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Diabetes Times Two in the Family

November 18, 2018 Category :People and Places 0

Whether in politics or the sphere of music and showbiz, there are fathers who somehow bestowed their specific passion or prowess to their daughters. Take the father-daughter tandem of singers Hadji and Rachel Alejandro, politicians Renato and Pia Cayetano, Hollywood film makers Francis Ford and Sofia Coppola, and actors John Voight and daughter Angelina Jolie. In some cases, fathers and daughters share something in common apart from skill and physical resemblance. It could be a particular health condition. » Continue Reading

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Leptin could Relieve Type 1 Diabetes

September 13, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Scientists from UT Southwestern Medical Center found another drug to aid type 1 diabetics other than insulin. Using terminally ill rodents diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, researchers found out that leptin, a hormone produced by the fat cells could lower glucose levels and maintain the glucose in normal levels for an extended period.

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Young Diabetics Lack Carb, Calories

August 25, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Though diet does wonders in achieving satisfactory blood sugar levels for people with type 1 diabetes, there’s no template that works for all patients. Take the case of type 1 diabetics under the pre-school age bracket. University of Michigan researchers found that while the young patients have enough intakes of micronutrients, they are consuming low intakes of carbohydrate and calories.

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Diabetes Complications for Teens

August 11, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Teenagers with type 2 diabetes are more likely to have signs of kidney damage and high blood pressure than teens with type 1 diabetes.

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Erectile Dysfunction Drug for Women

August 7, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Diabetic women with sexual dysfunction may find that Viagra (sildenafil), the anti-erectile dysfunction drug marketed for men, may also help them improve arousal, orgasm and sexual enjoyment and may also decrease pain during intercourse, according to results of a study.

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Pancreas Cell Transplant

June 27, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Success rate for the Edmonton protocol, or the transplantation of processed pancreas cells for type 1 diabetic patients, has improved from two percent in its initial testing to a significant 80 percent in a later study. However, researchers still face the challenge of making the technique effective for a longer time frame. » Continue Reading

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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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