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Top Diabetes Doc: Augusto Litonjua

In the medical world,when one hears the word diabetes, the name Augusto D. Litonjua could not be far behind. His name has become synonymous with diabetes not because he is diabetic, but he is considered as one of the best doctors in the field of diabetes care and treatment. Widely known in the medical community, […]

Diabetes Management in the Elderly

Part 2 of Aging Gracefully with Diabetes For Dr. Fernando, there are four aspects in the treatment of elderly diabetics: medication, proper diet, exercise and stress. According to him, it is very important that patients comply with their medication and that physicians should closely monitor medication adjustments for their patients. On proper diet, he acknowledges […]

Media Workshop on Diabetes Pandemic

Medical experts predict that seven out of ten Asians will be diabetic by 2030, raising the diabetes prevalence to pandemic levels. This continent houses India, China, Indonesia, and Japan – top countries with the most number of diabetics in the world. Related terms:diabetes workshop sponsored by glaxosmithkline

Philippine Center for Diabetes Education Foundation

Living by the great endocrinologist Dr. Elliot Joslin’s famous words and making these the basis for being, the Philippine Center for Diabetes Education Foundation (PCDEF) was born out of the desire to give more time to diabetes education out of the physician’s office. Related terms:philippine center for diabetes education foundationfilipino diabetes educationdiabetes center in the […]

Diabetes and Dementia

Diabetes has long been associated with serious complications such as strokes, heart attacks and limb amputations. Yet long-term poorly controlled diabetes may bring about complications that may not be as dreadful and life-threatening but are debilitating to the individual just the same. One such complication is dementia. Related terms:diabetes and dementiadementia is a cause of […]

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 […]

Diabetes and Depression

Mood disorders otherwise known as affective disorders are a large group of disorders that present with a change in mood and related disturbances. Among the different mood disorders, major depression is the most commonly seen. Depression is a serious medical condition that affects thoughts, feelings, and the ability to function in everyday life. Depression can […]

Vitamin B Complex for Diabetic Nerve Damage?

Are B complex vitamins effective for remedies for diabetic nerve damage? Nerve damage due to diabetes or diabetic polyneuropathy presents with different types and symptoms. It may be painful but often presents with numbness. This is common, occurring in as much as 50 percent of diabetics, and is usually associated with poor glucose control. Majority […]

Mint Good for Diabetics

Mint tea (peppermint, usually) is made by boiling infusing peppermint leaves in boiling water. The mint infusion depleting spearmint and peppermint together is recognized as double mint tea. Peppermint is an herb native to Europe and Asia, but it is now grown all around the world. It is usually used as flavoring in various food […]

Aspartame Good for Diabetics?

There are lots of information we see on the internet regarding food that are good and bad for our health. As we are being flooded by these information, we should also be able to sort out which sources are reliable and which ones are myth and merely opinion based are not founded by professional studies. […]