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Diabetes Care for Night Shift Workers

December 30, 2020 Category :Health Watch 0

People who have regularly worked night shifts are twice as likely to have diabetes. This is attributed to decrease in metabolic health, impaired glucose metabolism, increased body mass index (BMI), and impaired insulin resistance. Meanwhile, diabetic patients working night shift are most likely to suffer complications in diabetes like neuropathy among others. This is because night shift work can disrupts a person’s body internal clock, or circadian rhythm that affects the cardiovascular system, Metabolism, Appetite and food intake, Digestion, Immune system and Hormonal balance.

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Herbal Cure for Diabetes

July 26, 2020 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A herbal cure for diabetes is an alternative way for treating and managing diabetes especially among Filipinos because primarily of the expensive cost for managing diabetes as well as the fact that medical science have never discovered a cure for the disease. Some herbalists contend that since diabetes basically developed out of nutrition imbalance, an herbal method will help in balancing the nutrition needs of the body which would hopefully reverse the diabetes. Following are the top herbal cure for diabetes.

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Glucose Monitoring Tattoo

March 2, 2020 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Tattoos have largely been a means for artistic expression, but now may also serve a life-saving function.

Research is currently being done exploring how tattoos can be used to help monitor blood glucose levels for people with diabetes using what is called a Nano Ink Tattoo.

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Teardrops accurate to Test Blood Sugar

January 19, 2020 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Diabetes patients may now say goodbye to the pains of those routine pricks of drawing blood, because scientists may have developed a less painful way to check their glucose levels – just by tears.

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Infectious Emergencies in Patients With Diabetes

May 28, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy Advocacy 0

Aside from the severe increases in blood sugar, development of infections among people with diabetes is the most common cause of consultation in the emergency room. Patients with diabetes are particularly predisposed to infections. A study showed that people with diabetes are 200 times more likely to be hospitalized for infectious disease and are 90 times more likely to die from infection. This increased risk of dying from infections may be mediated by diseases of the heart and blood vessels.

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Diabetes and Exercise

May 13, 2019 Category :Fitness| Healthy Advocacy 0

An important part of maintaining a balanced and healthy lifestyle, with or without diabetes, is having a regular exercise regimen. Other workouts are more strenuous than some and all vary with what the individual is comfortable doing, and ultimately, what results they’re looking for.

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Antipsychotic Drugs may Elevate Hyperglycemia Risk

April 15, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A new study found that diabetic elderly patients who are prescribed antipsychotic medication for the first time are at an increased risk of hyperglycemia, especially within the first two weeks of medication regimen. The same study also found that serious hyperglycemic episode among some diabetic older patients who recently started an antipsychotic medication was 50 percent higher compared to their counterparts who haven’t taken the drug for the last 6 months.

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What is HbA1c?

December 20, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

You may have heard your doctor ask for or order HbA1c in your blood tests. And when you asked him or her what it is, you got the answer “It’s your blood sugar average for 3 months.” And that was it. You may still have a few questions, so let us try to get into the nitty-gritty of HbA1c.

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Once-a-week shot effective in Glucose Control

November 5, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A newer and longer-acting form of the diabetes drug exenatide (Byetta) taken once a week did better at controlling blood glucose levels compared to its standard formula, according to a new study published recently in the journal, The Lancet.

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Glucose Monitoring Devices

November 4, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) conducted and funded a study which tested three brands of continuous glucose monitoring devices.

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