Diabetes is Incurable But Can Be Managed

By: Dr. Michael L. Villa   Although some of the world’s best scientists have been working on it for decades, a permanent and complication-free cure for type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus has yet to be developed.  

Insulin Helps You Live Life to the Fullest

By: Dr. Rosa Allyn G. Sy   Many people with diabetes are wary of taking insulin for a variety of reasons. These include the belief that taking insulin represents a personal failure, insulin is not effective, insulin causes complications or even death, insulin injections are painful as well as fear of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar…

Keys to Diabetes Control

By: Dr. Cynthia H. Manabat   Being diagnosed with diabetes doesn’t mean you have to give up on your favorite foods and eat a complicated, unappetizing diet. You just need to make smart food choices and eat in moderation. The foods that are healthy for people with diabetes are also good choices for the rest…

Half of Diabetics Don’t Know They Have the Disease

By: Dr. Mary Anne Lim-Abrahan   Half of the over 37 million people worldwide with type 2 diabetes have no idea they have the disease. That’s because type 2 diabetes often has no noticeable symptoms. Its telltale signs usually appear when the disease is already fairly advanced: frequent urination, excessive thirst, increased hunger, weight loss, tiredness,…

The Discovery that Changed Diabetes Treatment

By: Dr. Augusto D. Litonjua   Up until the early 20th century, being diagnosed with diabetes was essentially a death sentence. Without an effective treatment, patients died due to ketoacidosis, a complication of uncontrolled diabetes in which the body produces high levels of toxic blood acids called ketones.  


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