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The Diabetes Problem: What Can We Do to Prevent It?

January 24, 2023 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy Advocacy 0

Diabetes mellitus has become a serious problem and has reached epidemic proportions over the past decade. In the Philippines, the National Nutrition Survey conducted by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute in 2003 estimates that about 7 out of 100 Filipinos may either have prediabetes or diabetes. From an older survey done in 1997, there were about 2.8 million Filipinos with diagnosed diabetes. The number of undiagnosed cases is estimated to be just about the same, or perhaps more, considering that there is a sizeable percentage of the population that may not have easy access to medical care.

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Top Ten Reasons on Not Losing Weight For Diabetics

October 8, 2022 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Misis, tumaba na naman kayo.”

“Doktora, hindi na nga po ako kumakain. Isang kutsarang kanin na lang sa tanghali at isang platitong salad na lang sa gabi. Nag wa-walking ako 30 minutes three times a week. Simula nang nagka-diabetes ako, tumaba na ako nang tumaba, doktora! Kahit anong gawin ko.”

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Type 1 Diabetic Conquered Everest

March 15, 2022 Category :People and Places 0

Will Cross became the first American with diabetes to reach the summit of Mt. Everest. Cross has proven that even people with diabetes can conquer the world’s highest mountain.

Before Cross, a 49-year-old Austrian man, Geri Winkler, became the first type 1 diabetic to scale the world’s highest peak earlier in May. Nevertheless, Cross was happy to have conquered Everest on his second attempt.

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Fun Glucose Checks for Kids

March 3, 2022 Category :Diabetes Facts| Healthy Advocacy 0

For people with diabetes, checking blood sugar everyday is important. It is part of the routine they must do to keep their diabetes under control. And because it is routinely done, checking their blood sugar becomes automatic. Sometimes, diabetics get so used to the idea that they are not bothered by the regular needle pricks at all. But for some, they get tired of the daily process and lose interest in doing it altogether. And before they know it, the worst happens, and complications set in.

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Lack of Sleep Worsen Diabetes?

February 24, 2022 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Many research studies have demonstrated that not getting enough sleep affects the body’s ability to manage blood sugar levels and appetite, increasing the risk of obesity and diabetes. » Continue Reading

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Joslin Study on Metabolic Syndrome

February 17, 2022 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Researchers from the Joslin Diabetes Center have identified insulin resistance in the liver as a key factor that causes metabolic syndrome and one of its associated conditions, atherosclerosis.

Not only do the findings provide an understanding of how metabolic syndrome occurs, but it also pinpoint a target for treatment of the condition. “This is one of the first true insights into the role of the liver in the metabolic syndrome and provides guidance for future therapies,” said senior study investigator Dr. C. Ronald Kahn, an internationally recognized researcher in diabetes and metabolism.

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Story of Lola Dolores

February 15, 2022 Category :People and Places 0

She proudly walked the stage and graciously accepted the medal that symbolized her triumph over a disease that cripples many, who are not as lucky as her. Could it just be luck that Lola Dolores Fabian, 72, has triumphed over diabetes for more than 30 years now?

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The Glycemic Index

February 7, 2022 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Carbohydrates present in bread and other bakery products, rice, root crops, cereals, fruits and vegetables contributes to 70 percent of the total dietary intake among Filipinos (2003 FNRI-DOST National Nutrition Survey). Carbohydrate foods may be classified as “available” or “unavailable”. Available carbohydrates are the easily digested food, e.g.white bread and rice, while the unavailable carbohydrates are the slowly digested food, e.g. high fiber foods like kamote and mongo. » Continue Reading

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Seaweed Capsules Can Aid Insulin-Cell Transplant Recipients

January 18, 2022 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Scientists at the Johns Hopkins University are testing mice and pigs for insulin encased in seaweed capsules and iron to help those with type 1 diabetes whose bodies have rejected their transplanted insulin-cells.

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Pumpkins for Insulin Shots?

January 16, 2022 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Extracts from pumpkin could replace or reduce the need for insulin injections for diabetics, according to a study published in the journal Chemistry and Industry. Chinese scientists have discovered that pumpkin extracts promote regeneration of damaged pancreatic cells in type 1 diabetic rats, thereby boosting the rats’ levels of insulin-producing beta cells and insulin in the blood. “Pumpkin extract is potentially a very good product for pre-diabetic persons, as well as those who have already developed diabetes,” said research leader Tao Xia of the East China Normal University.

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