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Screening for the Microvascular Complications of Diabetes

Diabetes, a long-standing disease that may seem to be silent in the early years after diagnosis may not be really silent after all. Ten to 15 years after the diagnosis has been made (sometimes even before diagnosis), the microvascular complications arise because of poorly controlled blood sugars. In the management of diabetes, it is not […]

Tradition and Technology

The wisdom of East healing traditions combined with technological advancements of Western medicine may be just the antidote for a sick world. Most clinics offer water in the waiting area. If you’re lucky, you can choose between hot or cold water. When I noticed that water in this clinic was contained in red, yellow, and […]

Diabetes: A Mother’s Legacy?

No mother would deny that one of the most exciting moments of her life is when she becomes a source of life and a tiny being forms inside her womb. But it can sometimes be stressful too, knowing that that tiny being depends on the mother for life, and that everything the mother does can […]

Vitamin D Deficiency linked to Diabetes

Two papers presented in this year’s Endocrine Society’s annual meeting in San Diego, California showed that low levels of vitamin D could lead to inadequate blood sugar control in diabetics and increase the risk of developing metabolic syndrome in the elderly. Related terms:marie jee aguilar cliniceekhof vitamin deekhoff d-vitamins

Diabetes Care for Disadvantaged and Vulnerable

Living with diabetes is already hard as it is, more so if you happen to have this chronic condition while living on meager resources. A poor diabetic would require medications, hospitalizations, regular check-ups, insulin (for type 1 diabetics), and other things to spend on aside from his family’s basic needs. Because of this, some diabetics […]

Dental Care for Diabetic Children

Diabetes is a chronic condition that has multiple repercussions on an individual’s health and well-being. Nowhere is this more evident than in a child. Children with diabetes will usually fall under type 1 diabetes mellitus, previously called insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. This disease dramatically alters not only their way of life, self-image and body chemistry, but […]

Type 2 diabetics studied in low-dose Aspirin Trial

Type 2 diabetics treated with low-dose aspirin did not have significantly lower incidence of atherosclerotic events than those who received placebo in this primary prevention trial of low-dose aspirin, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions. However, subgroup and analyses showed a significant reduction with aspirin in both atherosclerotic events in […]

Newer Diabetes Drug may decrease progression of Plaque Build-up

Rosiglitazone—a member of the thiazolidinedione class of diabetes drugs—did not meet its primary endpoint for reducing progression of plaque build-up in coronary arteries in a study comparing it with glipizide, according to research presented at the America Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2008. Results of The APPROACH Trial—Assessment on the Prevention of Progression by Rosiglitazone on […]

Shedding Light on Ayurveda in Diabetes Management

Diabetes is a serious disease that affects quality of life and may even shorten a person’s life span. An endocrinologist/diabetologist who manages diabetes would need two things in order to help combat the disease: SKILL AND STRATEGY. Physicians need skills in understanding the intricate balance of this illness in order to prevent complications. They need […]

Starting them Young

Even as advances in technology continue to make our lives easier, our children are paying a higher price for all the convenience of eating fast food (read: instant and processed) while playing their favorite games on the computer without even breaking a sweat. Related terms:diabetes supplements endorsed by angaradr amorado santosdr gertrude santos manilasen angara […]