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Diabetes Team

Diabetes is a serious, common and costly disease that affects 4 percent of the Philippine population. Some 800,000 new cases are diagnosed annually. The complications of diabetes include cardiovascular disease, blindness, kidney failure, nerve damage, and lower extremity amputations. These complications subsequently result in higher rates of disability, increases in use of health care services, […]

Diabetes Management for Couples

From the point of view of a person with diabetes, daily self-management involves making choices – lots of them; when, what, and how to eat, for instance; when and how to engage in physical exercise; what items to carry around all the times. These and many others are repeated ad infinitum – all day, every […]

Diabetic Skin Problems

My aunt Eva came home after my cousin’s debut party scratching her legs and complaining of extreme itching. She hiked up her pants and scratched her legs frantically, all the while asking herself and her husband what she could have eaten to trigger the itching. Related terms:diabetic skin problemsdiabetic skin conditionsdiabetic rash on shinsdr lorna […]

C-Peptide Helps Curb Diabetic Neuropathy

A study revealed six-month treatment with bioactive C-peptide facilitates improvement in sensory nerve function among people with type 1 diabetes and those suffering from infant phase of diabetic neuropathy. Related terms:C-peptide and diabetic neuropathyC-peptide neuropathydiabetes blogs neuropathyrhIGF-1 could restore both sensory and motor nerve conduction velocities in these micec peptide neuropathyc peptides for neuropathyC-peptide everything […]

Top 10 Fitness Equipment

In ancient times, men carried a newborn calf on their backs every day until it was fully grown to improve body strength.  Egyptians packed sand in bags then use them for swinging and throwing exercises.  And the Greeks used the “halteres” – an object made of metal or stone – for physical activity. Related terms:exercise […]

Dancing Your Way to Childbirth

Imagine this: Scantily clad women with their bellies exposed, jangling sequins and shaking their hips to the sound of Middle Eastern music. Who would have thought that such a scenario would apply to pregnant women? Yes, you heard it right. Belly dancing – the ancient dance form that predates Biblical times – is now being […]

Lactating Stations in Malls

SM malls prove that they truly “got it all” as they keep their customers’ needs a top priority. Lactating mothers need worry no more as they can combine malling while still providing the much needed nourishment of their babies through breast feeding stations at various SM malls nationwide. Related terms:sm lactatingthe need for a breastfeeding […]

Preggie Fitness

Maricel lifts weights three times a week. Teresa runs five kilometers every day. Vicky plays tennis as often as she can. All three women have recently gotten pregnant and would like to continue to exercise but they are concerned that it might hurt their baby. The good news is that experts like the American College […]

Injecting Made Easy

Be it in the form of a pump, vial and syringe, or pen, an insulin device is a must for every diabetic in need of insulin. However, insulin devices aren’t the same in terms of yielding positive results. Based on a recent study, an insulinfilled pen is regarded as the best device in a number […]

Glucagon and Diabetes

Individuals with diabetes have a lot to look out for when it comes to managing their blood sugar levels. We commonly hear about people who need insulin to lower glucose levels in their blood, which is a part of what diabetes is all about.