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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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Benefits of Weight Loss

November 20, 2017 Category :Healthy News 0

Too lazy to lose weight? A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition gives another reason why getting rid of extra fats does wonders to the body, especially for obese older women. Dr. Gloria Mazzali and her co-researchers from the University of Verona examined 35 obese women aged 58 to 83 years old. The figure includes 15 women who shed five percent of their body weight through diet. The researchers discovered that the subgroup developed more desirable body fat distribution and insulin sensitivity. » Continue Reading

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Insulin Pill in the Works

November 18, 2017 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy News 0

Diabetics may soon find insulin injections non-existent as Diabetology, a British research and development company, has developed a form of insulin that can be taken orally. The company successfully encased the insulin in a capsule which effectively brings it all the way down to the small intestines, whole and intact, without being digested by acids in the stomach. » Continue Reading

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Painless Device to Measure Blood Sugar

November 16, 2017 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy News 0

Hong Kong scientists have invented a device that measures blood sugar painlessly and, for the first time, without pricking fingers. The device, about the size of a mobile phone emits a very weak form of infrared or nearinfrared beam which touches the skin and homes in on the bloodstream. The beam is said to be able to identify bits of glucose through the frequency or wavelength they transmit, and the amount of blood sugar present would then be displayed on the instrument within seconds. » Continue Reading

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