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Good Diet to Diabetes Salvation

February 15, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Marissa Sanchez, a singer/ actress/comedian, has type 2 diabetes and admitted indulging in food before. She shares that she used to eat anything and everything she wanted and craved for, and most especially, she loved rice. But then, symptoms started appearing: blurry vision, constant and unusual thirst, and going on constant bathroom trips. That was the time it was confirmed that she was diabetic and was asked by her endocrinologist, Dr. Augusto Litonjua, to change her eating habits. Although she wasn’t able to kick her usual eating habits all at once, she says that once she was able to control her food intake, she began experiencing miracles in her diabetes management.

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Insulin Deficiency in Type 2 Diabetes Solved

February 4, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Scientists at the Australian Garvan Institute of Medical Research have finally reached a conclusion to the failure of insulin production in type 2 diabetes. Considered a breakthrough in diabetes research, they were successful in isolating the PKCepsilon (PKCe), an enzyme which present during diabetes aria slows down the production of insulin in type 2 diabetics.

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Cod Fish Protein May Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

February 3, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A diet that includes lean fish — a major source of cod protein — may help prevent type 2 diabetes. A recent study showed that dietary cod protein improved insulin sensitivity in insulin-resistant individuals.

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Exercise Combo Best for Diabetes Control

February 2, 2019 Category :Fitness 0

A combination of aerobic and resistance training exercise may be best for individuals with type 2 diabetes. A new study has confirmed that this exercise combination may help control type 2 diabetes better than doing either exercise alone.

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Insulin Pens More Cost-Effective than Syringes

February 1, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Patients with type 2 diabetes who already require regular insulin injections may save more using insulin pens than traditional syringes. Results of a new- study found that using pre-loaded insulin pens were more cost-effective than the traditional insulin therapy using syringes.

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Are There Medicines that prevent Diabetes?

January 20, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy| Healthy News 0

Eating well, incorporating regular physical activity into your daily routine and maintaining proper weight are still all key to preventing type 2 diabetes. This is particularly important in people already with risk factors — like being overweight, having close relatives with diabetes, having had diabetes during a previous pregnancy or if one already has prediabetes (a condition wherein blood sugar levels are higher than normal but not high enough for a diagnosis of diabetes). But because some people would rather take a pill than go to the gym, researchers have looked at certain medications and their efficacy on diabetes prevention.

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Coaxing the Couch Potato

January 16, 2019 Category :Fitness 0

Having the luxury of a 21-inch flatscreen television, laptop, game console, and other gadgets and devices all at an arm’s reach is considered heaven for many as the hot and humid Philippine weather foils any intent to move about. Hitch seeps in the instant you start living in the same setup each day; having lesser and lesser movement involved.

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Navigating Adult Patient Empowerment thru Educational Strategies

January 15, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Diabetes Educators on the diabetes health care team play an important, albeit underutilized, role in the care of patients with diabetes. The most optimistic estimate is that less than 30% of diabetic patients receive any diabetes education at all despite the fact that diabetes is increasing in prevalence worldwide. In particular, type 2 diabetes has reached epidemic proportions over the last several decades. The 2008 National Nutrition Health Survey reported a nationwide prevalence of 4.8% based on fasting blood sugar alone. Worldwide, the International Diabetes Federation estimated the global prevalence as 6.6%.

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Diabetes may lower prostate cancer but doubles cancer risk for women

January 11, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

What’s good news for men may turn out to be bad news for women. A new diabetes research from Tel Aviv, Israel, shows that the disease lowers the rate of prostate cancer in men but it may also double the risk of female genital and other cancers.

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Nine Steps to Prevent Diabetes

January 8, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Diabetes is a Worldwide epidemic. The International Diabetes Federation estimates that in 2010, the number of people stricken with diabetes has soared to 285 million. By 2030, it is predicted that this number will skyrocket to 438 million.

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