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Nurturing Pregnant and Breastfeeding Mothers

February 28, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts| Diabetes Research Off

Breastmilk is the only perfect food for infants and the only perfect milk for children. The World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF recommend that infants should be exclusively breastfed for the first six months of life to achieve optimal growth, development and health, and should receive nutritionally adequate and safe complementary foods. Breastfeeding should also continue beyond two years. » Continue Reading

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Sugar Mommies + Sugar Babies

February 27, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Mothers who develop high blood sugar levels first detected during pregnancy are diagnosed as having Gestational Diabetes Mellitus or GDM. Unfortunately, we Filipinos are among the people at high risk for developing this disease. With timely detection, proper nutrition, close monitoring, and the use of insulin when necessary, the outcome of pregnancies complicated with GDM is just about the same as normal pregnancies. But after one gives birth, what happens next? Are there still existing health issues a mother should worry about – both for her and her new beloved bundle? Should she be afraid to breastfeed? Would future babies be at risk? Pray tell, would there ever be normalcy in life after GDM? » Continue Reading

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Erectile Dysfunction and Diabetes

February 26, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Erectile dysfunction dates back to 2000 B.C.and was even set down on Egyptian papyrus. There is perhaps no other condition that can humble a man more than the inability to perform the sexual act when the need arises. The term erectile dysfunction (ED), formerly called impotence, covers a range of disorders, but usually refers to the inability to obtain or maintain an adequate erection for satisfactory sexual activity. This may mean complete inability to attain erection necessary for penetration or merely unable to maintain erection in order to achieve orgasm. Nevertheless, it can interfere with a man’s selfimage as well as his and his partner’s sexual life. » Continue Reading

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Oral Antidiabetic Drugs in Pregnancy

February 25, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts| Diabetes Research 0

Diabetes mellitus is one of the most common medical conditions occurring during pregnancy. Diabetes in pregnancy may be either pre-existing type 1 or type 2 diabetes mellitus, or, more commonly, gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). GDM is defined as carbohydrate intolerance first diagnosed during pregnancy. Based on this definition, GDM may actually represent a mix of women who have abnormal glucose tolerance in pregnancy or undiagnosed type 2 diabetes. Nevertheless, GDM and type 2 diabetes share the problems of impaired insulin secretion and insulin resistance. » Continue Reading

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Gum Care Helps Control Diabetes

February 24, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Getting treatment for moderately inflamed gums around the teeth can help people with diabetes keep their blood sugar levels under control. » Continue Reading

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Examine the Diabetic Foot

February 23, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Diabetes mellitus is a chronic condition accompanied by a slew of complications, from the head down to the toes. Ask any diabetic what complications they are aware of, and, chances are, ranking among the top answers would be amputations. True enough, diabetes mellitus is the leading cause of non-traumatic amputations of the lower extremities. The presence of poor diabetes control, peripheral neuropathy (nerve damage), peripheral arterial disease, and foot ‘ ulcerations predict a higher risk for having a toe or a foot amputated. » Continue Reading

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Is Birth Control Pills for Diabetics Okay?

February 22, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

I would need more information regarding your age, the duration of your diabetes, your medical history, the nature of your menstrual irregularities and even the dose and duration of use of these birth control pills. But let me try to address your question anyway. You are correct that there is some reason for your concern. Oral contraceptive pills or birth control pills have been known to cause blood clots in certain predisposed individuals.These drugs may put women who take them at increased risk for blood clots in the leg veins (which may travel to the lungs causing difficulty in breathing), and could even cause strokes and heart attacks. » Continue Reading

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Successful Islet Cell Transplant

February 21, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A new study shows that islet cells (clusters of pancreatic cells that produce insulin) from living donors may be better for diabetes treatment. Comparing samples from living and deceased donors, the study shows that 94 percent of islet cells from living donors were viable for transplant, while only 42 percent can be used from deceased donors. » Continue Reading

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Diabetic Pregnant Glucose Levels

February 20, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A pioneer study that continuously monitored glucose levels throughout pregnancy revealed significant changes in glycemic control between women with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. » Continue Reading

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Osteoporosis Risk in Avandia

February 19, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

The diabetes drug, rosiglitazone (Avandia) may increase risk for bone thinning or osteoporosis, which could help explain why diabetics may have an increased risk of fractures. The study found that the drug increased the activity of the cells that degrade bones in mice; according to results published online in Nature Medicine. GlaxoSmithKline, the company that markets the drug, has already acknowledged that a study has found that there is a higher risk of fractures among women who take Avandia. » Continue Reading

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