Diabetes

November: Diabetes Awareness Month

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Did you know that diabetes is one of the leading causes of death in the world and of which there is no cure? Diabetes is a chronic disease that affects the body's ability to use the energy contained in food. As a result, blood sugar (glucose) levels increase, resulting in a chain of short and long-term adverse effects. Depending on the type of diabetes patients need insulin or pills to control it.

After consuming food, our body transforms it into glucose and other nutrients that are absorbed by the blood. After eating, blood sugar level increases activating the pancreas that generates insulin and releases it into the bloodstream. In people with diabetes this does not happen because the body is not able to produce or react to insulin properly.

Take care of your heart

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Heart disease affects the population of Puerto Rico in multiple ways: their physical and emotional health, quality of life, social and work relationships, and their wallet. February is heart health awareness month so we’ll take the opportunity to discuss some of the conditions that affect the heart and how we can prevent them.

What is heart disease?

Awareness in the National Diabetes Month

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The Puerto Rican Diabetes Association will offer free events during the month of Novemeber to raise awareness about diabetes.

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Alarming health disparity between Puerto Ricans in Puerto Rico and the United States

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A new study found significant differences in mortality rates between Puerto Ricans living in Puerto Rico compared to those on the U.S. mainland.

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Origen de Data; NanoSIMS

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Para obtener un mayor provecho a nuestro alrededor es necesario entender y comprender la materia y todo lo que nos rodea. Por esta razón que el implementar formas para obtener data es crucial para los investigadores y para el crecimiento del mundo. NanoSIMS es solo una de las maneras que el ser humano ha desarrollado para entender la materia.

Hundreds of teachers undergo training to enforce the Plan for the Management of Diabetes in Schools

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The Executive Director from the Center for Investigation, Education and Medical Services for Diabetes, better known as the Puerto Rican Center for Diabetes (CDPR), Ramon Alejandro Pabon, together with the Medical Director, Jose Cangiano, announced that the CDPR was ready to offer training in public and private schools to establish the neccessary attention for students with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, according to new Law Number 199 (Demeber/2015)

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Looking for volunteers for diabetes research

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The Medical Sciences Campus at the University of Puerto Rico in Rio Piedras is looking for volunteers to understand the automanagement of Diabetes type 2. The research is conducted by professor Nancy Dávila. For interested people, please call 787- 501-0271 the Diabetes Center at 787-773-8283, ext. 221/250.  

 

 

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Center for Diabetes in Puerto Rico will use text messaging with patients

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Patients at the Center for Diabetes in Puerto Rico will received text messaging under the program Diabetext.

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