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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 […]

Aging Gracefully With Diabetes

Growing old is inevitable, but the road to aging can’t be that bad if we would only work towards facing old age with grace and living healthy in the process. The terms “healthy aging” and “aging gracefully” have slowly crept into our vocabularies in recent years to embrace the positive aspects of aging.”We always look […]

Philippine Center for Diabetes Education Foundation

Living by the great endocrinologist Dr. Elliot Joslin’s famous words and making these the basis for being, the Philippine Center for Diabetes Education Foundation (PCDEF) was born out of the desire to give more time to diabetes education out of the physician’s office. Related terms:philippine center for diabetes education foundationdiabetes center in the philippinesdiabetes in […]

Lose Weight by Sleeping Well

If you want to lose weight, then you better have a good sleep every night. Although regular exercise and a healthy diet are very important, evidence is growing that sleep is a powerful regulator of appetite, energy use and weight control. Related terms:university of santo tomaswill pocari sweat make you fatdoes pocari sweat make you […]

Diabetes: What You need to Know

Former Senator Juan Flavier and singer Gary Valenciano are just two of the four million Filipinos affected with diabetes. Fortunately, both know they have the disease. Unfortunately, more than three million people do not know they are diabetics. Out of the one mil-lion who know they are suffering from the disease, only 200,000 are undergoing […]

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. […]

Compassion Fatigue

It is an affliction rapidly and rabidly growing in number each day. A virulent and infective pathology silently spreading among the populace, gnawing their system little by little and slowly but steadily, attacking the core of their existence: humanity. Related terms:elvie victonette razon-gonzalezcompassion fatigue elviecompassion fatigue studies in the philippinescompassion fatigue in filipino nursescompassion fatigue […]

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 […]

When the Time to Retire is Not Yet Right?

A resounding NO! comes from Dr. Milagros de Lara when asked if she’s already on the road to retirement. Dr. de Lara—an adult cardiologist, hospital administrator and president of the Board of Trustees of the Mt. Carmel Medical Center in Bocaue, Bulacan—says that while some of her medicine school classmates are already on their way […]