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A Love Affair with Diabetes

November 29, 2017 Category :Healthy News 0

For Antonio and Aurora Retizos, their affair with diabetes started about two decades ago. From then on, the couple, both 69 years old and both type 2 diabetics, have been constantly watching each other’s health to avoid the unwanted complications of the disease. Both Daddy Tony and Mommy Au, as they are fondly called by their grandsons and even by the other members of their household, attribute their diabetes to genes. Mommy Au’s father had diabetes and Daddy Tony’s mother had it too. Now that both of them have diabetes, they are aft-aid that other members of their family might get it also. That is why healthful living – healthy food and an active lifestyle – is a mantra that is being followed in the Retizos’ household. » Continue Reading

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What is Reactive Hypoglycemia?

November 19, 2013 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Also called postprandial hypoglycemia, reactive hypoglycemia pertains to recurring episodes of symptomatic low blood sugar levels among people who do not have diabetes usually occurring after eating meals. Reactive hypoglycemia is believed to be a consequence of excessive insulin release caused by the carbohydrates. This is essentially remedied by raising the glucose by eating for instance sweet foods.

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