By Susan Yu-Gan MD
Carefully following the diabetes management plan you and your doctor developed is vital in preventing hypoglycemia. Your diabetes management plan is designed to match the dose and timing of your medication/s to your usual schedule of meals and activities. Any mismatch in your medication/s and meals/activities could result in hypoglycemia.
By Elizabeth Paz-Pacheco M.D.
Our digestive system breaks down carbohydrates from foods such as rice, bread, pasta, fruits and vegetables into various forms of simple sugars. One of these sugars is glucose, the body’s main source of energy.
By Veronica A. Racho M.D.
For diabetics, especially those on insulin, travel can be daunting. This article aims to help diabetics reduce the stress of traveling and make planning for a trip as enjoyable as possible.
By Nemencio A. Nicodemus Jr. MD
Not too long ago, the common type of diabetes in children and teens was type 1, a chronic condition in which the pancreas produces little or virtually no insulin. Today, no thanks to obesity brought on by physical inactivity and unhealthy eating habits, more and more young individuals are developing type 2 diabetes, the more common form that occurs when the body becomes resistant to the actions of insulin apart from not making enough insulin.
By Cecile A. Jimeno MD
Many people with diabetes require insulin therapy to maintain optimal blood glucose control and prevent complications. Insulin is recognized as one of the most effective treatments for diabetes mellitus. However, one of the greatest difficulties facing individuals with diabetes who need to inject insulin is the social stigma associated with insulin shots.