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My Diabetic Kidneys and Me

January 6, 2019 Category :Diabetes Facts| Healthy Advocacy 0

In the Philippines, the prevalence of diabetes according to the NNHES (National Nutrition Health Survey) study is 4.8%. NSO (National Statistics Office) projects that there would be 74 million adult Filipinos in 2010. Therefore, there could be 3.6 million Filipinos who have diagnosed diabetes.

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Dialysis Linked to Foot Ulcers

December 16, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 1

Having constant dialysis treatment usually requires dishing out huge amounts of cash. In fact, it’s so financially taxing that it may even literally cost you a leg someday.

According to a recent report, dialysis treatment have been independently linked to foot ulcerations, a skin ulcer that can lead to foot amputation if unchecked, in patients with diabetes and advanced stage IV or V chronic kidney disease.

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What is Hemodialysis?

August 13, 2017 Category :Health Watch 0

Acute renal failure, also known as chronic kidney disease or chronic kidney injury makes the kidneys to malfunction and lose the ability to filter the wastes and remove the extra fluid from the body. Once this happens to you, you will need hemodialysis. Hemodialysis is a procedure done which uses a man-made membrane called dialyzer to filter the wastes and restore the right electrolyte balance in the blood, and remove the excess fluid from the body.

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Immunization in Diabetes

November 1, 2011 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

People with diabetes can have abnormalities in their immune function. This puts them at greater risk of infection and its complications including repeated hospitalization and death. Immunization can boost their resistance against certain infections as well as reduce hospital admissions and life-threatening illnesses. Below are some recommendations related to immunization.

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