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Leg Cramps related to Diabetes?

Question: “I often get leg cramps at night. What could be causing this? Is this related to my diabetes?” Answer: Leg cramps are usually sudden contractions or tightening of the calf muscles that last a few seconds to a few minutes. Sometimes these involve the foot and thigh and frequently occur when you’re falling asleep […]

My Diabetic Kidneys and Me

In the Philippines, the prevalence of diabetes according to the NNHES (National Nutrition Health Survey) study is 4.8%. NSO (National Statistics Office) projects that there would be 74 million adult Filipinos in 2010. Therefore, there could be 3.6 million Filipinos who have diagnosed diabetes. Related terms:bubbles in urine at nightmicral test for urineurine micral testincidence […]

A Peek at Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetes can cause a variety of eye diseases that can potentially lead to severe vision loss and even blindness. These diabetic eye diseases include diabetic retinopathy, cataract and glaucoma. Diabetic retinopathy is the most common eye disease in patients with diabetes.

When the ‘Commander’ can’t snap to Attention!

The causes of ED especially among people with diabetes are complex and involve impairment with the nerves, blood vessels and even the muscles. These impairments are brought about by the same elevated blood sugar that causes nerve and blood vessel damage in other parts of the body that cause renal failure, blindness and amputations. Related […]

Loving The Beach and Your Skin

Summer – it is the time of the year when boys and girls toss their textbooks and hit the road to the best summer get-away – the beach! Dads and moms spend extra time in the groceries shopping for the family’s out-of-town trip. Even yuppies spare a weekend or two just to have their skin […]

Dealing with Erectile Dysfunction for Diabetics

With uncontrolled diabetes come complications. Men with diabetes have to deal with serious health consequences of this disease, many of whom must also contend with the fact that they wouldn’t be able to keep it up if they couldn’t keep their blood sugar down. Related terms:dealing with ed and diabetesdealing with ed diabetesdealing with erectiledealing […]

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, […]

Diabetics Prone to Photoaging?

Aging results from the interaction of a genetic program and the cumulative wear and tear of skin. This involves two phenomena: intrinsic aging and photoaging. A person’s genetic program controls his intrinsic aging. Skin will age because of the passage of time alone. This is best exemplified by buttock skin which is normally not exposed […]

Diabetic Retinopathy: The Enemy from Within

In recent years, the world has recognized diabetes as one of the most daunting challenges posed by chronic diseases. The number of sufferers worldwide is currently estimated to be about 135 million; this number is expected to rise to almost 300 million by year 2025. The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Department of Health (DOH) […]

Healthy Food Options

Here’s a list of delicious and healthier options to satisfy your comfort food cravings: Grilled Banana w/ yoghurt: Place a peeled banana on a piece of foil. Sprinkle some vanilla essence and a teaspoon of granulated fructose. Grill for five minutes and serve with yoghurt. Add freshly crushed cardamom seeds before grilling, if you like. […]