Stoked for the Slopes

April 23, 2022 Category :Stress Busters 0

Summer has dried up the soil and it is the best time for mountain trekking. Though mountaineering may seem intimidating to some, this anxiety must not hinder you to discover your adventurous side and the magnificent beauty that is hidden in those forests.

Many have stretched their limits and pursued the trails even those with prosthetic limbs. However, never come unprepared. The trails and slopes need an attentive mind, a brave heart, and a fit physique to enjoy the journey. They say that experience is the best teacher, but teaching and readying yourself prior to the climb can make the experience even better. Make this summer unforgettable and get stoked for the slopes. » Continue Reading

Leptin could Relieve Type 1 Diabetes

April 22, 2022 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Scientists from UT Southwestern Medical Center found another drug to aid type 1 diabetics other than insulin. Using terminally ill rodents diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, researchers found out that leptin, a hormone produced by the fat cells could lower glucose levels and maintain the glucose in normal levels for an extended period.

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Vibrating Insoles Helpful in Diabetic Neuropathy

April 21, 2022 Category :Diabetes Research 0

About one-third of diabetes mellitus patients are diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy or a condition that causes pain and numbness in the hands and feet. It also brings balance problems and unsteadiness when walking.

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Lack of Sleep Heightens Diabetes Risk

April 20, 2022 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A recent study suggests that “short-sleepers” are more prone to develop blood sugar abnormality that may lead to type 2 diabetes.

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Taking Care of Diabetic Skin

April 19, 2022 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Our skin is one of the most sensitive organs of the human body. It is prone to different kinds of disorders especially during the summer season. When the climate is hot, maintaining skin health and beauty is difficult to do. Proper care for the skin is essential to make the skin bare its healthy glow. » Continue Reading

Diabetes and Gastroparesis

April 18, 2022 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Gastroparesis is a long-standing disorder of the stomach characterized by delayed emptying of the stomach in the absence of mechanical obstruction. Simply put, the stomach takes too long to empty its contents. Gastroparesis may present with a variety of symptoms, which include early satiety, nausea, vomiting, bloating, and upper abdominal discomfort. » Continue Reading

Burden of Fatty Liver Disease

April 17, 2022 Category :Diabetes Research 1

Fatty liver disease is a “hot” topic because it is common and carries the potential to cause serious liver disease. It has received much attention in recent years from liver disease specialists, diabetes and heart specialists because it is the most common liver disorder worldwide affecting 10 to 20 percent of the general population and is the most common cause of liver test abnormalities. » Continue Reading

Philippine Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism

April 16, 2022 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

If a person is experiencing symptoms of heart disease or stroke, he immediately seeks the medical advice of a cardiologist or a neurologist. When a patient is diagnosed with a disease involving the thyroid or pituitary glands, which physician can best address his condition? An endocrinologist, of course! » Continue Reading

Diabetes Ups Kidney Stone Risk

April 15, 2022 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Each year, more and more people worldwide are having kidney stones—solid mass of accumulated calcium, uric acid or other substances. There’s a possibility that diabetes is a predisposing factor for acquiring kidney stones made of uric acid, according to a report published in the American Journal of Kidney Disease.

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Get Rid of Fungal Nail Infection

April 14, 2022 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Onychomycosis (OM) or fungal infection of the nail plate (fingernail or toenail) may be due to a dermatophyte (yeast) or non-dermatophyte (mould) invasion. The actual infection is of the bed of the nail and of the plate under the surface of the nail. Its prevalence in diabetic patients is around 26 percent and it can be found to be three times more common in diabetics compared to non-diabetic individuals. Other synonymous terms used for this fingernail infection are “ringworm of the nail” or “tinea unguium” if they are caused by a dermatophyte. » Continue Reading