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Trig Lipid Profile

Trig or TG refers to Triglycerides which is a common component of a lipid profile medical exam to assess the risk of developing heart disease. Trig lipid profile essentially is a measure of the amount of triglycerides in the blood. A Triglyceride is a type of fat normally found in the adipose tissue. Some triglycerides […]

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 […]

Sugar Mommies + Sugar Babies

Mothers who develop high blood sugar levels first detected during pregnancy are diagnosed as having Gestational Diabetes Mellitus or GDM. Unfortunately, we Filipinos are among the people at high risk for developing this disease. With timely detection, proper nutrition, close monitoring, and the use of insulin when necessary, the outcome of pregnancies complicated with GDM […]

A Pill to Prevent Diabetes?

What if your entire life could be compressed into a twelve-hour clock ; and you knew you would develop diabetes at the eleventh hour, would a you turn the hands of time before it o struck eleven? Wishful thinking? Perhaps. But in a way, it IS possible to reset the 3 clock of diabetes. Related […]

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 […]

Exercise can be Bad?

A recent study suggested the use of personalized exercise programs, as it found out that at least a seven percent minority minority may have increased heart and diabetic risk factors from regular exercise. Related terms:can excersise be harmful for diabetic

Metabolic Syndrome: What’s NEW?

It has been called Syndrome X, insulin resistance syndrome, dysmetabolic syndrome, hypertriglyceridemic waist, obesity syndrome. But what does it really mean when your doctor tells you that you have the “Metabolic Syndrome?” Related terms:whats metabolic syndrome?abnormal waist circumference related to DM complicationsdysmetaboli syndrome and gallstoneshow does refined food causes metabolic syndromemetabolic problem in diabetesmetabolic syndrome […]

Men and Women Differ in Fructose Metabolism

The battle of the sexes may be on—even in the way both genders metabolize fructose, a simple sugar commonly used to sweeten drinks and foods. This was proven during a study conducted by Dr. Luc Tappy and colleagues from the Lausanne University School of Biology and Medicine in Switzerland. Related terms:fructose metabolism men vs women