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Diabetes and Infection Connection

For diabetic patients, no symptom is too insignificant to ignore. Given a short period of time, what starts as a small untreated wound or blister on the foot can develop into a condition severe enough to have to undergo foot or above the knee amputation. A study concluded that diabetics who acquire infections are 55 […]

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 […]

Diabetes and Postoperative Infection

Medical studies have confirmed that patients with diabetes mellitus are at an increased risk for infection compared with patients without diabetes. Those patients with complicated diabetes are even at greater risk of postoperative wound infection. This included patients who have undergone foot and ankle surgery, or major cardiovascular or abdominal surgery. The high rate of […]

Innovating Ways to Cure Diabetes

According to the International Diabetes Federation, the number of people diagnosed with diabetes has increased from 30 million to 246 million over the past two decades. In the Philippines, the Department of Health says that there are currently eight million diabetics, with 500 newly diagnosed everyday. Related terms:ways to cure diabetesdiabetes curecure for diabeteswhat is […]

Insulin and Diabetes

“Does using insulin mean that your diabetes is at its worst?” Not necessarily. This just means that your doctor feels that insulin is the better treatment for you at this time. If you are a type 1 diabetic, you will need insulin from the very start of your treatment to bring down the blood sugar. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Antibiotics safe for Diabetes?

Question: Is it OK to take antibiotics for fever if you have diabetes? There really is nothing wrong with diabetics taking antibiotics. It is important, however, to understand what antibiotics are supposed to be for. Antibiotics are drugs generally used for the treatment of infections caused by bacteria. Related terms:antibiotics and diabetesdiabetes and antibioticsantibiotics for […]

Post-Surgical Risks for Diabetes

In a study published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, it was indicated that diabetics who would undergo total joint replacement are more at risk for complications after surgery due to their pre-existing health conditions. However, the study otherwise claimed that those complications are less likely to occur when a diabetic patient has […]

Diabetes: One of Pregnancy’s Major Roadblocks

They say that of all the rights a woman has, the best is to give birth and become a mother. Despite its numerous discomforts – having morning sickness, mood swings, swollen feet, and the feeling of carrying two sacks of rice day in and day out – I know a lot of women who’d go […]