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Are you likely to get Diabetes?

January 19, 2019 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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Navigating Adult Patient Empowerment thru Educational Strategies

January 15, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Diabetes Educators on the diabetes health care team play an important, albeit underutilized, role in the care of patients with diabetes. The most optimistic estimate is that less than 30% of diabetic patients receive any diabetes education at all despite the fact that diabetes is increasing in prevalence worldwide. In particular, type 2 diabetes has reached epidemic proportions over the last several decades. The 2008 National Nutrition Health Survey reported a nationwide prevalence of 4.8% based on fasting blood sugar alone. Worldwide, the International Diabetes Federation estimated the global prevalence as 6.6%.

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Risk increase for liver disease for adults with diabetes

January 13, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A recent study published in the revealed that adults with newly diagnosed diabetes are at risk to have advanced liver disease or diabetic hepatopathy. According to Liane Porepa, MD, from the University of Toronto in Ontario, Canada, and her colleagues, their population-based, matched, retrospective cohort study revealed an incidence rate of serious liver disease of 8.19 per 10,000 person-years versus 4.17 per 10,000 person-years among those without diabetes.

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When the ‘Commander’ can’t snap to Attention!

December 22, 2018 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

The causes of ED especially among people with diabetes are complex and involve impairment with the nerves, blood vessels and even the muscles. These impairments are brought about by the same elevated blood sugar that causes nerve and blood vessel damage in other parts of the body that cause renal failure, blindness and amputations.

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Going Sugar-Free

November 21, 2018 Category :People and Places 0

History has it that when Spanish conquistador Hernan Cortos reached Tenochtitlan in 1519, he noted the vast quantities of a mysterious dark beverage that the then-Aztec emperor Monteczuma consumed and how it was carefully whipped by his attendants beforehand. The beverage, he later discovered, was made from the seed of the tropical Theobroma cacao tree, which has been cultivated for as early as 1,100 B.C. in Mexico and Central and South America. » Continue Reading

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Stay Sweet on a Sugar-Free Date

October 25, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts| Healthy News 0

Most people find dates highly tedious. In order to make a good impression, you put your best foot forward, use the best hair products, dress up to the nines, and, of course, pump up pockets with dough (or credit cards). These scenarios apply to normal people. How about people with diabetes? » Continue Reading

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Top 10 Foods For Diabetes

May 26, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Diabetes mellitus is a chronic and fast growing disease. There is no cure but it can be properly and successfully managed and controlled. Diet and lifestyle are very important factors to consider. It is useful to know how your body handles nutrients in the food you eat and how it affects your health. In other words, you are what you eat and what you eat heals you. » Continue Reading

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Incretins

May 17, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Diabetes Mellitus remains a growing problem worldwide and the scientific community continues to search for ways to prevent, slow down the progression, control and treat this complex hormonal/metabolic disease. In order to understand this, a basic overview of hormones and their effects in the body (Science of Endocrinology) needs to be elaborated—so let us start with some definitions in “Endocrinology 101”. » Continue Reading

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Diabetes and Infection Connection

April 27, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

For diabetic patients, no symptom is too insignificant to ignore. Given a short period of time, what starts as a small untreated wound or blister on the foot can develop into a condition severe enough to have to undergo foot or above the knee amputation. A study concluded that diabetics who acquire infections are 55 times more likely to get hospitalized and 154 times more likely to undergo an amputation. » Continue Reading

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Weight Loss Surgery: A Cure for Diabetes?

April 1, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Obesity often occurs with Type 2 diabetes mellitus. At least 8 out of 10 people with Type 2 diabetes are overweight or frankly obese. In fact, the rising number of people with diabetes in the last 20-30 years has been attributed to the rising number of people who are overweight or obese. This is observed worldwide, alerting health experts to the continuing twin epidemics of diabetes and obesity. » Continue Reading

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