Under the Knife

April 4, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

When a diabetic undergoes surgery. People with diabetes may undergo surgery due to complications such as cardiovascular problems and infection that may develop in their bodies or due to other conditions unrelated to their diabetes. During these times, people with diabetes must adhere to certain special requirements and considerations to help ensure surgical success. » Continue Reading

Post Operative Infections and Diabetes

April 3, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

A significant cause of complications in patients undergoing surgical procedures is post-operative wound infection. The occurrence of post-operative infections depends on the complex interaction of several factors. These include 1) patient-related factors, such as the person’s immunity, nutritional status, and the presence or absence of diabetes, 2) procedure-related factors, such as placement of foreign bodies/prosthesis and severity of trauma to the patient, 3) microbial factors that contribute to the aggressiveness or invasiveness of the bacteria, and 4) the use of antibiotics before and after surgery. » Continue Reading

Treatment of Pain After Operation

April 2, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts| Healthy News 1

Mr. Reyes is a 41-year old father of three who has had diabetes since 10 years ago. He is scheduled for a cholecystectomy, an operation to remove his gallbladder. He is feeling very nervous about the upcoming operation. In particular, he says that: “I am afraid that I will be in a lot of pain after I wake up from the operation.” After talking with Mr. Reyes, his doctor notes that he has a lot of questions and worries. » Continue Reading

Weight Loss Surgery: A Cure for Diabetes?

April 1, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Obesity often occurs with Type 2 diabetes mellitus. At least 8 out of 10 people with Type 2 diabetes are overweight or frankly obese. In fact, the rising number of people with diabetes in the last 20-30 years has been attributed to the rising number of people who are overweight or obese. This is observed worldwide, alerting health experts to the continuing twin epidemics of diabetes and obesity. » Continue Reading

Gallstones: Take Them Out or Leave Them Be?

March 31, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Diabetes mellitus presents numerous challenges to patients and physicians constantly battling to stave off its deleterious effects on various organs in the body. While end-organ damage in diabetic patients targets vital organs like the kidney, heart, brain and lungs, a less known organ called the gallbladder likewise deserves attention. » Continue Reading

The Diabetic Foot: The Art of Wound Care

March 30, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts 1

Wounds in general pose a big problem in our current health setting.  The general physician as a primary care provider sees a wide variety of wounds, either acute or chronic. It is of utmost importance that the general physician assess the patient as a whole in formulating a wound management strategy.  Questions abound in the general physician’s mind regarding factors which contribute to poor wound healing. » Continue Reading

Badminton: A Healthy Option

March 29, 2018 Category :Fitness 0

With the advent of everything instant nowadays, from instant noodles to instant body slimming supplements, people are now taking shortcuts to a better way of living. In return, people either suffer the adverse effects of these or waste their money on non-beneficial products. Also, they regularly buy health supplements to enhance certain parts of their health like lowering blood pressure or balancing the cholesterol level. » Continue Reading

She, the Teacher

March 28, 2018 Category :People and Places 0

And they say teaching is best done when the mentor knows what she preaches like the back of her hand. She never ceases to learn and continues to live life brimming with zeal to gain more knowledge and acquire more skills. The knowledge and skill she eventually fills herself with, she then passes on to her apprentices. » Continue Reading

How much exercise should a person with diabetes do?

March 27, 2018 Category :Fitness 1

Regular exercise has been proven to improve blood sugar, blood pressure and blood cholesterol levels besides playing a role in enhancing weight loss and sense of well-being. Regular physical activity may even prevent type 2 diabetes in people at high risk (e.g., those with glucose intolerance, family history of diabetes, hypertension, abnormal blood cholesterol, sedentary lifestyle, excess body fat, polycystic ovary syndrome, gestational diabetes, history of giving birth to large babies, etc.). » Continue Reading

Glycemic Control Reduces CVD Risk

March 26, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A recent report in the European Heart Journal, showed no significant difference between the mortality rate of ischemic heart disease (IHD) patients with diabetes and good long-term glycemic control compared to those without diabetes.

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