Your tablets are starting to fail you.
Fasting blood sugar level is creeping to hit its highest in your entire life despite taking multiple oral anti-diabetic drugs.
Next option your doctor recommends – “SORRY, BUT IT’S TIME FOR YOU TO INJECT & MAINTAIN ON INSULIN.”
Insulin is useful and initially life-saving, however, only up to a certain extent.
Before grabbing that pen or syringe, read this first…
Your doctor writes several items on the prescription pad.
It looks like that a number of blood chemistry parameter is requested for you to undergo in the laboratory.
You are wondering what are these tests for?
Most of us Filipinos are aware that obesity, high blood pressure, and diabetes are pretty much separate entities that are closely linked to one another.
But do you know that there is actually a syndrome that encompasses them all as a single entity?
It is called METABOLIC SYNDROME.
The figures are alarming. If diabetes is not addressed with urgency, many Filipinos will continue suffer incessantly.
Upon first being diagnosed with diabetes, many patients ask “Can anything else aside from medication put diabetes at bay?”
Most doctors will agree that...
Diabetics are often warned to LIMIT their carbohydrate intake because it takes such a long time for most carbohydrates to get absorbed and utilized by the body – the result, toxic amounts of glucose FLOOD the blood stream.
However, this advice is easier said than done and it is difficult, if not impossible, for many diabetics to eliminate carbohydrates from their diet.
This is one of the reasons many diabetics are non-compliant in their treatment.
Because diabetes does not often cause serious complications at onset, many patients refuse to take their medicine and worse, continue eating foods that are high in carbohydrates, specifically, sugar and starch.
Filipinos love eating.
It is part of our culture.
Mas masarap nga kumain lalu na pag kasama ang pamilya o mga kaibigan.
However, the fact will always hold true – MORE THAN 21% OF ADULTS in the Philippines have HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE and MORE THAN 5% are suffering from DIABETES TYPE 2.
And this definitely has something to do with the food that we eat.