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PADE: Linking Good Practice and Quality Care

July 1, 2019 Category :People and Places 0

This day and age has seen a growing number of people developing type 2 diabetes, a lifestyle disease linked to the prevalence of obesity and a sedentary lifestyle. Since people with diabetes need the proper information regarding its treatment and control, it is very important to have individuals who are able to teach them regarding the necessary treatment regimen.

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Diabetes in the Family: Winning the Battle Together

June 30, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy| People and Places 0

Sixteen-year-old Daniella was diagnosed with diabetes only a year ago. Before she learned about her condition, she was a bubbly individual who affected anyone around her with her zest for life. She was active in her school work and other extracurricular activities—a familiar face during school plays and dance performances. However, upon knowing of her condition, she slowly lost her energy to do her activities. “It seemed as if I was losing interest in what I did. At the same time, I found it very taxing to monitor my blood sugar every now and then, most especially at school. Add to that, I have to refrain from eating sweets, or even fruit shakes, as they can raise my blood sugar!” she said.

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Agile and Able at 71

June 27, 2019 Category :People and Places 0

Life they say is too short to take for granted. And because life seems too short for some, a person is deemed fortunate, wise even, if he or she reaches the age of 60 and above. At this point, one can do just about any leisurely activity a retiree desires: travel a lot, enjoyhis or her grandkids, see lots of movies, and the list goes on. After all, that is what retirement is all about.

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Going Beyond A Journalist’s Norms

June 4, 2019 Category :People and Places 0

He is the only news anchor with a puppet for an alter ego. He rouses people in the morning, accompanies them to work or school, and fills their day with his signature witty humor as one of the hosts of GMA 7’s morning show. By mid-morning, you would hear him give commentaries on various issues that affect the country on his radio show. And before you sleep at night, you could catch him reporting on serious events in a late-night newscast. But that’s not all — he also has a public affairs program that airs once a week. Arnold Clavio juggles his time between all these, and more — diabetes notwithstanding.

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The Diabetes Center’s Busy Worker

April 22, 2019 Category :People and Places 0

American writer and lecturer Joseph Campbell once said: “The job of an educator is to teach students to see the vitality in themselves.” Indeed, an educator’s role is not just to impart knowledge, but to make students realize that what they are learning is necessary and beneficial for them. More than just ideas, the knowledge that educators teach is something applicable to the learners’ lives.

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The Educator and His Diabetes

April 8, 2019 Category :People and Places 0

Jerwin Aguiba was a remarkable student. He finished fifth in his high school class (a class comprising almost 2,000 students). A math wizard, he was admitted to the country’s premier university to major in chemical engineering. He topped the board exam for chemical engineers after graduation, and, as was quite common for bright students, the university offered Jerwin a teaching post, which he more than willingly accepted.

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In Service to Others

April 7, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy| People and Places 0

According to Russian-American philosopher and novelist Ayn Rand, the ultimate moral value of each human individual is his or her own well-being. Since selfishness is, according to her, a rational concern with one’s own well-being, it turns out to be a prerequisite for the attainment of an ultimate moral value. For this reason, Rand believes that selfishness is a virtue.

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Insulin Handling for People on the Go!

April 3, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy| People and Places 0

A common misconception regarding the use of insulin in diabetes is its negative impact on social life and work performance. This negative perception often becomes a barrier in the successful management of the disease. There is a need to create an enabling environment where people on insulin can live a normal, healthy and active life.

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An Angel Soaring High

March 21, 2019 Category :People and Places 0

At two years old, what could you have been doing? Of course, most of us would probably not remember. But our parents or grandparents would have told us how hyperactive we were as a kid, or how cute we looked smothered with chocolates on our faces.

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Mary Mediatrix Medical Center unveils endocrine, diabetes, and metabolic facility

March 17, 2019 Category :People and Places 0

The province of Batangas, the home of kapeng barako, is not spared from the increasing number of patients with diabetes. Patients from different far-flung barrios have sought consultation with physicians in their respective health centers, and those with extra resources have opted to see medical specialists in tertiary hospitals. There was also noticeable increase in admissions due to diabetes, often due to complications (nonhealing wound, infection, stroke, and heart problems).

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