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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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Diabetes Care for Disadvantaged and Vulnerable

December 26, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Living with diabetes is already hard as it is, more so if you happen to have this chronic condition while living on meager resources.

A poor diabetic would require medications, hospitalizations, regular check-ups, insulin (for type 1 diabetics), and other things to spend on aside from his family’s basic needs. Because of this, some diabetics forego medications just to sustain life’s basic needs.

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Pre-pregnancy Care for Diabetic Moms

December 11, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Pregnant diabetics can conceive healthy babies free from complications if they learn how to closely monitor and control blood sugar levels before and during the crucial first few months of pregnancy.

Blood sugar control is significant for all diabetics, especially during pregnancy as it can largely affect the condition of the newborn, according to medical experts.

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Diabetes May Cause Cognitive Dysfunction

December 10, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Apart from obesity, heart attack and other complications, a group of Boston-based researchers warned elderly diabetics of possible development of cognitive dysfunction. They advised diabetics in older age brackets to undergo screenings to test early stages of intellectual impairment which is detrimental to “one’s ability to self-manage”.

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Diabetes and Hearing Loss

November 10, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Diabetics are counseled to take care of their feet and see their eye doctor every year. Soon, they will need to take hearing tests on a regular basis, too.

This is the recommendation of researchers of a new study that has shown that hearing loss is twice as common in adult diabetics as in non-diabetics. The study is one of the many studies that have continued to come out to establish the role of diabetes in the development of hearing loss.

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Type 2 diabetics studied in low-dose Aspirin Trial

November 6, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Type 2 diabetics treated with low-dose aspirin did not have significantly lower incidence of atherosclerotic events than those who received placebo in this primary prevention trial of low-dose aspirin, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions. However, subgroup and analyses showed a significant reduction with aspirin in both atherosclerotic events in those over 65 years of age, and a reduction in cerebrocardiovascular deaths. Results from the Japanese Primary Prevention of Atherosclerosis with Aspirin for Diabetes (JPAD) trial were presented as a late-breaking clinical trial.

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Healthy Holiday Desserts

August 25, 2019 Category :Healthy Recipes 0

The holiday season is a time of sharing and sometimes, over-indulging. Perhaps the one thing almost everyone enjoys is the abundance of desserts that go with every gathering. For diabetics, it has become either abstention or non-participation if that feast is not tailored to their diet. Well, that time is long past. Allow us to cater your sweet tooth while offering healthy dessert options for the whole family. While turning to sugar substitutes as a flavoring alternative, we also use other natural flavors such as vanilla and coffee. Fruits are also a great way to boost dessert flavors. Save the sweet side of life over the holidays. Have a merry Christmas! » Continue Reading

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Troubles, Epiphanies and Giving Back

January 26, 2019 Category :People and Places 0

An epiphany may come after an admission of a struggle. It happens when a person realizes that certain actions need to be taken, and that these actions may be necessary to change the situation at hand.

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