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Pomelo Fruit Good for Diabetic

August 24, 2020 Category :Diabetes Research 0

The largest amongst all the citrus fruits (Citrus Maxima), Pomelo is primarily high in citric acid and vitamin C, which help the body eliminate free radicals. Thus, just like all citrus fruits, pomelo is used to help relieve people suffering from fever, colds and flu. Its juice extracted from crushing the pulp contains sugar, citric acid, and other minerals.

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Surviving Stroke

August 2, 2020 Category :People and Places 0

Admit it or not, many people, especially the elderly, are afraid of stroke. As stroke comes unexpectedly, one may suffer from it, even die from it, but one can also surpass it.

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Filipinos and Diabetes

June 4, 2020 Category :Diabetes Research 0

In the Philippines, 4.1% of Filipinos have diabetes mellitus. In the present populations of the Filipinos, approximately 2.5% million of them have diabetes excluding the undiagnosed one. Diabetes is an illness of the insulin that produces cells in the pancreas of the body and of insulin itself. The illness when not treated will produce many complications. The diabetes mellitus complications may lead to blindness, kidney failure and gangrene of the extremities of the body. A person with diabetes is very susceptible to develop heart diseases such as high blood pressure, stroke and heart failure. Filipinos and diabetes are much related to each other.

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Sandwich Spread and Diabetes

May 14, 2020 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Carb counting is an activity the diabetics often engage with in order to watch out their diet and control the nutrition and sugar that they need to regulate in their bodies. Eating sandwiches is one way option for diabetics to get a quick, simple and portable meal option. In eating sandwiches, a typical spread used is the sandwich spread which comes in different flavors like ham, tuna and bacon among others. Generally, one serving of sandwich spread is good. This spread has low cholesterol which is approximated at 58 calories. Moreover, the sandwich spread is also a great source for other nutrition such as Folate, Phosphorus, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Magnesium, Copper and Manganese, among many others. A complete listing of the nutritional benefits of the sandwich spread can be seen in the label including the standard dietary prescriptions. In eating the sandwich spread, diabetic patients should look out for the added sugar and sodium in the spread. Sandwich spread is usually high in sodium or salt approximately 150 mg. Sodium is not necessarily bad but it triggers thirstiness and tend to retain water in the body, which is bad for diabetics.

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Obesity: To Lose is to Win

August 16, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

An estimated 1.7 billion people worldwide are overweight. According to he International Obesity Task Force, at least 155 million children are now classified as overweight or obese.

In the last two decades, obesity rates have tripled in developing countries that have embraced a westernized lifestyle of too little physical activity and too much calorie-dense food. Unfortunately, packing on excess pounds may also mean packing on excess risk for heart disease, high blood pressure, abnormal cholesterol levels, cancer and diabetes. The rise in diabetes prevalence is intimately linked to this upsurge in obesity occurrence.

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Sex Hormone Binding Globulin could predict Diabetes

June 10, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

People with low blood levels of a protein that regulates sex hormones were found to be more at risk for developing diabetes. In a recent study, researchers found that both men and women with low level of sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG) were ten times more likely to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes compared to those with high levels of SHBG. Headed by Dr. Simin Liu of the University of California Los Angeles, the team neutralized other predictors such as weight, smoking status, exercise, and high blood pressure and found that SHBG has a genetic component that carries two single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP). These SNPs are effective predictors of the lowered and heightened risk of developing diabetes.

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Acupuncture good for Diabetes Patients?

May 22, 2019 Category :Diabetes Facts| Healthy Advocacy 0

Question: Is Acupuncture good for patients with Diabetes?

Answer: Alternative therapies continue to be in the mainstream of diabetes therapy. You see patients bringing bottles of herb supplements apparently marketed as a treatment for diabetes and related illnesses like high blood pressure and high cholesterol. But one form of treatment that has gained wide acceptance both in the East where it originated and in the West where it is now widely practiced is acupuncture. And almost always in my practice do I come across a patient asking me about acupuncture and diabetes.

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Coaxing the Couch Potato

January 16, 2019 Category :Fitness 0

Having the luxury of a 21-inch flatscreen television, laptop, game console, and other gadgets and devices all at an arm’s reach is considered heaven for many as the hot and humid Philippine weather foils any intent to move about. Hitch seeps in the instant you start living in the same setup each day; having lesser and lesser movement involved.

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Blood pressure lowered by educational group sessions

January 12, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

United they stand, divided they fall. It’s a cliched expression that has nonetheless done wonders for countless groups of varying persuasions time and again.

In the case of people with chronic illnesses, it’s usually logical to refer them to educational groups of patients with similar problems. A new study by researchers at the Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center in North Carolina revealed that veterans with diabetes and both uncontrolled blood sugar and high blood pressure can benefit from such group sessions.

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Nine Steps to Prevent Diabetes

January 8, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Diabetes is a Worldwide epidemic. The International Diabetes Federation estimates that in 2010, the number of people stricken with diabetes has soared to 285 million. By 2030, it is predicted that this number will skyrocket to 438 million.

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