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Asean Diabetes Educators

December 30, 2017 Category :Healthy News 0

Diabetes educators from all over the country and their counterparts from the ASEAN region convened at the Grand Ballroom of Century Park Hotel, Manila last December 7, 2005 for a whole-day affair that served as a kick-off event for the 2005 ASEAN Federation of Endocrine Societies (AFES) Congress.

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Diabetes increases Colon Cancer Risk

December 18, 2017 Category :Diabetes Research 0

It has long been known that people with diabetes are at a higher risk for heart disease, kidney failure, and other complications like eye and foot problems. Now, a new study finds that those with diabetes are also more prone to develop colon cancer. » Continue Reading

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Diabetes Drug may cut Lung Cancer Risk

December 13, 2017 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Thiazolidinediones (TZDs), a class of diabetic drugs, may significantly reduce the risk of death among patients with type 2 diabetes and lung cancer. » Continue Reading

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Risk for liver disease higher among Diabetics

December 11, 2017 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Aside from the increased risk for heart disease and stroke, there is now growing evidence that also points to a higher risk for both liver disease and liver cancer among people with diabetes. Two recent studies reveal that patients with type 2 diabetes have double the risk of developing liver disease and possibly three times the risk of developing liver cancer compared to healthy individuals. » Continue Reading

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Too Much TV No Good for Diabetic Kids

December 3, 2017 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Children and television are inseparable.  A daily dose of cartoons and other TV fare is commonplace for a child of the new millennium.  However, a Norweigan study shows that children with diabetes who spend more time in front of the television have a tougher time controlling their blood sugar. The study claims that children with Type I diabetes who are encouraged to watch less TV have a higher chance of controlling their blood sugar levels. The same study explains that although a relationship between watching TV and the control of blood sugar levels was formed, the underlying factors that make up this relationship still have to be known. » Continue Reading

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Get Moving for a longer life free of Diabetes

November 30, 2017 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Now you have another reason to keep yourself moving. Results of a new study found that people who are physically active live longer and enjoy more years free from diabetes than those who are inactive. » Continue Reading

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A Love Affair with Diabetes

November 29, 2017 Category :Healthy News 0

For Antonio and Aurora Retizos, their affair with diabetes started about two decades ago. From then on, the couple, both 69 years old and both type 2 diabetics, have been constantly watching each other’s health to avoid the unwanted complications of the disease. Both Daddy Tony and Mommy Au, as they are fondly called by their grandsons and even by the other members of their household, attribute their diabetes to genes. Mommy Au’s father had diabetes and Daddy Tony’s mother had it too. Now that both of them have diabetes, they are aft-aid that other members of their family might get it also. That is why healthful living – healthy food and an active lifestyle – is a mantra that is being followed in the Retizos’ household. » Continue Reading

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UN Passes Diabetes Resolution

November 22, 2017 Category :Healthy News 0

The year 2000 can be considered a momentous year for diabetics worldwide. On December 21, 2006, the United Nations (UN) General Assembly passed a landmark Resolution recognizing the global threat of the diabetes epidemic. The Resolution is a first for a non-infectious disease, signaling the acknowledgement of governments worldwide that a non-infectious disease poses a serious threat to world health as infectious diseases like HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. » Continue Reading

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Preventing Heart Attack in Diabetes

November 21, 2017 Category :Diabetes Facts| Diabetes Research 0

It was the wee hours of the morning. I heard the door to my parents’ room open and heard my father coughing hard. He went to the kitchen hurriedly followed by my mother’s nervous queries of whether he’s alright. They went back to their room, with my father coughing even harder, as , if trying to spit out something that was obstructing his breathing. In a few more seconds, all I heard was my mother’s piercing screams. And before I even reached their room, he was gone. Heart attack took Papa from us, just like that.

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Cord Blood May Help Prevent Diabetes

November 14, 2017 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy News 0

Scientists at the University of Florida have found that blood umbilical cord might safely preserve insulin in children newly diagnosed with type I diabetes, and this may be a new potential remedy for the disease. Results of the study were presented during the 67`h Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Michael Haller and his team at the University of Florida’s College of Medicine successfully transfused Il children with type I diabetes with stem cells isolated from umbilical cord blood. Three more children are scheduled to undergo this test. » Continue Reading

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