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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and Diabetes

July 30, 2021 Category :Diabetes Facts| Healthy News 0

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), or Stein-Leventhal syndrome affects 5 to 10% of women of reproductive age and most don’t even know that they have it. The syndrome has been known for about seventy-five years and though doctors are still not very sure what causes it, it is one of the leading causes of infertility. » Continue Reading

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Babies and Diabetes

July 28, 2021 Category :Diabetes Facts| Diabetes Research 0

Birthweight reflects maternal and fetal well-being during pregnancy and many of the adult-onset illnesses can be traced back to metabolic disturbances early in life. The relationship between birthweight and the risk for diabetes in adult life can be described as a U-shaped curve. » Continue Reading

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Sugar Mommies

July 26, 2021 Category :Diabetes Facts| Diabetes Research 0

Motherhood is often illustrated by images of a woman cuddling an infant or holding a child. But motherhood actually starts with conception while the baby is inside the womb. It is the mother’s duty to nurture the infant by taking care of her body throughout pregnancy. Sadly though, there are some diseases that are brought about by the changes that occur during pregnancy and these can affect both maternal and fetal well-being. » Continue Reading

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Aspartame increases carbohydrate cravings?

July 22, 2021 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

I am a big diet soda drinker because I figured out that it is better than drinking the real sugar-loaded sodas that are available on the supermarkets. However, I heard from my US-based friend who was here for the holidays that aspartame can actually increase carbohydrate cravings. How true is this? » Continue Reading

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Breastfeeding and Diabetes

July 20, 2021 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

What is the relationship between breastfeeding and diabetes?

Among the many possible concerns of new mothers, especially those with diabetes mellitus or those with a strong family history of diabetes, is the effect of breastfeeding on diabetes. Questions such as “will breastfeeding diabetic mothers pass on the diabetes to the baby” and, in view of the many beneficial effects of breastfeeding, “will breastfeeding prevent diabetes” have been asked. » Continue Reading

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Preventing Heart Attack in Diabetes

July 8, 2021 Category :Diabetes Facts| Diabetes Research 0

It was the wee hours of the morning. I heard the door to my parents’ room open and heard my father coughing hard. He went to the kitchen hurriedly followed by my mother’s nervous queries of whether he’s alright. They went back to their room, with my father coughing even harder, as , if trying to spit out something that was obstructing his breathing. In a few more seconds, all I heard was my mother’s piercing screams. And before I even reached their room, he was gone. Heart attack took Papa from us, just like that.

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Common Heart Tests

July 6, 2021 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Two of the most common screening methods used to detect abnormalities in the heart are the rest and stress electrocardiogram and the 2D echocardiogram. » Continue Reading

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Diabetes and Heart Disease: A Dangerous Duo

July 4, 2021 Category :Diabetes Facts| Diabetes Research 0

Diabetes is a common silent metabolic abnormality, manifested by elevated blood sugar levels, which causes significant cardiovascular disease and death without appropriate treatment. Similar to other risk factors such as abnormal cholesterol levels and hypertension, which in most cases are without symptoms, diabetes can occur for long periods of time in an individual, undetected and unrecognized. This disregard may result in the individual developing serious, life-threatening complications on the heart, kidney, brain, eyes and peripheral arteries over time. » Continue Reading

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Know your ABCs of Diabetes

June 30, 2021 Category :Diabetes Facts| Diabetes Research 0

If someone asks you to rate your familiarity with ABCs from one to 10, you will probably say 10. However, this does not pertain to the typical alphabet you learned in pre-school. Knowing this set of ABCs is even more beneficial and could actually save the lives of most diabetics. The ABCs of diabetes refer to hemoglobin A1C, Blood pressure and Cholesterol. » Continue Reading

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High Triglycerides and Diabetes

June 27, 2021 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

I’m a 55-year-old male with diabetes. My blood sugars are okay but my triglycerides are high (340 mg/d.L). Is this a bad thing, and if so, what can I do about it? » Continue Reading

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