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Depression and Diabetes threaten Eyesight

October 1, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A five-year study indicates that diabetic patients who suffer from depression are more likely to develop a serious complication known as diabetic retinopathy.

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Depression Care Prolongs Lives of Older Diabetics

February 17, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Older adults with diabetes and depression who receive depression care management are half as likely to die over a five-year period than depressed patients with diabetes who receive none, according to a study by researchers from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Results of the study, the first known trial that linked diabetes and mortality in a depression intervention trial, were published in the December 2007 issue of Diabetes Care. » Continue Reading

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Diabetes and Dementia

September 18, 2017 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Diabetes has long been associated with serious complications such as strokes, heart attacks and limb amputations. Yet long-term poorly controlled diabetes may bring about complications that may not be as dreadful and life-threatening but are debilitating to the individual just the same. One such complication is dementia. » Continue Reading

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Diabetes and Depression

September 16, 2017 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Mood disorders otherwise known as affective disorders are a large group of disorders that present with a change in mood and related disturbances. Among the different mood disorders, major depression is the most commonly seen. Depression is a serious medical condition that affects thoughts, feelings, and the ability to function in everyday life. Depression can occur at any age. This has a lifetime prevalence of about 15 percent. The risk for such a form depression is 10 to 25 percent for women and five to 12 percent for men. » Continue Reading

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Can Diabetics drink Diet Soda like Coke Zero?

February 8, 2015 Category :Health Watch 0

Yes and No. Diabetics can and cannot drink diet Soda like Coke Zero but should not drink it on a regular basis. Diet Sodas like Coke Zero are technically speaking calorie free. They have very few if no zero sugar in them. They are ideally designed for people who want to lose weight or prevent sugar-related diseases like diabetes. Instead of sugar, diet sodas are sweetened with artificial sweeteners like aspartame, cyclamate, saccharin, acesulfame-k or sucralose. However, since diet sodas are carbonated beverage it contains sodium which is dangerous for high blood pressure or kidney problems which diabetics are at great risk.

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What is a Diabetic Charm?

November 2, 2014 Category :Health Watch 0

A diabetic charm is small ornament worn as a necklace or bracelet that basically provide information that the wearer is diabetic and thus require special health needs. This would help guide other people on how to deal with the wearer in case suffers from a diabetic attack like hypoglycaemia, vertigo among others. Diabetes is a disease that requires continuous specialized care and the diabetic charm would inform people in advance that wearer is diabetic.

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Health Benefits of Tahong

May 10, 2014 Category :Healthy News 0

Tahong or mussels are common and widely available seafood in the Philippines which can be used in to make different types of dishes. Mussels are a type of clam with long and wedge shaped and usually harvested along the shoreline. The common edible mussels are blue mussels and green-lipped mussels. Tahong can be baked, fried, smoked, broiled or steamed. Meanwhile, freshwater mussels are often not eaten.

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Diabetes plus Depression leads to Dementia

April 29, 2012 Category :Diabetes Research 0

If you have diabetes, don’t stay blue. This may lead to dementia later on, according to a study.

The study compared dementia in diabetic patients with or without depression. Prior research has established that both diabetes and depression are risk factors for dementia, but few studies have looked into the combined effects of the two.

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