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Study on Diabetes and TB

Previous studies have established that diabetes is a risk factor for tuberculosis (TB). Now, recent study shows that the increasing prevalence of diabetes may threaten global efforts to control TB, reported researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston in the latest issue of PLoS (Public Library of Science) Medicine. Related terms:calamansi juice […]

Firstborns more likely to have Diabetes

A New Zealand study recently found that firstborns have a reduced level of insulin effectiveness, compared to their counterparts who have older siblings.

Have Diabetes, Will Travel

Modern-day travel can be stressful for anyone, and sometimes especially for those with a medical condition such as diabetes. However, with careful preparation, there is no reason why the trip cannot be a pleasurable, rewarding experience. Having diabetes should not limit most people from traveling, taking some simple steps can help prevent diabetes-associated complications. Related […]

Diabetes and Tuberculosis: Deadly Tandem

The link between diabetes and tuberculosis (TB) has been known for the past two millennia with Avicenna (780-1027 AD) commenting then that “phthisis” (tuberculosis) frequently complicated diabetes. Death was imminent then within five years ‘upon diagnosis of diabetes and the usual cause of death was tuberculosis. The relative risk of contracting tuberculosis is up to […]

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

Epigastric Pain and Diabetes

Epigastric pain is a disorder located at the upper abdomen below the ribs that is usually experienced by people who ate or who lies down soon after eating. It is a typical symptom of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or heartburn and is thus, associated with the gastric contents that travel upward into the back of […]

Badminton and Diabetes

The best and most effective way of strengthening one’s immune system is through physical exercises or sports activities because they increase breathing, induce blood circulation and help burn fats. And one of the easiest and most convenient form of sport activity that people especially diabetics can perform is badminton as more and more people are […]

Diabetes and Stroke

What is a stroke? According to the American Stroke Association, “A stroke is a disease of arteries leading to and within the brain. It occurs when a blood vessel that carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain is either blocked by a clot (ischemic stroke) or bursts (hemorrhagic stroke). When that happens, part of the […]

Delaying Diabetes Through Signal Pathway

Apart from obesity and lack of exercise as the main factors that pull the trigger on diabetes, researchers from the Institute of Cell Biology of ETH Zurich suggest the possibility that some diabetics may actually have an abnormality in signal pathway and deactivating it may delay the illness for many years. Related terms:hif1a ethztype 2 […]

Obesity: A Precursor to Diabetes and Much More

We could maybe blame it on technology and the modern conveniences of life; or probably, to the continuous “westernization” of societies all over the world. But with all the advantages that modern society brings, there is one truth that cannot be denied: people have become more sedentary. Related terms:obesity precursorPASOO philippines obesity reseach among childrencontentRosa […]