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Coral Reefs: Medicine Cabinets of the 21st Century

Coral reefs could be the source of many new medicines in the 21st century. “Marine sources could be the major source of drugs in the coming years,” said Dr. William Fenical, director for marine biotechnology and biomedicine at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla, California. Related terms:coral reefs medicine cabinets for the 21st […]

Managing Diabetes during Night Shift

Night shift workers have been around since the early 1900s when the automobile, steel and other related industries deemed more profitable a round-the-clock work day than the usual nine-to-five hours. From a purely economical point of view, this made more sense and increased profits. Shift working was also necessary in the healthcare industry for continuous […]

Diabetes For Hire!

Any person with diabetes, whether insulin dependent or non–insulin dependent, should be eligible for any employment for which he or she is otherwise qualified.” This was the position adopted by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) as early as 1984 regarding employment of people with diabetes. Related terms:hire employee with diabetesacarbose weight lossIs there a job […]

Workplace Exercises

In this day and age, the palpable importance of exercising is, should we say, “common sense.” This new mindset paved the ground for the resurgence of traditional as well as unconventional fitness centers (i.e. tai chi, Pilates, yoga, gym, dance centers) all over the globe in the past decade. Related terms:office exercise for dibeticsback extension […]

Diabetes Team

Diabetes is a serious, common and costly disease that affects 4 percent of the Philippine population. Some 800,000 new cases are diagnosed annually. The complications of diabetes include cardiovascular disease, blindness, kidney failure, nerve damage, and lower extremity amputations. These complications subsequently result in higher rates of disability, increases in use of health care services, […]

Is Peanut Butter Safe for Diabetics?

I remember peanut butter being my favorite palaman on ‘tasty bread’. I’d come home from school and a peanut butter-guava jelly sandwich would be waiting for me for merienda. Through the years, I’ve been cutting back on peanut butter (and telling dieters, too), knowing that it is high in fat and calories. But peanut butter […]

High-MUFA Diet benefits Type 2 Diabetics

A year-long energy-restricted, high-monounsaturated fat (MUFA) diet was seen to prove beneficial for type 2 diabetics. Researchers reported in the first online issue of Diabetes Care that it is as effective as a high-carbohydrate (CHO), low-fat diet. Related terms:mufa and diabetesMUFA diabetesis mufa diet good for diabeticMUFA benefits diabetesBenefits of MUFAmufa diet breastfeedingMUFA diet diabetesHIGH […]

Liraglutide for Diabetes Control

A daily shot of liraglutide proved more effective than the conventional pill glimepiride (Amaryl) in reducing blood sugar levels in patients in the early stages of type 2 diabetes, according to a study. Related terms:liraglutideliraglutide and depressionliraglutide and depression medicationliraglutide and eye complicationliraglutide and eye complicationsliraglutide and inflammationliraglutide and the eyesliraglutide depressionliraglutide eyes

Early Intensive Glucose Control Lasts a Decade

A 10-year follow-up of a landmark trial of intensive glucose control in type 2 diabetes has suggested that the clinical benefit was more than durable but rose with the passage of time, researchers reported recently. Related terms:Rury R HolmanRury R Holman OR Rury Holman diabetes

Exercise Helps Control Fatty Liver

Fatty liver often occurs in overweight and obese type 2 diabetics. Not only could fatty liver lead to an increased risk of liver cirrhosis, liver failure and cancer, it could also disrupt metabolism, promote fuel inflammation in the body and can increase lipid levels, all of which could harm the heart. Related terms:how to control […]