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High Hemoglobin indicator of Blindness

December 14, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Diabetics should monitor their CBC (complete blood count) to check for their hemoglobin level, as this may be a factor that can increase the risk of impaired vision.

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Traveling With Insulin

September 16, 2018 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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A Dose of Prayer in Diabetes Management

July 27, 2018 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

In a Christian country such as the Philippines, prayer has become a part of many Filipino’s lives. ¬†Whether it is for thanksgiving, forgiveness, or healing, prayer is a tool that many a suffering soul uses to cope with whatever hardships are encountered.

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Sleep Loss leads to poor Diabetes Control

April 19, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy News 0

A good snooze and sweet dreams may translate to acceptable blood sugar control, researchers based in the University of Chicago noted. » Continue Reading

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Gastric Stimulation Improves Glucose Control

March 16, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Recent Austrian studies concluded that gastric stimulation could yield significant improvement in glycemic control among morbidly obese type 2 diabetes patients (ODM).

Bohdjalian et al (2009) recruited 24 ODM for a multicenter open-label European feasibility trial. Each of them were treated with insulin and/ or oral hyperglycemic agents and had a body mass index between 33.3 to 49.7 kg/m2. These participants were implanted laparoscopica ly with a TANTALUS system.

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Gum Care Helps Control Diabetes

February 24, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Getting treatment for moderately inflamed gums around the teeth can help people with diabetes keep their blood sugar levels under control. » Continue Reading

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Getting to know HbA1C

January 31, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy News 0

When an individual is diabetic, the need to keep one’s blood sugar or glucose in the normal level is essential to manage the disease. Frequent monitoring of one’s blood sugar at home is a great way to keep track of it in order to guide treatment of diabetes. However, to know the overall condition of blood sugar, one test will surely help – the HbA1C test, also known as glycosylated hemoglobin test. » Continue Reading

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Motivational Interviews Help Diabetic Teens

October 30, 2017 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy News 0

Diabetes is a difficult disease to live with. Diabetics frequently have problems with their lifestyles and with the way they live, work and play for the rest of their lives. But it is significantly harder for children, specifically for teens, to deal with this life-changing disease. Recognizing this, a special technique of counseling has been developed to help Type I diabetic teens keep their sugar levels under control and their anxieties and worries at bay. Called “motivational interviewing,” this counseling technique, designed specifically for teen diabetics, was developed by researchers in the United Kingdom and featured in the journal, Diabetes Care. » Continue Reading

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Diabetes Management in the Elderly

October 18, 2017 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy News 1

Part 2 of Aging Gracefully with Diabetes

For Dr. Fernando, there are four aspects in the treatment of elderly diabetics: medication, proper diet, exercise and stress. According to him, it is very important that patients comply with their medication and that physicians should closely monitor medication adjustments for their patients. On proper diet, he acknowledges the important role that family members play in ensuring that diabetes patients get the right nutrition everyday. He also recommends seeking the help of a dietitian or a diabetes educator for proper meal planning. Dr. Fernando likewise swears on the power of exercise or regular physical activity in diabetes management.And lastly, he gives value to removing stress in our system as it could increase blood sugar levels. » Continue Reading

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Media Workshop on Diabetes Pandemic

October 2, 2017 Category :Healthy News 0

Medical experts predict that seven out of ten Asians will be diabetic by 2030, raising the diabetes prevalence to pandemic levels. This continent houses India, China, Indonesia, and Japan – top countries with the most number of diabetics in the world. » Continue Reading

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