Blood pressure lowered by educational group sessions

January 12, 2019 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

January 11, 2019 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

January 10, 2019 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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Low-dose aspirin recommended for diabetes patients

January 9, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Already known as an effective oral medication for minor aches and pains as well as for the primary and secondary prevention of heart attacks and strokes, aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid) in low doses is now also recommended to prevent a first myocardial infarction or stroke in diabetes patients at high risk of cardiovascular disease.

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Nine Steps to Prevent Diabetes

January 8, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Diabetes is a Worldwide epidemic. The International Diabetes Federation estimates that in 2010, the number of people stricken with diabetes has soared to 285 million. By 2030, it is predicted that this number will skyrocket to 438 million.

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Extinguishing the Fire, Preventing the Burn

January 7, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Are you tired of being diabetic? So tired that no matter how you drag yourself to face the day to get on the daily grind of eating right, exercising, and taking your meds, your physical, as well as spiritual and emotional selves just won’t budge anymore. Everything that surrounds you seems desperate, and negativity has taken over your once cheery and hopeful disposition. Take heed, you may be suffering from diabetic burnout.

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My Diabetic Kidneys and Me

January 6, 2019 Category :Diabetes Facts| Healthy Advocacy 0

In the Philippines, the prevalence of diabetes according to the NNHES (National Nutrition Health Survey) study is 4.8%. NSO (National Statistics Office) projects that there would be 74 million adult Filipinos in 2010. Therefore, there could be 3.6 million Filipinos who have diagnosed diabetes.

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Strange Sensation: Could it be Diabetic Neuropathy?

January 5, 2019 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Numbness, shooting pains, weakness, tingling and burning sensation, are symptoms commonly presented by patients to us neurologists. Hearing these kinds of complaints, the first thing that comes to my mind is, “Is this patient suffering from neuropathy?”.

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Buko and Fresh Fruit Salad

January 4, 2019 Category :Healthy Recipes 0

Freshly made buko salad is certainly sinfully delicious. Try out this alternative recipe that makes use of yogurt instead of condensed milk and heave cream. While we are using mangoes in this recipe, feel free to add your favorite fruits in season. Change the flavor of the yogurt to suit the fruits.

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Best of Righteous Recipes

January 3, 2019 Category :Healthy Recipes 0

We have created some healthy, yet surprisingly sumptuous dishes for people with diabetes to enjoy.  We have chosen the top recipes in terms of taste and nutritional value.  In the Best Appetizer category, we picked native ensalada, which is low in calorie and high in fiber, simply great for the weight-conscious.  Our Best Snack, is a pizza makeover made with veggies and olive oil.  For Best Entree, we chose a salmon dish rich in heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids.  And for Best Dessert, we picked a healthy Pinoy version of fruit salad using yogurt instead of sugar-packed and cholesterol-laden condensed milk.