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Diabetes and Gastroparesis

Gastroparesis is a long-standing disorder of the stomach characterized by delayed emptying of the stomach in the absence of mechanical obstruction. Simply put, the stomach takes too long to empty its contents. Gastroparesis may present with a variety of symptoms, which include early satiety, nausea, vomiting, bloating, and upper abdominal discomfort. Related terms:hyperglycemia and gastroparesisprokinetic […]

Diabetic Skin Infections

People with diabetes are more prone to skin problems than people who do not have diabetes. As many as one-third of people afflicted with diabetes will have a diabetes-related skin disorder at some time in their lives. In fact, skin problems are sometimes the first signs that a person has diabetes. There are two reasons […]

Diabetic Skin Problems

My aunt Eva came home after my cousin’s debut party scratching her legs and complaining of extreme itching. She hiked up her pants and scratched her legs frantically, all the while asking herself and her husband what she could have eaten to trigger the itching. Related terms:diabetic skin problemsdiabetic skin conditionsdiabetic rash on shinsdr lorna […]

Red Meat Means Red Light for Diabetics

Put off that chicken liver, oysters and clams, advised a group of researchers from Harvard School of Public Health for diabetics who want to steer clear of heart disease. In a study published in Diabetes Care journal, consumption of red meat and heme iron-rich food has been associated with heart disease. Head researcher Dr. Li […]

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) […]

Diabetes Increases Risk on Eye Diseases

Having diabetes puts you at an increased risk for certain eye diseases. Diabetes puts people at risk for cataracts, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy, a leading cause of blindness. The longer someone has diabetes, the more likely he or she will get diabetic retinopathy. Nearly half of all people with diabetes will develop some degree of […]

Overcoming Diabetes with a Positive Mindset

A Sunday morning in his grandmother’s house in Binan, Laguna found Joby Belmonte watching a public service program about diabetes and its symptoms. Then 17 years old, Joby casually shared with his lola how he could easily relate to the described manifestations of diabetes. Aside from being skinny and eating heavily, he always felt thirsty […]

A Dose of Prayer in Diabetes Management

In a Christian country such as the Philippines, prayer has become a part of many Filipino’s lives.  Whether it is for thanksgiving, forgiveness, or healing, prayer is a tool that many a suffering soul uses to cope with whatever hardships are encountered. Related terms:prayer for diabeticsprayer for diabetesdiabetes prayerdiabetic prayerprayers for diabeticsPrayer for a diabeticprayers […]

How to Cope with Diabetes

Having diabetes means serious lifestyle changes. It entails saying goodbye to eating too much sweets and drinking with the gang every weekend, and saying hello to meeting your doctor regularly, checking your blood sugar level, and perhaps, regular insulin injections. For some, these changes and adjustments may come easy, but it may be grueling and […]

Alcoholic Beverage Safe for Diabetic?

It all depends on your answers to these three basic questions as posted by the American Diabetes Association (ADA): Related terms:diabetes alcohol safe drinksafest alcohol for diabeticsSafest Alcohol for Diabeteswhat alcohol is safe for diabeticsdiabetic alcoholicis mist whiskey okay for diabetics to drinksafest alcoholic drink for diabeticswhat alcoholic drinks are safe to drink with hypoglycemiahow […]