Diabetes Team

November 14, 2018 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Diabetes is a serious, common and costly disease that affects 4 percent of the Philippine population. Some 800,000 new cases are diagnosed annually. The complications of diabetes include cardiovascular disease, blindness, kidney failure, nerve damage, and lower extremity amputations. These complications subsequently result in higher rates of disability, increases in use of health care services, lost days from work, and unemployment, and decreased quality of life. » Continue Reading

Is Peanut Butter Safe for Diabetics?

November 13, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

I remember peanut butter being my favorite palaman on ‘tasty bread’. I’d come home from school and a peanut butter-guava jelly sandwich would be waiting for me for merienda. Through the years, I’ve been cutting back on peanut butter (and telling dieters, too), knowing that it is high in fat and calories. But peanut butter is not totally bad. In fact, in recent years, it has been found to have many health benefits, even for diabetics like you! » Continue Reading

High-MUFA Diet benefits Type 2 Diabetics

November 12, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A year-long energy-restricted, high-monounsaturated fat (MUFA) diet was seen to prove beneficial for type 2 diabetics. Researchers reported in the first online issue of Diabetes Care that it is as effective as a high-carbohydrate (CHO), low-fat diet.

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Liraglutide for Diabetes Control

November 11, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A daily shot of liraglutide proved more effective than the conventional pill glimepiride (Amaryl) in reducing blood sugar levels in patients in the early stages of type 2 diabetes, according to a study.

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Early Intensive Glucose Control Lasts a Decade

November 10, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A 10-year follow-up of a landmark trial of intensive glucose control in type 2 diabetes has suggested that the clinical benefit was more than durable but rose with the passage of time, researchers reported recently.

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Exercise Helps Control Fatty Liver

November 9, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Fatty liver often occurs in overweight and obese type 2 diabetics. Not only could fatty liver lead to an increased risk of liver cirrhosis, liver failure and cancer, it could also disrupt metabolism, promote fuel inflammation in the body and can increase lipid levels, all of which could harm the heart.

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Hormone discovery helps fight Diabetes

November 8, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Scientists have identified a member of a new class of hormones produced by body fat that they think could lead to fresh approaches to combat diabetes and other conditions related to obesity.

The hormone prevents the liver from accumulating fat and enhances the body’s ability to control glucose, scientists led by Gokhan Hotamisligil of the Harvard School of Public Health wrote recently in the journal Cell.

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Broccoli: A must-eat for Diabetics

November 7, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Previous studies suggest that brassica vegetables have previously been linked to lower risks of heart attacks and strokes. But this time, according to research published in the journal Diabetes, eating broccoli could reverse the damage caused by diabetes to heart blood vessels.

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YMCA supports advocacy on Diabetes education

November 6, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Several studies have shown that structured diet and physical exercise can significantly reduce the progression of prediabetes to diabetes.

The studies entail strict enrollment criteria and lifestyle changes that are difficult to translate into large-scale, community-level programs. A specific program called, Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP), done by researchers from the Indiana School of Medicine, is no different from other studies.

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Once-a-week shot effective in Glucose Control

November 5, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A newer and longer-acting form of the diabetes drug exenatide (Byetta) taken once a week did better at controlling blood glucose levels compared to its standard formula, according to a new study published recently in the journal, The Lancet.

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