Blood Sugar and Cholesterol Control may Retard Diabetic Eye Complications

December 12, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Another study has shown that in type 2 diabetics, a good control of elevated blood sugar and cholesterol levels retarded the progression of eye changes (diabetic retinopathy). This was an additional substudy finding of the “Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes” (ACCORD), which was published recently in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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New Catheter could reduce Amputation

December 11, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Amputation of one’s legs due to gangrene has always been a constant threat to diabetics like Damocles’ sword hanging over a diabetic’s head. Patients with critical limb ischemia could reduce the risk for amputation, thanks to an upgraded version of a peripheral revascularization catheter recently approved by the United States Food and Drugs Administration (FDA).

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First-Morning Urine Good Predictor of Kidney Complications in Diabetes

December 10, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Doing a laboratory test—called the albumin-to-creatinine ratio (ACR)—on the first-morning urine sample may be the best predictor of possible kidney complications in patients with type 2 diabetes and associated kidney disease (diabetic nephropathy). This was the finding of a new paper from the landmark “Reduction in Endpoints in Non Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus with the Angiotensin-II Antagonist Losartan” (RENAAL) trial reported in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. » Continue Reading

Loving The Beach and Your Skin

December 9, 2018 Category :Healthy Advocacy| People and Places 0

Summer – it is the time of the year when boys and girls toss their textbooks and hit the road to the best summer get-away – the beach! Dads and moms spend extra time in the groceries shopping for the family’s out-of-town trip. Even yuppies spare a weekend or two just to have their skin tanned for that sensual glow. » Continue Reading

Healthy Holiday Eating Tips

December 8, 2018 Category :Healthy News 0

There are other ways to enjoy the food during the season minus the guilt. Here are some tips for healthy holiday eating:

• When confronted with the desire to eat a holiday treat, don’t hesitate to treat yourself with just a bite. Allowing yourself to sample the food you like can help you not to overeat when the craving is just too much to bear.

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Holiday Partying Tips

December 7, 2018 Category :Healthy News| Stress Busters 0

A holiday party is never complete without an array of carbohydrate-rich foods that are sure to raise your sugar level!  Picture a traditional Noche Buena feast: Christmas ham or the Filipino favorite lechon as the dinner centerpiece, pasta, morcon plus a myriad of other appetizers, side dishes and desserts.

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Tips for a Merry Christmas, even for Diabetes

December 6, 2018 Category :Healthy Advocacy| Healthy Recipes 0

Christmas, without doubt, is one of the seasons most awaited by people all over the world.  Like any other family, the clan has been looking forward to celebrating christmas every year, as the kids know it means not just presents but all the food they like spread out on the dinner table. » Continue Reading

10 Stress Free Christmas Shopping Tips

December 4, 2018 Category :Stress Busters 0

Thinking of doing your last-minute Christmas shopping and already getting stressed out?  Here are 10 things you can keep in mind to get you through shopping for Christmas:

1.  Make a gift list.  This one always works! Before heading out to the mall or to the tiangge, carefully think about all those you want to give presents to this Christmas and list their names on a piece of paper.  and make sure not to lose that paper!  You could also try listing the names in your mobile phones or your PDAs.

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Christmas Shopping minus the Stress

December 3, 2018 Category :Stress Busters 0

Is there such thing as stress-free Christmas shopping? When I was assigned to write about this topic, I was taken aback for I was not quite sure where to start. Shopping or Christmas? Both are stressful, and yet I will write about the opposite! With this dilemma, I began to wonder: why are shopping and Christmas so stressful? » Continue Reading

How to Prevent and Treat Colds

December 2, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts| Healthy Advocacy 0

It’s Christmas season once again and, incidentally, flu season as well. During the holidays, cold weather is felt worldwide, and simple coughs and colds are very common. People with chronic diseases like diabetes are more susceptible to colds or flu complications. Having colds most especially among diabetics is a big no-no. Any illness or infection like colds can cause high blood sugar. Here are some ways to prevent and treat a cold. » Continue Reading