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When the ‘Commander’ can’t snap to Attention!

The causes of ED especially among people with diabetes are complex and involve impairment with the nerves, blood vessels and even the muscles. These impairments are brought about by the same elevated blood sugar that causes nerve and blood vessel damage in other parts of the body that cause renal failure, blindness and amputations. Related […]

What is HbA1c?

You may have heard your doctor ask for or order HbA1c in your blood tests. And when you asked him or her what it is, you got the answer “It’s your blood sugar average for 3 months.” And that was it. You may still have a few questions, so let us try to get into […]

Depression increases Cardiovascular Risk

Apart from sugary foods and cigarette smoke, diabetics should start avoiding excess depression too. A study revealed that overtly depressed adults with type 2 diabetes run a higher risk of having microvascular and macrovascular complications, despite having good health maintenance. Microvascular complications include eye, kidney and nerve complications, leading to blindness, kidney failure and severe […]

Loving The Beach and Your Skin

Summer – it is the time of the year when boys and girls toss their textbooks and hit the road to the best summer get-away – the beach! Dads and moms spend extra time in the groceries shopping for the family’s out-of-town trip. Even yuppies spare a weekend or two just to have their skin […]

Promoting Filipino Healthy Lifestyle

More than a decade ago, Filipinos were unaware of a silent killer called obesity. They simply took having a round belly and a rotund physique lightly. Unfortunately, obesity could lead to a string of problems—from simple mobility problems to serious complications including diabetes. Related terms:filipino diabetesFilipino healthy lifestyleFilipinos and diabetesfilipino pyramid activity guidehealthy lifestyle tagalogphilippine […]

Crowning Cory

An air of sophistication fills the air the moment Cory Quirino steps into a room. Merely looking at her would completely explain how she has become an image of timeless exquisiteness. And in her advocacy to help people achieve beauty inside and out, she has effectively inspired millions of viewers, readers, and followers. Related terms:cory […]

Going Sugar-Free

History has it that when Spanish conquistador Hernan Cortos reached Tenochtitlan in 1519, he noted the vast quantities of a mysterious dark beverage that the then-Aztec emperor Monteczuma consumed and how it was carefully whipped by his attendants beforehand. The beverage, he later discovered, was made from the seed of the tropical Theobroma cacao tree, […]

Early Intensive Glucose Control Lasts a Decade

A 10-year follow-up of a landmark trial of intensive glucose control in type 2 diabetes has suggested that the clinical benefit was more than durable but rose with the passage of time, researchers reported recently. Related terms:Rury R HolmanRury R Holman OR Rury Holman diabetes

In Sickness and in Health

Diabetes is an epidemic, and older adults are particularly affected. The good thing about it is that with early detection and treatment, serious health consequences of diabetes can be prevented or delayed. And the task is made easier when you have someone to share it with, literally speaking. For the David couple, it was Pie […]