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Diabetes Care for Disadvantaged and Vulnerable

Living with diabetes is already hard as it is, more so if you happen to have this chronic condition while living on meager resources. A poor diabetic would require medications, hospitalizations, regular check-ups, insulin (for type 1 diabetics), and other things to spend on aside from his family’s basic needs. Because of this, some diabetics […]

How to Fight the Dangers of Working the Night Shift

An increasing number of Filipinos work in shifts as part of their jobs. These include call center agents, security guards, casino operators, hotel employees and hospital personnel like emergency room physicians, residents, nurses and nursing aides. Police officers, firemen and emergency response paramedics also work in shifts to provide round-the-clock service for us. Yet, all […]

Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Diabetes

Are you a habitual loud snorer? Do you experience excessive daytime sleepiness? Are you overweight or obese? Are you awakened by a choking sensation? If you answer yes to at least two of these questions, you might need to be evaluated for a condition known as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Related terms:bp-osa results 2012causal pathway […]

Sleep Disruption and Diabetes

Persons with diabetes not only have to deal with their sugar levels, they also have to contend with different sleep problems. Related terms:DISRUPTIVE SLEEP BECAUSE DIABETES SUGAR LEVELS AT NIGHTwhy is it that a diabetic is always sleepy or frequently sleeps?related literature sample (ampalaya chocolate cake)pocari sweat for restless leg syndromephilippines related literature about blood […]

Melatonin for Jet Lag?

Question: Can people with diabetes take melatonin for jet lag? Answer: Before we even answer this question, we need to answer a few others. What is jet lag? What is melatonin? Is melatonin useful for jet lag? What is the relationship between melatonin and diabetes? Related terms:diabetes and jet lagjet lag and melatonin and diabetesjet […]

Newer Diabetes Drug may decrease progression of Plaque Build-up

Rosiglitazone—a member of the thiazolidinedione class of diabetes drugs—did not meet its primary endpoint for reducing progression of plaque build-up in coronary arteries in a study comparing it with glipizide, according to research presented at the America Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2008. Results of The APPROACH Trial—Assessment on the Prevention of Progression by Rosiglitazone on […]

Delaying Diabetes Through Signal Pathway

Apart from obesity and lack of exercise as the main factors that pull the trigger on diabetes, researchers from the Institute of Cell Biology of ETH Zurich suggest the possibility that some diabetics may actually have an abnormality in signal pathway and deactivating it may delay the illness for many years. Related terms:hif1a ethztype 2 […]

Gastric Bypass Surgery beneficial for Obese Diabetic Teens

A recent study gives good news to extremely obese diabetic teens. According to the report, the operation known as Roux-en-Y gastric bypass could result in significant weight loss leading to reduced cardiovascular disease in obese teens with diabetes. Related terms:gastric bypass surgery diabetesobesity surgeries beneficial

Triglycerides: The Body’s Fat Depot

Most people are familiar with cholesterol and its bad effects on our health. We have been warned time and again of high cholesterol and the risk of heart attack or stroke. Several ads boast of low cholesterol, cholesterol-free or even cholesterol-lowering food products. But very few people know or understand triglycerides. So let’s put the […]

Balanced Life with Tai Chi

From the instant we wake up and put on our work clothes, to the time we dress down to our pajamas, we subconsciously look for balance in our lives. Incidentally, it is this very principle embodied in Tai Chi which may lead people with diabetes to healthier days. Related terms:dadashiveshremy pastor yogaare school kids forced […]