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Philippine Society of Diabetologists

The Philippine Society of Diabetologists (PSD) was founded by Dr. Ricardo Fernando in 1991 in lieu of the increasing incidence of diabetes among Filipinos and increasing number of deaths related to Diabetes among Filipinos. Dr. Fernando is also the founder of the University of the East Institute for Studies on Diabetes. The society is meant to pool health experts, medical professionals, and other scientists who specialized in diabetes in order to create a more collaborative effort among experts to fight off the disease. The Philippine Society of Diabetologists aims in pursing excellence in diabetology, the clinical science of diabetes which included it its diagnosis, treatment and prevention. Diabetology is a subspecialty of endocrinology, which is also a concerned about the potential health impact of and complications of diabetes such as retinopathy or nephropathy, among others.

Philippine Society of Diabetologists (PSD) is an affiliate component of the Institute for Studies on Diabetes Foundation (ISDFI) along with the Association of Diabetes Nurse Educators of the Philippines (ADNEP), Consortium of Government Diabetes Clinics (CGDC), Center for Diabetes Care Network, Inc. (CDC) and Rainbow Camp (RC). PSD essentially provides for the health practitioners and experts for the activities of the ISDFI particularly in its research collaborations, resource speakers for its information campaigns and orientation seminars and teachers trainers for its ISDFI courses like Master of Science in Internal Medicine Major in Diabetology (MSIM) and Ambulatory-Care Course on Diabetes Mellitus.

Among the major achievements of the Philippine Society of Diabetologists is making diabetic treatment more accessible and affordable to more Filipinos especially because the disease do not discriminate between rich or poor. PSD launched the “Innovation for Life” program will basically made insulin glargine (i.e. Lantus-sanofi-aventis) treatment more accessible to insulin dependent diabetic patients who are poor. The program significantly made treatment options more available to more diabetic Filipinos especially considering that an estimated 10% of the Filipino population is expected to be afflicted by diabetic by 2025.

The Office of the Philippine Society of Diabetologists is located at Lot 4 Block 52 Apitong Street Marikina Heights, Marikina City, Philippines.

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