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Is Erectile Dysfunction related to Diabetes?

December 23, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Question: I have erectile dysfunction. Is this related to my diabetes?

Answer: It goes without saying that the measure of a man’s “manliness” is the ability of his “manhood” to snap to attention. This holds especially true to the macho-centric culture of the Filipinos. A male’s inability to answer to the call of his partner’s sexual desire is more than just opportunity lost but more of a personal insult if not utter curse. True enough, this has been a growing problem among our diabetic patients, a condition which is often underdiagnosed, since discussion about this problem is usually not tackled on the initial consult when patient rapport is not yet well established. Very seldom is this fact volunteered by patients unless categorically asked.

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What is HbA1c?

December 20, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

You may have heard your doctor ask for or order HbA1c in your blood tests. And when you asked him or her what it is, you got the answer “It’s your blood sugar average for 3 months.” And that was it. You may still have a few questions, so let us try to get into the nitty-gritty of HbA1c.

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How to Prevent and Treat Colds

December 2, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts| Healthy Advocacy 0

It’s Christmas season once again and, incidentally, flu season as well. During the holidays, cold weather is felt worldwide, and simple coughs and colds are very common. People with chronic diseases like diabetes are more susceptible to colds or flu complications. Having colds most especially among diabetics is a big no-no. Any illness or infection like colds can cause high blood sugar. Here are some ways to prevent and treat a cold. » Continue Reading

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Dealing with Erectile Dysfunction for Diabetics

November 20, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts| Healthy Advocacy 0

With uncontrolled diabetes come complications. Men with diabetes have to deal with serious health consequences of this disease, many of whom must also contend with the fact that they wouldn’t be able to keep it up if they couldn’t keep their blood sugar down.
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Diabetes For Hire!

November 16, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts| Healthy Advocacy 0

Any person with diabetes, whether insulin dependent or non–insulin dependent, should be eligible for any employment for which he or she is otherwise qualified.” This was the position adopted by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) as early as 1984 regarding employment of people with diabetes. » Continue Reading

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Is Peanut Butter Safe for Diabetics?

November 13, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

I remember peanut butter being my favorite palaman on ‘tasty bread’. I’d come home from school and a peanut butter-guava jelly sandwich would be waiting for me for merienda. Through the years, I’ve been cutting back on peanut butter (and telling dieters, too), knowing that it is high in fat and calories. But peanut butter is not totally bad. In fact, in recent years, it has been found to have many health benefits, even for diabetics like you! » Continue Reading

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Diabetes Management for Couples

October 26, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts| Healthy Advocacy 0

From the point of view of a person with diabetes, daily self-management involves making choices – lots of them; when, what, and how to eat, for instance; when and how to engage in physical exercise; what items to carry around all the times. These and many others are repeated ad infinitum – all day, every day. The person must also make less frequent but extremely significant decisions about his or her choice of therapies and overall approach to treatment. These comprise diabetes self-management – a very complex task that is of critical importance for achieving metabolic targets and other outcomes. » Continue Reading

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Stay Sweet on a Sugar-Free Date

October 25, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts| Healthy News 0

Most people find dates highly tedious. In order to make a good impression, you put your best foot forward, use the best hair products, dress up to the nines, and, of course, pump up pockets with dough (or credit cards). These scenarios apply to normal people. How about people with diabetes? » Continue Reading

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Diabetes Battle of the Sexes

October 24, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Men are from Mars and women are from Venus. Does this hold true even in diabetes? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which regularly collects data for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, at 50 years is the age when both men and women commonly get their incident diabetes. But that’s about all the similarity men and women have with diabetes.

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Cholesterol Care

October 23, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

What comes to your mind when you hear the word cholesterol? For most of us, almost intuitively, we think of something bad for the health. But did you know that cholesterol per se is an essential part of the human body? It is very important especially in the immune system, where it serves to protect us from foreign bodies, such as viruses and bacteria, by means of substances that are derived from it. So, if the levels are within normal limits, cholesterol is not bad.
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