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Taking Care of Your Diabetes Every Day

What kind of DIABETES do you have? Type 1 diabetes, formerly called juvenile diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes, is usually first diagnosed before age 40 (in children, teenagers, or young adults). It is a disorder in which the body does not produce insulin (a hormone that aids in moving sugar from the blood to the cells). […]

ADNEP: Promoting Diabetes Management and Boosting Self Esteem

Nurses happen to be very important in the healthcare set-up. When the doctors aren’t around, the nurses are there to run to their patients’ aid. Still, despite their heavy responsibilities, nurses are still looked down upon by colleagues in the healthcare industry. Related terms:adnepADNEP Presidenthow to promote self esteem in diabetic pateintADNEP PADEadnep websitebi-annual diabetes […]

Dr. Jorge Garcia: Benchmarking Philippine Healthcare

A young man’s dream of becoming a pilot was set aside to way for his mother’s wish for him to become a doctor. Little did this young man know that this would take him places —further than any pilot could ever reach. Related terms:dr jorge garcia philippinesdr jorge garcia heart surgeondr jorge garciadr george garcia […]

Dr. Fe Del Mundo: Grand Dame of Philippine Pediatrics

She is the epitome of non ceasing passion, unwavering commitment, unequalled service and unparalleled patriotism. At almost 97, Dr. Fe del Mundo remains the ever-dedicated pediatrician and selfless humanitarian that she has been in the past decades. Related terms:bernardo del mundofe del mundo biographydr del mundo pedia opthalmologistdr fe del mundo biographypediatrician in the philippinesresume […]

PADE: Linking Good Practice and Quality Care

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 […]

Diabetes in the Family: Winning the Battle Together

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 […]

The Diabetes Problem: What Can We Do to Prevent It?

Diabetes mellitus has become a serious problem and has reached epidemic proportions over the past decade. In the Philippines, the National Nutrition Survey conducted by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute in 2003 estimates that about 7 out of 100 Filipinos may either have prediabetes or diabetes. From an older survey done in 1997, there […]

Diabetes Emergencies: Recognition, Prevention and Treatment

Pedestrian mishaps, accidents in the home: cuts, burns, etc., regardless of severity are considered emergencies. Some of these may be simply treated with a first-aid kit at home or at work, but some can be life-threatening and need to be attended to in the emergency room by doctors. Related terms:recognition of diabetes in emergencyendocrinology diabetes […]

Shedding Light on Ayurveda in Diabetes Management

Diabetes is a serious disease that affects quality of life and may even shorten a person’s life span. An endocrinologist/diabetologist who manages diabetes would need two things in order to help combat the disease: SKILL AND STRATEGY. Physicians need skills in understanding the intricate balance of this illness in order to prevent complications. They need […]

The Diabetes Center’s Busy Worker

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 […]