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Bone Health and Diabetes

June 21, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

We see children bounce around, hop and skip all the time. When we were younger, we could basically do anything we wanted — no pain in the joints and bones yet.We could easily do sports, bend forwards and backwards and not feel a single thing.

But as we get older, we become slower, and we realize that bending to get a coin on the floor now takes so much effort. All the fun and physical activities we used to do have become a little more difficult. As we age, we become more careful, scared of the fact that we might break our hips or arms with careless movement. That’s when we realize that we should have taken care of our bodies, especially our bones, when we were younger. Bone problems are usually associated with age, but little do people know that diabetes could also affect bone health. » Continue Reading

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Short-Term Mental Stress Maintains Blood Sugar Levels

June 9, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research| Stress Busters 0

Are you a diabetic and in search of a good mental stress? Swiss investigators say that the blood sugar levels of individuals with type 1 diabetes stay normal when exposed to short-term mental stress. In this case, they used a roller-coaster ride to attain this short-term mental stress, and to see how it can affect blood sugar levels.

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DiaCare Foundation

May 22, 2018 Category :People and Places 8

Type 1 diabetes, which mostly affects children and teens, necessitates lifetime treatment and management. Patients regularly need insulin, glucose meters, and laboratory examinations, among other things. All these, of course, require money. But if patients don’t have any, where would it leave them? » Continue Reading

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Innovating Ways to Cure Diabetes

May 20, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy Advocacy 3

According to the International Diabetes Federation, the number of people diagnosed with diabetes has increased from 30 million to 246 million over the past two decades. In the Philippines, the Department of Health says that there are currently eight million diabetics, with 500 newly diagnosed everyday. » Continue Reading

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Intensive Diabetes Care Benefits Tots

April 11, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Children with type 1 diabetes are more likely to benefit from a more intensive management of the disease. It debunked previous studies which said the use of intensive insulin therapy has its hangups, one of which is significant weight gain.
Researchers reported in the Journal o f Pediatrics that young patients,who frequently monitored their blood sugar levels, those who injected new insulin formulations and those who were under insulin pump therapy have half the chance of suffering from hypoglycemia while it also lessens by 25 percent the patient’s chance of visiting the emergency room. The patients also improved control over their blood sugar levels.

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Interferon Alpha Type 1 Diabetes

March 24, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Researchers from the University of Texas Medical School in Houston concluded that a minimal dose of oral interferon alpha could preserve beta cell function for patients who are newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Dr. Stanley Brod, principal investigator of the trial explains that interferon alpha can extend the ‘honeymoon phase’ of the disease, allowing the body to still produce insulin from beta cells, which correlates with lower complication rates. » Continue Reading

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Study Finds Vitamin D May Cut Diabetes Risk in Kids

February 10, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Giving young children vitamin D supplements may lower their risk of developing type 1 diabetes in later life, according to a tem of researchers from St. Mary’s Hospital for Women and Children in Manchester, England.

The study, published in the journal Archives of Disease in Childhood, found that children who took vitamin D supplements were around 30% less likely to develop diabetes than those who did not. » Continue Reading

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Ming Ramos: PCDEF’s First Lady

January 26, 2018 Category :People and Places 0

Traditionally, first ladies are known more for their social skills and charm than what they ever said or did. They are expected to be amiable, outgoing, often seen but rarely heard. But these did not apply to former first lady Amelita Ramos, wife of former ,president Fidel V. Ramos. » Continue Reading

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Preventing Diabetes in Children

January 25, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy News 0

It is a well-known fact that diabetes is a disease whose prevalence is increasing at disturbingly alarming rates worldwide. And while much attention is focused on the incidence of type 2 diabetes, especially with the epidemic of childhood obesity, the incidence of type 1 diabetes which is classically associated with children is increasing as well. » Continue Reading

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Women with Type 1 Diabetes at risk for Osteoporosis

January 18, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Premenopausal women (aged 35-55) with type 1 diabetes are likely to be more prone to have osteoporosis than non-diabetic women, according to results of a study. Bone mineral density (BMD) in premenopausal type 1 diabetic women is found to be 3 to 8 percent lower than in women without diabetes. Aside from lower BMD, diabetic women were also found to exhibit more bone fractures, with one-third of women reported having a fracture after age 20 compared to less than a quarter of those who do not have diabetes.

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