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High Hemoglobin indicator of Blindness

December 14, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Diabetics should monitor their CBC (complete blood count) to check for their hemoglobin level, as this may be a factor that can increase the risk of impaired vision.

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Depression increases Cardiovascular Risk

December 13, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Apart from sugary foods and cigarette smoke, diabetics should start avoiding excess depression too.

A study revealed that overtly depressed adults with type 2 diabetes run a higher risk of having microvascular and macrovascular complications, despite having good health maintenance. Microvascular complications include eye, kidney and nerve complications, leading to blindness, kidney failure and severe numbness and weakness of the extremities and other parts of the body. Macrovascular complications include narrowing of the arteries in the heart, brain and peripheral or leg circulation leading to heart attack, stroke and leg amputations.

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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

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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

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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

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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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