Saturday, November 29, 2008

GT&F Living Testimonial from Brunei

From GTF Bulletin, Kuala Lumpur Headquarters has been release new living testimonial. Detail testimonial as below:
Name : Florence Ratnam
Age : 75
From : Brunei

Sickness : Abdomen bloating ( due to asthma and heart disease) Constipation, incontinence and ear infection

Before consuming:
Suffer swollen abdomen and legs due to asthma and heart problem. Besides this, he also suffered constipation and incontinence and serious ear infection.

All these caused me difficulty in consuming food and drinks, bed soiling and hard of hearing.

After consuming:
After taking 2 weeks, my swollen abdomen and legs began to subside and she began to regain her vitality when i could stand with little support and without feeling dizzy anymore.
After one month she could eat and drink as usual and ear infection had recovered and incontinence had gone.
Doctor reduced to only 2 types of her current list of medication.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Diet for children with diabetes During Breakfast

Diet for children with diabetes
must take this issue serious. Several tips we are publish here to protect juvenile diabetes.

Firstly, either young or old with blood sugar problems: take a look at your water intake, carbohydrate and sugar intake or your ratio of proteins to carbohydrates. Then check your vegetable intake.

Secondly, examination of carbohydrates and sugars in the diet is essential. Overweight children in Americans in general eat a high carbohydrate (starch) diet, and it is one of the major causes of obesity and blood sugar disorders.

Thirdly, Don't forget those vegetables! Those really need to be emphasized both for their mineral content and the fiber of the vegetables. Bottom line, Diabetics are mineral deficient. See a real trend of children eating few vegetables because they prefer junk food.

As per suggestion, i put here recipes for kids with diabetes.May be for all those reader who have their children with diabetes can do this breakfast on the Go:

You can make this breakfast the night before. It tastes great first thing in the morning and it's also a good source of calcium.

Prep time: 2 minutes

3/4 c. fruit-flavored, fat-free yogurt
1/3 c. oat bran
1/3 c. sliced peaches, canned in light syrup
1 tbsp. dried cranberries

1. Layer peach slices in 16 oz. plastic cup.
2. Next, layer the yogurt on top of the peach slices.
3. Sprinkle dried cranberries on top of the yogurt.
4. Top with oat bran.
5. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate until ready to eat.

Serving size: approximately 1 1/2 cup

Nutritional analysis (per serving):
206 calories
9 g protein
0 g fat
0 g sat. fat
44 g carbohydrate
3 g fiber
4 mg cholesterol
221 mg sodium
271 mg calcium
8.2 mg iron


Metabolic Syndrome In Modern Human Health Risk

Metabolic syndrome also known as Syndrome X is the name given when people have several medical disorders at the same time.

When metabolic rate happened to be abnormal it will influence greatly on the body health.

The metabolic syndrome that we used to know, is not a type of disease but it's a signal that alarms deterioration of our health conditions for instance abnormal triglycerides level, hypertension, excessive abnormal fats accumulation and glucose intolerance.

Metabolic syndrome becomes the latest hot issue in the field od medical research. Well understanding of metabolic syndrome will aid in better understanding of modern disease. By having preventive steps toward metabolic syndrome we can eventually prevent a lot of compilation.

For those with abnormal obesity and have at least two risk factors listed below are categorized as having metabolic syndrome:
1. Abnormal obesity : Waist circumference Male > 90cm, Female>80cm
2. High Blood Presure : Systolic>130mmHg, Diastolic>85mmHg
3. High Triglycerides level : >150mg/dl
4. High Fasting Blood Glucose : >100mcg/dl
5. Low HDL Cholesterol : Male<40mg/dl, Female<50mg/dl

Do you know that the metabolic rate starts to decrease by age of 25?

Let thing together.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Diabetes in Arab Countries

Study of IDDM among Arab children, who have similar genetic characteristics, but markedly different environmental backgrounds, could provide important insight into its cause. The incidence and prevalence of the disease are highly variable.

It is estimated that 15 to 20% of GCC nationals suffer from diabetes. But many may not know that they have it. The disease rates continue to rise both in adults and children. The disease prevalence among Qatari children has doubled in the past 10 years.

Less activity in Arab organizations, and eating Arabic food were associated with dysglycemia independent of age and BMI. Among women, acculturation was very low and was confounded with age and BMI as powerful risk factors for dysglycemia.

No association was found between physical activity, perceived stress, and the risk of dysglycemia in either sex.

The United Arab Emirates are witnessing a diabetes explosion, with approximately 19.5 per cent of the population now suffering from the disease.

The conclusion was drawn from statistics revealed at the Arab Health Congress Show by experts from Imperial College London Diabetes Centre. Diabetes is being recognised as a major problem in the UAE.

Further statistics reportedly show that 40 per cent of 60 plus residents have diabetes, and the disease causes 75 per cent of deaths amongst UAE nationals.

The medical and research director at the ICLDC, Dr. Taysir, reportedly commented: "Diabetes is currently the fastest growing debilitating disease in the world. In the UAE it is estimated that one out of five people aged 20 to 79 lives with this disease, while a similar percentage of the population is at risk of developing it. This year, the UAE ranked 2nd highest worldwide for diabetes prevalence."

Lack of acculturation is an important risk factor for dysglycemia in immigrant Arab Countries. Intervention programs aimed at diabetes prevention should consider the acculturation process.