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The Diabetes Problem: What Can We Do to Prevent It?

June 23, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy Advocacy 0

Diabetes mellitus has become a serious problem and has reached epidemic proportions over the past decade. In the Philippines, the National Nutrition Survey conducted by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute in 2003 estimates that about 7 out of 100 Filipinos may either have prediabetes or diabetes. From an older survey done in 1997, there were about 2.8 million Filipinos with diagnosed diabetes. The number of undiagnosed cases is estimated to be just about the same, or perhaps more, considering that there is a sizeable percentage of the population that may not have easy access to medical care.

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Urine IgM Excretion linked to Complications

June 19, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Patients with type 1 diabetes who found themselves urinating more frequently should be more on guard against in the probable development of cardiovascular mortality and end-stage renal disease and other complications.

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MRI eases Diabetes Detection

June 18, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A recent study from the Harvard Medical School suggested the use of noninvasive imaging (MRI) in the early diagnosis, staging, and treatment of diabetes. The study was performed in the Massachusetts General Hospital and the first study to use MRI in diabetes research.

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Skin Cells may Provide Cure for Diabetes

June 17, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A recent study revealed the possibility of using skin cells from type 1 diabetes patients as manufacturers of insulin in response to the fast-changing blood sugar levels.

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Glucose intolerance during Pregnancy linked with Diabetes

June 16, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Pregnant women should be wary of their glucose levels, as a recent retrospective and population-based study revealed. Even mild glucose intolerance in pregnancy, though it hasn’t reached the level of gestational diabetes, could modestly predict future cardiovascular risk.

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Black Tea Beneficial for Diabetes Patients

June 14, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Famous for its antioxidants, immune boosting, and antihypertensive properties, black tea is again hogging the limelight with yet another health benefit. A recent study found that black tea may also help in controlling diabetes.

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Blood testing to diagnose Diabetes in Obese Youth

June 13, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

The youth of today are getting bigger and heavier, and this is no sign of health. Obesity comes with many chronic comorbidities including diabetes. This is why a study recommended mandatory blood testing among obese youth for the early detection of type 2 diabetes.

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Fiber-Rich Diet Recommended for Diabetics

June 12, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Doctors, dietitians, and other medical practitioners found that dietary fiber is effective in reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes and are now recommending it as an important component of the diet of a person with diabetes. As published in Diabetes Care, lower inflammatory markers and liver fat deposition were seen with increased dietary fiber.

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Mediterranean Diet recommended for Diabetics

June 11, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy Recipes 0

Diabetics should maintain a diet that is rich in fish, fruits, nuts and olive oil if they want to lose more weight and live longer without their blood sugar-lowering medication.

Previous studies have already suggested the Mediterranean diet may deter second heart attack episodes, impede Alzheimer’s disease, and decrease the risk of developing cancer.

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Sex Hormone Binding Globulin could predict Diabetes

June 10, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

People with low blood levels of a protein that regulates sex hormones were found to be more at risk for developing diabetes. In a recent study, researchers found that both men and women with low level of sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG) were ten times more likely to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes compared to those with high levels of SHBG. Headed by Dr. Simin Liu of the University of California Los Angeles, the team neutralized other predictors such as weight, smoking status, exercise, and high blood pressure and found that SHBG has a genetic component that carries two single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP). These SNPs are effective predictors of the lowered and heightened risk of developing diabetes.

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