UN Passes Diabetes Resolution

January 17, 2009 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

Preventing Heart Attack in Diabetes

January 17, 2009 Category :Diabetes Facts| Diabetes Research 0

It was the wee hours of the morning. I heard the door to my parents’ room open and heard my father coughing hard. He went to the kitchen hurriedly followed by my mother’s nervous queries of whether he’s alright. They went back to their room, with my father coughing even harder, as , if trying to spit out something that was obstructing his breathing. In a few more seconds, all I heard was my mother’s piercing screams. And before I even reached their room, he was gone. Heart attack took Papa from us, just like that.

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Benefits of Weight Loss

January 16, 2009 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

Common Heart Tests

January 16, 2009 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Two of the most common screening methods used to detect abnormalities in the heart are the rest and stress electrocardiogram and the 2D echocardiogram. » Continue Reading