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Delay Aging with Good Nutrition

Aging is a complex process that accelerates as growth wanes, and continues relentlessly throughout life. While√ā¬†progressive changes in physiological function, body composition, sensory perception, and functional status may occur at any age, the rate of change is strongly influenced by the individual’s genetic background and life experiences. Related terms:exercises increase self-feeding in elderlygood nutrition may […]

Still Not Losing Weight

Question: “I exercise 30 minutes a day and watch what I eat, why am I still not losing weight?” Answer: Most people who have excess body fat leading to overweight or obesity have an imbalance between amount of food or calories taken each day (energy input) and amount of calories burned (energy output). The exact […]

Skin Care Products for Diabetics

Thelma has been a diabetic for as long as she could remember. Aside from suffering from the typical blood sugar worries, having an unusual parched and scaly skin comes second on her worry list. Added to that, she was told that a mere crack in her skin caused by dryness may lead to infection and […]

Sugar Attack

Abnormally high blood sugar (or hyperglycemia) can be a life-threatening condition and warrants prompt recognition treatment. For a person with diabetes, this can be caused by missed diabetes medication such as insulin or oral hypoglycemic tablets, intake of too much food or by illness and stress. Related terms:causes of \diabetesdiabetic ketoacidosis treatmenthhs causes rapid deep […]

Chromium Helps Lower Blood Sugar Levels?

Question: Does taking chromium help lower blood sugar levels? Answer: Chromium is an element that is abundant on the earth’s crust and in seawater. It exists in many forms and is found in egg yolks, whole-grain products, high bran breakfast cereals, coffee, nuts, green beans, broccoli, meat, brewer’s yeast, some brands of wine and beer, […]

Removable Walker Cast for Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Diabetic plantar ulcers heal just as well with removable walker casts as with nonremovable fiberglass total-contact casts, a new study reveals. Related terms:removable cast walkerremovable walkerocclusive walking castremovable walking casts for diabetic ulcersremovable cast for footcast walker diabetic stabil dcast walker diabetic ulcurremovable cast walkers diabetic foot ulcersstabil D diabeticstabil-d cast walkercasts for ulcerswhy diabetic […]

To Drink or not to Drink

Water is the simplest and most important beverage. It is an essential nutrient and medium of life. Water constitutes about 60 percent of an adult’s weight and a higher percentage of a child’s. We often associate thirst to drinking water otherwise you will be dehydrated. From the Greek word hydor, which signifies water, to hydrate […]

Strange Sensation: Could it be Diabetic Neuropathy?

Numbness, shooting pains, weakness, tingling and burning sensation, are symptoms commonly presented by patients to us neurologists. Hearing these kinds of complaints, the first thing that comes to my mind is, “Is this patient suffering from neuropathy?”. Related terms:humidity neuropathyneuropathy and humiditycan motor nerves reduce sweating in diabeticsdiabetes and strange sensation on legsdiabetes and strange […]

Common Skin Problems among Diabetics

Diabetes mellitus is a common cause of health problems and death, not only in the Philippines but in the whole world. In diabetes, insulin is lacking, either partly or completely, leading to gross defects in glucose (sugar), fat, and protein metabolism. Because of these defects, the organs that are most commonly affected include the heart, […]