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The Diabetes Center’s Busy Worker

April 22, 2019 Category :People and Places 0

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 that educators teach is something applicable to the learners’ lives.

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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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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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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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Diabetes in the Family: Winning the Battle Together

October 30, 2011 Category :Healthy Advocacy| People and Places 0

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 condition, she slowly lost her energy to do her activities. “It seemed as if I was losing interest in what I did. At the same time, I found it very taxing to monitor my blood sugar every now and then, most especially at school. Add to that, I have to refrain from eating sweets, or even fruit shakes, as they can raise my blood sugar!” she said.

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