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Diabetic Retinopathy: The Enemy from Within

March 31, 2022 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy Advocacy 0

In recent years, the world has recognized diabetes as one of the most daunting challenges posed by chronic diseases. The number of sufferers worldwide is currently estimated to be about 135 million; this number is expected to rise to almost 300 million by year 2025. The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Department of Health (DOH) estimate that diabetes affects between 5 and 10 million Filipinos at present, more than half of which are not aware that they have the disease. Thus, with the majority of patients being unaware of the primary disease, it is not surprising that knowledge about the complications of diabetes, including retinopathy is poor. » Continue Reading

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Diabetes Awareness for Kids

February 22, 2021 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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