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Benefits of Paco Leaves

June 29, 2020 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Paco or Pako is one of the fern vegetables that Filipinos love to eat. This vegetable which has a scientific name of Athyrium esculentum, is usually eaten as salad or as a side dish to a main viand. Aside from its distinctive taste, paco is very well known to be healthy among Filipinos. However, people are not really aware of what is the nutritional value or benefits of this vegetable. Here under are some of the nutritional benefits of Paco leaves.

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Diabetics and Dementia

June 22, 2020 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A few weeks ago, we had a patient in her forties ask us for help because she felt it was becoming difficult remembering simple things. She had been a diabetic for about ten years and her previous HbA1c levels were 7 and 8.8 percent (normal values 4-6 percent). She noticed that she often lost things and forgot her appointments. Checking through her records—we immediately sent her to a neurologist for evaluation at our memory clinic in the hospital. Was this dementia? A stroke? Or was our patient just under stress?

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Diabetes and Stroke

June 21, 2020 Category :Diabetes Research| Health Watch 0

What is a stroke?

According to the American Stroke Association, “A stroke is a disease of arteries leading to and within the brain. It occurs when a blood vessel that carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain is either blocked by a clot (ischemic stroke) or bursts (hemorrhagic stroke). When that happens, part of the brain cannot get the blood and oxygen it needs, so it starts to die.”

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Ortiga Pills for Diabetics?

June 20, 2020 Category :Diabetes Research 2

Ortiga Pills refers is a pill or dietary supplement that is recently gaining popularity for its effectiveness in curing arthritis. Many users have reported very positive results in the pill’s ability to stop inflammation, swelling and the pain related to arthritis in as fast as less than 12 hours. The pill is currently available in Mexico and the bottle label says dietary supplement. A brand for Ortiga Pill is Charlote Arthritis which is made by Grupo Charlote de Mexico in Rio Azul El Salto Jalsco Mexico. Another is made by Centro Botanico Santiago from Baja, Mexico.

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Toenail Discoloration Diabetes

June 18, 2020 Category :Diabetes Research| Health Watch 0

Toenail discoloration is a staining of the nails into white, yellow, or greenish, which is a result from fungal infections particularly from Trichophyton rubrum. Another rare cause of toenail discoloration is the “yellow nail syndrome,” which is genetically inherited condition. Discoloration can also be caused by the disjointing of the nail from its nail bed called onycholysis. It can also be a symptom for diabetes and finally, it can also be related to the accumulation of fluids in the lungs, kidney or liver due to diseases. Because of this, any abnormal discoloration of toe nails should be immediately consulted to doctors for proper physical examination.

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Side Effects of Statins?

June 17, 2020 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Question: My mom is taking atorvastatin for high cholesterol. She’s getting to be more forgetful lately. Is it true that it can make her lose memory?

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No Omega-3 Benefit in Type 2 Diabetes

June 10, 2020 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Omega-3 fatty acid supplements, commonly derived from fish and plant oils, show no beneficial cardiovascular effect in persons with type 2 diabetes, according to a new study. In previous studies, omega-3 fatty acids have been noted as a risk-lowering supplement for heart attacks, strokes, and a list of other heart problems. This study however, showed no evidence to suggest the same effect could be seen in type 2 diabetes patients.

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Screening for the Microvascular Complications of Diabetes

June 7, 2020 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Diabetes, a long-standing disease that may seem to be silent in the early years after diagnosis may not be really silent after all. Ten to 15 years after the diagnosis has been made (sometimes even before diagnosis), the microvascular complications arise because of poorly controlled blood sugars. In the management of diabetes, it is not only blood sugars that we are after; moreover, we are after the prevention of diabetic complications. The direct and indirect effects of high blood sugars on the blood vessels are the major source of hospitalization and even death among diabetic patients; these are called the vascular complications of diabetes.

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TZDs may Reduce Cancer Risk in Diabetes Patients

June 6, 2020 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Antidiabetic drugs called thiazolidinediones (TZDs) or glitazones might reduce cancer risk in type 2 diabetes patients according to a new study. Xilin Yang, together with his colleagues from the Chinese University of HongKong, China said that with TZD usage, there was an 83 percent reduction in cancer risk in Chinese patients with Type 2 diabetes.

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Vegan Diet best for Diabetics?

June 5, 2020 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Diabetic patients are frequently advised to follow a balanced food plan. Despite the many nutritional benefits of a vegetarian diet however, it has not been fully recommended for people with diabetes as it may not provide enough proteins which are usually acquired from animal and dairy products.

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