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FDA Approves Inhaled Insulin

August 18, 2021 Category :Healthy News 0

Exubera, manufactured by Pfizer, Inc., became the first inhaled insulin to get approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration (US FDA). The FDA approval came late January this year, giving the makers of Exubera license to market the product for the treatment of adults with type I and type 2 diabetes. It has been found in clinical trials that Exubera is as effective as short-acting insulin injections, and that it significantly improves blood sugar control when added to diabetes pills. » Continue Reading

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Benefits of Weight Loss

July 7, 2021 Category :Healthy News 0

Too lazy to lose weight? A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition gives another reason why getting rid of extra fats does wonders to the body, especially for obese older women. Dr. Gloria Mazzali and her co-researchers from the University of Verona examined 35 obese women aged 58 to 83 years old. The figure includes 15 women who shed five percent of their body weight through diet. The researchers discovered that the subgroup developed more desirable body fat distribution and insulin sensitivity. » Continue Reading

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Oral Diabetic Medications

June 28, 2021 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy News 0

Type 2 diabetes mellitus is a blood sugar disorder due to a relative lack of insulin or the lack of insulin effectiveness, also known as insulin resistance, or both. Insulin is the hormone that lowers blood sugar. Patients with type 2 diabetes often respond well to oral medications, especially early in the disease process, unlike those with type 1 diabetes. As the disease progresses, the oral agents may become less and less effective and at some point the patient may require insulin therapy (injections). It is also possible to start treatment with insulin even in type 2 diabetes. » Continue Reading

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Human Embryonic Cells Produce Insulin

June 14, 2021 Category :Healthy News 0

A solution to diabetes is finally within reach, according to Geron Corporation, a US-based company that specializes in developing cures for the treatment of cancer and other degenerative diseases. The company has also pioneered the use of human embryonic stem cells for therapeutic claims. With the knowledge that human embryonic stem cells were found to produce insulin, Geron hand-in-hand with Canadian researchers, formulated a technique that restores insulin-producing cells in patients with Type l diabetes. They called this project the Edmonton Protocol. Geron is now working on purifying and perfecting these cells and testing them on animals. » Continue Reading

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Injecting Made Easy

May 18, 2021 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy News 0

Be it in the form of a pump, vial and syringe, or pen, an insulin device is a must for every diabetic in need of insulin. However, insulin devices aren’t the same in terms of yielding positive results. Based on a recent study, an insulinfilled pen is regarded as the best device in a number of aspects. Researchers found patients with Type 2 diabetes who use insulin pens achieved better adherence to medication and experienced fewer instances of hypoglycemia or low blood sugar compared to conventional vial and syringe delivery. As a result, this group went to see the doctor less often and spent less for medication expenses. » Continue Reading

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Facts about Insulin Spray

January 27, 2021 Category :Healthy News 0

The concept of Insulin Spray was similar to like the ones asthmatic people use finally became a reality in the 1990’s. Like the inhaler, insulin spray is sprayed by a diabetic patient to take in fine insulin powder into lungs that in turn enters the blood through tiny blood vessels. This makes it more convenient for diabetics to administer insulin without the use of needles. Unfortunately, the nasal insulin spray has not received FDA approval for release because it is still under further study.

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MMC Diabetes Care Center

January 5, 2021 Category :General Wellness 1

Founded in 1984, the Makati Medical Center Diabetes Care Center or MMC Diabetes Care Center, is the first diabetes educational clinic in Asia to help people with diabetes live fuller lives.

The MMC Diabetes Care Center was conceptualized amidst the growing diabetic population in the Philippines. Inspired by Dr. Joslin’s principle that in diabetes “he who knows the most lives the longest” Dr. Augusto D. Litonjua, opened the first diabetes education clinic in coordination with Dr. Raul G. Fores who provided the home of the clinic in Makati Medical Center. The Diabetes Education Clinic Staff, Ms. Susan Trinidad R.N., Ms Victoria Santiago,R.N., and Ms. Imelda Cardino R.N.D., were the first diabetes educators in the Philippines which focused on diabetes foot and wound care, nutrition counselling, insulin pump installation, computerized glucose monitoring record, and ankle brachial index measurement. Through the years, the clinic expanded its program to provide not just education but total diabetes care providing access to diabetes care products.

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Lumps and Diabetes

December 27, 2020 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Lumps associated with Diabetes is clinically referred as Diabetic mastopathy (DMP), which is described by the presence of benign tumour or large, painless, hard breast mass which is somewhat similar to a breast cancer. Common physical characteristics of this lump included that it is hard, irregular, easily movable, distinct, and painless. Diabetic lump can also be lone or manifold, and one-sided or in both breasts. This condition is especially common among women between the ages of 32 and 62 years with long-standing type 1 – insulin-dependent diabetes (IDDM) although there are cases of diabetic men having the same lump. This condition is especially frequently occurring in the later stages of the disease.

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Black Tea Treatment for Diabetes

October 21, 2020 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Tea is second to water as the most drank liquid in the world. It is especially popular in China and in the Middle East. Tea had been known to have great health benefits to people. Lately however, its medicinal benefit had been tremendously expanded as the promising cure for diabetes.

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Glutathione Safe for Diabetes?

October 12, 2020 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Also known as GSH or Glute for short, Glutathione is a protein substance formed by combining three amino acids: cysteine, glutamic acid and glycine, which is naturally produced by our body for maintaining the electrochemical balance in many cells by neutralizing free radicals and eradicating toxins.

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