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Obesity: To Lose is to Win

August 16, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

An estimated 1.7 billion people worldwide are overweight. According to he International Obesity Task Force, at least 155 million children are now classified as overweight or obese.

In the last two decades, obesity rates have tripled in developing countries that have embraced a westernized lifestyle of too little physical activity and too much calorie-dense food. Unfortunately, packing on excess pounds may also mean packing on excess risk for heart disease, high blood pressure, abnormal cholesterol levels, cancer and diabetes. The rise in diabetes prevalence is intimately linked to this upsurge in obesity occurrence.

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Sex Hormone Binding Globulin could predict Diabetes

June 10, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

People with low blood levels of a protein that regulates sex hormones were found to be more at risk for developing diabetes. In a recent study, researchers found that both men and women with low level of sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG) were ten times more likely to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes compared to those with high levels of SHBG. Headed by Dr. Simin Liu of the University of California Los Angeles, the team neutralized other predictors such as weight, smoking status, exercise, and high blood pressure and found that SHBG has a genetic component that carries two single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP). These SNPs are effective predictors of the lowered and heightened risk of developing diabetes.

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Acupuncture good for Diabetes Patients?

May 22, 2019 Category :Diabetes Facts| Healthy Advocacy 0

Question: Is Acupuncture good for patients with Diabetes?

Answer: Alternative therapies continue to be in the mainstream of diabetes therapy. You see patients bringing bottles of herb supplements apparently marketed as a treatment for diabetes and related illnesses like high blood pressure and high cholesterol. But one form of treatment that has gained wide acceptance both in the East where it originated and in the West where it is now widely practiced is acupuncture. And almost always in my practice do I come across a patient asking me about acupuncture and diabetes.

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Coaxing the Couch Potato

January 16, 2019 Category :Fitness 0

Having the luxury of a 21-inch flatscreen television, laptop, game console, and other gadgets and devices all at an arm’s reach is considered heaven for many as the hot and humid Philippine weather foils any intent to move about. Hitch seeps in the instant you start living in the same setup each day; having lesser and lesser movement involved.

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Blood pressure lowered by educational group sessions

January 12, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

United they stand, divided they fall. It’s a cliched expression that has nonetheless done wonders for countless groups of varying persuasions time and again.

In the case of people with chronic illnesses, it’s usually logical to refer them to educational groups of patients with similar problems. A new study by researchers at the Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center in North Carolina revealed that veterans with diabetes and both uncontrolled blood sugar and high blood pressure can benefit from such group sessions.

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Nine Steps to Prevent Diabetes

January 8, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Diabetes is a Worldwide epidemic. The International Diabetes Federation estimates that in 2010, the number of people stricken with diabetes has soared to 285 million. By 2030, it is predicted that this number will skyrocket to 438 million.

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My Diabetic Kidneys and Me

January 6, 2019 Category :Diabetes Facts| Healthy Advocacy 0

In the Philippines, the prevalence of diabetes according to the NNHES (National Nutrition Health Survey) study is 4.8%. NSO (National Statistics Office) projects that there would be 74 million adult Filipinos in 2010. Therefore, there could be 3.6 million Filipinos who have diagnosed diabetes.

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Love in Time of Diabetes

November 3, 2018 Category :Healthy Advocacy| People and Places 0

Situation #1: Luisa found out about her diabetes when she was in her 7th month of pregancy. Here husband, Benedict, accompanied her to the doctor for a checkup one afternoon, whe she realized that she was having a sudden attack of high blood pressure. During the test, her obstetrician suspected her of having diabetes, and advised her to see an endoctrinologist immediately. » Continue Reading

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How can Diabetes Hurt Your Eyes

October 4, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Too much glucose (sugar) in the blood for a long time can cause diabetes problems. This high blood sugar can damage many parts of the body, such as the heart, blood vessels, kidneys, and the eyes. We will feature some tips on how to maintain your eye health. First, let us understand how diabetes can hurt the eyes. High blood glucose and high blood pressure from diabetes can affect your eyes. » Continue Reading

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Burden of Fatty Liver Disease

September 8, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 1

Fatty liver disease is a “hot” topic because it is common and carries the potential to cause serious liver disease. It has received much attention in recent years from liver disease specialists, diabetes and heart specialists because it is the most common liver disorder worldwide affecting 10 to 20 percent of the general population and is the most common cause of liver test abnormalities. » Continue Reading

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