Philippine Center for Diabetes Education Foundation

December 5, 2008 Category :Healthy News 0

Living by the great endocrinologist Dr. Elliot Joslin’s famous words and making these the basis for being, the Philippine Center for Diabetes Education Foundation (PCDEF) was born out of the desire to give more time to diabetes education out of the physician’s office.

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Look for Stroke Symptoms

December 3, 2008 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Doctors say ‘brain attack’ can be prevented, but only if people with risk factors for stroke take heed of the warning. The American Stroke Association lists the following primary tell-tale signs of stroke which occur suddenly and last for minutes, hours, or even days. » Continue Reading

Understanding Brain Attack among Diabetics

December 3, 2008 Category :Diabetes Facts| Diabetes Research 0

Vanessa is distressed about her father who recently experienced a mini stroke attack, his second in a span of three years.  Her family didn’t make a big fuss at first since it was just a minor stroke.  After seeing a physician a couple times after the attack, his father returned to his old unhealthy lifestyle despite having been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes the year before.  The succeeding mild stroke, however, alarmed Vanessa’s father and the whole family. » Continue Reading

Antiplatelets Reduce Stroke Risk in Diabetics

December 3, 2008 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Diabetes Mellitus is just one of the myriad of diseases prone to formation of blood clots which makes a diabetic in rendezvous with events like heart attack, stroke and blood vessel diseases involving the legs and feet. Uncontrolled blood glucose levels lead to dysfunction of the lining of arteries and veins causing coagulation or blood clotting defects. Platelets play a vital role in this coagulation system thru thickening of the blood resulting in clot formation and consequent impaired blood flow. » Continue Reading

Modest Rise in Diabetes Linked to Too Much Fruit Juice

December 1, 2008 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

According to a study done by the Nurses’ Health Study, women should start eating green leafy vegetables and whole fruits and stay away from fruit juices if they want to stay diabetes-free. » Continue Reading

Diabetes and Dementia

November 30, 2008 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Diabetes has long been associated with serious complications such as strokes, heart attacks and limb amputations. Yet long-term poorly controlled diabetes may bring about complications that may not be as dreadful and life-threatening but are debilitating to the individual just the same. One such complication is dementia. » Continue Reading

Unnerving Truth About Diabetic Neuropathy

November 30, 2008 Category :Diabetes Facts| Diabetes Research 0

Consider this as your daily fare – pins and needles piercing your toes or a hundred critters crawling under your skin or tiny blades dicing your soles or the sensation of treading barefoot on coal. Today it could be that irksome numbness on your fingers, tomorrow it could be an irrepressible burning pain in your feet. In no time, you turn into a nervous wreck. Literally. But sans the hysteria. » Continue Reading

Diabetes and Depression

November 29, 2008 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Mood disorders otherwise known as affective disorders are a large group of disorders that present with a change in mood and related disturbances. Among the different mood disorders, major depression is the most commonly seen. Depression is a serious medical condition that affects thoughts, feelings, and the ability to function in everyday life. Depression can occur at any age. This has a lifetime prevalence of about 15 percent. The risk for such a form depression is 10 to 25 percent for women and five to 12 percent for men. » Continue Reading

Exercising in the Summer Heat

November 29, 2008 Category :Fitness 0

Summer is a great time to get active with outdoor activities like hiking, jet skiing, wind surfing, cycling, and swimming. There’s something refreshing and invigorating about working out with the wind in your face and the sun on your back. But exercising in the heat can have hidden dangers, especially for diabetics who are more prone to dehydration and overheating than other people. To keep safe and enjoy the rest of your summer workouts, heed the following tips. » Continue Reading

Vitamin B Complex for Diabetic Nerve Damage?

November 29, 2008 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Are B complex vitamins effective for remedies for diabetic nerve damage?

Nerve damage due to diabetes or diabetic polyneuropathy presents with different types and symptoms. It may be painful but often presents with numbness. This is common, occurring in as much as 50 percent of diabetics, and is usually associated with poor glucose control. Majority of patients are prescribed a regimen of Vitamin B complex preparations for long periods of time. » Continue Reading