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Have Diabetes, Will Travel

Modern-day travel can be stressful for anyone, and sometimes especially for those with a medical condition such as diabetes. However, with careful preparation, there is no reason why the trip cannot be a pleasurable, rewarding experience. Having diabetes should not limit most people from traveling, taking some simple steps can help prevent diabetes-associated complications. Related […]

Taking Care of Diabetic Skin

Our skin is one of the most sensitive organs of the human body. It is prone to different kinds of disorders especially during the summer season. When the climate is hot, maintaining skin health and beauty is difficult to do. Proper care for the skin is essential to make the skin bare its healthy glow. […]

Low Vision: Hope for the Visually Impaired

The Low Vision Enigma In an extremely colorful and multi-faceted world such as the one we live in, it is an enigma that so many concepts are considered as plainly black and white. One such enigma is the concept that people are thought of as either sighted or blind – with no gray areas in […]

No End in Sight

Glaucoma is a group of disorders considered a leading cause of blindness throughout the world and one of the top three in the Southeast Asian region. Glaucoma as a disease is characterized more commonly by an increase in pressure inside the eye or intraocular pressure (IOP). Related terms:blood glucose nvg eyeany definitve cure in sight […]

Drug Tested vs. Diabetic Neuropathy

A drug that might prevent or reverse nerve damage caused by diabetes is now being tested in humans in the United States. Diabetic neuropathy or nerve damage causes a loss of sensation in the hands and feet. Diabetic patients with nerve damage might not always notice small injuries, which when left unnoticed may become severely […]

Alcoholic Beverage Safe for Diabetic?

It all depends on your answers to these three basic questions as posted by the American Diabetes Association (ADA): Related terms:diabetes alcohol safe drinksafest alcohol for diabeticsSafest Alcohol for Diabeteswhat alcohol is safe for diabeticsdiabetic alcoholicis mist whiskey okay for diabetics to drinksafest alcoholic drink for diabeticswhat alcoholic drinks are safe to drink with hypoglycemiahow […]

Insulin and Diabetes

“Does using insulin mean that your diabetes is at its worst?” Not necessarily. This just means that your doctor feels that insulin is the better treatment for you at this time. If you are a type 1 diabetic, you will need insulin from the very start of your treatment to bring down the blood sugar. […]

Ankle Mobility Impaired in Diabetes

A new study has proven that people with long-standing diabetes are prone to impairment of their ankle function despite not having peripheral neuropathy. Peripheral neuropathy, which is linked to diabetes, is a progressive deterioration of nerve function in the extremities that can cause chronic pain, numbness, weakness and tingling sensations in the feet. Under controlled […]

Diabetic Foot Ulcer

Diabetes is one of the most prevalent diseases afflicting persons all over the world today. According to a study, it is estimated that by the year 2030, 366 million persons in the world will have diabetes. Every 30 seconds a lower limb is lost somewhere in the world due to diabetes. The risk of someone […]

Diabetic Guide to Vaccines

Most of those all-too-dreaded trips to the pediatrician for shots that boost the immune system culminate with the eruption of permanent teeth. But this no longer holds true; not if you’re diabetic, at least. Well into your fifties or sixties, that need for an immune system enhancer comes full circle, especially if you are diabetic. […]