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Aging Gracefully With Diabetes

October 17, 2017 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy News 2

Growing old is inevitable, but the road to aging can’t be that bad if we would only work towards facing old age with grace and living healthy in the process. The terms “healthy aging” and “aging gracefully” have slowly crept into our vocabularies in recent years to embrace the positive aspects of aging.”We always look at health in terms of holistic health – in body, mind and spirit. So healthy aging encompasses not just what is physical health but also psychospiritual and social dimensions of health, including having a good quality of life:’ says Dr. ShelleyAnn delaVega, a geriatric physician and president of the Philippine Society of Geriatric Medicine. » Continue Reading

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Deciphering the Lipid Profile

October 16, 2017 Category :Diabetes Research 0

0ne day, you are a healthy young person at the top of the game of life. The next day, you are chasing your breath and getting weaker every passing second – signs that you might be having a sudden treacherous attack. » Continue Reading

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Getting To Know Your Cholesterol Medications

October 15, 2017 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy News 0

A number of patients take lipid lowering medications to lower cholesterol, triglycerides*, or both. Prior to starting these medications, one should have maximized medical nutrition therapy and lifestyle modification. Lipid lowering medications can be divided into those that primarily lower LDL-cholesterol (aka bad cholesterol) and those that primarily lower triglycerides. The most. common class of drugs used to decrease LDL-cholesterol is the HMG CoA reductase inhibitors. These drugs are also known as “statins” because drugs in this class end with the suffix-statin, such as pravastatin, simvastatin, atorvastatin, and rosuvastatin. These drugs inhibit the most crucial’step in cholesterol formation. Adverse effects include muscle inflammation and elevation of liver enzymes. Therefore, a patient should regularly monitor his creatine phosphokinase (CPK), SGPT (ALT) and SGOT (AST). » Continue Reading

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When The World Spins Around You

October 13, 2017 Category :Diabetes Research 0

“My head feels light and I seem to be floating, as if the world is spinning round and round…” These are not the lines of a teenage love song. These are the words of somebody having a dizzy spell.And these words are echoed everyday in doctors’ clinics, oftentimes by the elderly and those with diabetes and hypertension. One out of every three persons above the age of 65 will complain of dizziness at some point. Just how important a symptom is dizziness? How is it different from vertigo? How can blood sugar and blood pressure derangements affect one’s sense of balance? The questions are endless and our ever-anxious patients need to be enlightened on the whys and the hows of dizziness. » Continue Reading

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The Wet Woman

October 12, 2017 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Accidental or involuntary leakage of urine, or urinary incontinence, is a common problem afflicting many women, both young and old. Unfortunately, many suffer in silence. This is so because they either feel embarrassed to talk About it or are led to believe that it is a “normal” consequence of childbirth, aging, or menopause or, even worse still, feel that it is a problem without a solution. Nothing could be more false! Poor bladder control is a problem of perhaps half of the female population. Many would try to hide their condition with sanitary pads or adult diapers just to avoid wetting themselves in public. And, there are also some who would rather remain homebound just to get out of a distressing situation. Women who are in their menopause or who are afflicted with certain medical conditions such as diabetes or asthma are of particular risk for urinary incontinence. » Continue Reading

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Hypertenstion Management

October 11, 2017 Category :Diabetes Research 1

Clinical evidence has shown the necessity for the use of combination therapy, or the use of two or more antihypertensive agents, in the management of hypertension. Observations from major clinical trials in different kinds of patients, from elderly to stroke and diabetic patients, indicate that usually two agents are necessary to control the blood pressure in the majority of these patients. » Continue Reading

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Injecting Made Easy

October 1, 2017 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy News 0

Be it in the form of a pump, vial and syringe, or pen, an insulin device is a must for every diabetic in need of insulin. However, insulin devices aren’t the same in terms of yielding positive results. Based on a recent study, an insulinfilled pen is regarded as the best device in a number of aspects. Researchers found patients with Type 2 diabetes who use insulin pens achieved better adherence to medication and experienced fewer instances of hypoglycemia or low blood sugar compared to conventional vial and syringe delivery. As a result, this group went to see the doctor less often and spent less for medication expenses. » Continue Reading

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Tips To Strike Out Stroke

September 30, 2017 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Being diabetic makes you at risk for stroke. A stroke occurs when blood supply to part of the brain is interrupted and brain tissues are damaged. Several studies have shown that people with diabetes are at a greater risk for stroke compared ko people without diabetes regardless of the number of risk factors they have. Poor management of blood glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol make diabetics prone to suffer and eventually die from stroke. Don’t wait for stroke to hit you. Empower yourself by heeding these tips to prevent stroke in diabetes. » Continue Reading

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Understanding Brain Attack among Diabetics

September 21, 2017 Category :Diabetes Facts| Diabetes Research 0

Vanessa is distressed about her father who recently experienced a mini stroke attack, his second in a span of three years.  Her family didn’t make a big fuss at first since it was just a minor stroke.  After seeing a physician a couple times after the attack, his father returned to his old unhealthy lifestyle despite having been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes the year before.  The succeeding mild stroke, however, alarmed Vanessa’s father and the whole family. » Continue Reading

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Antiplatelets Reduce Stroke Risk in Diabetics

September 20, 2017 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Diabetes Mellitus is just one of the myriad of diseases prone to formation of blood clots which makes a diabetic in rendezvous with events like heart attack, stroke and blood vessel diseases involving the legs and feet. Uncontrolled blood glucose levels lead to dysfunction of the lining of arteries and veins causing coagulation or blood clotting defects. Platelets play a vital role in this coagulation system thru thickening of the blood resulting in clot formation and consequent impaired blood flow. » Continue Reading

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