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ISDF: Revolutionizing Diabetes Education in the Philippines

December 28, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 1

What started as one man’s dream to spread awareness and knowledge about diabetes, has now become the first and only post-graduate school in the country that focuses solely on the study of diabetes.

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Diabetes: What You need to Know

December 27, 2019 Category :Diabetes Facts| Healthy Advocacy 1

Former Senator Juan Flavier and singer Gary Valenciano are just two of the four million Filipinos affected with diabetes. Fortunately, both know they have the disease. Unfortunately, more than three million people do not know they are diabetics. Out of the one mil-lion who know they are suffering from the disease, only 200,000 are undergoing treatment.

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Diabetes Care for Disadvantaged and Vulnerable

December 26, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Living with diabetes is already hard as it is, more so if you happen to have this chronic condition while living on meager resources.

A poor diabetic would require medications, hospitalizations, regular check-ups, insulin (for type 1 diabetics), and other things to spend on aside from his family’s basic needs. Because of this, some diabetics forego medications just to sustain life’s basic needs.

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Parent Partners of Children with Diabetes

December 24, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

When a child gets diagnosed with diabetes, we usually realize in hindsight that the signs and symptoms (excessive urination, excessive drinking, weight loss despite an increased appetite, decreased energy level) have actually been present for a while, but were ignored or attributed to something much less serious. When medical help is finally sought, the CRISIS scenario begins when diabetes is confirmed.

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Diabetes Medication in the Elderly

December 23, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

We will discuss about precautions that need to be observed in treating diabetes in the elderly.

The elderly are a special group because time has taken its toll on almost all the major organs of the human body, i.e., there may be a decrease in function on quite a few organs. The elderly are also more likely to have concomitant diseases, which necessitate more drugs, making this group of patients more likely to develop drug-drug interactions.

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The Truth about Honey

December 13, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Diabetics need not worry which kind of honey is most suitable for their condition. According to a recent study, there’s no difference between buckwheat honey and cotton honey, or clover honey and tupelo honey in terms of glycemic index (a measure of how much and how fast a food raises blood sugar levels).

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The Healing Touch

December 8, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

In today’s busy hospital, there are patients who can’t help but feel like just a number. They sit in waiting rooms among others with the same plight for hours, only to be guided through a maze of hallways to some small room in the back to have a genuinely caring and friendly, albeit brief, doctor’s visit. Modern medicine has allowed machines and state-of-the-art medical equipment to be a detached, if indifferent, substitute for good, old-fashioned patient-physician contact.

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Moderating the High of Hypertension

December 7, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Diabetes and hypertension (commonly known as high blood pressure), are interrelated diseases. They frequently occur together in the same patient.

It is estimated that the prevalence of arterial hypertension in type 2 diabetes patients is within the 40-50% range. In type 1 diabetes, hypertension may signal kidney disorder. Hypertension also raises the risk of stroke, heart disease, eye, nerve, and kidney damage in diabetes patients. High blood pressure, therefore, makes diabetes more complicated to manage and vice versa.

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Got Sleep Apnea?

December 4, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Snoring is considered the trademark of sleep disordered breathing. As one respires, a harsh, disturbing resonance caused by vibrations in the soft palate and the surrounding throat structures, indicates a resistance in the flow of air. Snoring implies that an interruption of airflow in the lungs during sleep may be at hand as well. This condition called sleep apnea, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), is a preventable, chronic respiratory disease and the most common organic sleep disorder.

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Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Diabetes

November 30, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Are you a habitual loud snorer? Do you experience excessive daytime sleepiness? Are you overweight or obese? Are you awakened by a choking sensation? If you answer yes to at least two of these questions, you might need to be evaluated for a condition known as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

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