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Preventing and controlling ‘the silent killer’

By Michelle Anne P. Soliman DIABETES is a very common disease in the country. In fact, diabetes is the 8th leading cause of death...

Modest weight gain in adulthood boosts disease risk

MIAMI -- Most adults gain weight as they age, but adding as little as 11 pounds (five kilograms) by middle age may substantially raise...

China facing largest diabetes epidemic in the world

WASHINGTON -- China is facing the largest diabetes epidemic in the world with around 11% of its population suffering from the metabolic illness, while...

What you need to know about diabetes

DIABETES is one of the most common illnesses in the Philippines yet many people do not know that they have it. “Many people are being...

What you need to know about diabetes

DIABETES is one of the most common illnesses in the Philippines yet many people do not know that they have it. “Many people are being...

PHL is losing war against diabetes

By Nickky Faustine P. de Guzman A TOP diabetes doctor said the Philippines is losing the war against diabetes and its complications. Dr. Augusto D. Litonjua,...

One-stop shop for all things diabetes related

By Zsarlene B. Chua BF HOMES in Parañaque is the site of the country’s first store dedicated to the management of diabetes. The straightforwardly named...

Have diabetes, hypertension, or lung disease? Get a pneumonia vaccination

SMOKERS and people with chronic respiratory illness, diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases have a greater risk of catching pneumonia. Adults with diabetes have two to six...

5 myths and facts about diabetes

THERE are many misconceptions regarding diabetes -- a serious condition with severe effects that can last a lifetime -- with some people thinking that...