Higher Heart Rate May Signal Diabetes

May 17, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Having a higher-than-normal heart rate while at rest increases a middle-aged person’s risk of developing diabetes in later life, or even dying from the disease, said researchers in a study.

Study investigators from the Northwestern University in Chicago noted that, “Heart rate is a simple-to-measure clinical tool that provides potentially useful information about an individual’s metabolic health.”

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Not Enough Insulin May Cut Diabetic Women’s Lifespan

May 16, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Women with type 1 diabetes who are taking less insulin than what is required to control the disease may inadvertently find that their lifespan is reduced by more than a decade, according to a recent study conducted by the Joslin Diabetes Research Center in Boston.

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Joint Replacement Outcomes Differ in Diabetes Types

May 15, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

According to study findings presented during the meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons in San Francisco, California, those with type 1 diabetes who undergo total hip or knee replacement fare worse than those with type 2 diabetes, who in turn fare worse than those without diabetes.

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Gestational Diabetes May Lower Breast Cancer Risk

May 14, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Having diabetes in pregnancy — or gestational diabetes — may save women from developing breast cancer later in life.

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Diabetes and Exercise

May 13, 2019 Category :Fitness| Healthy Advocacy 0

An important part of maintaining a balanced and healthy lifestyle, with or without diabetes, is having a regular exercise regimen. Other workouts are more strenuous than some and all vary with what the individual is comfortable doing, and ultimately, what results they’re looking for.

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The Feet’s Feat

May 12, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

The universe knows that among the oft used parts of the body are the feet. No further explanation needed. But not everyone knows the notion that the same pair may mirror and represent the different parts of the body through energy zones. Knowledge of these aids in one’s wellness, treatment and diagnosis through a type of therapy called Reflexology – foot relief that is not just a massage.

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Beating Down Diabetes

May 11, 2019 Category :Fitness 0

When you first meet Edmundo Ongsiako, you’ll know immediately that this is not a guy to cross.

Standing at 5’10” in height, with log-like biceps, surprising agility and a menacing goatee, the 49-year-old Edmundo is one of four official instructors of Krav Maga, a self-defense method that neutralizes threats by dealing devastating blows to the vital parts.

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Herbal and Dietary Supplements for Diabetes

May 10, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 2

The worldwide prevalence of diabetes mellitus has been increasing in recent years and the Philippines is no exception. While there has been an increase of available medications, these are beyond the means of many Filipinos.

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Acupuncture and Diabetes

May 9, 2019 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Acupuncture as an ancient form of Chinese remedy has long been known to help people achieve balance. It apparently improves blood circulation to achieve harmony to the different organs of the body resulting in good health. The procedure involves inserting extremely thin needles around 5 to 20 in a typical treatment into the different parts of the body. The different parts on the skin where the needles are inserted apparently reflect the different organs that need the “balance.” The technique is believed to increase the flow of energy – known as chi – to improve the balance of your body.

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Shedding Light on Ayurveda in Diabetes Management

May 8, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Diabetes is a serious disease that affects quality of life and may even shorten a person’s life span. An endocrinologist/diabetologist who manages diabetes would need two things in order to help combat the disease: SKILL AND STRATEGY. Physicians need skills in understanding the intricate balance of this illness in order to prevent complications. They need strategy to customize the management approaches in order to optimize their patient’s endocrine health. With this premise, physicians should use proactive and comprehensive efforts in disease prevention and enhancement of the quality of life. This would mean striving to bring the most cutting edge medical knowledge in practice, while incorporating multidisciplinary and holistic approaches.

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