Coaxing the Couch Potato

January 16, 2019 Category :Fitness 0

Having the luxury of a 21-inch flatscreen television, laptop, game console, and other gadgets and devices all at an arm’s reach is considered heaven for many as the hot and humid Philippine weather foils any intent to move about. Hitch seeps in the instant you start living in the same setup each day; having lesser and lesser movement involved.

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Navigating Adult Patient Empowerment thru Educational Strategies

January 15, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Diabetes Educators on the diabetes health care team play an important, albeit underutilized, role in the care of patients with diabetes. The most optimistic estimate is that less than 30% of diabetic patients receive any diabetes education at all despite the fact that diabetes is increasing in prevalence worldwide. In particular, type 2 diabetes has reached epidemic proportions over the last several decades. The 2008 National Nutrition Health Survey reported a nationwide prevalence of 4.8% based on fasting blood sugar alone. Worldwide, the International Diabetes Federation estimated the global prevalence as 6.6%.

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Decline in mental health from Diabetes begins at middle age

January 14, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

If you think Alzheimer disease is already bad enough, diabetes can also lead to a decline in memory, thinking speed, and mental flexibility in middle age. The good news, is according to new research from the Netherlands, control of the blood sugar disorder might prevent some of these effects.

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Risk increase for liver disease for adults with diabetes

January 13, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A recent study published in the revealed that adults with newly diagnosed diabetes are at risk to have advanced liver disease or diabetic hepatopathy. According to Liane Porepa, MD, from the University of Toronto in Ontario, Canada, and her colleagues, their population-based, matched, retrospective cohort study revealed an incidence rate of serious liver disease of 8.19 per 10,000 person-years versus 4.17 per 10,000 person-years among those without diabetes.

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Blood pressure lowered by educational group sessions

January 12, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

United they stand, divided they fall. It’s a cliched expression that has nonetheless done wonders for countless groups of varying persuasions time and again.

In the case of people with chronic illnesses, it’s usually logical to refer them to educational groups of patients with similar problems. A new study by researchers at the Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center in North Carolina revealed that veterans with diabetes and both uncontrolled blood sugar and high blood pressure can benefit from such group sessions.

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Diabetes may lower prostate cancer but doubles cancer risk for women

January 11, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

What’s good news for men may turn out to be bad news for women. A new diabetes research from Tel Aviv, Israel, shows that the disease lowers the rate of prostate cancer in men but it may also double the risk of female genital and other cancers.

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Cardiovascular risk can be lowered by Folate and Vitamin B6

January 10, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy Advocacy 0

Folate is known for producing and maintaining new cells while vitamin B6 is a necessary source of hemoglobin that also helps maintain blood glucose to normal levels. A recent Japanese research revealed that’s not all these dietary supplements do.

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Low-dose aspirin recommended for diabetes patients

January 9, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Already known as an effective oral medication for minor aches and pains as well as for the primary and secondary prevention of heart attacks and strokes, aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid) in low doses is now also recommended to prevent a first myocardial infarction or stroke in diabetes patients at high risk of cardiovascular disease.

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Nine Steps to Prevent Diabetes

January 8, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Diabetes is a Worldwide epidemic. The International Diabetes Federation estimates that in 2010, the number of people stricken with diabetes has soared to 285 million. By 2030, it is predicted that this number will skyrocket to 438 million.

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Extinguishing the Fire, Preventing the Burn

January 7, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Are you tired of being diabetic? So tired that no matter how you drag yourself to face the day to get on the daily grind of eating right, exercising, and taking your meds, your physical, as well as spiritual and emotional selves just won’t budge anymore. Everything that surrounds you seems desperate, and negativity has taken over your once cheery and hopeful disposition. Take heed, you may be suffering from diabetic burnout.

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