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The Educator and His Diabetes

Jerwin Aguiba was a remarkable student. He finished fifth in his high school class (a class comprising almost 2,000 students). A math wizard, he was admitted to the country’s premier university to major in chemical engineering. He topped the board exam for chemical engineers after graduation, and, as was quite common for bright students, the […]

Caring For Students with Diabetes

Children with diabetes often have type 1, or “insulin-dependent” diabetes, in which the pancreas doesn’t make insulin. They must administer insulin daily through multiple injections or an insulin pump. Children can also have type 2 diabetes. Though type 2 diabetes is usually found in older adults, it has been on the rise in children and […]

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 […]

Orphan drug for type 1 diabetes stem cell therapy

An orphan drug designation for a stem cell therapy (Prochymal; Osiris Therapeutics Inc.) in patients with newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes mellitus has recently been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Related terms:type 1 diabetes n orphan diseasetype 1 diabetes orphanOsiris and Type1 Diabetes andorphan disease diabetes type iiOsiris and Type1 Diabetes and […]

Artificial Pancreas may help control type 1 diabetes

A two-hormone closed-loop artificial pancreas using a computer algorithm may tighten blood sugar control in patients with type 1 diabetes while lowering risk for hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). This is according to the results of a recent study of Science Translational Medicine. Related terms:artificial pancreas august 2011ano ang artificial pancreasano ang glucagonbihormonal artificial endocrine pancreascomputer […]

Coffee-Diabetes link

Does coffee really help in reducing the risk for diabetes? What components contribute to this beneficial effect? These were just some of the interesting questions raised on “Metabolic Stimuli: The Association between Coffee and Diabetes” by Dr. Marie Yvette Rosales-Amante. Related terms:Dr Marie Yvette Rosales-Amantecoffee diabetes 2011contentdr yvette amantemarie yvette amante

Mary Mediatrix Medical Center unveils endocrine, diabetes, and metabolic facility

The province of Batangas, the home of kapeng barako, is not spared from the increasing number of patients with diabetes. Patients from different far-flung barrios have sought consultation with physicians in their respective health centers, and those with extra resources have opted to see medical specialists in tertiary hospitals. There was also noticeable increase in […]

Meal Replacements for Diabetes

What are meal replacements? Meal replacements are food products, such as shakes, milk drinks, packaged entrées, cereals, soups, and bars, that are taken in place of meals and snacks. They contain a defined amount of calories, almost similar to the calories in a small meal. Since these products come in exact portions, dieters are able […]

Weight Loss in Diabetes: A Lost Cause?

Mike Huckabee was a 135-kg man when he was elected governor of Arkansas in 1998. His weight was too much that the steps of the Arkansas capitol were so long and steep that he would be out of breath and exhausted by the time he reached the top of the stairs. In his book Quit […]

Good Diet to Diabetes Salvation

Marissa Sanchez, a singer/ actress/comedian, has type 2 diabetes and admitted indulging in food before. She shares that she used to eat anything and everything she wanted and craved for, and most especially, she loved rice. But then, symptoms started appearing: blurry vision, constant and unusual thirst, and going on constant bathroom trips. That was […]