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Treatment of Pain After Operation

Mr. Reyes is a 41-year old father of three who has had diabetes since 10 years ago. He is scheduled for a cholecystectomy, an operation to remove his gallbladder. He is feeling very nervous about the upcoming operation. In particular, he says that: “I am afraid that I will be in a lot of pain […]

Weight Loss Surgery: A Cure for Diabetes?

Obesity often occurs with Type 2 diabetes mellitus. At least 8 out of 10 people with Type 2 diabetes are overweight or frankly obese. In fact, the rising number of people with diabetes in the last 20-30 years has been attributed to the rising number of people who are overweight or obese. This is observed […]

Making Breastfeeding Work for Diabetic Moms

“Breast milk is still best for your baby.” We’ve heard and seen it in various campaign ads, yet it can’t be overstated enough – especially if you happen to be a mother with a precious baby to take care of. Breastfeeding is now generally established as most beneficial for the health of both the child […]

Latest Research to Prevent Diabetes

The American Diabetes Association has stated that being overweight and sedentary are major factors in the rise of type 2 diabetes cases.  Healthy lifestyle habits are the most effective weapons in the fight against this highly preventable condition.  The latest research confirms that eating the right food, exercising regularly, getting enough sleep, and managing stress […]

Best Type of Cardio Exercise

Cardiovascular or aerobic exercise should be part of every diabetic’s weekly routine to lower the reisk of heart disease and help control blood sugar levels.  What type of carido exercise is the best? Related terms:best cardio for diabeticsis badminton good cardiotennis form of excercise diabetesbest exercise with foot problemscarido exerciseWhich type of diabetes requires the […]

An Ode to Oats

As kids, it never stood a chance – compared to the bright, colorful cereal boxes adorned with smiling, friendly cartoon characters, the grey, slimy mush infamously known as “oatmeal-it’s-good-for-you” is almost always met with a “Yuck!” or “Ew!” from the younger eaters at the breakfast table. Related terms:benefits of oat bran for diabetesoat bran blood […]

All Year Stress Free

Every start of the year serves as a metaphor for all of us. It is the time fit to start anew for a chapter closes and a new one presents itself. This New Year should be a blank canvas, without any smudges or traces from numerous stress-inducing events of the past year, and after every […]

Stay Away From Colds during Holidays

Tis the season of beso-beso and group hugs during endless reunions and karaoke nights! A lot of indoor human contact increases the transmission of viruses, which can cause the common cold.

Beath Down Stress with Drumrobics!

A new workout is gaining popularity for effectively combining the health-benefits of aerobics with the brain-therapeutic elements of playing the drums. The workout – aptly named “Drums Alive” – consists of one hour, non-stop session of moving to the sound of heart-pounding music, all while beating an exercise ball senseless using drumsticks. Related terms:drumrobicsnon stop […]

Can Metformin lower Vitamin B12 Levels?

Question: Can Metformin lower vitamin b12 levels? Answer: Metformin is a mainstay in diabetes therapy and probably the most widely prescribed first line diabetes treatment. It may also be prescribed for people with “prediabetes” (diagnosed when blood sugar levels are above the normal range but have not reached the cutoff for diabetes) or for women […]