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Protein as a Cure for Diabetes, Obesity

A team of researchers from Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) discovered that a certain protein could trigger weight loss and be a possible instrument for diabetes treatment. In a comprehensive report, Drs. Ming-Jer and Sophia Tsai, professors of molecular and cellular biology at BCM, observed that if mice have only one gene copy for the […]

Diabetes, Obesity and Asthma

“I am overweight Doc, can I develop asthma?” A question I hear almost everyday, the answer still surprises me to this day. Asthma (az-muh, as-) is a chronic disease that affects millions of people worldwide. Its primary cause is inflamed airways in the lungs. This inflammation makes the airways smaller, which makes it more difficult […]

Obesity: A Precursor to Diabetes and Much More

We could maybe blame it on technology and the modern conveniences of life; or probably, to the continuous “westernization” of societies all over the world. But with all the advantages that modern society brings, there is one truth that cannot be denied: people have become more sedentary. Related terms:obesity precursorRosa Allyn Sy obesityPASOO philippines obesity […]

Managing Diabetes during Night Shift

Night shift workers have been around since the early 1900s when the automobile, steel and other related industries deemed more profitable a round-the-clock work day than the usual nine-to-five hours. From a purely economical point of view, this made more sense and increased profits. Shift working was also necessary in the healthcare industry for continuous […]

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, […]

Hormone discovery helps fight Diabetes

Scientists have identified a member of a new class of hormones produced by body fat that they think could lead to fresh approaches to combat diabetes and other conditions related to obesity. The hormone prevents the liver from accumulating fat and enhances the body’s ability to control glucose, scientists led by Gokhan Hotamisligil of the […]

Diabetes Battle of the Sexes

Men are from Mars and women are from Venus. Does this hold true even in diabetes? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which regularly collects data for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, at 50 years is the age when both men and women commonly get their incident diabetes. But […]

Diabetes and Fertility

Are you a sweet couple? Unfortunately, diabetes may adversely affect fertility. Diabetes affects other hormones and bodily functions in such a way that can make it more difficult for a couple to conceive. Infertility is the inability of a couple to get pregnant after 1 year of regular, unprotected sexual intercourse. About a third of […]

Sleep Apnea and Diabetes

The snore is often associated with good sleep after a hard day’s work. However, it may actually indicate partial obstruction of the upper airway. Related terms:algo-twcrecommends_if2osa cortisol insulinosa diabetes risk factorssleep disturbance FROM philippinesUS veterans sleep apnea philippines follow up

Lack of Sleep Worsen Diabetes?

Many research studies have demonstrated that not getting enough sleep affects the body’s ability to manage blood sugar levels and appetite, increasing the risk of obesity and diabetes. Related terms:lack of sleepgestational diabetes and lack of sleepgestational diabetes lack of sleeplack of sleep and blood sugar levelselevated glucose levels morning lack of sleepDoes insulin worsen […]