Pioneering the Fight Against Diabetes

September 19, 2018 Category :People and Places 2

A meeting with some representatives of the Department of Health some time ago showed the indifference of health officials, and Filipinos alike, towards diabetes. Five hundred new cases reported everyday, yet to them it is JUST diabetes—something that frustrates the man they call “Father of Philippine Diabetology“. » Continue Reading

Travel Smarts for the Jetsetting Diabetic

September 18, 2018 Category :Healthy Advocacy| Stress Busters 0

Traveling is just inevitable for humans. For some professionals, traveling to other countries is like hitting two birds with one stone—meeting with clients, and at the same, getting to explore and unearth the secrets of that destination. For the born adventure seeker, traveling may mean getting to know diverse cultures or just getting to see the sights.

All these sound so exciting, but what if diabetes might get in the way of your travel ventures? Read on and find ways on how to make your travel as smooth and enjoyable as possible even with diabetes. » Continue Reading

Diabetic Traveler’s First Aid Kit

September 17, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts| Healthy Advocacy 0

If you have diabetes, just think of diabetes as a star-struck lover who will never leave your side, no matter how far on a package tour or cruise or bus ride you go. There is no escaping it, even if you’re near the peak of Mount Fuji or inside the pyramids of Giza. It does not mean, however, that you can’t have fun when you travel with diabetes. What is important is proper preparation and planning way ahead. Anticipating the worst case scenarios almost always helps in avoiding them. » Continue Reading

Traveling With Insulin

September 16, 2018 Category :Healthy Advocacy 1

People travel for various reasons. For diabetic patients, the challenge is to bring all the necessary medicines, take them on time, and still have fun. But for people who need insulin shots, how does one go about it? Here are some tips.

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Have Diabetes, Will Travel

September 15, 2018 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Modern-day travel can be stressful for anyone, and sometimes especially for those with a medical condition such as diabetes. However, with careful preparation, there is no reason why the trip cannot be a pleasurable, rewarding experience. Having diabetes should not limit most people from traveling, taking some simple steps can help prevent diabetes-associated complications. » Continue Reading

Stoked for the Slopes

September 14, 2018 Category :Stress Busters 0

Summer has dried up the soil and it is the best time for mountain trekking. Though mountaineering may seem intimidating to some, this anxiety must not hinder you to discover your adventurous side and the magnificent beauty that is hidden in those forests.

Many have stretched their limits and pursued the trails even those with prosthetic limbs. However, never come unprepared. The trails and slopes need an attentive mind, a brave heart, and a fit physique to enjoy the journey. They say that experience is the best teacher, but teaching and readying yourself prior to the climb can make the experience even better. Make this summer unforgettable and get stoked for the slopes. » Continue Reading

Leptin could Relieve Type 1 Diabetes

September 13, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Scientists from UT Southwestern Medical Center found another drug to aid type 1 diabetics other than insulin. Using terminally ill rodents diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, researchers found out that leptin, a hormone produced by the fat cells could lower glucose levels and maintain the glucose in normal levels for an extended period.

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Vibrating Insoles Helpful in Diabetic Neuropathy

September 12, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

About one-third of diabetes mellitus patients are diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy or a condition that causes pain and numbness in the hands and feet. It also brings balance problems and unsteadiness when walking.

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Lack of Sleep Heightens Diabetes Risk

September 11, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A recent study suggests that “short-sleepers” are more prone to develop blood sugar abnormality that may lead to type 2 diabetes.

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Taking Care of Diabetic Skin

September 10, 2018 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Our skin is one of the most sensitive organs of the human body. It is prone to different kinds of disorders especially during the summer season. When the climate is hot, maintaining skin health and beauty is difficult to do. Proper care for the skin is essential to make the skin bare its healthy glow. » Continue Reading