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Eat Right to Prevent Eye Problems

Diabetes is a multi-system disease that has effects on the organs of the body, which include the eyes. Diabetics are very prone to eye diseases and should have their eyes tested regularly. In fact, diabetes is one of the leading causes of blindness in 24 to 74 year-olds. Diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and macular edema are […]

Practical Tips for Elderly Diabetics

Management of diabetes is different for everyone most especially for the elderly. However, being old is not an excuse to not participate actively in taking control of your diabetes. The Joslin Diabetes Center in the United States estimates that one out of every five people over the age of 60 has diabetes. The elderly are […]

Low Blood Sugars at Night?

How can the elderly keep from having low blood sugars at night? Hypoglycemia, defined variably as blood sugar <60 mg/dL, is one of the dreaded complications of diabetes management. It usually hinders the achievement of a satisfactory glucose control level because of the fear of developing symptoms of hypoglycemia – palpitations, excessive sweating, tremors, and […]

Understanding Brain Attack among Diabetics

Vanessa is distressed about her father who recently experienced a mini stroke attack, his second in a span of three years.  Her family didn’t make a big fuss at first since it was just a minor stroke.  After seeing a physician a couple times after the attack, his father returned to his old unhealthy lifestyle […]

Lose Weight by Sleeping Well

If you want to lose weight, then you better have a good sleep every night. Although regular exercise and a healthy diet are very important, evidence is growing that sleep is a powerful regulator of appetite, energy use and weight control. Related terms:university of santo tomaswill pocari sweat make you fatdoes pocari sweat make you […]

Diabetes: What You need to Know

Former Senator Juan Flavier and singer Gary Valenciano are just two of the four million Filipinos affected with diabetes. Fortunately, both know they have the disease. Unfortunately, more than three million people do not know they are diabetics. Out of the one mil-lion who know they are suffering from the disease, only 200,000 are undergoing […]

Obesity: A Precursor to Diabetes and Much More

We could maybe blame it on technology and the modern conveniences of life; or probably, to the continuous “westernization” of societies all over the world. But with all the advantages that modern society brings, there is one truth that cannot be denied: people have become more sedentary. Related terms:obesity precursorPASOO philippines obesity reseach among childrencontentRosa […]

Diabetes Education for Pregnant Women

Pregnancy and diabetes pose unique challenges. Educating pregnant women with diabetes is an extraordinary opportunity to impact two lives at one time. As a diabetes educator, you will have the chance to meet and take care of all kinds of inspirational women, in all stages of pregnancy and all degrees of “paranoia.” You will need […]

Artificial Sweeteners: Are they Safe?

It has been 15 years since Jingky, a mother of one, was diagnosed to have diabetes. One day, she stood in front of a store, indulging her eyes on the mouth-watering cakes, buttery pastries, luscious ice cream, and creamy puddings, feeling sorry she couldn’t consume such foods. Related terms:sweeteners are they safeare very small amounts […]

Are you likely to get Diabetes?

Whether it’s type 1 or type 2, we all know that diabetes mellitus is a serious ailment with devastating consequences in the heart, eyes, kidneys, limbs, and other organs of our body. But how would you know if you or any other member of your family is at risk for getting diabetes? Endocrinologist Dr. Gertrude […]