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Diabetes and Tuberculosis: Deadly Tandem

The link between diabetes and tuberculosis (TB) has been known for the past two millennia with Avicenna (780-1027 AD) commenting then that “phthisis” (tuberculosis) frequently complicated diabetes. Death was imminent then within five years ‘upon diagnosis of diabetes and the usual cause of death was tuberculosis. The relative risk of contracting tuberculosis is up to […]

Fiber-rich Diet Thwarts Gestational Diabetes

Those planning to get pregnant should go heavy on whole grain bread and cereals, according to a recent study funded by the National Institutes of Health. Related terms:gestational diabetes diet philippinesgestational diabetes diet for Filipinosfilipino diet for gestational diabetesfilipino healthy diet for gestational diabetesfilipino diabetic pregnant diet planpinoy diet plan for gestational diabetesnutritional guidelines for […]

Post Operative Infections and Diabetes

A significant cause of complications in patients undergoing surgical procedures is post-operative wound infection. The occurrence of post-operative infections depends on the complex interaction of several factors. These include 1) patient-related factors, such as the person’s immunity, nutritional status, and the presence or absence of diabetes, 2) procedure-related factors, such as placement of foreign bodies/prosthesis […]

Weight Loss Surgery: A Cure for Diabetes?

Obesity often occurs with Type 2 diabetes mellitus. At least 8 out of 10 people with Type 2 diabetes are overweight or frankly obese. In fact, the rising number of people with diabetes in the last 20-30 years has been attributed to the rising number of people who are overweight or obese. This is observed […]

How much exercise should a person with diabetes do?

Regular exercise has been proven to improve blood sugar, blood pressure and blood cholesterol levels besides playing a role in enhancing weight loss and sense of well-being. Regular physical activity may even prevent type 2 diabetes in people at high risk (e.g., those with glucose intolerance, family history of diabetes, hypertension, abnormal blood cholesterol, sedentary […]

Eye Damage in Type 1 Diabetes

University of Minnesota Medical School researcher Michael Mauer, MD, has found a treatment that significantly slows the progression of eye injury in people with type 1 diabetes, a common complication caused by this disease. By administering an anti-hypertensive (medication commonly prescribed to treat high blood pressure), Mauer and colleagues were able to slow progression of […]

Stop Type 2 Diabetes at Childhood

There is an increase in the number of children being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Medical experts blame this condition on a culture steeped in junk food and inactivity that has led to more obese kids.

Diabetes: One of Pregnancy’s Major Roadblocks

They say that of all the rights a woman has, the best is to give birth and become a mother. Despite its numerous discomforts – having morning sickness, mood swings, swollen feet, and the feeling of carrying two sacks of rice day in and day out – I know a lot of women who’d go […]

Erectile Dysfunction and Diabetes

Erectile dysfunction dates back to 2000 B.C.and was even set down on Egyptian papyrus. There is perhaps no other condition that can humble a man more than the inability to perform the sexual act when the need arises. The term erectile dysfunction (ED), formerly called impotence, covers a range of disorders, but usually refers to […]

Pre-Diabetes: A Wake Up Call

This familiar line of mine usually echoes in the four corners of my clinic: “You’re not yet a diabetic but you’re already walking the line of being one and i f you do not start modifying your lifestyle, you will one day wake up as a full-blown diabetic…” My patients would usually come up with […]