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Diabetes Management in the Elderly

Part 2 of Aging Gracefully with Diabetes For Dr. Fernando, there are four aspects in the treatment of elderly diabetics: medication, proper diet, exercise and stress. According to him, it is very important that patients comply with their medication and that physicians should closely monitor medication adjustments for their patients. On proper diet, he acknowledges […]

A Primer on Diabetes in the Elderly

Defining the elderly population can be tricky. In most developed countries, the chronological age of 65 years as a definition of ‘elderly’ or older person, is widely accepted or often, associated with the age at which one can begin to receive pension benefits. Although it is common to use the calendar age to mark the […]

Diabetes Medication in the Elderly

We will discuss about precautions that need to be observed in treating diabetes in the elderly. The elderly are a special group because time has taken its toll on almost all the major organs of the human body, i.e., there may be a decrease in function on quite a few organs. The elderly are also […]

Aging Gracefully With Diabetes

Growing old is inevitable, but the road to aging can’t be that bad if we would only work towards facing old age with grace and living healthy in the process. The terms “healthy aging” and “aging gracefully” have slowly crept into our vocabularies in recent years to embrace the positive aspects of aging.”We always look […]

BCAA Supplements and Diabetes

BCAA or Branched-chain amino acids are essential nutrients from proteins found in meat, dairy products, and legumes. BCAA supplements are commonly used to treat poor appetite in elderly who are suffering from kidney failure and to prevent fatigue and improve concentration. Some athletes use BCAA to improve exercise performance. Still others use it as a […]

MMC Diabetes Care Center

Founded in 1984, the Makati Medical Center Diabetes Care Center or MMC Diabetes Care Center, is the first diabetes educational clinic in Asia to help people with diabetes live fuller lives. The MMC Diabetes Care Center was conceptualized amidst the growing diabetic population in the Philippines. Inspired by Dr. Joslin’s principle that in diabetes “he […]

Diabetes Pain Management

The pain related to diabetes can sometimes take a toll with age. Older or elderly patients with diabetes can feel discomfort and weakness that can affect their quality of life. The pain related to diabetes is primarily caused by nerve damage called neuropathy, which can cause chronic pain in three ways. Pains or numbness in […]

Badminton and Diabetes

The best and most effective way of strengthening one’s immune system is through physical exercises or sports activities because they increase breathing, induce blood circulation and help burn fats. And one of the easiest and most convenient form of sport activity that people especially diabetics can perform is badminton as more and more people are […]

Diabetes Clinics in Manila

As diabetes becomes an epidemic disease, especially among Filipinos, practically all of the leading hospital institutions in Metro Manila has a endocrinologist or a diabetic specialist in their rolls. Many Filipinos, however, remain undiagnosed, or worse are not giving sufficient concern and attention to the fatality of such diseases until it’s too late. That diabetes […]

Vitamin D Deficiency linked to Diabetes

Two papers presented in this year’s Endocrine Society’s annual meeting in San Diego, California showed that low levels of vitamin D could lead to inadequate blood sugar control in diabetics and increase the risk of developing metabolic syndrome in the elderly. Related terms:marie jee aguilar cliniceekhof vitamin deekhoff d-vitamins