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The Sweet Cause of Eye Damage

May 6, 2022 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Many perceive diabetes as a severe medical condition that can cause serious impact only on the heart and kidney. But little do they know that such condition can also damage the eyes and may even result in blindness if left untreated. Once diabetes starts to affect the eyes, such condition is known as diabetic retinopathy. » Continue Reading

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Traveling With Insulin

April 25, 2022 Category :Healthy Advocacy 1

People travel for various reasons. For diabetic patients, the challenge is to bring all the necessary medicines, take them on time, and still have fun. But for people who need insulin shots, how does one go about it? Here are some tips.

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Drug Tested vs. Diabetic Neuropathy

March 14, 2022 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A drug that might prevent or reverse nerve damage caused by diabetes is now being tested in humans in the United States. Diabetic neuropathy or nerve damage causes a loss of sensation in the hands and feet. Diabetic patients with nerve damage might not always notice small injuries, which when left unnoticed may become severely infected.

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Ankle Mobility Impaired in Diabetes

December 21, 2021 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A new study has proven that people with long-standing diabetes are prone to impairment of their ankle function despite not having peripheral neuropathy. Peripheral neuropathy, which is linked to diabetes, is a progressive deterioration of nerve function in the extremities that can cause chronic pain, numbness, weakness and tingling sensations in the feet. Under controlled conditions, Dr. Claudia Giacomozzi and her team from Istituto Superiore di Sanita in Rome, tested the muscle performance and ankle mobility of 46 diabetic patients with and without nerve damage and in 21 control subjects.

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Sambong for Diabetes

February 17, 2021 Category :Healthy News 0

Also known as Alibum, Lakad-bulan, Alimon or Lalakdan; Sambong or Blumea camphor is a shrub or weed that is famous as a natural herbal medicine similar to marijuana because it can also have hallucinogenic effects when excessively consumed. With a scent and taste like camphor, Sambong had been used for cleansing the kidneys to treat kidney stones, wounds and cuts, rheumatism, anti-diarrhea, anti-spasms, colds and coughs and hypertension.

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Hyperglycemia and Vertigo

February 13, 2021 Category :Health Watch 0

Hyperglycemia is the clinical term to refer abnormally high blood glucose (blood sugar) level. A high blood sugar is generally over 100 mg/dl. Hyerglycemia would be 150 – 300 or more.

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Top Insulin Pens for Diabetics

December 23, 2020 Category :Healthy News 0

The use of insulin pens is fast becoming a norm among diabetic patients for its convenience. Insulin pen offers portability which means it can be carried easily anywhere and conveniently be injected anywhere and anytime. It extinguishes the fear of using needles especially among children. Insulin pen allows diabetics to administer insulin discretely. It has a longer shelf life and more importantly, it allows for administering accurate dosage of insulin.

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How to Avoid getting Sick While Traveling

December 20, 2020 Category :Health Watch 0

Traveling makes a person wiser. It provides wonderful learning experiences that can last a lifetime. However, this becomes a great challenge to persons with diabetes. Some of them feel so deprived of this opportunity to enjoy life’s adventures. Can we allow diabetic individuals to travel abroad?

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Claw Foot and Hand Treatment Diabetes

November 9, 2020 Category :Health Watch 0

Claw foot or claw toes is a medical condition where your toes or hand bend into a claw-like position. This is recognizable when the bottom half of your toe points up while the top half bends down. Because the toes are not properly position, a person with claw foot is vulnerable to corns or calluses as the toes often rub against your shoes.

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Diabetic Bone Problems

November 7, 2020 Category :Physical Wellness 0

Diabetes is a deadly disease that can affect bone in different ways especially if the diabetes remains unmanaged because of the following complications obesity, high sugar levels, nerve damage, higher concentrations of glycation, reduced absorption of calcium and vitamin D among others. This can lead to different bone problems which would often increase a patient’s risk of fractures. Following are some of most common diabetic bone problems.

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