Sugar Mommies

December 8, 2017 Category :Diabetes Facts| Diabetes Research 0

Motherhood is often illustrated by images of a woman cuddling an infant or holding a child. But motherhood actually starts with conception while the baby is inside the womb. It is the mother’s duty to nurture the infant by taking care of her body throughout pregnancy. Sadly though, there are some diseases that are brought about by the changes that occur during pregnancy and these can affect both maternal and fetal well-being. » Continue Reading

ADA Brings Practice Recommendations to Asia Pacific

December 7, 2017 Category :Healthy News 1

New Clinical Practice Recommendations from the American Diabetes Association (ADA) were recently presented in the Asia Pacific region for the first time in a gathering of top medical ‘professionals from the region last July 7 and 8, 2007 in Bangkok,Thailand.The meeting titled “StandingTogether Against Diabetes” represents an important milestone in the exchange of diabetes research information between Asia-Pacific’s medical professionals and the ADA. The new ADA treatment guidelines mark the first time that the association has developed a treatment algorithm to help physicians choose the most appropriate therapies for lowering blood glucose levels in people with type 2 diabetes. Presentations were made by some of the world’s most eminent medical professionals in the field. » Continue Reading

Preggie Fitness

December 6, 2017 Category :Fitness 0

Maricel lifts weights three times a week. Teresa runs five kilometers every day. Vicky plays tennis as often
as she can. All three women have recently gotten pregnant and would like to continue to exercise but they are concerned that it might hurt their baby. The good news is that experts like the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) now agree that moderate exercise can be safe for both the baby and the mother-to-be provided it is a healthy, normal pregnancy. » Continue Reading

Vaccine for Autoimmune Diseases

December 5, 2017 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy News 0

Here’s good news for patients with Type 1 diabetes: a breakthrough in the cure of autoimmune diseases has been discovered in Toulouse, France and Berlin, Germany. Researchers from the University Hospital in Toulouse, France and Max Delbruck Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) Berlin-Buch,Germany have developed a vaccine that can cure autoimmune diseases such as Type I diabetes. An autoimmune disease is one where the immune system starts attacking the body’s own structures. » Continue Reading

Aspartame increases carbohydrate cravings?

December 4, 2017 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

I am a big diet soda drinker because I figured out that it is better than drinking the real sugar-loaded sodas that are available on the supermarkets. However, I heard from my US-based friend who was here for the holidays that aspartame can actually increase carbohydrate cravings. How true is this? » Continue Reading

Too Much TV No Good for Diabetic Kids

December 3, 2017 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Children and television are inseparable.  A daily dose of cartoons and other TV fare is commonplace for a child of the new millennium.  However, a Norweigan study shows that children with diabetes who spend more time in front of the television have a tougher time controlling their blood sugar. The study claims that children with Type I diabetes who are encouraged to watch less TV have a higher chance of controlling their blood sugar levels. The same study explains that although a relationship between watching TV and the control of blood sugar levels was formed, the underlying factors that make up this relationship still have to be known. » Continue Reading

Breastfeeding and Diabetes

December 2, 2017 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

What is the relationship between breastfeeding and diabetes?

Among the many possible concerns of new mothers, especially those with diabetes mellitus or those with a strong family history of diabetes, is the effect of breastfeeding on diabetes. Questions such as “will breastfeeding diabetic mothers pass on the diabetes to the baby” and, in view of the many beneficial effects of breastfeeding, “will breastfeeding prevent diabetes” have been asked. » Continue Reading

PSEM Launches Diabetes Warrior Program

December 1, 2017 Category :Healthy News 0

To address the growing need to spread knowledge about diabetes and its prevention, and to help thwart its increasing prevalence, the Philippine Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism (PSEM) launched another, more aggressive advocacy program called the Diabetes Warrior Program. In a press conference held at the Crowne Plaza Galleria Manila last July 12, 207; PSEM, led by its president Dr. Josephine Carlos-Raboca, in partnership with the Liga ng mga Barangay, represented by its president Marty Lim, presented to the press their advocacy program called “Hawak Kamay Laban so Diabetes”, which aims to promote diabetes awareness and prevention at the barangay level. » Continue Reading

Get Moving for a longer life free of Diabetes

November 30, 2017 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Now you have another reason to keep yourself moving. Results of a new study found that people who are physically active live longer and enjoy more years free from diabetes than those who are inactive. » Continue Reading

A Love Affair with Diabetes

November 29, 2017 Category :Healthy News 0

For Antonio and Aurora Retizos, their affair with diabetes started about two decades ago. From then on, the couple, both 69 years old and both type 2 diabetics, have been constantly watching each other’s health to avoid the unwanted complications of the disease. Both Daddy Tony and Mommy Au, as they are fondly called by their grandsons and even by the other members of their household, attribute their diabetes to genes. Mommy Au’s father had diabetes and Daddy Tony’s mother had it too. Now that both of them have diabetes, they are aft-aid that other members of their family might get it also. That is why healthful living – healthy food and an active lifestyle – is a mantra that is being followed in the Retizos’ household. » Continue Reading