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Diabetes Education for Pregnant Women

May 4, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Pregnancy and diabetes pose unique challenges. Educating pregnant women with diabetes is an extraordinary opportunity to impact two lives at one time. As a diabetes educator, you will have the chance to meet and take care of all kinds of inspirational women, in all stages of pregnancy and all degrees of “paranoia.” You will need to empathize with these women, especially those going through a pregnancy for the first time.

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Artificial Pancreas may help control type 1 diabetes

March 23, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A two-hormone closed-loop artificial pancreas using a computer algorithm may tighten blood sugar control in patients with type 1 diabetes while lowering risk for hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). This is according to the results of a recent study of Science Translational Medicine.

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Understanding the Diabetic Diet

January 25, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

You’ve heard it all before. Eat more veggies. Eat more fiber. Eat more fish. Put down the saltshaker. Limit the fat. Be active. Don’tmoke. And don’t drink too much alcohol. What’s the deal? If you follow these advice, will it really make a difference in how well and how long you live? In a word, YES. You can bet your life on it. If you could grow old in good health without having a heart attack or getting diabetes and its complications, wouldn’t you be willing to do just about anything — including improving your diet and activity habits? Of course, you would. And you can start today.

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Blood Sugar and Cholesterol Control may Retard Diabetic Eye Complications

December 12, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Another study has shown that in type 2 diabetics, a good control of elevated blood sugar and cholesterol levels retarded the progression of eye changes (diabetic retinopathy). This was an additional substudy finding of the “Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes” (ACCORD), which was published recently in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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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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Diabetes Management for Couples

October 26, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts| Healthy Advocacy 0

From the point of view of a person with diabetes, daily self-management involves making choices – lots of them; when, what, and how to eat, for instance; when and how to engage in physical exercise; what items to carry around all the times. These and many others are repeated ad infinitum – all day, every day. The person must also make less frequent but extremely significant decisions about his or her choice of therapies and overall approach to treatment. These comprise diabetes self-management – a very complex task that is of critical importance for achieving metabolic targets and other outcomes. » Continue Reading

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Diabetes and Postoperative Infection

May 10, 2014 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Medical studies have confirmed that patients with diabetes mellitus are at an increased risk for infection compared with patients without diabetes. Those patients with complicated diabetes are even at greater risk of postoperative wound infection. This included patients who have undergone foot and ankle surgery, or major cardiovascular or abdominal surgery. The high rate of nosocomial infection or Hospital-acquired infection among diabetic patients especially those with poor glucose control confirm that hyperglycemia itself is an independent risk factor for the development of infection.

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Ampalaya Pandesal

April 20, 2013 Category :Healthy Advocacy| Healthy Recipes 0

Pandesal which literally translates to “salt bread” in Spanish is a popular type of yeast raised bread in the Philippines that Filipinos usually used as its staple food for breakfast. The bread is mainly made of simple ingredients such as flour, eggs, yeast, sugar, and salt. The pandesal is commonly eaten by Filipinos by dipping them in the hot coffee and had long served as the main breakfast dish of the common Filipino.

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Vegan Diet best for Diabetics?

February 1, 2013 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Diabetic patients are frequently advised to follow a balanced food plan. Despite the many nutritional benefits of a vegetarian diet however, it has not been fully recommended for people with diabetes as it may not provide enough proteins which are usually acquired from animal and dairy products.

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Vitamin D Deficiency linked to Diabetes

May 21, 2012 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Two papers presented in this year’s Endocrine Society’s annual meeting in San Diego, California showed that low levels of vitamin D could lead to inadequate blood sugar control in diabetics and increase the risk of developing metabolic syndrome in the elderly.

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