them, the meals that a diabetic should have are actually very cheap. One can simply create menus from the cheapest set of vegetables that can in fact be grown in one’s backyard. To wit, one can use malunggay, saluyot, ampalaya, talbos ng kamote, okra, pechay, talong and kamatis, among other common vegetables to make different types of meals. Instead of eating pork or beef, one can use fish such as galungong, tilapia or bangus as sahog for all meals. In preparing vegetable dishes, it is important that the vegetables be thoroughly washed with water because it is common practice among Filipino farmers to use chemicals and fertilizers that can prove to be harmful to bodies in the long run unless of course one buys organic products and use vegetables grown from one’s own backyard.

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Goulash for Diabetics

November 4, 2020 Category :Healthy News 0

Goulash is a soup or stew of meat usually beef with noodles and vegetables and seasoned with paprika and other spices, which originated from Hungary. Goulash was derived from “gulyas” which means “herd of cattle” or “herdsman”. The dish was traditionally made by the “herdsman” in Hungary. Today, Goulash has different variations. There is the classic European Tex-Mex Goulash, All American Skillet Goulash, Baked Goulash and even the Drunken Beef Goulash which uses beer instead of water. What makes Goulash unique is the use of paprika which is basically powdered chili or sili.

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Healthy Eating on a Tight Budget

December 30, 2019 Category :Health Watch 0

Everyone is on a tight budget. Many people would like to try to have more savings from their salaries or receivables, to be able to allot just enough for what they need. But what are they saving for? A big house? A brand new car? Exotically branded clothes and shoes? Or for healthcare as they grow old? Investing in healthcare is a big burden. As they say, it is very costly to get sick. Can we really get away from being sick? Or can we really prevent additional costs in the future because of probable complications of our present disease/s?

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Beating Stress with the Beat of Music

December 29, 2019 Category :Stress Busters 0

Imagine you’ve just had an incredibly bad day at school or work. On the way home, traffic’s heavier than usual even if you’ve taken the supposedly faster route. It’s already past dinner time when you reach home and your housemates are either asleep or still stuck in traffic somewhere. Utterly hungry but too exhausted to eat, you race upstairs and pop your favorite jazz compilation on the CD player.

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Diabetes: What You need to Know

December 27, 2019 Category :Diabetes Facts| Healthy Advocacy 1

Former Senator Juan Flavier and singer Gary Valenciano are just two of the four million Filipinos affected with diabetes. Fortunately, both know they have the disease. Unfortunately, more than three million people do not know they are diabetics. Out of the one mil-lion who know they are suffering from the disease, only 200,000 are undergoing treatment.

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