Scientists found a way to use tears instead of drawing blood to test patient’s sugar levels.
A pill could soon be developed to treat or prevent type 2 diabetes after a study made on diabetic mice found a compound, produced naturally by the body has successfully restored blood sugar metabolism to normal.
Fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, legumes and grains are good sources of dietary fiber. It is the component of food that cannot be digested or broken down into energy.
Part of being a good medical practitioner is treating his or her patients with understanding and compassion.
The traditional method of testing blood sugar levels involves painful pricks on the fingers to draw blood for testing. The inconvenient and painful process may somehow leave diabetics lax in their testing.
A study suggests that millions of people with diabetes are either undiagnosed or poorly treated.
A study conducted by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) of the Department of Science and Technology (DoST), showed that fruits’ slow glucose release when taken in, helped keep its sugar from affecting the sugar level of a person.
There are more than 50 million diabetics in the world. The disease is chronic and its cause is hereditary or an acquired deficiency in the production of insulin by the pancreas. The result is increased concentration of glucose or blood sugar in the body.
Bitter Melon (Momordicin Charantia) or ampalaya, paliya, amargoso as they are known in Philippine local dialects can neither cure nor prevent diabetes, but it can help control the disease.
In a report by International Patient Research conducted last year only half of the patients interviewed were completely satisfied with their current diabetes treatments.