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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 […]

Low Carbohydrate or Low Fat?

Woe is the obese individual. Not only is he surrounded with deliciously unhealthy and delectably fattening food, he is also, ironically, bombarded with fad diet programs, back-breaking exercise machines, and costly weight loss medications. The lightest on the pocket but most mind-twisting would probably be diet management. Zone? Atkins? South Beach? Confused? Well, so am […]

Metabolic Syndrome: What’s NEW?

It has been called Syndrome X, insulin resistance syndrome, dysmetabolic syndrome, hypertriglyceridemic waist, obesity syndrome. But what does it really mean when your doctor tells you that you have the “Metabolic Syndrome?” Related terms:whats metabolic syndrome?abnormal waist circumference related to DM complicationsdysmetaboli syndrome and gallstoneshow does refined food causes metabolic syndromemetabolic problem in diabetesmetabolic syndrome […]

Obesity: To Lose is to Win

An estimated 1.7 billion people worldwide are overweight. According to he International Obesity Task Force, at least 155 million children are now classified as overweight or obese. In the last two decades, obesity rates have tripled in developing countries that have embraced a westernized lifestyle of too little physical activity and too much calorie-dense food. […]

Hypoglycemia Increases Risk for Dementia

Older patients with type 2 diabetes risk having dementia if their blood sugars fall way below normal according to a new study. This further ignites the controversy of whether or not diabetes patients should be treated aggressively to achieve strict blood sugar control. Related terms:dementiadementia increasing with hypoglycemia graph

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 […]

Warning Signs of Diabetes in Children

We keep hearing about the increasing incidence of diabetes worldwide and this unfortunate trend is also affecting children. It is important to be aware of this disease since early detection can make all the difference. Related terms:child goes to the bathroom all the timecan diabetes go undetrvted and suddenly appearcan pregnant women drink pocari sweatWe […]

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 […]

Diabetes Life-Saving Kit

We are living in a world where accidents happen almost every single day. But while there are serious accidents which necessitate immediate hospitalization, some, especially home injuries, can sometimes be attended to even by one’s self. Related terms:What should be inside a first aid kit for diabetesfirst aid bag for a diabatic clinicfirst aid bag […]

Diabetes Emergencies: Recognition, Prevention and Treatment

Pedestrian mishaps, accidents in the home: cuts, burns, etc., regardless of severity are considered emergencies. Some of these may be simply treated with a first-aid kit at home or at work, but some can be life-threatening and need to be attended to in the emergency room by doctors. Related terms:recognition of diabetes in emergencyendocrinology diabetes […]