Diabetes Medications 101: Oral Perspectives

October 10, 2019 Category :Health Watch 0

Diabetes is rapidly becoming an epidemic worldwide because of the change in diet and lifestyle. And the Philippines is not spared. The number of diabetics and patients with diabetes-related complications has increased despite measures and advocacies to modify lifestyle.

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Prevent Diabetes in You: Start Now!

October 9, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Every 10 seconds, someone dies from diabetes-related causes and 2 new cases are diagnosed in the world. Diabetes has become one of the leading causes of death in the modern world. And it is on the rise among younger people.

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Diabetes, Obesity and Asthma

October 8, 2019 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

“I am overweight Doc, can I develop asthma?”

A question I hear almost everyday, the answer still surprises me to this day.

Asthma (az-muh, as-) is a chronic disease that affects millions of people worldwide. Its primary cause is inflamed airways in the lungs. This inflammation makes the airways smaller, which makes it more difficult for air to move in and out of the lungs. Asthma is the most common serious disease among children and a growing problem in adults.

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Gene linked to Type 2 Diabetes may cause Alzheimer’s

October 7, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A gene for a protein causing type 2 diabetes can possibly kill nerve cells in the brain and contribute to Alzheimer’s disease, researchers from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine revealed.

The SorCS1 gene controls the creation of amyloid-beta (Abeta) in the brain which plays a vital role in the development of Alzheimer’s disease. Previously, the researchers associated SorCS1 to Alzheimer’s disease and identified where the molecules lived in the cell, but not how they control Abeta.

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Nuts can Halt Type 2 Diabetes

October 6, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Controlling diabetes and preventing its complications could be helped significantly by eating nuts every day.

According to a study conducted by D. Jenkins et al., consuming two ounces of nuts daily as a replacement for carbohydrates is an effective lipid and glycemic control method for persons with Type 2 diabetes. “Mixed, unsalted, raw, or dry-roasted nuts have benefits for both blood glucose control and blood lipids and may be used as part of a strategy to improve diabetes control without weight gain,” said Jenkins, who led the research team from St. Michael’s Hospital and the University of Toronto.

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Parenting Style affects Type 1 Diabetes Control in Children

October 5, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A study revealed that parenting style plays an important role in improving glycemic control in children and adolescents with Type 1 diabetes.

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Omega-3 may curb Type 2 Diabetes onset

October 4, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Increased consumption of omega-3 fatty acids may curb type 2 diabetes from further developing, Italian researchers recently found out.

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Newly Diagnosed Type 2 Diabetes can be Reversed

October 3, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Newcastle University researchers have found that an eight-week 600-calorie diet can reverse Type 2 diabetes in newly diagnosed patients.

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Prostate Cancer Therapy May double DM Risk

October 2, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A recent study conducted by the scientists of the Philippine General Hospital shows that patients undergoing treatment for prostate cancer may increase diabetes risk.

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Depression and Diabetes threaten Eyesight

October 1, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A five-year study indicates that diabetic patients who suffer from depression are more likely to develop a serious complication known as diabetic retinopathy.

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