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Fast Food Links To Weight Gain

August 31, 2010 Category :Diabetes Research| Fitness 0

Every time a person opts for fast food instead of home cooked or restaurant meals, he is significantly raising his body mass index (BMI), according to researchers whose study packed enough evidence to prove ties between frequent fast food dining and excess weight.

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Glutathione safe for Diabetics?

August 30, 2010 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Glutathione is a substance found in plant and animal tissues that has many functions in a cell. These include activating certain enzymes and destroying toxic chemicals and compounds that contain oxygen. The health food industry promotes oral glutathione as a very efficient antioxidant to be used against a whole range of diseases. » Continue Reading

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Diabetic Retinopathy: The Enemy from Within

August 29, 2010 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy Advocacy 0

In recent years, the world has recognized diabetes as one of the most daunting challenges posed by chronic diseases. The number of sufferers worldwide is currently estimated to be about 135 million; this number is expected to rise to almost 300 million by year 2025. The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Department of Health (DOH) estimate that diabetes affects between 5 and 10 million Filipinos at present, more than half of which are not aware that they have the disease. Thus, with the majority of patients being unaware of the primary disease, it is not surprising that knowledge about the complications of diabetes, including retinopathy is poor. » Continue Reading

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Diabetic Retinopathy Self-Care

August 28, 2010 Category :Diabetes Facts| Healthy Advocacy 0

As patients or relatives and friends of diabetics, we can do the following to help improve the chances against loss of vision due to diabetic retinopathy: » Continue Reading

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Low Vision: Hope for the Visually Impaired

August 27, 2010 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

The Low Vision Enigma
In an extremely colorful and multi-faceted world such as the one we live in, it is an enigma that so many concepts are considered as plainly black and white. One such enigma is the concept that people are thought of as either sighted or blind – with no gray areas in between.

For all intents and purposes, the health delivery system in our country is geared towards treating the sighted or managing the blind. What happens to the significant population of individuals who have neither normal visual function nor are completely unsighted? » Continue Reading

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Cataracts Clarified

August 26, 2010 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Are you over 60 years of age? Is your vision blurred – your view of the world slowly and steadily getting hazier? Have you been watching less of your favorite TV shows – the images having long ago disintegrated into a vista of colorful blur? Well, then it might be time to learn more about cataracts. » Continue Reading

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No End in Sight

August 25, 2010 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Glaucoma is a group of disorders considered a leading cause of blindness throughout the world and one of the top three in the Southeast Asian region. Glaucoma as a disease is characterized more commonly by an increase in pressure inside the eye or intraocular pressure (IOP). » Continue Reading

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Should You Exercise When You Have a Cold?

August 24, 2010 Category :Fitness 0

Committed exercisers dread getting sick because they have to stop exercising. They know it is easy to lose momentum and difficult to start again. So what should they do if they are feeling under the weather? Should they continue exercising? How long should they rest? How soon can they return to exercise? » Continue Reading

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Eyedrops Cure for Cataracts?

August 23, 2010 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

A cataract is a clouding of the lens, a clear tissue located inside the eye behind the iris, the colored part of the eye. Cataracts can result from many conditions, but the most frequent cause is the natural aging process. Other causes may include eye injury, chronic eye disease, and diabetes. More than half the people over age 65 will have some degree of cataract development.

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Diabetes Increases Risk on Eye Diseases

August 22, 2010 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Having diabetes puts you at an increased risk for certain eye diseases. Diabetes puts people at risk for cataracts, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy, a leading cause of blindness. The longer someone has diabetes, the more likely he or she will get diabetic retinopathy. Nearly half of all people with diabetes will develop some degree of diabetic retinopathy during their lifetime. » Continue Reading

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