Heart-friendly Aphrodisiacs

July 13, 2021 Category :Diabetes Research 1

The quest for aphrodisiacs has perpetually been the obsession of man. For thousands of years, certain foods were considered to have elements that stimulate sexual craving and enhance sexual performance. Coined after Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty, aphrodisiacs have been the focus of many ancient writings, particularly in Rome, China, Egypt and India. » Continue Reading

Same Test for Pre-Diabetes and Kidney Disease

July 11, 2021 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

Diabetes cannot stop Mike Enriquez

July 10, 2021 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

July 9, 2021 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

July 8, 2021 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

July 7, 2021 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

July 6, 2021 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

Insulin Pill in the Works

July 5, 2021 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

Diabetes and Heart Disease: A Dangerous Duo

July 4, 2021 Category :Diabetes Facts| Diabetes Research 0

Diabetes is a common silent metabolic abnormality, manifested by elevated blood sugar levels, which causes significant cardiovascular disease and death without appropriate treatment. Similar to other risk factors such as abnormal cholesterol levels and hypertension, which in most cases are without symptoms, diabetes can occur for long periods of time in an individual, undetected and unrecognized. This disregard may result in the individual developing serious, life-threatening complications on the heart, kidney, brain, eyes and peripheral arteries over time. » Continue Reading

Painless Device to Measure Blood Sugar

July 3, 2021 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