Assessing the ketogenic diet

Monette Ho, 39 years old, tried ketogenic diet or ‘keto’ to lose weight. Her normal weight is 120-128 lbs. before giving birth to her third and youngest son, but since then, she never regained her ideal weight. Monette started keto diet last September 2017, but she had to stop after three months during Christmas breakContinue reading “Assessing the ketogenic diet”

Sweet love

Diabetes and marriage, how this couple made things work  “I take you to be my (husband/wife). I promise to be true to you in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health. I will love you and honor you all the days of my life.”  This is the popular wedding vow. Over theContinue reading “Sweet love”

Finding the right balance

Do you work to live, or live to work? Working long hours takes a toll on our health, but there are ways to fight it and live a happier, healthier life. If you’re like most people who are married to their jobs, chances are, you’re spending most of your time in the office, giving youContinue reading “Finding the right balance”

Make life easier

Life hacks for busy moms It’s not easy to be a mom juggling a full-time job with family life.  Both entail multiple tasks and big responsibilities. When my sisters and I were younger, my mother solely ran our household because my father worked overseas in Saudi Arabia for almost 12 years. But despite having three kids,Continue reading “Make life easier”

Media and diabetes

The roles of media in diabetes care and awareness Over the years, media has evolved dramatically from print to broadcast (radio and television). Today we have the internet that gives us access to information from unique online news, videos, forums, social networking, instant messaging, online shopping, and games – anytime, anywhere. Media is considered asContinue reading “Media and diabetes”

Deceptive asian metabolic feature

For the same BMI, slim-looking Asians may have increased metabolic risk compared to Caucasians Looks can be deceiving—many Asians and Asian-Americans may look slim with a body mass index (BMI) in the normal range, yet they already have increased visceral fats and may have prediabetes or even frank diabetes. Visceral adiposity leads to increased insulinContinue reading “Deceptive asian metabolic feature”

Combating childhood obesity

Health advocates pushes for ‘sin tax’ proposal on sodas, junk food Health advocates are proposing a healthy zone around school (within 250-meter radius) and stricter alcohol marketing to help address increasing childhood obesity. This was laid down by Department of Education and Nutrition Director III Ella Cecilia Naliponguit during a recent health forum which talkedContinue reading “Combating childhood obesity”

Diabetes kits

Blood sugar meter kits and strips With a dozen diabetes tools out there, how do you know what’s right and best for you? In an article by Linda Wahowiak in Diabetes Forecast, she surveyed some of her friends in the diabetes community who told her what features or devices they liked and why. Some ofContinue reading “Diabetes kits”