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Antiplatelets Reduce Stroke Risk in Diabetics

Diabetes Mellitus is just one of the myriad of diseases prone to formation of blood clots which makes a diabetic in rendezvous with events like heart attack, stroke and blood vessel diseases involving the legs and feet. Uncontrolled blood glucose levels lead to dysfunction of the lining of arteries and veins causing coagulation or blood […]

Philippine Diabetes Association

The Philippine Diabetes Association (PDA) is the prime mover of excellent diabetes care and prevention in the Philippines. Founded in 1958 by a group of internists and physicians who share the common passion to the care, protection and recuperation of the diabetic people, the Philippine Diabetes Association was conceptualized as a non profit and nongovernmental […]

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 […]