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Chelation Therapy good for Diabetics?

Question: Is chelation therapy advisable for people with diabetes? Answer: First of all, before giving any expert advice on this “alternative treatment” let us try to define chelation therapy. Chelation therapy is a series of intravenous infusions containing the organic and water soluble chemical disodium ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA), the same material used as an anticoagulant […]

My Diabetic Kidneys and Me

In the Philippines, the prevalence of diabetes according to the NNHES (National Nutrition Health Survey) study is 4.8%. NSO (National Statistics Office) projects that there would be 74 million adult Filipinos in 2010. Therefore, there could be 3.6 million Filipinos who have diagnosed diabetes. Related terms:bubbles in urine at nightmicral test for urineurine micral testincidence […]

Strange Sensation: Could it be Diabetic Neuropathy?

Numbness, shooting pains, weakness, tingling and burning sensation, are symptoms commonly presented by patients to us neurologists. Hearing these kinds of complaints, the first thing that comes to my mind is, “Is this patient suffering from neuropathy?”. Related terms:humidity neuropathyneuropathy and humiditycan motor nerves reduce sweating in diabeticsdiabetes and strange sensation on legsdiabetes and strange […]

Diabetic Retinopathy: The Enemy from Within

In recent years, the world has recognized diabetes as one of the most daunting challenges posed by chronic diseases. The number of sufferers worldwide is currently estimated to be about 135 million; this number is expected to rise to almost 300 million by year 2025. The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Department of Health (DOH) […]

Understanding Brain Attack among Diabetics

Vanessa is distressed about her father who recently experienced a mini stroke attack, his second in a span of three years.  Her family didn’t make a big fuss at first since it was just a minor stroke.  After seeing a physician a couple times after the attack, his father returned to his old unhealthy lifestyle […]

Unnerving Truth About Diabetic Neuropathy

Consider this as your daily fare – pins and needles piercing your toes or a hundred critters crawling under your skin or tiny blades dicing your soles or the sensation of treading barefoot on coal. Today it could be that irksome numbness on your fingers, tomorrow it could be an irrepressible burning pain in your […]

Diabetics and Dementia

A few weeks ago, we had a patient in her forties ask us for help because she felt it was becoming difficult remembering simple things. She had been a diabetic for about ten years and her previous HbA1c levels were 7 and 8.8 percent (normal values 4-6 percent). She noticed that she often lost things […]

How Bad is The Bad Cholesterol

The numbers project a not-so-good picture. People with diabetes are at 3-4 times higher risk of suffering cardiac death and stroke compared to non-diabetics. Their risk of developing morbidity and mortality from coronary heart disease (CHD) is the same as that of a patient with a history of heart attack or established coronary condition. Related […]

Infectious Emergencies in Patients With Diabetes

Aside from the severe increases in blood sugar, development of infections among people with diabetes is the most common cause of consultation in the emergency room. Patients with diabetes are particularly predisposed to infections. A study showed that people with diabetes are 200 times more likely to be hospitalized for infectious disease and are 90 […]

No End in Sight

Glaucoma is a group of disorders considered a leading cause of blindness throughout the world and one of the top three in the Southeast Asian region. Glaucoma as a disease is characterized more commonly by an increase in pressure inside the eye or intraocular pressure (IOP). Related terms:blood glucose nvg eyeany definitve cure in sight […]