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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and Diabetes

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), or Stein-Leventhal syndrome affects 5 to 10% of women of reproductive age and most don’t even know that they have it. The syndrome has been known for about seventy-five years and though doctors are still not very sure what causes it, it is one of the leading causes of infertility. Related […]

Babies and Diabetes

Birthweight reflects maternal and fetal well-being during pregnancy and many of the adult-onset illnesses can be traced back to metabolic disturbances early in life. The relationship between birthweight and the risk for diabetes in adult life can be described as a U-shaped curve. Related terms:insulin in babies and fat womb

Exenatide: Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes

EIi Lilly and Company and Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. recently announced that the European Commission has granted marketing authorization for Byetta (exenatide) for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. Exenatide is now approved in the European Union as adjunctive therapy to improve blood sugar control in patients with type 2 diabetes who have not achieved adequate […]

Breastfeeding and Diabetes

What is the relationship between breastfeeding and diabetes? Among the many possible concerns of new mothers, especially those with diabetes mellitus or those with a strong family history of diabetes, is the effect of breastfeeding on diabetes. Questions such as “will breastfeeding diabetic mothers pass on the diabetes to the baby” and, in view of […]

PSEM Launches Diabetes Warrior Program

To address the growing need to spread knowledge about diabetes and its prevention, and to help thwart its increasing prevalence, the Philippine Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism (PSEM) launched another, more aggressive advocacy program called the Diabetes Warrior Program. In a press conference held at the Crowne Plaza Galleria Manila last July 12, 207; PSEM, […]

Get Moving for a longer life free of Diabetes

Now you have another reason to keep yourself moving. Results of a new study found that people who are physically active live longer and enjoy more years free from diabetes than those who are inactive.

A Love Affair with Diabetes

For Antonio and Aurora Retizos, their affair with diabetes started about two decades ago. From then on, the couple, both 69 years old and both type 2 diabetics, have been constantly watching each other’s health to avoid the unwanted complications of the disease. Both Daddy Tony and Mommy Au, as they are fondly called by […]

Same Test for Pre-Diabetes and Kidney Disease

A test that predicts early kidney failure may also mark pre-diabetes. Pre-diabetes occurs when the amount of sugar or glucose in the blood is found to be higher than normal, an indicator that glucose is not being used well by cells. Related terms:pre diabetes and kidneypre-diabetis kidney stonesprediabetes and kidneytokwa good for kidneys?

Diabetes cannot stop Mike Enriquez

For Mr. Imbestigador Mike Enriquez, the tough and multiawarded broadcast journalist of GMA 7, being a diabetic should not hinder an individual to perform his job or live an active and normal life. In fact, he is one great example of a person with diabetes who can still live perfectly despite the condition. Related terms:mike […]

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 […]