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Are you likely to get Diabetes?

Whether it’s type 1 or type 2, we all know that diabetes mellitus is a serious ailment with devastating consequences in the heart, eyes, kidneys, limbs, and other organs of our body. But how would you know if you or any other member of your family is at risk for getting diabetes? Endocrinologist Dr. Gertrude […]

Prevent Diabetes in You: Start Now!

Every 10 seconds, someone dies from diabetes-related causes and 2 new cases are diagnosed in the world. Diabetes has become one of the leading causes of death in the modern world. And it is on the rise among younger people. Related terms:juan flavier diabetes

Diabetes, Obesity and Asthma

“I am overweight Doc, can I develop asthma?” A question I hear almost everyday, the answer still surprises me to this day. Asthma (az-muh, as-) is a chronic disease that affects millions of people worldwide. Its primary cause is inflamed airways in the lungs. This inflammation makes the airways smaller, which makes it more difficult […]

Taking Care of Your Diabetes Every Day

What kind of DIABETES do you have? Type 1 diabetes, formerly called juvenile diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes, is usually first diagnosed before age 40 (in children, teenagers, or young adults). It is a disorder in which the body does not produce insulin (a hormone that aids in moving sugar from the blood to the cells). […]

Diabetes and Prostate Link?

PSA as screening tool Prostate problems begin to surface once a man hits 50 years old. Medical organizations like The American Cancer Society recommend screening especially if one has a family history or a genetic risk factor. Commonly requested is the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) assay by blood test, but it is not routinely recommended by […]

Male Infertility and Diabetes

The book of Genesis tells us that one of the first mandates that the creator gave Adam and Eve was to be fertile and multiply. Some people take this to heart seriously, especially for men. But when problems arise that concern fertility in a couple, it is usually the women who first subject themselves to […]

Does Menopause Increase the Risk of Diabetes?

Women may dread menopause for the mood swings, hot flushes and its attendant discomforts, but did you know that menopause may also herald an increase in the risk for diabetes? Menopausal women often gain weight, but fat also tends to get redistributed. Take a look in the mirror—are you pear-shaped or apple-shaped? Pear-shaped women have […]

The Diabetes Problem: What Can We Do to Prevent It?

Diabetes mellitus has become a serious problem and has reached epidemic proportions over the past decade. In the Philippines, the National Nutrition Survey conducted by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute in 2003 estimates that about 7 out of 100 Filipinos may either have prediabetes or diabetes. From an older survey done in 1997, there […]

Diabetes Life-Saving Kit

We are living in a world where accidents happen almost every single day. But while there are serious accidents which necessitate immediate hospitalization, some, especially home injuries, can sometimes be attended to even by one’s self. Related terms:What should be inside a first aid kit for diabetesfirst aid bag for a diabatic clinicfirst aid bag […]

Eating Out with Diabetes over Holidays

T’is the season to be jolly”…despite diabetes. Holidays bring family and friends together, and food is always one of the centers of the celebration. Enjoying holiday food is for everybody, including persons with diabetes. First things first, remember these principles: Related terms:diabetic diet and tennis ballseating out over the holidaysholidays and insulin