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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 […]

Diabetics and Dementia

A few weeks ago, we had a patient in her forties ask us for help because she felt it was becoming difficult remembering simple things. She had been a diabetic for about ten years and her previous HbA1c levels were 7 and 8.8 percent (normal values 4-6 percent). She noticed that she often lost things […]

Sugar Attack

Abnormally high blood sugar (or hyperglycemia) can be a life-threatening condition and warrants prompt recognition treatment. For a person with diabetes, this can be caused by missed diabetes medication such as insulin or oral hypoglycemic tablets, intake of too much food or by illness and stress. Related terms:causes of \diabetesdiabetic ketoacidosis treatmenthhs causes rapid deep […]

Insulin Promotion in Iloilo

To further understand the rational application and use of insulin among people with diabetes, Endure Medical, Inc. brought Dr. Michael Villa, chief of the Section of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism at St. Luke’s Medical Center, to Iloilo. Related terms:dr michael lim villadr francis pasaportedr michael villaendocrinologist in iloiloDr Pasaporte Iloilofrancis pasaporteinsulin promotionavailable insuman in iloilodr […]

The Nurturing Women

Traditionally, Filipinas have been bound to stay home to care for the young, elderly and sick members of the family. Known for being warm, hospitable and affectionate, many women have thus been limited to household activities while men provided the basic needs of the family. Over the years, the societal role of women started to […]