Losing Weight Prevents Diabetes

December 12, 2019 Category :Diabetes Facts| Diabetes Research 0

Would-be diabetics need not look further. Researchers at George Washington University in Rockville, Maryland proved weight loss, above exercise and dietary fat reduction is still the surest way to keep type 2 diabetes and its chain of complications at bay.

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Pre-pregnancy Care for Diabetic Moms

December 11, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Pregnant diabetics can conceive healthy babies free from complications if they learn how to closely monitor and control blood sugar levels before and during the crucial first few months of pregnancy.

Blood sugar control is significant for all diabetics, especially during pregnancy as it can largely affect the condition of the newborn, according to medical experts.

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Diabetes May Cause Cognitive Dysfunction

December 10, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Apart from obesity, heart attack and other complications, a group of Boston-based researchers warned elderly diabetics of possible development of cognitive dysfunction. They advised diabetics in older age brackets to undergo screenings to test early stages of intellectual impairment which is detrimental to “one’s ability to self-manage”.

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Dr. Litonjua Recieves award in U.S.

December 9, 2019 Category :People and Places 0

Augusto D. Litonjua, MD, FACE, was presented the International Clinician Award by the American College of Endocrinology (ACE) at its Convocation during the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) Annual Meeting and Clinical Congress in San Diego.

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The Healing Touch

December 8, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

In today’s busy hospital, there are patients who can’t help but feel like just a number. They sit in waiting rooms among others with the same plight for hours, only to be guided through a maze of hallways to some small room in the back to have a genuinely caring and friendly, albeit brief, doctor’s visit. Modern medicine has allowed machines and state-of-the-art medical equipment to be a detached, if indifferent, substitute for good, old-fashioned patient-physician contact.

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Moderating the High of Hypertension

December 7, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Diabetes and hypertension (commonly known as high blood pressure), are interrelated diseases. They frequently occur together in the same patient.

It is estimated that the prevalence of arterial hypertension in type 2 diabetes patients is within the 40-50% range. In type 1 diabetes, hypertension may signal kidney disorder. Hypertension also raises the risk of stroke, heart disease, eye, nerve, and kidney damage in diabetes patients. High blood pressure, therefore, makes diabetes more complicated to manage and vice versa.

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Breathe Easy

December 6, 2019 Category :Stress Busters 0

Sleep apnea can disturb a good night’s sleep but it can be solved through different methods. Chief among them is to simply avoid lying on your back when you sleep to prevent the blockage of your 1/400 airway.

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At War with Diabetes

December 5, 2019 Category :People and Places 0

This former military officer shows that with the right attitude and perseverance, beating down diabetes is no mission impossible.

For someone who has been in the service for several decades, retired sergeant Manolo Gamboa, 64, bears the mark of many battles.

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Got Sleep Apnea?

December 4, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Snoring is considered the trademark of sleep disordered breathing. As one respires, a harsh, disturbing resonance caused by vibrations in the soft palate and the surrounding throat structures, indicates a resistance in the flow of air. Snoring implies that an interruption of airflow in the lungs during sleep may be at hand as well. This condition called sleep apnea, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), is a preventable, chronic respiratory disease and the most common organic sleep disorder.

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How to Fight the Dangers of Working the Night Shift

December 3, 2019 Category :Health Watch| Stress Busters 0

An increasing number of Filipinos work in shifts as part of their jobs. These include call center agents, security guards, casino operators, hotel employees and hospital personnel like emergency room physicians, residents, nurses and nursing aides. Police officers, firemen and emergency response paramedics also work in shifts to provide round-the-clock service for us. Yet, all of them are at risk for what has been termed shift work sleep disorder.

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