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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 […]

Diabetes Complications can be Prevented

Every 21 seconds, someone is diagnosed with diabetes. That means every 21 seconds, you have a reason to walk more, to eat balanced, nutritious meals, to take a good look at your life, and make changes for the better. But if and when you are diagnosed, you simply can’t wait for the next shoe to […]

What is HbA1c?

You may have heard your doctor ask for or order HbA1c in your blood tests. And when you asked him or her what it is, you got the answer “It’s your blood sugar average for 3 months.” And that was it. You may still have a few questions, so let us try to get into […]

Common Skin Problems among Diabetics

Diabetes mellitus is a common cause of health problems and death, not only in the Philippines but in the whole world. In diabetes, insulin is lacking, either partly or completely, leading to gross defects in glucose (sugar), fat, and protein metabolism. Because of these defects, the organs that are most commonly affected include the heart, […]

Managing Diabetes during Night Shift

Night shift workers have been around since the early 1900s when the automobile, steel and other related industries deemed more profitable a round-the-clock work day than the usual nine-to-five hours. From a purely economical point of view, this made more sense and increased profits. Shift working was also necessary in the healthcare industry for continuous […]

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 […]

Joslin Study on Metabolic Syndrome

Researchers from the Joslin Diabetes Center have identified insulin resistance in the liver as a key factor that causes metabolic syndrome and one of its associated conditions, atherosclerosis. Not only do the findings provide an understanding of how metabolic syndrome occurs, but it also pinpoint a target for treatment of the condition. “This is one […]

Know your ABCs of Diabetes

If someone asks you to rate your familiarity with ABCs from one to 10, you will probably say 10. However, this does not pertain to the typical alphabet you learned in pre-school. Knowing this set of ABCs is even more beneficial and could actually save the lives of most diabetics. The ABCs of diabetes refer […]

Newer Diabetes Drug may decrease progression of Plaque Build-up

Rosiglitazone—a member of the thiazolidinedione class of diabetes drugs—did not meet its primary endpoint for reducing progression of plaque build-up in coronary arteries in a study comparing it with glipizide, according to research presented at the America Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2008. Results of The APPROACH Trial—Assessment on the Prevention of Progression by Rosiglitazone on […]

What’s Good About Cholesterol

You just had your annual physical exam, and you proudly present your laboratory results to your physician. Everything seems well; you’re sure your physician will be pleased with you. Why, all your results are normal, and one, which says HDL cholesterol in your lipid profile, is even low! But after showing your results, your physician […]