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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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Oral Antidiabetic Drugs in Pregnancy

February 25, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts| Diabetes Research 0

Diabetes mellitus is one of the most common medical conditions occurring during pregnancy. Diabetes in pregnancy may be either pre-existing type 1 or type 2 diabetes mellitus, or, more commonly, gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). GDM is defined as carbohydrate intolerance first diagnosed during pregnancy. Based on this definition, GDM may actually represent a mix of women who have abnormal glucose tolerance in pregnancy or undiagnosed type 2 diabetes. Nevertheless, GDM and type 2 diabetes share the problems of impaired insulin secretion and insulin resistance. » Continue Reading

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Examine the Diabetic Foot

February 23, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Diabetes mellitus is a chronic condition accompanied by a slew of complications, from the head down to the toes. Ask any diabetic what complications they are aware of, and, chances are, ranking among the top answers would be amputations. True enough, diabetes mellitus is the leading cause of non-traumatic amputations of the lower extremities. The presence of poor diabetes control, peripheral neuropathy (nerve damage), peripheral arterial disease, and foot ‘ ulcerations predict a higher risk for having a toe or a foot amputated. » Continue Reading

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Instant Messaging Aids in Diabetes Control

February 18, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Instant messaging does not only help connect people throughout the globe, it has also been shown to help people with diabetes get better control of their disease. Korean researchers, whose study was published in the journal Diabetes Care, have shown that an automated instant messaging service could improve diabetes management. Dr. Chulsik Kim and colleagues from Yongdong Severance Hospital in Seoul revealed that patients who used the instant messaging service for 12 weeks lost weight, had better blood sugar control and had lower blood sugar levels both before and after meals. » Continue Reading

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Kidney Injury and Women Mortality

February 12, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Mild to moderate kidney damage or renal impairment is associated with an increased risk of death from all causes in women, and an increased risk of coronary artery disease in both men and women, according to a study. » Continue Reading

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