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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

UN Passes Diabetes Resolution

The year 2000 can be considered a momentous year for diabetics worldwide. On December 21, 2006, the United Nations (UN) General Assembly passed a landmark Resolution recognizing the global threat of the diabetes epidemic. The Resolution is a first for a non-infectious disease, signaling the acknowledgement of governments worldwide that a non-infectious disease poses a […]

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 […]

Top Killer Diseases in the Philippines

According to the Department of Health, the top leading diseases that caused death in the Philippines as of 2009 are as follows: Heart disease – refers to diseases involving the heart and blood vessels such as Coronary artery disease, Cardiomyopathy, Hypertensive heart disease , Heart failure, Cor pulmonale , Cardiac dysrhythmias , Inflammatory heart disease, […]

Top 10 Diseases in the Philippines

The Philippines is a southeast Asian country, which distinguishes itself from its neighbors with its more western like culture because the country had been under western colonial rule for over 300 years. It is also the home for Filipinos, who are the most travelled people in the world. Because the place is a paradise, it […]