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Travel Smarts for the Jetsetting Diabetic

September 18, 2018 Category :Healthy Advocacy| Stress Busters 0

Traveling is just inevitable for humans. For some professionals, traveling to other countries is like hitting two birds with one stoneā€”meeting with clients, and at the same, getting to explore and unearth the secrets of that destination. For the born adventure seeker, traveling may mean getting to know diverse cultures or just getting to see the sights.

All these sound so exciting, but what if diabetes might get in the way of your travel ventures? Read on and find ways on how to make your travel as smooth and enjoyable as possible even with diabetes. » Continue Reading

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Diabetic Traveler’s First Aid Kit

September 17, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts| Healthy Advocacy 0

If you have diabetes, just think of diabetes as a star-struck lover who will never leave your side, no matter how far on a package tour or cruise or bus ride you go. There is no escaping it, even if you’re near the peak of Mount Fuji or inside the pyramids of Giza. It does not mean, however, that you can’t have fun when you travel with diabetes. What is important is proper preparation and planning way ahead. Anticipating the worst case scenarios almost always helps in avoiding them. » Continue Reading

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Traveling With Insulin

September 16, 2018 Category :Healthy Advocacy 1

People travel for various reasons. For diabetic patients, the challenge is to bring all the necessary medicines, take them on time, and still have fun. But for people who need insulin shots, how does one go about it? Here are some tips.

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Have Diabetes, Will Travel

September 15, 2018 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Modern-day travel can be stressful for anyone, and sometimes especially for those with a medical condition such as diabetes. However, with careful preparation, there is no reason why the trip cannot be a pleasurable, rewarding experience. Having diabetes should not limit most people from traveling, taking some simple steps can help prevent diabetes-associated complications. » Continue Reading

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Taking Care of Diabetic Skin

September 10, 2018 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Our skin is one of the most sensitive organs of the human body. It is prone to different kinds of disorders especially during the summer season. When the climate is hot, maintaining skin health and beauty is difficult to do. Proper care for the skin is essential to make the skin bare its healthy glow. » Continue Reading

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Philippine Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism

September 7, 2018 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

If a person is experiencing symptoms of heart disease or stroke, he immediately seeks the medical advice of a cardiologist or a neurologist. When a patient is diagnosed with a disease involving the thyroid or pituitary glands, which physician can best address his condition? An endocrinologist, of course! » Continue Reading

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Diabetics Prone to Photoaging?

September 3, 2018 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Aging results from the interaction of a genetic program and the cumulative wear and tear of skin. This involves two phenomena: intrinsic aging and photoaging. A person’s genetic program controls his intrinsic aging. Skin will age because of the passage of time alone. This is best exemplified by buttock skin which is normally not exposed to the sun. This manifests with very subtle changes in skin appearance. On the other hand, photoaging is attributable to the cumulative effects of the ultraviolet radiation (UVR) of the sun. People who have more sun exposure, whether for work or pleasure, are more at risk for photoaging or for looking old. » Continue Reading

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Skin Allergies in Diabetes

September 2, 2018 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 Retinopathy: The Enemy from Within

August 22, 2018 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 almostĀ 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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Diabetic Retinopathy Self-Care

August 21, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts| Healthy Advocacy 0

As patients or relatives and friends of diabetics, we can do the following to help improve the chances against loss of vision due to diabetic retinopathy: » Continue Reading

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