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Diabetes Care In The Philippines | Paz-pacheco | Journal Of The Asean Federation Of Endocrine Societies

Diabetes Care In The Philippines | Paz-pacheco | Journal Of The Asean Federation Of Endocrine Societies

Journal of the ASEAN Federation of Endocrine Societies University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital Philippine Society of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Unviersity of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital Taft Avenue, Ermita 1000 Manila, Philippines Received August 30, 2015. Accepted October 15, 2015. Published online first: November 30, 2015. The global burden of diabetes and its accompanying risk factors is upon us. Asia is the focus of this burden, owing to huge population numbers and increasing prevalence rates. The Philippines National Health and Nutrition Survey (NNHeS) of 2013, has provided the latest health and disease score with prevalence rates of the major risk factors among adults 20 years of age: diabetes (5.4%), hypertension (22.3%), dyslipidemia, low HDL (71.3%), obesity, BMI >25 kg/m2 (31.1%), and smoking (25.4%). Metabolic syndrome as of the 2008 survey reports a 27% prevalence rate (unpublished data). Efforts have to be directed to achieve improvement in prevention, survival, and quality of life for all diabetics. The health infrastructure under the leadership of the Department of Health, in partnership with governmental and non-governmental organizations has to provide a cohesive plan engaging all partners in various aspects of care. Strategies to enhance outcomes include: 1) a national screening program, 2) implementation of practice guidelines that will elevate the quality of care for all, 3) access to healthcare, medications, 4) development of an environment for research in institutions to allow a better understanding of these conditions among Filipino patients and 5) enhancement of training, education and service Continue reading >>

Philippines Seen As Diabetes Hotspot

Philippines Seen As Diabetes Hotspot

Philippines seen as diabetes hotspot | SunStar Home / Manila / Local News / Philippines seen as diabetes hotspot WITH an estimated 7.3 million persons with diabetes, the Philippines is now being seen as a diabetes hotspot, according to the Philippine Society of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism (PSEDM). In an interview during the launch of The Diabetes Store (TDS), PSEDM fellow Dr. Ma. Cecille Anonuevo-Cruz said the growing prevalence rate of diabetes in the country makes it a hotspot. It is alarming because of the fact that we may not be in the Top 10, but we are in the Top 15. We are poised to be in the Top 10 if we don't change the way our diabetes is increasing here in the Philippines, said Cruz. She cited the changing lifestyle among Filipinos as among the main reasons for the growing number of people with diabetes. From having a carbohydrate-based diet, Cruz noted how Filipinos are now fonder of eating processed food. Now, we are seeing more and more processed food. That's probably one way of really increasing caloric intake as well. It is because its more convenient because of this different lifestyle we are adopting, said Cruz. She also pointed at having fewer Filipinos walking on a regular basis while resorting to smoking, drinking, and more eating, especially those working at night. Aside from the changing lifestyle, the PSEDM fellow also pointed at the threat brought by diabetes being hereditary. There are certain ethnicities of origin that would also have an increased risk of having diabetes... We have genetic predisposition for it, said Cruz. Records show that there an estimated 7.3 million Filipinos with diabetes, including 3.5 million diagnosed cases, and some 3.8 million that are undiagnosed. According to the World Health Organization, diabetes is Continue reading >>

Welcome To Pda Online...

Welcome To Pda Online...

The PULSE of the Philippine Diabetes Association (PDA) began to throb thirty six years ago, in the early part of July 1958. This was about the time when a group of internists and devoted physicians committed to the care, protection and recuperation of the diabetic patient banded together "to form the nucleus of the PDA". It was the aim of this group to unify all interests and entities in the Philippines concerned about diabetes mellitus into a single association. Thus, today, PDA stands as the umbrella organization of all associations involved in the care of the diabetic patient. The efforts of the organizing group bore fruit when the PDA came into being on September 27, 1958. The memorable event was prompted by the visit to the Philippines of a distinguished pioneer in the diabetes mellitus from Joslin Clinic of Boston, Massachusetts, Dr. Howard Root. On this date, the charter members and a few other internists met at the historical Club Filipino. The first set of officers were elected as follows: Dr. Wenceslao Vitug, President; Dr. Paolo Campos, Vice-President; Dr. Carmen Salgo-Ora, Secretary; Dr. Aniceta Barcelon Guevara, Treasurer; and Dr. Antonio Ordonez, PRO. Elected to the Board of Directors were: Dr. Mariano Alimurung, Dr. Agustin Liboro, Dr. Conrado Pascual, Dr. Jesus Nolasco and Dr. Alfredo Navato. Their terms of office extended up to 1960. On February 22, 1962, the Association was incorporated under the term of Dr. Basilio Valdes, who maintains the distinction of being the only physician to have served as Army Chief of Staff. Among the purposes for which the PDA was founded were to foster and support studies and researches on the prevention and care of diabetes mellitus, including cooperation with the government agencies to this effect; to collect, analyze, Continue reading >>

