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Blood Sugar and Cholesterol Control may Retard Diabetic Eye Complications

December 12, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Another study has shown that in type 2 diabetics, a good control of elevated blood sugar and cholesterol levels retarded the progression of eye changes (diabetic retinopathy). This was an additional substudy finding of the “Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes” (ACCORD), which was published recently in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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First-Morning Urine Good Predictor of Kidney Complications in Diabetes

December 10, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Doing a laboratory test—called the albumin-to-creatinine ratio (ACR)—on the first-morning urine sample may be the best predictor of possible kidney complications in patients with type 2 diabetes and associated kidney disease (diabetic nephropathy). This was the finding of a new paper from the landmark “Reduction in Endpoints in Non Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus with the Angiotensin-II Antagonist Losartan” (RENAAL) trial reported in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. » Continue Reading

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Tips for a Merry Christmas, even for Diabetes

December 6, 2018 Category :Healthy Advocacy| Healthy Recipes 0

Christmas, without doubt, is one of the seasons most awaited by people all over the world.  Like any other family, the clan has been looking forward to celebrating christmas every year, as the kids know it means not just presents but all the food they like spread out on the dinner table. » Continue Reading

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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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Is Peanut Butter Safe for Diabetics?

November 13, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

I remember peanut butter being my favorite palaman on ‘tasty bread’. I’d come home from school and a peanut butter-guava jelly sandwich would be waiting for me for merienda. Through the years, I’ve been cutting back on peanut butter (and telling dieters, too), knowing that it is high in fat and calories. But peanut butter is not totally bad. In fact, in recent years, it has been found to have many health benefits, even for diabetics like you! » Continue Reading

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Early Intensive Glucose Control Lasts a Decade

November 10, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A 10-year follow-up of a landmark trial of intensive glucose control in type 2 diabetes has suggested that the clinical benefit was more than durable but rose with the passage of time, researchers reported recently.

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Exercise Helps Control Fatty Liver

November 9, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Fatty liver often occurs in overweight and obese type 2 diabetics. Not only could fatty liver lead to an increased risk of liver cirrhosis, liver failure and cancer, it could also disrupt metabolism, promote fuel inflammation in the body and can increase lipid levels, all of which could harm the heart.

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Hormone discovery helps fight Diabetes

November 8, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Scientists have identified a member of a new class of hormones produced by body fat that they think could lead to fresh approaches to combat diabetes and other conditions related to obesity.

The hormone prevents the liver from accumulating fat and enhances the body’s ability to control glucose, scientists led by Gokhan Hotamisligil of the Harvard School of Public Health wrote recently in the journal Cell.

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Once-a-week shot effective in Glucose Control

November 5, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A newer and longer-acting form of the diabetes drug exenatide (Byetta) taken once a week did better at controlling blood glucose levels compared to its standard formula, according to a new study published recently in the journal, The Lancet.

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In Sickness and in Health

October 28, 2018 Category :Healthy Advocacy| People and Places 0

Diabetes is an epidemic, and older adults are particularly affected. The good thing about it is that with early detection and treatment, serious health consequences of diabetes can be prevented or delayed. And the task is made easier when you have someone to share it with, literally speaking.

For the David couple, it was Pie who got diabetes first and underwent treatment in order to keep his condition under control. Rina, on the other hand, was already in her 40s when she was diagnosed. » Continue Reading

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