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Cyst and Diabetes

A cyst is a clogged blocked pocket or pouch of tissue filled with air, fluid, or even pus that forms within any tissue in the body but most especially in the skin as a result of infection. The most common cysts among diabetic patients are Folliculitis. This is characterized by an inflammation of the hair […]

Diabetes Skin Complications

Skin problem complications are common among diabetic patients for having too much sugar in their blood. The high levels of blood glucose makes the body loses fluid that in turn makes the skin dry. The body reacts to diabetes by turning more water into urine for eliminating excessive sugar. Moreover, diabetic neuropathy also causes the […]

How to Thicken Skin on Legs

One of the early and identifiable signs of diabetes is the development of leg rashes and similar skin problems such as shin spots and allergies which can be attributed to bacterial and fungal skin infections. Most diabetics are initially concerned with the aesthetics of the skin as the thinning of the skin makes it look […]

Oysters and Diabetes

A balanced healthy diet is one of the important components to maintain healthful living especially for people with diabetes. Thus, health practitioners provide a list of food that diabetic patients should avoid as well as food choices that one can opt to have. For instance, a diabetic person should avoid refined sugar, meat and dairy […]

Foot Exam Basics for Diabetes Educators

Diabetes is a chronic disease which can lead to serious complications such as heart disease, kidney disease, retinopathy, stroke, peripheral arterial occlusive disease and diabetic neuropathy which diabetic foot is a part of. These complications are quite preventable with healthy lifestyle, good compliance to prescribed medications, proper education and regular visits to a doctor. However, […]

Diabetes in the Young

Diabetes used to be the illness of our parents and grandparents. Currently, however, the number of children, adolescents and young adults getting diagnosed with diabetes is increasing. As in older adults, there are several types of diabetes in young people. These consist of type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus plus a third type defined […]

Diabetes Medications 101: Oral Perspectives

Diabetes is rapidly becoming an epidemic worldwide because of the change in diet and lifestyle. And the Philippines is not spared. The number of diabetics and patients with diabetes-related complications has increased despite measures and advocacies to modify lifestyle. Related terms:common diabetic drugs in philippinesdiabetes drugs in the philippinesvoglibose tablets side effects on knee painis […]

Diabetes, Obesity and Asthma

“I am overweight Doc, can I develop asthma?” A question I hear almost everyday, the answer still surprises me to this day. Asthma (az-muh, as-) is a chronic disease that affects millions of people worldwide. Its primary cause is inflamed airways in the lungs. This inflammation makes the airways smaller, which makes it more difficult […]

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 […]

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 […]