Gary Valenciano is a testament of triumph against the serious illness of diabetes. Known to have this condition since he was 14 years old, he was told that he was not to live past the age of forty.
But it has been 37 years since then and 90,000 insulin injections later wherein Mr. Pure Energy shows the world that oone can have a very active personal and professional life even if one has diabetes.
Diabetes is a lifelong chronic condition that affect one’s body’s ability to use the energy found in food. It is a serious disease where sugar and carbohydrates in the food are needed to transform into glucose, the cells which are known to absorb the bloodstream with the help of insulin.
Since diabetics do not produce or do not have enough insulin in the body that prevents it from absorbing glucose that enables these glucose to create the build-up in the blood, this eventually leads to more complications and illnesses.
What is alarming is that the Philippines has been named as one of the world’s emerging diabetes hotspot having treated. According to the International Diabetes Foundation, around 3.2 million cases of diabetes have been treated in 2014 alone.
A LIVING MIRACLE
Among the people who has a strong resolve to constantly defeat this disease is Gary himself.
In 2005, Gary had his worst hypoglycemic attack which almost claimed his life. But there’s so much in store for him, and now he is not just alive and kicking, he is now complication free and rightly called a living miracle by many doctors.
A well-rounded artist, a very responsible family man, an athlete in his own right, Gary V. is all that and more as he shows people that you can live life the fullest despite having diabetes.
One of the impressions of people having diabetes is that they lead a very restricted life, but this should never be the case and DiabetaMil’s new Brand Ambassador Gary V. is a living proof of it.
In his 2009 interview with Ces Drilon, Gary said, “I’m living a life with diabetes but I won’t let it stop me.” He believes that proper management of the disease, enables one to live a rich and dynamic life.
To achieve his very fruitful and productive life, Gary shares that he religiously does his exercise, carefully and constantly checks his blood sugar, takes the proper medications, and have the right diet to deal with diabetes.
With the introduction of DiabetaMil, it has become a staple nutritional supplement for him as it reduces calorie, sugar-free Cereal and Non-Cereal drinks which contains vitamins, minerals and protein specifically formulated for people with diabetes.
DiabetaMil is enriched with Chromium Picolinate and Dietary Fiber, high in Calcium and has a Low Glycemic (GI) Value. The Mineral Chromium Picolinate found in the drink can aid in both glucose and insulin metabolism by breaking down the fats, protein and cholesterol.
Dr. Lanny Lestiani, a Medical Nutritionist at the University of Indonesia, testifies that ‘chromium showed potential in improving insulin sensitivity; DiabetaMil enriched with chromium (250 mcg per serving) may be beneficial for diabetics to improve their glycemic control’.
To add to that, this nutritional drink also fulfills the Codex requirement as a source of calcium, which can be beneficial in optimizing glucose metabolism. The high fiber oat content in DiabetaMil Chocolate & Vanilla drinks, helps lower bad cholesterol. It also contains a glycemic index (GI) value level of 30.5 which helps reduce overall blood glucose level.
Nutritional experts have confirmed the benefits of DiabetaMil products to a diabetic’s everyday balanced diet.
“The usage of non-sugar sweetening agents (sucralose and acesulfame K) to DiabetaMil may help diabetics reduce their blood glucose level,” attests Dr. Widjaja Lukito, an associate professor of the Nutrition Department at the University of Indonesia.
Likewise, Ayu Dwi Irianti; a Nutritional Coordinator for one of Jakarta’s premier hospitals; endorses Diabetamil as it reduces calorie meal substitute and helps diabetics control their body weight.
DiabetaMil has a delicious lineup of products including multi-flavored nutritional drinks, low-calorie and sugar-free cookies in tasteful Nutty Chocolate and Vanilla Dried Fruit flavors suitable for diabetics and are also essential for everyday diet to keep blood glucose levels close to normal. They also have cereals with Vanilla and Chocolate flavors and non-cereal Moccachinno flavored drinks.
Don’t allow diabetes to stop you from enjoying life! Just like Gary, DiabetaMil believes that there are DiabetaMillion ways to live your life the way you should!
DiabetaMil is available in all leading supermarkets, groceries and drugstores nationwide or find out more about it at https://www.facebook.com/DiabetaMilPhilippines.