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Low Vision: Hope for the Visually Impaired

The Low Vision Enigma In an extremely colorful and multi-faceted world such as the one we live in, it is an enigma that so many concepts are considered as plainly black and white. One such enigma is the concept that people are thought of as either sighted or blind – with no gray areas in […]

Caring for Vision Impaired’s Feet

Diabetic patients are often overwhelmed with things that they need to do in order to properly manage their disease. So much so that self-care tasks vital to day-to-day health are neglected—things like taking care of their feet. Related terms:low vision diabetic foot checksdiabetes foot care visually impairedcaring visually impairedcaring for vision impairedwww allaboutdiabeticsdiabetic foot care […]

Should Children be Allowed Soft Drinks?

On televisions across the globe, soft drink commercials are plainly made to be irresistible. Yes, it is refreshing. Yes, it is thirst-quenching. Yes, it is tempting! What makes these television ads more inviting is that they don’t discriminate. Everyone is welcome to grab a can — whatever the gender, status, or age. Even children are encouraged […]

Low Blood Sugars at Night?

How can the elderly keep from having low blood sugars at night? Hypoglycemia, defined variably as blood sugar <60 mg/dL, is one of the dreaded complications of diabetes management. It usually hinders the achievement of a satisfactory glucose control level because of the fear of developing symptoms of hypoglycemia – palpitations, excessive sweating, tremors, and […]

Healthy Holloween Treats

Halloween is one of the oldest holidays in the world. It is celebrated in many countries including the Philippines, where it is slowly becoming a popular event. Halloween is remembered on the night of October 31. In Quezon, my home province, at around 7 pm on Halloween nights, a group of people with a guitar […]

Follow Your Dreams

Dream the dreams that nave never peen dreamt, urged David Bower. And don’t allow that dream to go into oblivion. If other people have reached their dreams, surely you can do, too. Langston Hughes reminded, “Hold fast to dreams for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.” Related terms:Advocacy for […]

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 […]

Low-dose aspirin recommended for diabetes patients

Already known as an effective oral medication for minor aches and pains as well as for the primary and secondary prevention of heart attacks and strokes, aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid) in low doses is now also recommended to prevent a first myocardial infarction or stroke in diabetes patients at high risk of cardiovascular disease. Related terms:low […]

Strange Sensation: Could it be Diabetic Neuropathy?

Numbness, shooting pains, weakness, tingling and burning sensation, are symptoms commonly presented by patients to us neurologists. Hearing these kinds of complaints, the first thing that comes to my mind is, “Is this patient suffering from neuropathy?”. Related terms:humidity neuropathyneuropathy and humiditycan motor nerves reduce sweating in diabeticsdiabetes and strange sensation on legsdiabetes and strange […]

A Peek at Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetes can cause a variety of eye diseases that can potentially lead to severe vision loss and even blindness. These diabetic eye diseases include diabetic retinopathy, cataract and glaucoma. Diabetic retinopathy is the most common eye disease in patients with diabetes.