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Meal Replacements for Diabetes

What are meal replacements? Meal replacements are food products, such as shakes, milk drinks, packaged entrées, cereals, soups, and bars, that are taken in place of meals and snacks. They contain a defined amount of calories, almost similar to the calories in a small meal. Since these products come in exact portions, dieters are able […]

Insulin Glargine & Insuline Glulisine

Sanofi-Aventis announced recently the results of a study that demonstrated that patients using Lantus (insulin glargine [rDNA origin] injection) once-daily and Apidra (insulin glulisine [rDNA origin] injection) before meals reported improved patient reported outcomes and decreased glycemic variability versus patients treated with premix analog insulin. Related terms:glargine glulisinedavidson glulisineGlulisine Glargineglulisine to glargineinsulin glargine rdna origin […]

Diabetes Team

Diabetes is a serious, common and costly disease that affects 4 percent of the Philippine population. Some 800,000 new cases are diagnosed annually. The complications of diabetes include cardiovascular disease, blindness, kidney failure, nerve damage, and lower extremity amputations. These complications subsequently result in higher rates of disability, increases in use of health care services, […]

Burden of Fatty Liver Disease

Fatty liver disease is a “hot” topic because it is common and carries the potential to cause serious liver disease. It has received much attention in recent years from liver disease specialists, diabetes and heart specialists because it is the most common liver disorder worldwide affecting 10 to 20 percent of the general population and […]

High Tech Sugar Monitor

Diabetics who need to continuously monitor their sugar levels are increasingly getting high-tech help from devices that provide not only blood sugar readings but also information on when and how much insulin a patient needs. Related terms:high tech glucose meterall diabetes monitorshigh tech glucose monitorhigh tech sugarhigh tech sugar monitor

Bitter Pills, Better Pills?

The world of people with psychosis has been described as frightening, lonely and tormented. The technical definition of psychosis does not even begin to capture the despair of those who suffer from it. Psychosis refers to a group of disorders that affect the way a person thinks, feels and understands, such that the affected individual […]

Dark Chocolate Good for Diabetics?

The millions of diabetics all over the world are probably hoping for a resounding YES to this question! Recent studies showing evidence that cocoa and dark chocolate may have health benefits have been featured in the news, much to the excitement of avid chocolate lovers. Related terms:is dark chocolate good for diabeticsdark chocolate diabetesdark chocolate […]

Under the Knife

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. Related […]

A Mom Against All Odds

Cathelyn Sanchez, 32, a doting mother of two, is about to give birth to her first baby girl. However, she never thought that her third pregnancy would be difficult, as she was diagnosed with gestational diabetes. Gestational diabetes is like meeting a stranger for Cathelyn. Before learning of her condition, she didn’t realize she was […]

Diabetes in Pregancy

Diabetes, whether acquired prior to or only during the pregnancy, affects both the mother and her unborn baby. For instance, it places the mother at higher risk of developing high blood pressure. Babies of mothers with poorly controlled diabetes tend to be macrosomic or large and fat. Macrosomia puts babies at risk for shoulder injuries […]