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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

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Diabetic Skin Problems

August 31, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts| People and Places 0

My aunt Eva came home after my cousin’s debut party scratching her legs and complaining of extreme itching. She hiked up her pants and scratched her legs frantically, all the while asking herself and her husband what she could have eaten to trigger the itching. » Continue Reading

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Glutathione safe for Diabetics?

August 23, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Glutathione is a substance found in plant and animal tissues that has many functions in a cell. These include activating certain enzymes and destroying toxic chemicals and compounds that contain oxygen. The health food industry promotes oral glutathione as a very efficient antioxidant to be used against a whole range of diseases. » Continue Reading

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Diabetic Retinopathy Self-Care

August 21, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts| Healthy Advocacy 0

As patients or relatives and friends of diabetics, we can do the following to help improve the chances against loss of vision due to diabetic retinopathy: » Continue Reading

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Low Vision: Hope for the Visually Impaired

August 20, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

The Low Vision Enigma
In an extremely colorful and multi-faceted world such as the one we live in, it is an enigma that so many concepts are considered as plainly black and white. One such enigma is the concept that people are thought of as either sighted or blind – with no gray areas in between.

For all intents and purposes, the health delivery system in our country is geared towards treating the sighted or managing the blind. What happens to the significant population of individuals who have neither normal visual function nor are completely unsighted? » Continue Reading

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Cataracts Clarified

August 19, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Are you over 60 years of age? Is your vision blurred – your view of the world slowly and steadily getting hazier? Have you been watching less of your favorite TV shows – the images having long ago disintegrated into a vista of colorful blur? Well, then it might be time to learn more about cataracts. » Continue Reading

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No End in Sight

August 18, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Glaucoma is a group of disorders considered a leading cause of blindness throughout the world and one of the top three in the Southeast Asian region. Glaucoma as a disease is characterized more commonly by an increase in pressure inside the eye or intraocular pressure (IOP). » Continue Reading

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Eyedrops Cure for Cataracts?

August 16, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

A cataract is a clouding of the lens, a clear tissue located inside the eye behind the iris, the colored part of the eye. Cataracts can result from many conditions, but the most frequent cause is the natural aging process. Other causes may include eye injury, chronic eye disease, and diabetes. More than half the people over age 65 will have some degree of cataract development.

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Diabetes Increases Risk on Eye Diseases

August 15, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Having diabetes puts you at an increased risk for certain eye diseases. Diabetes puts people at risk for cataracts, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy, a leading cause of blindness. The longer someone has diabetes, the more likely he or she will get diabetic retinopathy. Nearly half of all people with diabetes will develop some degree of diabetic retinopathy during their lifetime. » Continue Reading

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Should Children be Allowed Soft Drinks?

July 26, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

On televisions across the globe, soft drink commercials are plainly made to be irresistible. Yes, it is refreshing. Yes, it is thirst-quenching. Yes, it is tempting! What makes these television ads more inviting is that they don’t discriminate. Everyone is welcome to grab a can — whatever the gender, status, or age. Even children are encouraged to drink soft drinks, anytime, anywhere. » Continue Reading

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