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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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Cord Blood May Help Prevent Diabetes

November 14, 2017 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy News 0

Scientists at the University of Florida have found that blood umbilical cord might safely preserve insulin in children newly diagnosed with type I diabetes, and this may be a new potential remedy for the disease. Results of the study were presented during the 67`h Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Michael Haller and his team at the University of Florida’s College of Medicine successfully transfused Il children with type I diabetes with stem cells isolated from umbilical cord blood. Three more children are scheduled to undergo this test. » Continue Reading

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Lower Death Rates for Diabetic Men

November 12, 2017 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy News 0

Surprising news was released by 3 large US databases. For 29 years, from 1971 to 2000, the death rate of men with diabetes has dropped significantly. Unfortunately for women, the figures showed no difference. However, studies between the disparity in the death rates of men and women never stated the reason behind it. Researchers say that the improvements seen in men suggest that the improvements in diabetes care are working on longevity as well. However, they note that the finding in women is concerning and means that there is still a need to explore whether different approaches are needed to improve health outcomes for women with diabetes. » Continue Reading

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Oral Diabetic Medications

November 11, 2017 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy News 0

Type 2 diabetes mellitus is a blood sugar disorder due to a relative lack of insulin or the lack of insulin effectiveness, also known as insulin resistance, or both. Insulin is the hormone that lowers blood sugar. Patients with type 2 diabetes often respond well to oral medications, especially early in the disease process, unlike those with type 1 diabetes. As the disease progresses, the oral agents may become less and less effective and at some point the patient may require insulin therapy (injections). It is also possible to start treatment with insulin even in type 2 diabetes. » Continue Reading

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Billiards and Diabetes

November 8, 2017 Category :Fitness| Healthy News 0

If diabetes is billiards, Rudy Lipata, 54, would win the game over and over again. Rudy, a billiards aficionado has had type 2 diabetes for 14 years now. Billiards for him has been a form of exercise that he says helps him control his diabetes. As in billiards, where players use their skill in “placing” – either hitting the ball so that it’s in the right place for their next move or making their opponents miss the ball for their turn, Rudy thinks of regular exercise as a “placing” method when it comes to diabetes. » Continue Reading

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Diabetes Specialists Unite for Diabetes

November 7, 2017 Category :Healthy News 0

Following the passage of the United Nations Resolution 61/225, which formally designates November 14 as World Diabetes Day, the Philippine Diabetes Association, the Philippine Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism, the Institute for Studies on Diabetes Foundation, Inc., and the Diabetes Center, Philippines thought it fit to hold the Unite For Diabetes Convention to address the growing concern for this disease in the Philippines. » Continue Reading

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Yummy Sugar-Free Munchies

November 6, 2017 Category :Healthy News| Healthy Recipes 0

Three o’clock in the afternoon is almost sacred for us Filipinos. Merienda time is definitely something one cannot miss out on. Light snacks one can nibble on at the workstation are quite common. Biscuits, wafers and cookies are favorites – easy to stow away in drawers and easy to chew on. I scoured the food stalls in malls and groceries for sugar-free cookies to satisfy your cravings – goodies that will have you worrying less about raising your blood sugar levels. As with most things in life, moderation is the key. These products may be low in sugar but may still contain calories from fat and protein. » Continue Reading

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Practical Tips for Elderly Diabetics

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

Management of diabetes is different for everyone most especially for the elderly. However, being old is not an excuse to not participate actively in taking control of your diabetes. The Joslin Diabetes Center in the United States estimates that one out of every five people over the age of 60 has diabetes. The elderly are also more prone to complications of the disease. To avoid complications and to live your life fully even with diabetes, we offer tips on how to keep track of and control diabetes, even at the prime of your life. » Continue Reading

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Motivational Interviews Help Diabetic Teens

October 30, 2017 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy News 0

Diabetes is a difficult disease to live with. Diabetics frequently have problems with their lifestyles and with the way they live, work and play for the rest of their lives. But it is significantly harder for children, specifically for teens, to deal with this life-changing disease. Recognizing this, a special technique of counseling has been developed to help Type I diabetic teens keep their sugar levels under control and their anxieties and worries at bay. Called “motivational interviewing,” this counseling technique, designed specifically for teen diabetics, was developed by researchers in the United Kingdom and featured in the journal, Diabetes Care. » Continue Reading

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Human Embryonic Cells Produce Insulin

October 28, 2017 Category :Healthy News 0

A solution to diabetes is finally within reach, according to Geron Corporation, a US-based company that specializes in developing cures for the treatment of cancer and other degenerative diseases. The company has also pioneered the use of human embryonic stem cells for therapeutic claims. With the knowledge that human embryonic stem cells were found to produce insulin, Geron hand-in-hand with Canadian researchers, formulated a technique that restores insulin-producing cells in patients with Type l diabetes. They called this project the Edmonton Protocol. Geron is now working on purifying and perfecting these cells and testing them on animals. » Continue Reading

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