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Common Skin Problems among Diabetics

November 19, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Diabetes mellitus is a common cause of health problems and death, not only in the Philippines but in the whole world. In diabetes, insulin is lacking, either partly or completely, leading to gross defects in glucose (sugar), fat, and protein metabolism. Because of these defects, the organs that are most commonly affected include the heart, blood vessels, nerves, eyes, and the skin. A fasting blood glucose level of 126 mg/dL and above on two separate occasions or a random value of 200 mg/dL and above confirms the diagnosis of diabetes.

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Diabetes For Hire!

November 16, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts| Healthy Advocacy 0

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. » Continue Reading

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Dasheen and Diabetes

May 31, 2015 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Dasheen is a variety of taro which is used as vegetables for its several parts such as its corms (underground stems), leaves and leaf-stems. It is a perennial, tropical plant but is widely adaptable to a variety of climates such as in the arid regions of Africa. This type of taro is believed to have originated from South India and in Southeast Asia. Aside from its origin places, it is also very popular in other places of the world such as in Africa, the Carribean and in the Pacific. In the Philippines, it is locally called “gabi”.

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Check Blood Sugar via Eye Scanner

January 30, 2015 Category :Healthy News 0

Finger picking to draw blood to test glucose levels is one major obstacle that many diabetics face to regularly monitor blood sugar. Fear of pain and the hassle of performing the rigorous procedure get in the way for successful blood sugar monitoring. This has drive scientists to find noninvasive ways to measure blood glucose levels without drawing blood, puncturing the skin, or causing pain or trauma.

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Chocolates for Diabetics

April 10, 2014 Category :Health Watch 0

Having diabetes does not necessarily preclude one from eating anything although in controlled quantities. This included chocolates, which aside from its appetizing taste also has other benefits. What makes chocolate harmful for diabetics is its sugar content. However, there are other types of chocolates which are more apt for diabetics. Chief of which is dark chocolate.

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Syringe Pens in the Philippines

October 31, 2013 Category :Healthy News 0

Many diabetic patients needed insulin therapy to maintain optimal blood glucose levels and prevent diabetic complications. Insulin or the hormone produced in the pancreas is acknowledged as the most effective treatments for diabetes. However, one of the biggest problems that diabetic people needed to face is injecting the insulin with the use of needles and syringes which is frightening especially to children.

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Fruit Eating Guide for Diabetics

October 25, 2011 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Are there really bad fruits or fruits that should be avoided if one is diabetic? The truth is, all fruits may be allowed in a diabetic diet. What is more important to consider, however, is the total amount of carbohydrate intake per serving size of the fruit. Some fruits contain more carbohydrates in a gram per gram comparison.

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Blood testing to diagnose Diabetes in Obese Youth

October 14, 2011 Category :Diabetes Research 0

The youth of today are getting bigger and heavier, and this is no sign of health. Obesity comes with many chronic comorbidities including diabetes. This is why a study recommended mandatory blood testing among obese youth for the early detection of type 2 diabetes.

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