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How to Cope with Diabetes

Having diabetes means serious lifestyle changes. It entails saying goodbye to eating too much sweets and drinking with the gang every weekend, and saying hello to meeting your doctor regularly, checking your blood sugar level, and perhaps, regular insulin injections. For some, these changes and adjustments may come easy, but it may be grueling and […]

Diabetes: One of Pregnancy’s Major Roadblocks

They say that of all the rights a woman has, the best is to give birth and become a mother. Despite its numerous discomforts – having morning sickness, mood swings, swollen feet, and the feeling of carrying two sacks of rice day in and day out – I know a lot of women who’d go […]

Better Early Than Sorry

A couple in their early thirties gushed at the sight of their lovely first-born, tickled pink with that perfectly delicate smile. The mother, who had gestational diabetes (pregnancy-related diabetes), almost wept while recalling her difficult pregnancy. But it was all over, she thought. Although the baby was bigger than usual, he had a complete set […]

AFES Congress

For the third time, the Philippines played host to the ASEAN Federation of Endocrine Societies (AFES) Congress, bringing together endocrinologists in the ASEAN region as well as from other parts of the world. With the theme “Linking Molecular and Clinical Endocrinology”, the 2005 AFES Congress took place at the Philippine International Convention Center from December […]

PSEM Launches Diabetes Warrior Program

To address the growing need to spread knowledge about diabetes and its prevention, and to help thwart its increasing prevalence, the Philippine Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism (PSEM) launched another, more aggressive advocacy program called the Diabetes Warrior Program. In a press conference held at the Crowne Plaza Galleria Manila last July 12, 207; PSEM, […]

Diabetes Specialists Unite for Diabetes

Following the passage of the United Nations Resolution 61/225, which formally designates November 14 as World Diabetes Day, the Philippine Diabetes Association, the Philippine Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism, the Institute for Studies on Diabetes Foundation, Inc., and the Diabetes Center, Philippines thought it fit to hold the Unite For Diabetes Convention to address the […]

Top Diabetes Doc: Augusto Litonjua

In the medical world,when one hears the word diabetes, the name Augusto D. Litonjua could not be far behind. His name has become synonymous with diabetes not because he is diabetic, but he is considered as one of the best doctors in the field of diabetes care and treatment. Widely known in the medical community, […]

GSK Launches One-Stop Resource Guide

Recognizing the significant role of the media in educating the public, Glaxo SmithKline launched and distributed copies of “Type 2 Diabetes Journalist Resource Guide” during the diabetes media workshop held last December 4, 2006. The guidebook is a ‘one-stop information resource’ on all there is to know about the disease. Related terms:dr patricia gatbontonPatricia Gatbonton […]

Dr. Florence Amorado Santos

Dr. Florence Amorado Santos is one of the renowned doctor in the Philippines who is well accepted as an authority in diabetes and diabetic care. He is a member of the Philippine Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism (PSEM) was founded in 1962 and worked as assistant secretary of the Philippine chapter of AACE (American Association […]

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. […]