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Diabetes and Prostate Link?

August 1, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

PSA as screening tool
Prostate problems begin to surface once a man hits 50 years old. Medical organizations like The American Cancer Society recommend screening especially if one has a family history or a genetic risk factor. Commonly requested is the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) assay by blood test, but it is not routinely recommended by the US Preventive Services Task Force, notably if there are no symptoms and there is no risk other than age or gender.

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Needle Phobia

July 28, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy Advocacy 0

The serious and sometimes deadly complications of diabetes (e.g., kidney failure, blindness) can often be mitigated through appropriate diet in combination with insulin therapy, which requires regular blood draws to monitor glucose levels. Medical treatments that require regular blood draws are compromised when a patient presents with phobia.

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Hypoglycemia Increases Risk for Dementia

July 25, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Older patients with type 2 diabetes risk having dementia if their blood sugars fall way below normal according to a new study. This further ignites the controversy of whether or not diabetes patients should be treated aggressively to achieve strict blood sugar control.

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Lifestyle Factors Linked to Elderly Diabetics

July 24, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Researchers from Harvard Medical School and Cardiovascular Health Study found out that as the population ages, even little changes in lifestyle could yield to an increased risk in diabetes.

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Protein Has Power Over Cells

July 23, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Diabetes research is again booming with the recent discovery from New Orleans that suggests the molecular mechanism of how a protein determines the fate of the cells that make and release insulin.

Michael Lan, PhD discovers that INSM1 has a critical role in the development of pancreatic beta cells, the only cells in the body that is known for its insulin-secreting function. Dr. Lan is a professor of pediatrics and genetics at LSU Health Sciences Center.

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Protein Overdose may Lead to Diabetes

July 21, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A recent study suggests that high-protein, high-fat diet, worsens insulin resistance and may even lead to type 2 diabetes.

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Stem Cell Treatment may end Insulin Injections

July 20, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Dr. Richard Burt of Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine found a way to treat diabetes without the need for painful insulin injections and even other medications.

Stem cell treatment begins by drawing blood from a diabetes patient and the stem cells in the blood can be processed chemically to become insulin producers. Such formulated blood is now re┬Činjected to the patient. According to Burk, such approach does not experience the usual dilemma of transplant rejection.

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Laughter Deters Heart Risk for Diabetics

July 19, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Indeed, laughter is proven to be the best medicine. A California study authored by Lee Berk, DrPH, MPH, of Loma Linda University and Stanley Tan, MD, PhD, of Oak Crest Health Research Institute showed laughter may have serious heart benefits for people with diabetes.

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Female Sexual Dysfunction common among Type 1 Diabetics

July 17, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A study of the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT) and the Epidemiology of Diabetes Interventions and Complications (EDIC) reflected that sexual dysfunction is prevalent in women with type 1 diabetes and that the said condition affects almost all aspects of sexual function and satisfaction.

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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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