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Preggies with Diabetes at risk for Emergency Cesarean

January 21, 2020 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A study revealed that the strength of uterine contractions in women with diabetes were slightly weaker than their non-diabetic counterparts, putting them at increased risk of emergency cesarean birth.

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Diabetes plus Depression leads to Dementia

January 20, 2020 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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Preventive Oral Health Measures for Diabetes

January 9, 2020 Category :Health Watch 0

Diabetes is a disease that causes serious problems in many parts of the body. And oral health problems are certainly no exception. Oral diseases commonly seen with diabetes include tooth decay, periodontal (gum) disease, salivary gland dysfunction, infections, and taste impairment. It is important for diabetics to take care of their oral health and hygiene so as not to complicate their situation. The following are ways to prevent oral health problems in patients with diabetes:

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A Mother’s Wish for a Special Child

January 8, 2020 Category :People and Places 0

She looks at her son with a proud smile on her face as he walks slowly, limping a little, up the stage to accept his Diabetes Achiever award for having survived diabetes for more than 20 years.

Not a small feat for someone who has other special needs aside from being a type 1 diabetic; and definitely something to be proud of for a mother who takes care of a special child with diabetes.

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Sugary Drinks linked with Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome

January 4, 2020 Category :Diabetes Research 0

In a study, Harvard School of Public Health researchers have found “clear and consistent” link between the consumption of drinks that are high in sugar and the development of Type 2 diabetes or metabolic syndrome – a cluster of medical problems consisting of diabetes, high blood pressure, abdominal obesity and cholesterol problems.

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ISDF: Revolutionizing Diabetes Education in the Philippines

December 28, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 1

What started as one man’s dream to spread awareness and knowledge about diabetes, has now become the first and only post-graduate school in the country that focuses solely on the study of diabetes.

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Diabetes: What You need to Know

December 27, 2019 Category :Diabetes Facts| Healthy Advocacy 1

Former Senator Juan Flavier and singer Gary Valenciano are just two of the four million Filipinos affected with diabetes. Fortunately, both know they have the disease. Unfortunately, more than three million people do not know they are diabetics. Out of the one mil-lion who know they are suffering from the disease, only 200,000 are undergoing treatment.

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Diabetes Care for Disadvantaged and Vulnerable

December 26, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Living with diabetes is already hard as it is, more so if you happen to have this chronic condition while living on meager resources.

A poor diabetic would require medications, hospitalizations, regular check-ups, insulin (for type 1 diabetics), and other things to spend on aside from his family’s basic needs. Because of this, some diabetics forego medications just to sustain life’s basic needs.

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Parent Partners of Children with Diabetes

December 24, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

When a child gets diagnosed with diabetes, we usually realize in hindsight that the signs and symptoms (excessive urination, excessive drinking, weight loss despite an increased appetite, decreased energy level) have actually been present for a while, but were ignored or attributed to something much less serious. When medical help is finally sought, the CRISIS scenario begins when diabetes is confirmed.

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Ampalaya Supplements for Diabetics

December 20, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Question: “Is it ok for diabetics to take ampalaya supplements?”

Answer: Although we cannot deny that a lot of our modern medicines today came from plant extracts (like penicillin, digoxin, etc); it is very important to understand how much research it takes before a particular medicine can be recommended to have beneficial effects for people. Before any medicine or supplement can be recommended for treating diabetes, it should be tested several times in the laboratory, and in trials involving both healthy and sick subjects. The substance’s effects, safety, tolerability and toxicity are compared to “placebo” (ordinary coated sugar pill) as well as to medicines that are already approved for use against diabetes. So far, ampalaya supplements available in the market have not been studied extensively to demonstrate their efficacy and safety.

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