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Sleep Loss leads to poor Diabetes Control

December 4, 2021 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy News 0

A good snooze and sweet dreams may translate to acceptable blood sugar control, researchers based in the University of Chicago noted. » Continue Reading

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Fiber-rich Diet Thwarts Gestational Diabetes

December 3, 2021 Category :Healthy News 0

Those planning to get pregnant should go heavy on whole grain bread and cereals, according to a recent study funded by the National Institutes of Health. » Continue Reading

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ADA lauds Proposal to Junk Trans Fats

December 2, 2021 Category :Healthy Advocacy| Healthy News 0

The use of artificial trans fat, present in most tasty yet greasy fattening food, will be restricted in all fast food chains and res-taurants in New York, to the delight of The American Diabetes Association (ADA) which recognizes the health hazards of trans fats for diabetics and non-diabetics alike. » Continue Reading

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Weight Gain between Pregnancies Risky

November 27, 2021 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy News 0

Women who put on as little as seven pounds between pregnancies can put themselves and their babies at medical risk, suggests one study.
Researchers found that gaining weight between pregnancies – not during pregnancy itself – raised the risk of complications like diabetes and high blood pressure, and even stillbirth, during the second pregnancy. While pregnant women with existing diabetes or high blood pressure are at a higher risk of convulsions or organ damage, which in severe cases, can be fatal.
The study, reported in the British medical journal, The Lancet, provides evidence that overweight or obese women who plan to get pregnant should lose weight, while those with healthy weight should avoid getting extra weight before pregnancy.
Researchers examined records of more than 150,000 Swedishwomen who delivered two children between 1992 and 2001. They focused on body-mass index (BMI) calculations – a calculation from a person’s height and weight – and examined the difference between the women’s BMI at the beginning of two consecutive pregnancies.
One important finding was that the risk of complications increased even among women who did not end up overweight. Researchers further that developing diabetes is associated not only with those who are morbidly obese but even among those who register relatively small weight increases too.
In summary, the study says that a 1 or 2 BMI unit increase in weight ups the risk of diabetes and high blood pressure during pregnancy by up to 40 percent. If BMI rose by 3 or more units during the second pregnancy, the risk of a stillbirth also increases by 63 percent.

Women who put on as little as seven pounds between pregnancies can put themselves and their babies at medical risk, suggests one study. » Continue Reading

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Treatment of Pain After Operation

November 17, 2021 Category :Diabetes Facts| Healthy News 1

Mr. Reyes is a 41-year old father of three who has had diabetes since 10 years ago. He is scheduled for a cholecystectomy, an operation to remove his gallbladder. He is feeling very nervous about the upcoming operation. In particular, he says that: “I am afraid that I will be in a lot of pain after I wake up from the operation.” After talking with Mr. Reyes, his doctor notes that he has a lot of questions and worries. » Continue Reading

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Ivabradine Launch

October 28, 2021 Category :Healthy News 0

When the body is under stress especially during intense physical activities, the body tend to supply insufficient blood and oxygen to the heart.  This scarcity of oxygen causes chest pains which is called angina.  Recently launched at the EDSA shangri-la Ballroom, Coralan (Ivabradine) is a heart-rate lowering medication intended for chest pain management (chronic stable angina).  Ivabradine acts as a heart-rate lowering agent that can settle the body for proper circulation.

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Dancing Your Way to Childbirth

October 21, 2021 Category :Healthy News 0

Imagine this: Scantily clad women with their bellies exposed, jangling sequins and shaking their hips to the sound of Middle Eastern music. Who would have thought that such a scenario would apply to pregnant women? Yes, you heard it right. Belly dancing – the ancient dance form that predates Biblical times – is now being practiced by soon-to-be moms to stay fit and make labor easier. » Continue Reading

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Children of Diabetics More Aware of Risk

October 2, 2021 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy News 0

A Japanese study reveals that adult offspring of type 2 diabetics are more aware that they are at increased risk of developing the disease than their parents. According to Dr. Keiko Kazuma and colleagues at the University of Tokyo, genetics and lifestyle could more likely contribute to the development of the disease among persons with type 2 diabetic parents. » Continue Reading

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Sugar-free and Lite Merienda Ideas

September 19, 2021 Category :Healthy News| Healthy Recipes 0

Taking light mid-morning and afternoon snacks has become a staple everyday routine for Filipinos. Although some would say eating three meals a day is enough to keep us going, a quick nibble on a healthy treat in between breakfast and lunch and some time in the afternoon can help bring back focus on school or office work. Health experts agree that consuming the right kind and proper amount of food for snack time is advantageous, even for people with diabetes or those who want to lose weight. » Continue Reading

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Healthy Eating Tips to Prevent Diabetes

September 18, 2021 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy News 0

As the old saying goes, “An ounce-of prevention is better than a pound of cure”. Prevention is the best cure for any disease, especially diabetes, as lots of things can be done to prevent or delay the onset of the disease. Good diet is one of the most important components of your diabetes prevention plan. Knowing what and when to eat, as well as what to avoid is very important. » Continue Reading

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