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Diabetes Medications 101: Oral Perspectives

Diabetes is rapidly becoming an epidemic worldwide because of the change in diet and lifestyle. And the Philippines is not spared. The number of diabetics and patients with diabetes-related complications has increased despite measures and advocacies to modify lifestyle. Related terms:common diabetic drugs in philippinesdiabetes drugs in the philippinesvoglibose tablets side effects on knee painis […]

Gene linked to Type 2 Diabetes may cause Alzheimer’s

A gene for a protein causing type 2 diabetes can possibly kill nerve cells in the brain and contribute to Alzheimer’s disease, researchers from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine revealed. The SorCS1 gene controls the creation of amyloid-beta (Abeta) in the brain which plays a vital role in the development of Alzheimer’s disease. Previously, […]

Herbal Weight Loss Supplements Safe and Effective?

Question: “Are herbal weight loss supplements safe and effective?” Answer: This question is important because there are many herbal weight-loss products available to patients over-the-counter without a prescription. Some can even be bought in supermarkets and “health food” stores rather than pharmacies. Products may include single components or combinations of ingredients, such as ephedrine, caffeine, […]

FDA Approves Drug for Chorea Treatment in Huntington’s Disease

Xenazine (tetrabenazine) has been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) as the first drug for the treatment of chorea among patients with Huntington’s disease. “Xenazine represents hope for patients and families dealing with this difficult disease,” said Dr. Timothy Cote, director of FDA’s Office of Orphan Products Development. “For the […]

Dr. Fe Del Mundo: Grand Dame of Philippine Pediatrics

She is the epitome of non ceasing passion, unwavering commitment, unequalled service and unparalleled patriotism. At almost 97, Dr. Fe del Mundo remains the ever-dedicated pediatrician and selfless humanitarian that she has been in the past decades. Related terms:bernardo del mundofe del mundo biographydr del mundo pedia opthalmologistdr fe del mundo biographypediatrician in the philippinesresume […]

Does Menopause Increase the Risk of Diabetes?

Women may dread menopause for the mood swings, hot flushes and its attendant discomforts, but did you know that menopause may also herald an increase in the risk for diabetes? Menopausal women often gain weight, but fat also tends to get redistributed. Take a look in the mirror—are you pear-shaped or apple-shaped? Pear-shaped women have […]

The Diabetes Problem: What Can We Do to Prevent It?

Diabetes mellitus has become a serious problem and has reached epidemic proportions over the past decade. In the Philippines, the National Nutrition Survey conducted by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute in 2003 estimates that about 7 out of 100 Filipinos may either have prediabetes or diabetes. From an older survey done in 1997, there […]

How did I acquire Diabetes?

Question: “No one in my family has diabetes, so how did i get it?” While diabetes does tend to run in families, there are also many patients with this disease with no known relatives who have it. Related terms:how do you acquire diabetesacquire diabetesacquiring diabetescan u acquire diabetes?how to acquire diabeteswhy filipinos acquire diabetesabout diabetes […]

MRI eases Diabetes Detection

A recent study from the Harvard Medical School suggested the use of noninvasive imaging (MRI) in the early diagnosis, staging, and treatment of diabetes. The study was performed in the Massachusetts General Hospital and the first study to use MRI in diabetes research. Related terms:detection of diabetesMRI AND DIABETESmri diabetesdetection of diabetiesdiabetes detectionmri to detect […]

Skin Cells may Provide Cure for Diabetes

A recent study revealed the possibility of using skin cells from type 1 diabetes patients as manufacturers of insulin in response to the fast-changing blood sugar levels. Related terms:firpo beta cellswww allaboutdiabetes net