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Skin Allergies in Diabetes

April 11, 2022 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy Advocacy 0

Allergy is a condition of hypersensitivity in certain people. Persons with allergies react to substances that are usually harmless to most individuals.

Examples of these substances are foods, medications, and chemicals (fragrances, dyes, and detergents). The symptoms of an allergic reaction will depend on where it takes place. If it occurs in the nose, it may cause sneezing and running of the nose, giving rise to hay fever. In the air passages it may cause wheezing, coughing, and difficulty in breathing, as in asthma. In the skin, it may produce itching spots, red rashes, swelling of the skin called hives or welts (urticaria), and swelling of the face (angioedema). In severe cases generalized allergic reaction may lead to shock (anaphylactic shock). » Continue Reading

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Diabetic Skin Care Tips for Allergies

April 10, 2022 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Diabetic Skin Care Tips for Allergies

• Avoid touching trigger substances.
• If trigger substances cannot be avoided, protect the skin from substance. Wearing clothing such as long sleeves or gloves can be very helpful.
• Washing with soap and water can remove or inactivate the substance immediately after exposure.
• Minimize scratching at all times to prevent skin breaks and infection.
• Moist /cool compresses can relieve severe itching.
• Use topical anti-allergy medications such as hydrocortisone creams.
• Oral anti-histamine can relieve allergic reaction and itching.
• For open wounds, topical antibiotics must be applied to prevent infection.
• For rashes that do not improve or continue to spread, see your doctor.
• Upon consultation, always inform your doctor that you are diabetic and enumerate your present medications. Prescribed medicines for the allergy may be the cause of allergy, may react with medicines for diabetes or may be contraindicated for your present medical conditions.
• For frequent allergies, steps should be taken to identify the allergen through skin prick or patch testing.

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Discolored Toenails tied to Foot Problems

April 8, 2022 Category :Diabetes Research 0

For diabetics with impaired foot sensation, thickened and discolored toenails are strong indications of fungal infections. On the same note, fungal infections are prevalent among diabetics with increased risk of foot ulcerations. These were found by Dr. Stephanie Wu and associates from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in North Chicago after observing 96 male diabetic patients.

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C-Peptide Helps Curb Diabetic Neuropathy

April 7, 2022 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A study revealed six-month treatment with bioactive C-peptide facilitates improvement in sensory nerve function among people with type 1 diabetes and those suffering from infant phase of diabetic neuropathy.

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Red Meat Means Red Light for Diabetics

April 6, 2022 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Put off that chicken liver, oysters and clams, advised a group of researchers from Harvard School of Public Health for diabetics who want to steer clear of heart disease.

In a study published in Diabetes Care journal, consumption of red meat and heme iron-rich food has been associated with heart disease. Head researcher Dr. Li Qi and colleagues came out with the finding after studying 6,161 women diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. They took into consideration the age, body weight, and eating habits of the participants. The researchers observed an increase in heart disease cases. Specifically, 550 participants had the disease only during follow-up period between 1980 and 2000.

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Depression Links to Erectile Dysfunction

April 5, 2022 Category :Diabetes Research 0

When it comes to depression and erectile dysfunction (ED) among men with type 2 diabetes, which causes which? Italian authors of the study “Quality of Care and Outcomes in Type 2 Diabetes” say the two factors work vice-versa. While depression may prompt the development of ED, signs of ED likewise bring about symptoms of depression. » Continue Reading

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Young Diabetics Lack Carb, Calories

April 3, 2022 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Though diet does wonders in achieving satisfactory blood sugar levels for people with type 1 diabetes, there’s no template that works for all patients. Take the case of type 1 diabetics under the pre-school age bracket. University of Michigan researchers found that while the young patients have enough intakes of micronutrients, they are consuming low intakes of carbohydrate and calories.

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Fast Food Links To Weight Gain

April 2, 2022 Category :Diabetes Research| Fitness 0

Every time a person opts for fast food instead of home cooked or restaurant meals, he is significantly raising his body mass index (BMI), according to researchers whose study packed enough evidence to prove ties between frequent fast food dining and excess weight.

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Diabetic Retinopathy: The Enemy from Within

March 31, 2022 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy Advocacy 0

In recent years, the world has recognized diabetes as one of the most daunting challenges posed by chronic diseases. The number of sufferers worldwide is currently estimated to be about 135 million; this number is expected to rise to almost 300 million by year 2025. The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Department of Health (DOH) estimate that diabetes affects between 5 and 10 million Filipinos at present, more than half of which are not aware that they have the disease. Thus, with the majority of patients being unaware of the primary disease, it is not surprising that knowledge about the complications of diabetes, including retinopathy is poor. » Continue Reading

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Blood Pressure Drug Increases Diabetes Risk

March 23, 2022 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Patients with metabolic syndrome (a precursor to diabetes) who also have high blood pressure or hypertension should be wary of taking a class of drugs called thiazide-type diuretics (TZ) because it may increase their risk of developing diabetes, results of a new study say.

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