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Will I get diabetes if I drink soft drinks every day?

August 30, 2011 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Question: Will I get diabetes if I drink soft drinks every day?

Answer: Diabetes is caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. The most prevalent form of diabetes, type 2 diabetes, can be inherited and triggered by unhealthy lifestyle habits. Physical inactivity, obesity, plus a high-fat, calorie dense, and nutritionally poor diet are recipes for raising diabetes risk.

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Withdrawal of Rosiglitazone and Sibutramine Enforced

August 29, 2011 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Following a series of tests that show harmful effects of the known anti-diabetes drug rosiglitazone and anti-obesity drug sibutramine, respective manufacturers and health agencies abroad ordered the withdrawal of these two drugs in the world-wide market.

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Healthy Baon Tips for Diabetics

August 22, 2011 Category :Diabetes Facts| Healthy Advocacy 0

Once you have diabetes you’re stuck with it. But there’s no need to lose hope. It’s really not as bad or hard as it sounds. The key to taking good care of yourself and your diabetes is to learn three simple things (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases): » Continue Reading

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Orphan drug for type 1 diabetes stem cell therapy

August 3, 2011 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

An orphan drug designation for a stem cell therapy (Prochymal; Osiris Therapeutics Inc.) in patients with newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes mellitus has recently been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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Metformin: Beyond Lowering Glucose

July 31, 2011 Category :Diabetes Facts| Healthy Advocacy 0

“There are actually two things that I would like to take into account in diabetes treatment. One is of course lowering of blood sugar, as manifested by lowering of HbA1c, and, more importantly, reduction of weight of type 2 diabetic patients,” shared Dr. Augusto D. Litonjua, founding president of the Philippine Association for the Study of Overweight and Obesity. “Metformin is probably the only antidiabetic drug that does these two things well.”

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How do I know if my child is obese?

July 18, 2011 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Question: How do I know if my child is obese?

Answer:

Having a child looking heavier than other kids his age does not necessarily mean he is obese. Depending on the stage of childhood development, children have different amounts of body fat and may be mistaken for signs of being overweight or obese. Some children may also look big because they have a large body frame compared to others. It is best to see your doctor for consultation.

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Artificial Sweeteners: Are they Safe?

July 5, 2011 Category :Diabetes Facts| Healthy News 0

It has been 15 years since Jingky, a mother of one, was diagnosed to have diabetes. One day, she stood in front of a store, indulging her eyes on the mouth-watering cakes, buttery pastries, luscious ice cream, and creamy puddings, feeling sorry she couldn’t consume such foods.

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Silymarin cures Fatty Liver?

July 1, 2011 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Question: My doctor told me I have a fatty liver. Can I take silymarin to cure this?

Answer:
Fatty liver is a very common condition. This condition is present when the liver cells are replaced by fat. In some persons with fatty liver, there is also significant liver injury that can lead to progressive liver disease. Most persons with fatty liver have no symptoms and often, the diagnosis of fatty liver is made either with laboratory testing or ultrasound examination during routine medical check-up.

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