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Diabetes Care for Disadvantaged and Vulnerable

Living with diabetes is already hard as it is, more so if you happen to have this chronic condition while living on meager resources. A poor diabetic would require medications, hospitalizations, regular check-ups, insulin (for type 1 diabetics), and other things to spend on aside from his family’s basic needs. Because of this, some diabetics […]

Caring for Elderly Diabetics

Life wasn’t always this tough for eighty-four year old Lolo Marcelo. In his younger days, he used to have a high-paying job and he enjoyed the fruits of his labor by spending one too many nights out with his beer buddies. Since he had more than enough money, he never really cared about his health. […]

Diabetes Team

Diabetes is a serious, common and costly disease that affects 4 percent of the Philippine population. Some 800,000 new cases are diagnosed annually. The complications of diabetes include cardiovascular disease, blindness, kidney failure, nerve damage, and lower extremity amputations. These complications subsequently result in higher rates of disability, increases in use of health care services, […]

The Nurturing Women

Traditionally, Filipinas have been bound to stay home to care for the young, elderly and sick members of the family. Known for being warm, hospitable and affectionate, many women have thus been limited to household activities while men provided the basic needs of the family. Over the years, the societal role of women started to […]

Diabetics and Dementia

A few weeks ago, we had a patient in her forties ask us for help because she felt it was becoming difficult remembering simple things. She had been a diabetic for about ten years and her previous HbA1c levels were 7 and 8.8 percent (normal values 4-6 percent). She noticed that she often lost things […]