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Holloween Tips for Parents with Diabetic Kids

April 13, 2020 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Halloween brings not only thoughts of witches, ghosts, spirits and jack-o-lanterns but also of candies, chocolates, lots of gooey treats and parties! For parents with a diabetic child, Halloween could spell disaster as you worry about your child getting left out on all the fun that the season brings; wondering if your child could join in on the fun of trick-or-treating and other Halloween activities.

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Dogs trained to monitor Blood Sugar Levels

January 23, 2020 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

If digital glucose meters seem too static and boring, why not get a cute, cuddly, and barking one instead?

Aside from detecting illegal drugs, hidden bombs, and disaster survivors, dogs are now being trained to sniff for changes in a patient’s blood sugar levels and alert caregivers to administer medication to the patient when necessary. This is especially helpful for diabetic children since they usually are not yet wary of their condition to monitor their own blood sugar.

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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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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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Healthy Eating on a Tight Budget

December 30, 2019 Category :Health Watch 0

Everyone is on a tight budget. Many people would like to try to have more savings from their salaries or receivables, to be able to allot just enough for what they need. But what are they saving for? A big house? A brand new car? Exotically branded clothes and shoes? Or for healthcare as they grow old? Investing in healthcare is a big burden. As they say, it is very costly to get sick. Can we really get away from being sick? Or can we really prevent additional costs in the future because of probable complications of our present disease/s?

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Diabetes Medication in the Elderly

December 23, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

We will discuss about precautions that need to be observed in treating diabetes in the elderly.

The elderly are a special group because time has taken its toll on almost all the major organs of the human body, i.e., there may be a decrease in function on quite a few organs. The elderly are also more likely to have concomitant diseases, which necessitate more drugs, making this group of patients more likely to develop drug-drug interactions.

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Dental Care for Diabetic Children

November 12, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy Advocacy 0

Diabetes is a chronic condition that has multiple repercussions on an individual’s health and well-being. Nowhere is this more evident than in a child. Children with diabetes will usually fall under type 1 diabetes mellitus, previously called insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. This disease dramatically alters not only their way of life, self-image and body chemistry, but oral environment as well.

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Bidding Bad Breath Goodbye

November 11, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Halitosis or bad breath is a commonly encountered problem by an ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat) doctor, and there are many factors that can produce it. The more you know about the condition, the more you understand how to prevent it.

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Diabetes and Hearing Loss

November 10, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Diabetics are counseled to take care of their feet and see their eye doctor every year. Soon, they will need to take hearing tests on a regular basis, too.

This is the recommendation of researchers of a new study that has shown that hearing loss is twice as common in adult diabetics as in non-diabetics. The study is one of the many studies that have continued to come out to establish the role of diabetes in the development of hearing loss.

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Diabetes Mellitus and Gum Disease

November 9, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Having been in dental practice for over 35 years, I’ve met numerous people whom I consider mentors in the dental profession. But none of them exceeds the brilliance of the one teacher which not even the wittiest mind could match, and this teacher’s name is “WISDOM”. I’ve always believed that “What the eyes cannot see, the mind cannot know…”

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