Diabetes Patients recover better after Colon Surgery

March 25, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

In terms of postoperative complications and in-hospital mortality, diabetes patients fare better after colon cancer surgery than do persons without diabetes.

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Orphan drug for type 1 diabetes stem cell therapy

March 24, 2019 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

An orphan drug designation for a stem cell therapy (Prochymal; Osiris Therapeutics Inc.) in patients with newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes mellitus has recently been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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Artificial Pancreas may help control type 1 diabetes

March 23, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A two-hormone closed-loop artificial pancreas using a computer algorithm may tighten blood sugar control in patients with type 1 diabetes while lowering risk for hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). This is according to the results of a recent study of Science Translational Medicine.

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Experts perspective on Pioglitazone

March 22, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Dr. Elizabeth Paz-Pacheco of the Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism of the University of the Philippines–Philippine General Hospital explained the United Kingdom Prospective Diabetes Study (UKPDS) showed that despite receiving the best standard of care, patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus suffered progressive deterioration of glycemic control over a period of 10 years.

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An Angel Soaring High

March 21, 2019 Category :People and Places 0

At two years old, what could you have been doing? Of course, most of us would probably not remember. But our parents or grandparents would have told us how hyperactive we were as a kid, or how cute we looked smothered with chocolates on our faces.

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Metformin: Beyond Lowering Glucose

March 20, 2019 Category :Diabetes Facts| Healthy Advocacy 0

“There are actually two things that I would like to take into account in diabetes treatment. One is of course lowering of blood sugar, as manifested by lowering of HbA1c, and, more importantly, reduction of weight of type 2 diabetic patients,” shared Dr. Augusto D. Litonjua, founding president of the Philippine Association for the Study of Overweight and Obesity. “Metformin is probably the only antidiabetic drug that does these two things well.”

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Coffee-Diabetes link

March 19, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Does coffee really help in reducing the risk for diabetes? What components contribute to this beneficial effect? These were just some of the interesting questions raised on “Metabolic Stimuli: The Association between Coffee and Diabetes” by Dr. Marie Yvette Rosales-Amante.

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Use of correct insulin crucial in diabetes treatment

March 18, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

“Diabetes is an increasing problem in Asia, particularly in the Philippines. The number of people with diabetes will double in 15 or 20 years’ time,” said Professor Peter Tong of the Department of Medicine and Therapeutics of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, in symposium organized by Sanofi Aventis held recently.

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Mary Mediatrix Medical Center unveils endocrine, diabetes, and metabolic facility

March 17, 2019 Category :People and Places 0

The province of Batangas, the home of kapeng barako, is not spared from the increasing number of patients with diabetes. Patients from different far-flung barrios have sought consultation with physicians in their respective health centers, and those with extra resources have opted to see medical specialists in tertiary hospitals. There was also noticeable increase in admissions due to diabetes, often due to complications (nonhealing wound, infection, stroke, and heart problems).

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Ace Water Spa: When Water Therapy Does Magic

March 16, 2019 Category :People and Places| Stress Busters 0

Did you know why the Earth is so far the only known planet where life could exist? It is because of water, the universal solvent, the one that sustains life on this planet. The importance of water has always been highlighted because it alleviates dehydration, especially during hot weather.

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