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My Diabetic Kidneys and Me

January 6, 2019 Category :Diabetes Facts| Healthy Advocacy 0

In the Philippines, the prevalence of diabetes according to the NNHES (National Nutrition Health Survey) study is 4.8%. NSO (National Statistics Office) projects that there would be 74 million adult Filipinos in 2010. Therefore, there could be 3.6 million Filipinos who have diagnosed diabetes.

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Diabetes Awareness for Kids

March 22, 2015 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

The unprecedented prevalence of diabetes has alarmed world health organizations to conduct intensive campaign among kinds or the future generation about diabetes. In the Philippines, many organizations exist to help increase diabetes awareness among children. Topping the list is the Philippine Center for Diabetes Education Foundation, which put up a Diabetes Clinic to meet the growing needs of educating a diabetic client. Apart from establishing a comprehensive diabetes education program in the Philippines, this foundation also instituted the CAMP COPE (Children Overcoming Diabetes Problems Everywhere). This camp provides a training program designed for diabetic children to allow them to learn how to live independently in spite of their disease. The camp not only provides adventurous camping vacation for insulin dependent diabetes but allows them to learn and experience to manage their disease independently. It also allows them to mingle with other children with diabetes to build their self-esteem and improve and social lives.

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