Statins may increase risk for Diabetes & Memory Loss

February 19, 2020 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Early last week, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced their addition of warning labels on statins, a group of cholesterol lowering drugs. The action comes on the heels of the agency’s review of medical literature, clinical trial data, and reports of adverse events leading to increased levels of blood sugar and potential memory loss.

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The Science of Siesta

February 18, 2020 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Temptation is at hand as one thinks about curling up on the desk, escaping from the noise, and refreshing both mind and body by catching a few Z’s in the afternoon. This is Siesta, a part of Filipino culture seen in many Latin American countries and Spain.

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New Exercise Guidelines for Diabetics

February 17, 2020 Category :Fitness| Healthy Advocacy 0

Having type 2 diabetes is no joke. It requires proper maintenance with your medicine, thorough care, and examination of one’s eating habits and daily activities.

People with diabetes should not forget to keep fit, too. We compiled some of the new exercise guidelines recommended by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the American Diabetes Association (ADA). Below is a list of exercise tips for people with diabetes:

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Bread Time Story Minus the Sugar

February 16, 2020 Category :Healthy Advocacy| Healthy Recipes 0

Some time ago back to the Neolithic era, the first slice of bread, probably made from roasted, ground cereal grains and water, was produced. Historians noted that accidental cooking or deliberate experimentation with water and grain flour led to this evolution of bread. Through the practical means of producing it—with just flour, yeast, salt, and water—bread is one of the oldest prepared foods that exists until this day.

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Like Father, Like Daughter?

February 15, 2020 Category :People and Places 0

At the age of 9, Zsa Zsa Bautista played with her friends, joined educational trips, and was active in different inter- and intro-school activities. It was a panorama of happy activities and carefree living typical for any little girl.

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A Primer on Diabetes in the Elderly

February 14, 2020 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Defining the elderly population can be tricky. In most developed countries, the chronological age of 65 years as a definition of ‘elderly’ or older person, is widely accepted or often, associated with the age at which one can begin to receive pension benefits. Although it is common to use the calendar age to mark the threshold for old age, it is not necessarily synonymous with the biological age. Region where one lives, smoking and alcohol history, existing medical conditions, physical appearance and even social standing all contribute to the so called biological age.

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Diabetes in the Young

February 13, 2020 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Diabetes used to be the illness of our parents and grandparents. Currently, however, the number of children, adolescents and young adults getting diagnosed with diabetes is increasing. As in older adults, there are several types of diabetes in young people. These consist of type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus plus a third type defined by single gene mutations-monogenic diabetes.

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Diabetes: A Mother’s Legacy?

February 12, 2020 Category :Diabetes Research 0

No mother would deny that one of the most exciting moments of her life is when she becomes a source of life and a tiny being forms inside her womb. But it can sometimes be stressful too, knowing that that tiny being depends on the mother for life, and that everything the mother does can affect her unborn child.

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Vitamin D Deficiency linked to Diabetes

February 11, 2020 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Two papers presented in this year’s Endocrine Society’s annual meeting in San Diego, California showed that low levels of vitamin D could lead to inadequate blood sugar control in diabetics and increase the risk of developing metabolic syndrome in the elderly.

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Larger Breasts in Women increases Ddiabetes Risk

February 10, 2020 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Being voluptuous with larger breasts may have its downside. And that is having a higher risk of developing diabetes, according to a new study by researchers from the University of Toronto in Canada.

This finding may suggest that breast size could be a new marker for women most likely to develop diabetes; hence, screening young women for breast size could help identify those at risk.

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