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Diabetes and End-of-Life Issues

The whole world watched in shock as the last years of American Terri Schiavo played out on television screens to depict how death, or near death, could tear a family apart instead of bringing them closer together. Related terms:dr evelyn esposois pocari sweat safe for diabeticdra evelyn esposodra evelyn esposo of st lukeswhat diseases and […]

Male Infertility and Diabetes

The book of Genesis tells us that one of the first mandates that the creator gave Adam and Eve was to be fertile and multiply. Some people take this to heart seriously, especially for men. But when problems arise that concern fertility in a couple, it is usually the women who first subject themselves to […]

Lifestyle Factors Linked to Elderly Diabetics

Researchers from Harvard Medical School and Cardiovascular Health Study found out that as the population ages, even little changes in lifestyle could yield to an increased risk in diabetes. Related terms:diabetes in elderly 2012research topic about diabetes mellitus and the effect of life style habit

Immunization in Diabetes

People with diabetes can have abnormalities in their immune function. This puts them at greater risk of infection and its complications including repeated hospitalization and death. Immunization can boost their resistance against certain infections as well as reduce hospital admissions and life-threatening illnesses. Below are some recommendations related to immunization. Related terms:immunizations required by diabeticsVaccine […]

Diabetes in the Family: Winning the Battle Together

Sixteen-year-old Daniella was diagnosed with diabetes only a year ago. Before she learned about her condition, she was a bubbly individual who affected anyone around her with her zest for life. She was active in her school work and other extracurricular activities—a familiar face during school plays and dance performances. However, upon knowing of her […]

Does Menopause Increase the Risk of Diabetes?

Women may dread menopause for the mood swings, hot flushes and its attendant discomforts, but did you know that menopause may also herald an increase in the risk for diabetes? Menopausal women often gain weight, but fat also tends to get redistributed. Take a look in the mirror—are you pear-shaped or apple-shaped? Pear-shaped women have […]

Diabetes Injuries: Prevention and Cure

Anyone is prone to injuries as he goes about his day to day life. Unlike most cases however, wounds and lacerations may take a longer time to heal in people with diabetes, especially among those with uncontrolled blood sugar. Therefore, to prevent injuries, persons with diabetes should be more cautious. Here are some specifics that […]

The Diabetes Problem: What Can We Do to Prevent It?

Diabetes mellitus has become a serious problem and has reached epidemic proportions over the past decade. In the Philippines, the National Nutrition Survey conducted by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute in 2003 estimates that about 7 out of 100 Filipinos may either have prediabetes or diabetes. From an older survey done in 1997, there […]

How did I acquire Diabetes?

Question: “No one in my family has diabetes, so how did i get it?” While diabetes does tend to run in families, there are also many patients with this disease with no known relatives who have it. Related terms:how do you acquire diabetesacquire diabetesacquiring diabeteshow to acquire diabeteswhy filipinos acquire diabetesabout diabetes and acquiring itWhy […]

Lack of Sleep Equals High Diabetes Risk

Sleep deprivation is found to be a major player in the development of insulin resistance and impaired glucose tolerance. This was found true when the team of Dr. Planem Penev conducted a clinical trial among 11 volunteers who slept for 5.5 and 8.5 hours. The study noted a significant increase in the glucose tolerance level […]