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Herbal and Dietary Supplements for Diabetes

May 10, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 2

The worldwide prevalence of diabetes mellitus has been increasing in recent years and the Philippines is no exception. While there has been an increase of available medications, these are beyond the means of many Filipinos.

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Metformin: Beyond Lowering Glucose

March 20, 2019 Category :Diabetes Facts| Healthy Advocacy 0

“There are actually two things that I would like to take into account in diabetes treatment. One is of course lowering of blood sugar, as manifested by lowering of HbA1c, and, more importantly, reduction of weight of type 2 diabetic patients,” shared Dr. Augusto D. Litonjua, founding president of the Philippine Association for the Study of Overweight and Obesity. “Metformin is probably the only antidiabetic drug that does these two things well.”

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