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Sentro Oftalmologico Jose Rizal

September 28, 2018 Category :Healthy Advocacy| People and Places 0

Cataracts, glaucoma, corneal diseases and other vision problems can now all be diagnosed and treated under one roof! Imagine an eye referral center where all the best ophthalmologists (doctors specializing in the care and treatment of various eye problems), the best equipment, and the best service can all be found in a modern, state-of-the-art facility. » Continue Reading

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Rainbow: Diabetes Summer Camp

September 20, 2018 Category :People and Places 1

The innocence of the child makes them beautiful. Their big, bright eyes have not yet been tainted with worldly things or burdened with worldly cares. But what if this innocence is dramatically cut short by diabetes? Does it mean the end of their youth? Can it blur their vision of a promising future?

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Pioneering the Fight Against Diabetes

September 19, 2018 Category :People and Places 2

A meeting with some representatives of the Department of Health some time ago showed the indifference of health officials, and Filipinos alike, towards diabetes. Five hundred new cases reported everyday, yet to them it is JUST diabetes—something that frustrates the man they call “Father of Philippine Diabetology“. » Continue Reading

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Diabetic Skin Problems

August 31, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts| People and Places 0

My aunt Eva came home after my cousin’s debut party scratching her legs and complaining of extreme itching. She hiked up her pants and scratched her legs frantically, all the while asking herself and her husband what she could have eaten to trigger the itching. » Continue Reading

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Type 1 Diabetic Conquered Everest

August 6, 2018 Category :People and Places 0

Will Cross became the first American with diabetes to reach the summit of Mt. Everest. Cross has proven that even people with diabetes can conquer the world’s highest mountain.

Before Cross, a 49-year-old Austrian man, Geri Winkler, became the first type 1 diabetic to scale the world’s highest peak earlier in May. Nevertheless, Cross was happy to have conquered Everest on his second attempt.

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Overcoming Diabetes with a Positive Mindset

August 1, 2018 Category :People and Places 0

A Sunday morning in his grandmother’s house in Binan, Laguna found Joby Belmonte watching a public service program about diabetes and its symptoms. Then 17 years old, Joby casually shared with his lola how he could easily relate to the described manifestations of diabetes. Aside from being skinny and eating heavily, he always felt thirsty and frequented the bathroom many times a day. Knowing that diabetes ran in the family, Joby’s grandmother advised him to go see a doctor. The next day, they both went to a hospital in Makati and consulted a doctor about his situation. » Continue Reading

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Spa for the Soul

July 28, 2018 Category :People and Places 0

For most people riddled by conflicting relationships, by demanding superiors or officemates, by uncouth and rude children, and by everyday stresses, there seems to be no end to the problems of daily life. Worse, the tracts of anxiety, worry, depression and despair seem to be not far behind. But heed and take heart because there is hope in hopelessness.

The fact is there is a way out. A happy way out. Relaxing the Mind and Spirit Healing and restoration is required not just by the physical body burdened by the gripping realities of life but by the mind and spirit as well. » Continue Reading

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Story of Lola Dolores

July 1, 2018 Category :People and Places 0

She proudly walked the stage and graciously accepted the medal that symbolized her triumph over a disease that cripples many, who are not as lucky as her. Could it just be luck that Lola Dolores Fabian, 72, has triumphed over diabetes for more than 30 years now?

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A Prima Ballerina’s Secret to Success

June 22, 2018 Category :People and Places 0

Get to know Lisa MacujaElizalde and how ballet has influenced her life.

Becoming a good ballerina entails a flexible body, a lithe and agile frame, and the passion for ballet. Furthermore, ballet requires strong and healthy bones to withstand the constant jumps, turns and twists that ballet dancers do. Ballet dancers have a greater risk of getting bone fractures as ballet involves a lot of bending and twisting of the body. Lisa Macuja-Elizalde, the country’s prima ballerina, is no stranger to bone fractures, having danced ballet for almost her entire life. » Continue Reading

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Model of Discipline

May 28, 2018 Category :People and Places 0

Bi’ve been tortured by this,” Says Antonio Garcia, a 78-year-old retired refrigeration specialist for the air force and navy, who has been living with diabetes for more than half his life. The illness is irreversible and he is aware of that. Having diabetes means a tough lifetime adjustment of lifestyle and expenses.
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