Effective Sick Day Management

May 24, 2018 Category :Healthy Advocacy| Healthy News 0

For people with diabetes, a bout with cough, cold or low-grade fever is no simple matter. It could increase their blood glucose levels making them more susceptible to graver conditions. When we are sick, our body produces certain hormones which help fight off the illness. However, these hormones can raise blood sugar levels, thus disabling the effects of insulin.

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DiaCare Foundation

May 22, 2018 Category :People and Places 8

Type 1 diabetes, which mostly affects children and teens, necessitates lifetime treatment and management. Patients regularly need insulin, glucose meters, and laboratory examinations, among other things. All these, of course, require money. But if patients don’t have any, where would it leave them? » Continue Reading

Living in an Abstract World

May 21, 2018 Category :People and Places 0

He may not be the modern-day Vincent Van Gogh, but still, he lives his life in a different plane, a world which only few could understand and get lost in. He uses abstract paintings as his way of showcasing his talent—filling an empty canvas with his sharp and accurate brushstrokes. His painting career has blossomed to full potential despite life’s hurdles—providing for his family while managing his diabetes. » Continue Reading

Innovating Ways to Cure Diabetes

May 20, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy Advocacy 3

According to the International Diabetes Federation, the number of people diagnosed with diabetes has increased from 30 million to 246 million over the past two decades. In the Philippines, the Department of Health says that there are currently eight million diabetics, with 500 newly diagnosed everyday. » Continue Reading

Gadgets for Glucose Testing

May 19, 2018 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

In this time and age, more and more people are becoming aware and dependent on the latest technology or gadgets. They look forward to the latest when it comes to entertainment and communication needs. Nowadays, a fast growing number of people are becoming more interested in the latest technology that is related to their medical needs. An example is the glucometer. It is one gadget that has truly evolved in function and sophistication.

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Ouch Out of Insulin Shots

May 18, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts| Diabetes Research 0

Are you a diabetic who is injecting insulin who would like some relief from daily shots? Or do you have family members who inject insulin but would rather not? This article might interest you. » Continue Reading

Incretins

May 17, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Diabetes Mellitus remains a growing problem worldwide and the scientific community continues to search for ways to prevent, slow down the progression, control and treat this complex hormonal/metabolic disease. In order to understand this, a basic overview of hormones and their effects in the body (Science of Endocrinology) needs to be elaborated—so let us start with some definitions in “Endocrinology 101”. » Continue Reading

Top 10 Fitness Equipment

May 16, 2018 Category :Fitness 0

In ancient times, men carried a newborn calf on their backs every day until it was fully grown to improve body strength.  Egyptians packed sand in bags then use them for swinging and throwing exercises.  And the Greeks used the “halteres” – an object made of metal or stone – for physical activity. » Continue Reading

Diabetes Flipchart

May 15, 2018 Category :Healthy Advocacy 1

The mission of the Philippine Center for Diabetes Education Foundation, Inc. (PCDEF) is to improve the quality of life of Filipinos, most especially our patients with diabetes, by providing an excellent diabetes education program in the country. The Center is thus committed to give the best education on diabetes to everyone. » Continue Reading

Insulin and Diabetes

May 14, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

“Does using insulin mean that your diabetes is at its worst?”

Not necessarily. This just means that your doctor feels that insulin is the better treatment for you at this time. If you are a type 1 diabetic, you will need insulin from the very start of your treatment to bring down the blood sugar. Because you don’t make your own natural insulin hormone, you will still need to continue injecting insulin even when the blood sugars are already in the normal range. » Continue Reading