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The Diabetes Educator: Helping You Live Well With Diabetes

May 24, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

The management of a chronic and incurable disease like diabetes requires knowledge on the part of those with the disease and the ability to put that knowledge into practice. A well-educated health professional can help the person with diabetes acquire the knowledge and skills he needs in order to cope with his disease. However, this transfer of knowledge is often not possible in the setting of a quick and harried doctor’s consultation. Hence, the evolution of the diabetes educational clinic. Complementing clinical diabetes care, these educational clinics are manned by competent and dedicated diabetes educators.

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Diabetes Education Techniques for Kids

March 31, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Education is a very important tool in the management of diabetes. It is regarded as one of the pillars of diabetes management. This has been the primary reason for the establishment of diabetes clinics to provide patient empowerment through education, leading to successful clinical outcomes.

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Navigating Adult Patient Empowerment thru Educational Strategies

January 15, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Diabetes Educators on the diabetes health care team play an important, albeit underutilized, role in the care of patients with diabetes. The most optimistic estimate is that less than 30% of diabetic patients receive any diabetes education at all despite the fact that diabetes is increasing in prevalence worldwide. In particular, type 2 diabetes has reached epidemic proportions over the last several decades. The 2008 National Nutrition Health Survey reported a nationwide prevalence of 4.8% based on fasting blood sugar alone. Worldwide, the International Diabetes Federation estimated the global prevalence as 6.6%.

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Love in Time of Diabetes

November 3, 2018 Category :Healthy Advocacy| People and Places 0

Situation #1: Luisa found out about her diabetes when she was in her 7th month of pregancy. Here husband, Benedict, accompanied her to the doctor for a checkup one afternoon, whe she realized that she was having a sudden attack of high blood pressure. During the test, her obstetrician suspected her of having diabetes, and advised her to see an endoctrinologist immediately. » Continue Reading

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Effective Diabetes Education

May 11, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

The biggest barrier to good diabetes management may be the delivery of quality diabetes health education to minorities due to language and cultural barriers. This is what Dr. Yolanda Robles and her colleagues from Cardiff University in UK reported in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews from The Cochrane Collaboration.

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MMC Diabetes Care Center

August 30, 2014 Category :General Wellness 1

Founded in 1984, the Makati Medical Center Diabetes Care Center or MMC Diabetes Care Center, is the first diabetes educational clinic in Asia to help people with diabetes live fuller lives.

The MMC Diabetes Care Center was conceptualized amidst the growing diabetic population in the Philippines. Inspired by Dr. Joslin’s principle that in diabetes “he who knows the most lives the longest” Dr. Augusto D. Litonjua, opened the first diabetes education clinic in coordination with Dr. Raul G. Fores who provided the home of the clinic in Makati Medical Center. The Diabetes Education Clinic Staff, Ms. Susan Trinidad R.N., Ms Victoria Santiago,R.N., and Ms. Imelda Cardino R.N.D., were the first diabetes educators in the Philippines which focused on diabetes foot and wound care, nutrition counselling, insulin pump installation, computerized glucose monitoring record, and ankle brachial index measurement. Through the years, the clinic expanded its program to provide not just education but total diabetes care providing access to diabetes care products.

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Diabetology Training Philippines

April 12, 2013 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Diabetology is a specialized field of endocrinology that specifically focuses on the diagnosis, treatment management and even research of diabetes mellitus. Because of the continuing growth of diabetic cases around the globe, which is gradually becoming a silent killer, a clinical science was created in order to focus on the disease. It is believed that 100 million people is plagued with this disease and another 100 million more remained undiagnosed.

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PADE: Linking Good Practice and Quality Care

October 30, 2011 Category :People and Places 0

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 the necessary treatment regimen.

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