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Warning Signs of Low Blood Sugar

January 27, 2023 Category :Health Watch 0

Low blood sugar, also known as hypoglycemia, occurs when the level of glucose (sugar) in the blood drops below a certain threshold. Glucose is the main source of fuel for the body’s cells and it is regulated by insulin, a hormone produced by the pancreas. When blood sugar levels fall too low, the body is not able to function properly. In people with diabetes, low blood sugar can occur as a side effect of taking insulin or other diabetes medications that increase insulin production. It can also occur in people without diabetes if they have a condition or take a medication that affects blood sugar levels.

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Tattoo and Diabetes

January 26, 2023 Category :Healthy News 0

People with diabetes can get tattoos, but they may have a higher risk of complications. It’s important to inform the tattoo artist of your diabetes and to closely monitor your blood sugar levels during the healing process. You should also make sure to keep the tattooed area clean and dry to prevent infection. If you notice any signs of infection, such as redness, swelling, or pus, you should contact a healthcare professional immediately.

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Beating Down Diabetes

December 12, 2022 Category :Fitness 0

When you first meet Edmundo Ongsiako, you’ll know immediately that this is not a guy to cross.

Standing at 5’10” in height, with log-like biceps, surprising agility and a menacing goatee, the 49-year-old Edmundo is one of four official instructors of Krav Maga, a self-defense method that neutralizes threats by dealing devastating blows to the vital parts.

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Diabetes Education for Pregnant Women

December 5, 2022 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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Are you likely to get Diabetes?

August 28, 2022 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Whether it’s type 1 or type 2, we all know that diabetes mellitus is a serious ailment with devastating consequences in the heart, eyes, kidneys, limbs, and other organs of our body.

But how would you know if you or any other member of your family is at risk for getting diabetes? Endocrinologist Dr. Gertrude Santos, a member of the Obesity and Nutrition Task Force of the Philippine Chapter of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE–PC) reveals several factors, including “family history of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, overweight or obese state, sedentary lifestyle, previously identified impaired glucose tolerance or impaired fasting glucose, hypertension, increased levels of triglycerides, low concentrations of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol or both, history of gestational diabetes, history of an infant with a birth weight of greater than 8 lbs, polycystic ovarian syndrome and even psychiatric illness.”

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Diabetes For Hire!

June 25, 2022 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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In Sickness and in Health

June 6, 2022 Category :Healthy Advocacy| People and Places 0

Diabetes is an epidemic, and older adults are particularly affected. The good thing about it is that with early detection and treatment, serious health consequences of diabetes can be prevented or delayed. And the task is made easier when you have someone to share it with, literally speaking.

For the David couple, it was Pie who got diabetes first and underwent treatment in order to keep his condition under control. Rina, on the other hand, was already in her 40s when she was diagnosed. » Continue Reading

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Diabetes Drugs Cut Sugar and Weight

March 19, 2022 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Two new experimental drugs, the firsts in a new class of type 2 diabetes drugs, seem to help older diabetes drugs lower patients’ blood sugar, with the added bonus of a little weight loss.

The once-a-day medications work by increasing the levels of a hormone that triggers the pancreas to produce more insulin to process blood sugar while simultaneously signaling the liver to stop making glucose. They act by blocking the production of an enzyme called DPP-4 that normally inactivates that hormone.

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Lettuce Insulin for Diabetes

March 17, 2021 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Diabetes has been known widely as a disease which is a long term condition due to high blood sugar levels. It is one of the causes of deaths of people worldwide. Mostly, diabetes is hereditary. However, before one can truly understand what diabetes is, it is important to take note how insulin works in one’s body. Whenever a person eats, the body turns this food into sugar. Then, pancreas are supposed to release insulin to cater sugar. Insulin lets the sugar enter the cells in order to turn sugar to energy. But then, for a person who has diabetes, this system will not work. A person who has diabetes hardly produces, or not produces insulin at all. Hence, it has affected the parts and functions of the body.

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Turnip good for Diabetes?

March 14, 2021 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Turnip or singkamas are root vegetables usually grown in temperate climates. In the Philippines, it is usually eaten raw or added in fresh lumpia. Turnip is one of the underappreciated and often overlooked vegetables.

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