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Osteoarthritis: Painful Stride

Osteoarthritis is a slow, progressive disabling disease that is the most frequent cause of joint pain, especially in the elderly.  This relatively common disease affects about one in every 13 people, about 12 percent of people above 60 years of age experience pain due to osteoarthritis. Related terms:osteoarthritis and diabetesosteoarthritis aspirationosteoarthritis and diabetes mellitusdiabetes mellitus […]

Diabetic Foot Ulcer

Diabetes is one of the most prevalent diseases afflicting persons all over the world today. According to a study, it is estimated that by the year 2030, 366 million persons in the world will have diabetes. Every 30 seconds a lower limb is lost somewhere in the world due to diabetes. The risk of someone […]

Under the Knife

When a diabetic undergoes surgery. People with diabetes may undergo surgery due to complications such as cardiovascular problems and infection that may develop in their bodies or due to other conditions unrelated to their diabetes. During these times, people with diabetes must adhere to certain special requirements and considerations to help ensure surgical success. Related […]

Gallstones: Take Them Out or Leave Them Be?

Diabetes mellitus presents numerous challenges to patients and physicians constantly battling to stave off its deleterious effects on various organs in the body. While end-organ damage in diabetic patients targets vital organs like the kidney, heart, brain and lungs, a less known organ called the gallbladder likewise deserves attention. Related terms:gallstones and diabetesdiabetes and gallstonesgallstones […]

Corneal Transplant

Cornea is the front part of our eyes. It is the transparent part of our eye that covers the pupil, iris and retina. Corneal Transplant is a surgical procedure where a portion of our cornea is removed and replaced with a portion of the cornea from a donor. Corneal Transplant also known as keratoplasty is […]

Dr. Florence Amorado Santos

Dr. Florence Amorado Santos is one of the renowned doctor in the Philippines who is well accepted as an authority in diabetes and diabetic care. He is a member of the Philippine Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism (PSEM) was founded in 1962 and worked as assistant secretary of the Philippine chapter of AACE (American Association […]

Less-invasive Brain Surgery Advantageous to Patients

At the Loyola University Hospital in Chicago, incising a big portion of the human skull or face and likewise exposing a big area of the brain have been replaced by less-invasive brain surgery techniques. Related terms:less asvantageous

Chelation Therapy good for Diabetics?

Question: Is chelation therapy advisable for people with diabetes? Answer: First of all, before giving any expert advice on this “alternative treatment” let us try to define chelation therapy. Chelation therapy is a series of intravenous infusions containing the organic and water soluble chemical disodium ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA), the same material used as an anticoagulant […]