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Low-Calorie Sweeteners for Diabetics

November 29, 2015 Category :General Wellness 0

Although it is recommended for people with diabetes to minimize their sugar intake, they don’t really need to be outlawed from sugar. They can still enjoy sweet tasting food without having to worry about carbohydrates and possible increase of glucose in the blood, just by using low-calorie sweeteners. This is one way of reducing sugar intake without losing the taste of food. Keep in mind that diabetics don’t need to go a hundred percent sugar free. Balance is always the key.

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Top Filipino Snacks for Diabetics

February 8, 2015 Category :Healthy News 0

Eating healthy is very important when you have diabetes because it is the key way to manage or keep blood glucose (sugar) in a healthy range. This is difficult however because diabetic condition usually makes one feel hungry or deprive of eating certain regular foods. In lieu of which, here are top Filipino snacks that are best for diabetics.

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MMC Diabetes Care Center

August 30, 2014 Category :General Wellness 1

Founded in 1984, the Makati Medical Center Diabetes Care Center or MMC Diabetes Care Center, is the first diabetes educational clinic in Asia to help people with diabetes live fuller lives.

The MMC Diabetes Care Center was conceptualized amidst the growing diabetic population in the Philippines. Inspired by Dr. Joslin’s principle that in diabetes “he who knows the most lives the longest” Dr. Augusto D. Litonjua, opened the first diabetes education clinic in coordination with Dr. Raul G. Fores who provided the home of the clinic in Makati Medical Center. The Diabetes Education Clinic Staff, Ms. Susan Trinidad R.N., Ms Victoria Santiago,R.N., and Ms. Imelda Cardino R.N.D., were the first diabetes educators in the Philippines which focused on diabetes foot and wound care, nutrition counselling, insulin pump installation, computerized glucose monitoring record, and ankle brachial index measurement. Through the years, the clinic expanded its program to provide not just education but total diabetes care providing access to diabetes care products.

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Chocolates for Diabetics

April 10, 2014 Category :Health Watch 0

Having diabetes does not necessarily preclude one from eating anything although in controlled quantities. This included chocolates, which aside from its appetizing taste also has other benefits. What makes chocolate harmful for diabetics is its sugar content. However, there are other types of chocolates which are more apt for diabetics. Chief of which is dark chocolate.

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Banoffee Pie for Diabetics

October 23, 2013 Category :General Wellness| Healthy Recipes 0

Banoffee, banoffi, or banoffy pie is a popular dessert pie originally from England made from bananas, toffee and cream from boiled condensed milk (of leche flan) placed on a pastry or crumbled biscuits and butter. Accordingly, it was invented by Ian Dowding, a chef at The Hungry Monk restaurant in Jevington, East Sussex in 1972. It was inspired by the American dessert “Blum’s Coffee Toffee Pie”.

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Milk Chocolate and Cranberry Bread Pudding

May 16, 2012 Category :Healthy Recipes 0

This is Chef Junjun’s bread soaked in a mixture of eggs, milk, milk chocolate, and baked at 350 degrees.

Yield: 8 – 10 servings

Ingredients:

  • 8 slices sugar-free bread, cut into cubes
  • 3 pieces eggs
  • 2/3 cup sugar substitute
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • pinch grated nutmeg
  • pinch salt
  • 3 1/2 cups fresh milk
  • 150 grams sugar-free milk chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries

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