Diabetes screening after pregnancy

January 16, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Women with gestational diabetes (diabetes during pregnancy) should be screened regularly for diabetes after pregnancy, recommends a new study. Gestational diabetes increases a woman’s risk for developing type 2 diabetes. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) recommends that women with a history of gestational diabetes should be screened regularly after pregnancy.

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Healthy Valentine Dining at Florabel

January 15, 2018 Category :Healthy News 0

In search of a place to have a romantic but healthy dinner this Valentine’s? Florabel restaurant at the Podium in ortigas might just be the place for you – with its healthy dishes, South Beach Diet versions of flavorful mouthwatering dishes and cozy ambiance – you need not go far for that perfect romantic date. Florabel’s reputation for serving good healthy food precedes its name. Ask a savvy restaurant diner if he knows of a place that serves healthy fare, and chances are that Florabel will be mentioned. Having been around for only a year, the restaurant has already managed to create a niche of its own, especially among health-conscious diners. » Continue Reading

Teens’ thoughts on weight influence by Mom

January 14, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Teens may not show it, but they seem to take in what their mother’s think about their weight. A new study, conducted by researchers from Harvard Medical School, Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Children’s Hospital in Boston, found that mothers’ perceptions on weight and dieting often affect their adolescent children’s interest in dieting. » Continue Reading

Diabetes Drug May Cause Eye Problems

January 13, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and drug company GIaxoSmithKline (GSK) are alerting doctors about rare reports of worsening eye complications in diabetic patients who are taking the drugs Avandia or Avandamet. » Continue Reading

Kidneys Damaged by Diabetes?

January 12, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Truth about Male Menopause

January 11, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Question: Is there such a thing as male menopause? And is it true that if you have it, you are more prone to diabetes? » Continue Reading

Aspirin may prevent Diabetic Retinopathy

January 10, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Initial results of new research suggest that aspirin,taken at relatively low doses, can prevent microangiopathy (a disease affecting small blood vessels).  The study found that aspirin at relatively low concentrations prevented microangiopathy in rats. However, study investigators said that before they can recommend the use of aspirin for diabetic retinopathy, they still need to know the minimal dose in which aspirin would be effective, and which processes in the retinal vessel it targets. » Continue Reading

A Journey to Motherhood

January 9, 2018 Category :People and Places 0

Penny Ovejera, a 34 year-old full time mother and wife, hung on to this particular saying during her struggle with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). It had not been an easy journey for her, but with her deep faith in God and the loving support of her family, she was able to overcome it all. » Continue Reading

Diabetic Women Have Less Mammograms

January 8, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Despite regular health care, women with diabetes were significantly less likely to have a mammogram (screening for breast cancer) than were women without diabetes, reports a study. Using health databases in Ontario, Canada, researchers compared mammogram rates between women who had diabetes and those without diabetes for a minimum of two years. » Continue Reading

Cola Drinks May Raise Blood Pressure

January 7, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Women who drink cola often are at an increased risk of raising their blood pressure level, a new study found. Data from two large Nurses Health studies, involving about 155,000 women, found that those who drank just one caffeinated cola drink every day had a slightly higher risk of high blood pressure. While those who drank more colas daily had an even higher risk, says researchers. The association between blood pressure and cola drinking was found to be consistent both for younger and older women, regardless of whether the cola was regular or diet. » Continue Reading