Free Medicine For Hypertensive And Diabetic Patients

Free Medicine For Hypertensive And Diabetic Patients

Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines The Official Gazette is the official journal of the Republic of the Philippines. Edited at the Office of the President of the Philippines Under Commonwealth Act No. 638 Free medicine for hypertensive and diabetic patients Individuals with hypertension or diabetes can avail of free maintenance medicine by signing up for the Department of Health (DOH) Hypertension and Diabetes Club at the nearest DOH health center. The Department of Health (DOH) spearheads the establishment of the DOH Hypertension and Diabetes Club. This will be launched nationwide to enhance the initiatives in addressing Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) and will serve as a support group in communities to disseminate information and ensure that appropriate management is provided to all patients. NCDs like cardiovascular conditions, diabetes, lung disease, and cancer killed 38 million people worldwide in 201216 million of them are under the age of 70 (WHO Global Status Report in Non-Communicable Diseases 2014). Unhealthy habits such as smoking, physical inactivity, alcohol abuse, and unhealthy diet have sparked an epidemic of diseases which together constitute the leading cause of death. Non-Communicable Diseases in the Philippines The current dilemma in addressing NCD in the Philippines is that patients usually seek treatment in hospitals when they are already sick or already in long-term complications. In order to fight NCD, it is important to practice healthy lifestyle choices early. Also, early detection and care using cost-effective and sustainable health care interventions that are integrated in primary health care facilities are essential. Health Secretary Janette P. Loreto-Garin said. In the Philippines, deaths related to NCD are attributed to: ca Continue reading >>

Philippine Laws, Statutes And Codes - Chan Robles Virtual Lawlibrary

Philippine Laws, Statutes And Codes - Chan Robles Virtual Lawlibrary

Acollection of Philippine laws, statutes and codes ANACT PRESCRIBING MEASURES FOR THE PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF DIABETESMELLITUSIN THE PHILIPPINES, PROVIDING FOR THE CREATION OF A NATIONAL COMMISSIONON DIABETES, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES. ANACT PRESCRIBING MEASURES FOR THE PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF DIABETESMELLITUSIN THE PHILIPPINES, PROVIDING FOR THE CREATION OF A NATIONAL COMMISSIONON DIABETES, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES. Section1.Short Title. This Act shallbe known as the "National Diabetes Act of 1996." Sec.2.Declaration of Policy. TheState shall protect and promote the right to health of the people andinstillhealth consciousness among them. There shall be priority for the needsof the underprivileged sick, elderly, disabled, women and children. Sec.3.The National Commission onDiabetes. There is hereby created a National Commission on Diabetes,hereinafter referred to as the "Commission," which shall be composed ofnine (9) members, as follows: one (1) shall be a practising clinicaldiabetologist,one (1) shall be a licensed physician involved in research andeducationon diabetes, one (1) shall be an epidemiologist, one (1) shall be anutritionistwith experience in the control of diabetes, one (1) shall be a socialscientist,one (1) shall come from a non-government organization engaged in thepreventionand treatment of diabetes, one (1) shall come from the academe and one(1) shall be a diabetic with a record of public service in reducing theimpact of the disease on affected individuals and their families. TheUndersecretaryfor Public Health Services shall serve as the ex officio Chairperson ofthe Commission. Themembers of the Commission shall be appointed by the President withinthirty(30) days from the promulgation of the ru Continue reading >>

Public Health Resources

Public Health Resources

What are the top 10 Leading Causes of Mortality in the Philippines? Burden of Noncommunicable Diseases in the Philippines | Cardiovascular Program in Cavite Province | Promoting Healthy Lifestyle in Bangued, Abra This is one of the most researched question about the Philippine health situation. Because of the limitations of the website, I changed the format from table to narrative. This post is valid at the time of publication. I'll try to make it easy for you to understand. The source is from the Philippine Health Statistics. The DOH website data is also from the same report. If you go there armed with little knowledge, you'd be looking at a bunch of numbers and will probably scratch your head or avoid it altogether. The "Rate" number is the mortality rate per 100,000 population. For example: there are 109.4 cases of death from Heart Disease (see below) per 100,000 of the Filipino population. 5 year average (2004 to 2008): Number:82,290 Rate:94.5 The data, stretching as far back as 1990, shows Diseases of the Heart as the top cause of death in the Philippine population. If we compare United States and most other countries' mortality rates, diseases of the heart remain the top cause of death. The rising number of deaths could be attributed to the rise in the Philippine population but the mortality rate rise tells a different story. In 1983, the mortality rate was 62.6 per 100,000. Now it is 109.4 per 100,000 population! This sudden increase in the mortality rate is the target of the DOH campaign: Healthy Lifestyle to the Max. Shown in the figure is the graphical representation of the data. Watch the video below to get an idea on how to advise our patients. 5-year average (2004-2008): Number: 55,999 Rate: 64.3 Diseases of the Vascular System has been in the top 2 spot f Continue reading >>

