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FDA Approves Inhaled Insulin

January 1, 2018 Category :Healthy News 0

Exubera, manufactured by Pfizer, Inc., became the first inhaled insulin to get approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration (US FDA). The FDA approval came late January this year, giving the makers of Exubera license to market the product for the treatment of adults with type I and type 2 diabetes. It has been found in clinical trials that Exubera is as effective as short-acting insulin injections, and that it significantly improves blood sugar control when added to diabetes pills. » Continue Reading

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Eating for Two

December 31, 2017 Category :Healthy News 0

Pregnancy is generally perceived as the consummation of womanhood, an experience wherein the “RESULT” is excitedly anticipated despite morning sickness, altered food preferences and tolerance, the modification of daily routine and so many more. A few, even have to contend with balancing their blood sugars as well! In the US, approximately 7 percent of all pregnancies are complicated by gestational diabetes (GDM). Unfortunately, there are no figures locally.

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Asean Diabetes Educators

December 30, 2017 Category :Healthy News 0

Diabetes educators from all over the country and their counterparts from the ASEAN region convened at the Grand Ballroom of Century Park Hotel, Manila last December 7, 2005 for a whole-day affair that served as a kick-off event for the 2005 ASEAN Federation of Endocrine Societies (AFES) Congress.

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AFES Congress

December 28, 2017 Category :Healthy News 0

For the third time, the Philippines played host to the ASEAN Federation of Endocrine Societies (AFES) Congress, bringing together endocrinologists in the ASEAN region as well as from other parts of the world. With the theme “Linking Molecular and Clinical Endocrinology”, the 2005 AFES Congress took place at the Philippine International Convention Center from December 7 to 10, 2005.

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Surge of Female Sexual Problems

December 27, 2017 Category :Diabetes Facts| Healthy News 0

Pinky, 49, a type-2 diabetic and a doting mother of three has been complaining that she could not function well sexually. She is unable to reach orgasm, feels pain during intercourse and has dwindling interest in having a sexual experience. All along, she has thought of these as just menopausal symptoms, ignoring them although they have been causing her distress. But what she does not know is that she could be experiencing female sexual dysfunction.

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The Nurturing Women

December 21, 2017 Category :Healthy News| People and Places 0

Traditionally, Filipinas have been bound to stay home to care for the young, elderly and sick members of the family. Known for being warm, hospitable and affectionate, many women have thus been limited to household activities while men provided the basic needs of the family. Over the years, the societal role of women started to change. Currently, women play a significant role in the labor force. In fact, they are given the equal opportunity to seek livelihood for their kin. » Continue Reading

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Mrs. Pure Energy

December 20, 2017 Category :Healthy News| People and Places 0

She used to dislike Yoko Ono. She was one of the many who thought that the Japanese girl was not good enough for the British pop star John Lennon. When she married one of the biggest names in the music industry, she realized how Yoko felt. She got exposed to the life of a pop star – constant media attention, fans who wanted a piece of her husband and who were not eager to share their idol with her. Such is the life of Angeli, wife of Gary Valenciano. For more than two decades, Angeli has taken care of Gary personally and professionally and it sure looks like she is doing a very, very good job. » Continue Reading

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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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