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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, […]

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 […]

YMCA supports advocacy on Diabetes education

Several studies have shown that structured diet and physical exercise can significantly reduce the progression of prediabetes to diabetes. The studies entail strict enrollment criteria and lifestyle changes that are difficult to translate into large-scale, community-level programs. A specific program called, Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP), done by researchers from the Indiana School of Medicine, is […]

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 […]

Coffee linked to Lower Diabetes Risk

An Australian meta-analysis has found evidence to support claims that coffee consumption reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes. “Similar associations have also been reported for consumption of decaffeinated coffee and tea,” wrote dr. Rachel Huxley of the George Institute for International Health, University of Sydney in Sydney, Australia, and her colleagues. Related terms:contoh coffee […]

Diabetes Risk on Smoking Cessation

Although smoking promotes the development of diabetes, especially among heavy smokers, quitting may also raise smokers’ short-term risk of developing diabetes.  This is according to the results of long-term follow-up of the participants of the Atherosclerosis Risk in communities study. Related terms:alugbati for diabetes?risk of smoking in diabetics

Breastfeeding May Prevent Metabolic Syndrome

A study has found that breastfeeding may protect nursing mothers from metabolic syndrome. Observing 1,399 women aged 18-30 years who were enrolled in the ongoing Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults Study for 20 years, the researchers found that increased duration of lactation was associated with lower crude incidence rates of metabolic syndrome from […]

Eat Right to Prevent Eye Problems

Diabetes is a multi-system disease that has effects on the organs of the body, which include the eyes. Diabetics are very prone to eye diseases and should have their eyes tested regularly. In fact, diabetes is one of the leading causes of blindness in 24 to 74 year-olds. Diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and macular edema are […]

How can Diabetes Hurt Your Eyes

Too much glucose (sugar) in the blood for a long time can cause diabetes problems. This high blood sugar can damage many parts of the body, such as the heart, blood vessels, kidneys, and the eyes. We will feature some tips on how to maintain your eye health. First, let us understand how diabetes can […]