Are you likely to get Diabetes?

August 28, 2022 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Whether it’s type 1 or type 2, we all know that diabetes mellitus is a serious ailment with devastating consequences in the heart, eyes, kidneys, limbs, and other organs of our body.

But how would you know if you or any other member of your family is at risk for getting diabetes? Endocrinologist Dr. Gertrude Santos, a member of the Obesity and Nutrition Task Force of the Philippine Chapter of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE–PC) reveals several factors, including “family history of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, overweight or obese state, sedentary lifestyle, previously identified impaired glucose tolerance or impaired fasting glucose, hypertension, increased levels of triglycerides, low concentrations of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol or both, history of gestational diabetes, history of an infant with a birth weight of greater than 8 lbs, polycystic ovarian syndrome and even psychiatric illness.”

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Simple Ways to add Years to your Life

August 27, 2022 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

People today are adding more years to their lives thanks to medical science – but they hate to be called old. For instance, if you happen to attend alumni homecomings or family anniversaries, you will encounter some people who are “past their prime,” as they want to be called. In 1978, the Associated Press first used the description “near-elderly,” according to William Safire of The New York Times. This “is the fatalistic term, embraced by middle-aged demographers – those from 40 to 60 or so.”

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Herbal medications to prevent diabetes?

August 26, 2022 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Question: Can I take herbal medications so I don’t get diabetes?
Answer: DEFINITELY NO.

Not because herbs or their ingredients don’t work but because herbal supplements once registered as supplements are approved by the local agency or even the US FDA as foods. Therefore these products don’t have to undergo the same rigorous testing for effectiveness and safety as the usual prescription medications.

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Coaxing the Couch Potato

August 25, 2022 Category :Fitness 0

Having the luxury of a 21-inch flatscreen television, laptop, game console, and other gadgets and devices all at an arm’s reach is considered heaven for many as the hot and humid Philippine weather foils any intent to move about. Hitch seeps in the instant you start living in the same setup each day; having lesser and lesser movement involved.

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Navigating Adult Patient Empowerment thru Educational Strategies

August 24, 2022 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Diabetes Educators on the diabetes health care team play an important, albeit underutilized, role in the care of patients with diabetes. The most optimistic estimate is that less than 30% of diabetic patients receive any diabetes education at all despite the fact that diabetes is increasing in prevalence worldwide. In particular, type 2 diabetes has reached epidemic proportions over the last several decades. The 2008 National Nutrition Health Survey reported a nationwide prevalence of 4.8% based on fasting blood sugar alone. Worldwide, the International Diabetes Federation estimated the global prevalence as 6.6%.

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Decline in mental health from Diabetes begins at middle age

August 23, 2022 Category :Diabetes Research 0

If you think Alzheimer disease is already bad enough, diabetes can also lead to a decline in memory, thinking speed, and mental flexibility in middle age. The good news, is according to new research from the Netherlands, control of the blood sugar disorder might prevent some of these effects.

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Risk increase for liver disease for adults with diabetes

August 22, 2022 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A recent study published in the revealed that adults with newly diagnosed diabetes are at risk to have advanced liver disease or diabetic hepatopathy. According to Liane Porepa, MD, from the University of Toronto in Ontario, Canada, and her colleagues, their population-based, matched, retrospective cohort study revealed an incidence rate of serious liver disease of 8.19 per 10,000 person-years versus 4.17 per 10,000 person-years among those without diabetes.

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Blood pressure lowered by educational group sessions

August 21, 2022 Category :Diabetes Research 0

United they stand, divided they fall. It’s a cliched expression that has nonetheless done wonders for countless groups of varying persuasions time and again.

In the case of people with chronic illnesses, it’s usually logical to refer them to educational groups of patients with similar problems. A new study by researchers at the Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center in North Carolina revealed that veterans with diabetes and both uncontrolled blood sugar and high blood pressure can benefit from such group sessions.

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Diabetes may lower prostate cancer but doubles cancer risk for women

August 20, 2022 Category :Diabetes Research 0

What’s good news for men may turn out to be bad news for women. A new diabetes research from Tel Aviv, Israel, shows that the disease lowers the rate of prostate cancer in men but it may also double the risk of female genital and other cancers.

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Cardiovascular risk can be lowered by Folate and Vitamin B6

August 19, 2022 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy Advocacy 0

Folate is known for producing and maintaining new cells while vitamin B6 is a necessary source of hemoglobin that also helps maintain blood glucose to normal levels. A recent Japanese research revealed that’s not all these dietary supplements do.

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