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Healthy Baon Tips for Diabetics

April 16, 2019 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

March 24, 2019 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

March 20, 2019 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?

February 26, 2019 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?

February 13, 2019 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?

February 9, 2019 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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Herbal medications to prevent diabetes?

January 17, 2019 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Question: Can I take herbal medications so I don’t get diabetes?
Answer: DEFINITELY NO.

Not because herbs or their ingredients don’t work but because herbal supplements once registered as supplements are approved by the local agency or even the US FDA as foods. Therefore these products don’t have to undergo the same rigorous testing for effectiveness and safety as the usual prescription medications.

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My Diabetic Kidneys and Me

January 6, 2019 Category :Diabetes Facts| Healthy Advocacy 0

In the Philippines, the prevalence of diabetes according to the NNHES (National Nutrition Health Survey) study is 4.8%. NSO (National Statistics Office) projects that there would be 74 million adult Filipinos in 2010. Therefore, there could be 3.6 million Filipinos who have diagnosed diabetes.

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Strange Sensation: Could it be Diabetic Neuropathy?

January 5, 2019 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Numbness, shooting pains, weakness, tingling and burning sensation, are symptoms commonly presented by patients to us neurologists. Hearing these kinds of complaints, the first thing that comes to my mind is, “Is this patient suffering from neuropathy?”.

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A Peek at Diabetic Retinopathy

January 1, 2019 Category :Diabetes Facts| Healthy Advocacy 0

Diabetes can cause a variety of eye diseases that can potentially lead to severe vision loss and even blindness. These diabetic eye diseases include diabetic retinopathy, cataract and glaucoma. Diabetic retinopathy is the most common eye disease in patients with diabetes.

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