Is Erectile Dysfunction related to Diabetes?

July 31, 2022 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Question: I have erectile dysfunction. Is this related to my diabetes?

Answer: It goes without saying that the measure of a man’s “manliness” is the ability of his “manhood” to snap to attention. This holds especially true to the macho-centric culture of the Filipinos. A male’s inability to answer to the call of his partner’s sexual desire is more than just opportunity lost but more of a personal insult if not utter curse. True enough, this has been a growing problem among our diabetic patients, a condition which is often underdiagnosed, since discussion about this problem is usually not tackled on the initial consult when patient rapport is not yet well established. Very seldom is this fact volunteered by patients unless categorically asked.

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When the ‘Commander’ can’t snap to Attention!

July 30, 2022 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

The causes of ED especially among people with diabetes are complex and involve impairment with the nerves, blood vessels and even the muscles. These impairments are brought about by the same elevated blood sugar that causes nerve and blood vessel damage in other parts of the body that cause renal failure, blindness and amputations.

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Quick, On Your Feet

July 29, 2022 Category :Fitness 0

Are daily errands running you to the ground, not to mention family commitments and deadlines? Do you want to find a better way to cope? Sometimes a busy schedule in the morning can give you stress and toxicities in your mind. Working continuously on the computer requires you to sit in the same position for a long time and gets you mentally stressed. Want a solution? Take a daily walk, and it will go a long way to keep you fit, healthy, and better able to take on life’s daily challenges.

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What is HbA1c?

July 28, 2022 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

You may have heard your doctor ask for or order HbA1c in your blood tests. And when you asked him or her what it is, you got the answer “It’s your blood sugar average for 3 months.” And that was it. You may still have a few questions, so let us try to get into the nitty-gritty of HbA1c.

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Anxiety Strong CHD Risk Predictor

July 27, 2022 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Don’t worry; be happy and live longer—could very well be a scientific evidence-based advice. Two new studies firmly establish anxiety as an independent predictor for subsequent coronary heart disease (CHD) years later.

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People Who Sleep Less, Eat More

July 26, 2022 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Want to stay trim? Then simply get more sleep.

This was the finding suggested by a recent study that found that normal-weight young men gobbled a Big Mac’s worth of extra calories when they had only gotten four hours of sleep the night before compared to those who slept for eight hours.

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Sitting Longer Hours linked to Earlier Death

July 25, 2022 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Middle-age and senior individuals who sit longer hours at leisure, could die earlier, according to an American Cancer Society study. As reported by ACS epidemiologist Alpo Patel, PhD and colleagues, based on the 14-year study, people who spent at least six hours of their daily leisure time sitting died sooner than people who sat less than three hours. Worse outcome were noted in those who both sit a lot and exercise little. They have an even higher risk of death. The effect is stronger for women than for men, but significant for both sexes.

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Dialysis Linked to Foot Ulcers

July 24, 2022 Category :Diabetes Research 1

Having constant dialysis treatment usually requires dishing out huge amounts of cash. In fact, it’s so financially taxing that it may even literally cost you a leg someday.

According to a recent report, dialysis treatment have been independently linked to foot ulcerations, a skin ulcer that can lead to foot amputation if unchecked, in patients with diabetes and advanced stage IV or V chronic kidney disease.

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Excess B-Vitamin may worsen Kidney Problems

July 23, 2022 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Diabetics should realize that even good things, when taken in excess, can lead to bad results. And vitamins are no exception to this universal rule. This includes B-complex vitamins which diabetics frequently take, sometimes in big doses.

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High Hemoglobin indicator of Blindness

July 22, 2022 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Diabetics should monitor their CBC (complete blood count) to check for their hemoglobin level, as this may be a factor that can increase the risk of impaired vision.

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