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Coffee Health Benefits

Coffee is very common beverage that is often drunk to get a person going in the morning. In some cases, especially for night shift employees like call center agents, coffee is used to keep oneself up and awake. This is precisely because coffee can increase energy levels as it contains a stimulant called caffeine. The […]

Tips to Prevent Eye Cataract

Cataract is a clouding of the eye’s lens that impairs a person’s vision. It can be caused by aging, a result of infection, inborn, caused by diseases such as diabetes, or exposure to toxic substances or injury to the eye. Eye cataracts can be corrected through surgery in which the cloudy lens is removed and […]

Dr. Florence Amorado Santos

Dr. Florence Amorado Santos is one of the renowned doctor in the Philippines who is well accepted as an authority in diabetes and diabetic care. He is a member of the Philippine Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism (PSEM) was founded in 1962 and worked as assistant secretary of the Philippine chapter of AACE (American Association […]

Can Metformin lower Vitamin B12 Levels?

Question: Can Metformin lower vitamin b12 levels? Answer: Metformin is a mainstay in diabetes therapy and probably the most widely prescribed first line diabetes treatment. It may also be prescribed for people with “prediabetes” (diagnosed when blood sugar levels are above the normal range but have not reached the cutoff for diabetes) or for women […]

Type 2 diabetics studied in low-dose Aspirin Trial

Type 2 diabetics treated with low-dose aspirin did not have significantly lower incidence of atherosclerotic events than those who received placebo in this primary prevention trial of low-dose aspirin, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions. However, subgroup and analyses showed a significant reduction with aspirin in both atherosclerotic events in […]

Pills for the Fats

Obesity is now a growing concern, for the young and old alike. It is the harbinger of other diseases like diabetes, hypertension, stroke, heart attack and peripheral vascular diseases. Genetic factors play an important role but cultural, socioeconomic, behavioral and situational factors play a greater role in carving the modern Venus of Willendorf (she was […]

Fish Oil Helps Patients with Heart Failure

Cardiology has advanced considerably in the past few decades, but there is a downside — extending those advances further in treatment becomes more difficult. At the European Society of Cardiology meeting, many clinical trial results were reported but few of those “Hot Line” studies had positive results.

Chelation Therapy good for Diabetics?

Question: Is chelation therapy advisable for people with diabetes? Answer: First of all, before giving any expert advice on this “alternative treatment” let us try to define chelation therapy. Chelation therapy is a series of intravenous infusions containing the organic and water soluble chemical disodium ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA), the same material used as an anticoagulant […]

Experiencing Hypoglycemia?

I would just like to ask if it is normal for a non-diabetic to experience hypoglycemic attacks? When I was young, I used to have bouts of hypoglycemia, and in order for me to get relieved from the attack, my mom would let me eat sweets, or a teaspoon of sugar, or let me drink […]

The Alternative Way

With the onset of early childhood and adult obesity and other factors, the threat of booming numbers of people with diabetes mellitus continues to grow. The use of conventional treatments such as insulin, general prescription drugs and other medical therapies continues to prevail; however more and more people seek alternative and complementary therapies to further […]