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Lyxumia for Diabetics

February 8, 2015 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Lyxumia is an injectable medicine for controlling blood sugar level that is generally designed for adults with type 2 diabetes with high sugar. It is a supplementary medicine to oral antidiabetic medicine such as metformin and pioglitazone, as well as basal insulin. Lyxumia contains the active substance lixisenatide, an incretin mimetic medicine that works by mimicking the actions of a hormone called glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) which help control blood glucose by stimulating the production of insulin and reducing the production of glucagon.

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Costus Igneus Health Benefits

December 7, 2013 Category :Diabetes Research 0

More commonly known as Fiery Costus or Spiral Flag, Costus igneus had been dubbed as the “Insulin plant”, because it was believed to help the body in producing insulin and had since become a popular medicinal herb. In the Philippines, it is known as tabubungiaw.

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Diabetes Skin Complications

December 4, 2013 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Skin problem complications are common among diabetic patients for having too much sugar in their blood. The high levels of blood glucose makes the body loses fluid that in turn makes the skin dry. The body reacts to diabetes by turning more water into urine for eliminating excessive sugar. Moreover, diabetic neuropathy also causes the skin to dry up because nerves do not activate the sweat glands which could otherwise moisten the skin. The dry skin turns red and sore, with cracks which become a perfect place for Germs to attack and a breeding ground for bacteria and fungi to thrive. Following is a list of common Diabetes skin complications with their brief descriptions. » Continue Reading

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Fluorescein Angiography Test for Diabetics

July 14, 2013 Category :Health Watch 0

Also known as Retinal photography and Eye angiography, Fluorescein angiography is basically an eye test that utilizes a special dye and camera device to create an image and observe at blood circulation flow in the retina and choroid, in the back of the eye. This test is usually performed to check if the blood circulation in the blood vessels in the retina and choroid are functioning smoothly in order to check eye treatments as well as to diagnose any problems in the eye.

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