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Post Operative Infections and Diabetes

April 3, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

A significant cause of complications in patients undergoing surgical procedures is post-operative wound infection. The occurrence of post-operative infections depends on the complex interaction of several factors. These include 1) patient-related factors, such as the person’s immunity, nutritional status, and the presence or absence of diabetes, 2) procedure-related factors, such as placement of foreign bodies/prosthesis and severity of trauma to the patient, 3) microbial factors that contribute to the aggressiveness or invasiveness of the bacteria, and 4) the use of antibiotics before and after surgery. » Continue Reading

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Treatment of Pain After Operation

April 2, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts| Healthy News 1

Mr. Reyes is a 41-year old father of three who has had diabetes since 10 years ago. He is scheduled for a cholecystectomy, an operation to remove his gallbladder. He is feeling very nervous about the upcoming operation. In particular, he says that: “I am afraid that I will be in a lot of pain after I wake up from the operation.” After talking with Mr. Reyes, his doctor notes that he has a lot of questions and worries. » Continue Reading

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Weight Loss Surgery: A Cure for Diabetes?

April 1, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Obesity often occurs with Type 2 diabetes mellitus. At least 8 out of 10 people with Type 2 diabetes are overweight or frankly obese. In fact, the rising number of people with diabetes in the last 20-30 years has been attributed to the rising number of people who are overweight or obese. This is observed worldwide, alerting health experts to the continuing twin epidemics of diabetes and obesity. » Continue Reading

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Gallstones: Take Them Out or Leave Them Be?

March 31, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Diabetes mellitus presents numerous challenges to patients and physicians constantly battling to stave off its deleterious effects on various organs in the body. While end-organ damage in diabetic patients targets vital organs like the kidney, heart, brain and lungs, a less known organ called the gallbladder likewise deserves attention. » Continue Reading

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The Diabetic Foot: The Art of Wound Care

March 30, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts 1

Wounds in general pose a big problem in our current health setting.  The general physician as a primary care provider sees a wide variety of wounds, either acute or chronic. It is of utmost importance that the general physician assess the patient as a whole in formulating a wound management strategy.  Questions abound in the general physician’s mind regarding factors which contribute to poor wound healing. » Continue Reading

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Sleeping Troubles and Diabetes

March 18, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Trouble sleeping at night? A new study by the New England Research Institutes in collaboration with researchers from Yale School of Medicine found that men who sleep too much or too little are at an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes. » Continue Reading

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Making Breastfeeding Work for Diabetic Moms

March 5, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

“Breast milk is still best for your baby.” We’ve heard and seen it in various campaign ads, yet it can’t be overstated enough – especially if you happen to be a mother with a precious baby to take care of. Breastfeeding is now generally established as most beneficial for the health of both the child and the lactating mother. Its advantages over bottle feeding are incomparable. » Continue Reading

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Nurturing Pregnant and Breastfeeding Mothers

February 28, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts| Diabetes Research Off

Breastmilk is the only perfect food for infants and the only perfect milk for children. The World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF recommend that infants should be exclusively breastfed for the first six months of life to achieve optimal growth, development and health, and should receive nutritionally adequate and safe complementary foods. Breastfeeding should also continue beyond two years. » Continue Reading

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Sugar Mommies + Sugar Babies

February 27, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Mothers who develop high blood sugar levels first detected during pregnancy are diagnosed as having Gestational Diabetes Mellitus or GDM. Unfortunately, we Filipinos are among the people at high risk for developing this disease. With timely detection, proper nutrition, close monitoring, and the use of insulin when necessary, the outcome of pregnancies complicated with GDM is just about the same as normal pregnancies. But after one gives birth, what happens next? Are there still existing health issues a mother should worry about – both for her and her new beloved bundle? Should she be afraid to breastfeed? Would future babies be at risk? Pray tell, would there ever be normalcy in life after GDM? » Continue Reading

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Erectile Dysfunction and Diabetes

February 26, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Erectile dysfunction dates back to 2000 B.C.and was even set down on Egyptian papyrus. There is perhaps no other condition that can humble a man more than the inability to perform the sexual act when the need arises. The term erectile dysfunction (ED), formerly called impotence, covers a range of disorders, but usually refers to the inability to obtain or maintain an adequate erection for satisfactory sexual activity. This may mean complete inability to attain erection necessary for penetration or merely unable to maintain erection in order to achieve orgasm. Nevertheless, it can interfere with a man’s selfimage as well as his and his partner’s sexual life. » Continue Reading

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