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MMC Diabetes Care Center

January 5, 2021 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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Coffee linked to Lower Diabetes Risk

October 14, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

An Australian meta-analysis has found evidence to support claims that coffee consumption reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes.

“Similar associations have also been reported for consumption of decaffeinated coffee and tea,” wrote dr. Rachel Huxley of the George Institute for International Health, University of Sydney in Sydney, Australia, and her colleagues. » Continue Reading

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