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Bone Health and Diabetes

We see children bounce around, hop and skip all the time. When we were younger, we could basically do anything we wanted — no pain in the joints and bones yet.We could easily do sports, bend forwards and backwards and not feel a single thing. But as we get older, we become slower, and we […]

Diabetes Leading Cause of Weak Legs

Degeneration in skeletal muscle strength in elderly diabetics is a cause of concern for Korean and US doctors today, according to Diabetes Care. Dr. Seok Won Park, lead study investigator, says that elderly diabetics lose leg muscle strength 50 percent faster as compared to those who are healthy.This may explain the higher risk in physical […]

Insulin from Plants May Benefit Diabetics

Capsules of insulin produced in genetically modified plants could restore the body’s ability to produce insulin and help insulin-dependent (type 1) diabetes patients, according to biomedical researchers from the University of Central Florida. Related terms:insulin plant benefitsBENEFITS OF INSULIN PLANThealth benefits of INSULIN PLANTplants that contain insulinplants containing insulininsulin from plantsinsulin plant capsuleswhich plant contains […]

Diabetes Flipchart

The mission of the Philippine Center for Diabetes Education Foundation, Inc. (PCDEF) is to improve the quality of life of Filipinos, most especially our patients with diabetes, by providing an excellent diabetes education program in the country. The Center is thus committed to give the best education on diabetes to everyone. Related terms:diabetes flip chartflipchart […]

Effective Diabetes Education

The biggest barrier to good diabetes management may be the delivery of quality diabetes health education to minorities due to language and cultural barriers. This is what Dr. Yolanda Robles and her colleagues from Cardiff University in UK reported in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews from The Cochrane Collaboration. Related terms:effective diabetes educationsammy lagmay […]

Philippine Diabetes Association

The Philippine Diabetes Association (PDA) prides itself in being the “prime mover of excellent diabetes care and prevention in the Philippines.” And true enough, in its more than four decades of existence, the PDA has been in the forefront of activities and campaigns geared towards increasing the awareness of Filipinos about diabetes. Related terms:philippine diabetes […]

Exercise for Diabetics on Insulin

Exercise is one of the most important weapons in the arsenal against diabetes. Regular physical activity helps to control blood sugar and lessens the risk of diabetes-related complications like heart disease. Related terms:avoid exercise during peak insulin activitywhy should diabetics avoid exercise during peak insulin timesdiabetes and exercisedoes cold water slow down insulin absorptionexercise for […]

Diabetic Guide to Vaccines

Most of those all-too-dreaded trips to the pediatrician for shots that boost the immune system culminate with the eruption of permanent teeth. But this no longer holds true; not if you’re diabetic, at least. Well into your fifties or sixties, that need for an immune system enhancer comes full circle, especially if you are diabetic. […]

Gestational diabetes ups risk for type 2 diabetes

One in four women who had gestational diabetes (diabetes during pregnancy) will go on to develop diabetes in 15 years, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Melbourne in Australia. Researchers examined data for 5,470 women with gestational diabetes and 783 women without gestational diabetes who were seen for postnatal follow-up […]

Post Operative Infections and Diabetes

A significant cause of complications in patients undergoing surgical procedures is post-operative wound infection. The occurrence of post-operative infections depends on the complex interaction of several factors. These include 1) patient-related factors, such as the person’s immunity, nutritional status, and the presence or absence of diabetes, 2) procedure-related factors, such as placement of foreign bodies/prosthesis […]