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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and Diabetes

December 12, 2017 Category :Diabetes Facts| Healthy News 0

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), or Stein-Leventhal syndrome affects 5 to 10% of women of reproductive age and most don’t even know that they have it. The syndrome has been known for about seventy-five years and though doctors are still not very sure what causes it, it is one of the leading causes of infertility. » Continue Reading

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Exenatide: Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes

December 9, 2017 Category :Healthy News 0

EIi Lilly and Company and Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. recently announced that the European Commission has granted marketing authorization for Byetta (exenatide) for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. Exenatide is now approved in the European Union as adjunctive therapy to improve blood sugar control in patients with type 2 diabetes who have not achieved adequate glycemic control on maximally tolerated doses of metformin and/or a sulfonylurea, two common oral diabetes medications. Exenatide is the first in a new class of antidiabetic medicines known as incretin mimetics.

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ADA Brings Practice Recommendations to Asia Pacific

December 7, 2017 Category :Healthy News 1

New Clinical Practice Recommendations from the American Diabetes Association (ADA) were recently presented in the Asia Pacific region for the first time in a gathering of top medical ‘professionals from the region last July 7 and 8, 2007 in Bangkok,Thailand.The meeting titled “StandingTogether Against Diabetes” represents an important milestone in the exchange of diabetes research information between Asia-Pacific’s medical professionals and the ADA. The new ADA treatment guidelines mark the first time that the association has developed a treatment algorithm to help physicians choose the most appropriate therapies for lowering blood glucose levels in people with type 2 diabetes. Presentations were made by some of the world’s most eminent medical professionals in the field. » Continue Reading

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Vaccine for Autoimmune Diseases

December 5, 2017 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy News 0

Here’s good news for patients with Type 1 diabetes: a breakthrough in the cure of autoimmune diseases has been discovered in Toulouse, France and Berlin, Germany. Researchers from the University Hospital in Toulouse, France and Max Delbruck Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) Berlin-Buch,Germany have developed a vaccine that can cure autoimmune diseases such as Type I diabetes. An autoimmune disease is one where the immune system starts attacking the body’s own structures. » Continue Reading

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PSEM Launches Diabetes Warrior Program

December 1, 2017 Category :Healthy News 0

To address the growing need to spread knowledge about diabetes and its prevention, and to help thwart its increasing prevalence, the Philippine Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism (PSEM) launched another, more aggressive advocacy program called the Diabetes Warrior Program. In a press conference held at the Crowne Plaza Galleria Manila last July 12, 207; PSEM, led by its president Dr. Josephine Carlos-Raboca, in partnership with the Liga ng mga Barangay, represented by its president Marty Lim, presented to the press their advocacy program called “Hawak Kamay Laban so Diabetes”, which aims to promote diabetes awareness and prevention at the barangay level. » Continue Reading

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A Love Affair with Diabetes

November 29, 2017 Category :Healthy News 0

For Antonio and Aurora Retizos, their affair with diabetes started about two decades ago. From then on, the couple, both 69 years old and both type 2 diabetics, have been constantly watching each other’s health to avoid the unwanted complications of the disease. Both Daddy Tony and Mommy Au, as they are fondly called by their grandsons and even by the other members of their household, attribute their diabetes to genes. Mommy Au’s father had diabetes and Daddy Tony’s mother had it too. Now that both of them have diabetes, they are aft-aid that other members of their family might get it also. That is why healthful living – healthy food and an active lifestyle – is a mantra that is being followed in the Retizos’ household. » Continue Reading

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Sonya’s Romantic Refuge

November 26, 2017 Category :Healthy News 0

Magical… Enthralling… Tranquil…These are just some of the ways guests have described their experience at Sonya’s Garden Restaurant & Country Bed and Breakfast. Before 1998, Ms. Sonya Garcia only entertained family and friends at her breathtaking home in Tagaytay. She would serve delectable dishes made with ingredients organically grown in her secret garden. After much prodding from her friends. Sonya opened her doors and the restaurant was born. » Continue Reading

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Same Test for Pre-Diabetes and Kidney Disease

November 24, 2017 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy News 0

A test that predicts early kidney failure may also mark pre-diabetes. Pre-diabetes occurs when the amount of sugar or glucose in the blood is found to be higher than normal, an indicator that glucose is not being used well by cells. » Continue Reading

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Diabetes cannot stop Mike Enriquez

November 23, 2017 Category :Healthy News 0

For Mr. Imbestigador Mike Enriquez, the tough and multiawarded broadcast journalist of GMA 7, being a diabetic should not hinder an individual to perform his job or live an active and normal life. In fact, he is one great example of a person with diabetes who can still live perfectly despite the condition.

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UN Passes Diabetes Resolution

November 22, 2017 Category :Healthy News 0

The year 2000 can be considered a momentous year for diabetics worldwide. On December 21, 2006, the United Nations (UN) General Assembly passed a landmark Resolution recognizing the global threat of the diabetes epidemic. The Resolution is a first for a non-infectious disease, signaling the acknowledgement of governments worldwide that a non-infectious disease poses a serious threat to world health as infectious diseases like HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. » Continue Reading

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