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Nurturing Pregnant and Breastfeeding Mothers

October 15, 2021 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

October 14, 2021 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

October 13, 2021 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

October 12, 2021 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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Examine the Diabetic Foot

October 10, 2021 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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Instant Messaging Aids in Diabetes Control

October 5, 2021 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Instant messaging does not only help connect people throughout the globe, it has also been shown to help people with diabetes get better control of their disease. Korean researchers, whose study was published in the journal Diabetes Care, have shown that an automated instant messaging service could improve diabetes management. Dr. Chulsik Kim and colleagues from Yongdong Severance Hospital in Seoul revealed that patients who used the instant messaging service for 12 weeks lost weight, had better blood sugar control and had lower blood sugar levels both before and after meals. » Continue Reading

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Kidney Injury and Women Mortality

September 29, 2021 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Mild to moderate kidney damage or renal impairment is associated with an increased risk of death from all causes in women, and an increased risk of coronary artery disease in both men and women, according to a study. » Continue Reading

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Better Early Than Sorry

September 16, 2021 Category :Diabetes Facts| Healthy News 1

A couple in their early thirties gushed at the sight of their lovely first-born, tickled pink with that perfectly delicate smile. The mother, who had gestational diabetes (pregnancy-related diabetes), almost wept while recalling her difficult pregnancy. But it was all over, she thought. Although the baby was bigger than usual, he had a complete set of fingers and functioning vital organs. » Continue Reading

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Pre-Diabetes: A Wake Up Call

September 10, 2021 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

This familiar line of mine usually echoes in the four corners of my clinic: “You’re not yet a diabetic but you’re already walking the line of being one and i f you do not start modifying your lifestyle, you will one day wake up as a full-blown diabetic…” My patients would usually come up with various reactions. Some would give me that wide-eyed response of “Really?”. Some would just nod meaning they understood every word that I just said. Some would show a disturbed
look probably thinking I just said they are already diabetic. » Continue Reading

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A Pill to Prevent Diabetes?

September 9, 2021 Category :Diabetes Facts| Diabetes Research| Healthy News 0

What if your entire life could be compressed into a twelve-hour clock ; and you knew you would develop diabetes at the eleventh hour, would a you turn the hands of time before it o struck eleven? Wishful thinking? Perhaps. But in a way, it IS possible to reset the 3 clock of diabetes. » Continue Reading

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