Philippine Diabetes Statistics

Philippine Diabetes Statistics

Posted on November 9, 2012 | No Comments on Philippine Diabetes Statistics The incidence of diabetes is growing around the world. It is in the top ten leading causes of deaths. Filipinos are not an exemption to this incidence as more and more Filipinos are affected by the disease. In fact, the last 2008 survey was alarming enough to conclude that one out of every five Filipinos have diabetes. That means that around 20% of the population have diabetes and this has significantly increase from only 4% in 1998. Another cause for alarm is that Filipinos diagnosed with diabetes are getting younger. Children as young as 5-years old have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. With this trend, the Philippines is expected to belong on the top 10 countries with the most people with diabetes 15 years from now. While the diabetic statistics in the Philippines is relatively low compared to Scandinavian countries, it nevertheless featured a drastic increase that is alarming. Over 7 million Filipinos will have diabetes by 2030. Some experts attribute the increase of diabetic incidence in the Philippines to the lifestyle and culture of Filipinos. For one, Filipinos love to eat. Rice is the Filipinos staple food. Filipinos are fond of holding celebrations from fiestas, chrisms, weddings, and different holidays in which food indulgence is inherent and a crucial part of the celebrations. Filipinos has the best fatty, risky exotic foods such as batsoy, liver and other organ meat (papaitan), sisig, street foods (isaw, adidas), Lechon (split-roasted meat), the best condiments such as bagoong (red and brown), patis (fish sauce), the best steaks Bistek coated with sebo oil, Menudo and other menu. Filipinos also have the best and sweetest native delicacies and cakes (puto, palitaw, biko, bibingka Continue reading >>

Philippines' Diabetes Profile

Philippines' Diabetes Profile

Worldwide, diabetes prevalence increased fourfold, from 108 million in 1980 to 402 million in 2014. In the Philippines, the situation is no better where it is estimated that 1 in 5 Filipinos is a diabetic. Below are the latest statistics relevant to diabetes in the Philippines. The World Health Organization predicts that from 2.7 million in 2000, the number of diabetics in the country will reach 7.7 million by the year 2030. This hews closely to the current trend. The International Diabetes Federation has noted that diabetes has already exceeded the projected rate set for 2025 when it is around 320 million diabetics worldwide. In 2015, however, there are 415 million already suffering from diabetes. Currently, there are 4 million diabetic Filipinos who are diagnosed, but even more worrisome is that theres an even bigger number of Filipinos who are unaware they have the disease. The 2008 survey estimated that 20 percent of the population have increased sugar levels, which is about 1 in 5 Filipinos. Diabetes now affects even young people but it is a trend not only in the Philippines, but elsewhere. The rate of diabetes affecting those aged 18 and above has risen to 8.5 in 2014 from 4.7 in 1980, the World Health Organization noted. It is predicted that the Philippines, in the coming years, will be part of the top countries affected by diabetes due to the accelerated rate of citizens developing the disease. A 2015 meta-analysis, done by Dr Gerry Tan of Cebu Doctors University Hospital, noted that rapid urbanization in the Philippines is one of the factors that propelled the upward trend of the disease. Furthermore, Dr Tan said that diabetes care in the Philippines is a challenge in itself in terms of having resources, government support, and economics. The national insuranc Continue reading >>

These Are The Top 10 Deadliest Diseases In The Philippines Right Now

These Are The Top 10 Deadliest Diseases In The Philippines Right Now

These Are The Top 10 Deadliest Diseases In The Philippines Right Now Did you know that Filipinos live longer than half of the worlds population? According to the Population Division of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA), the Philippines ranked 139 among 201 countries in terms of life expectancy. The 2015 data gathered by the UN DESA found out that the average life expectancy in the Philippines is 68.25, with men living up to 64.90 and women up to 71.61. This may sound good news to you, knowing that you stand a good chance at seeing your great grandchildren. However, threats in the form of fatal diseases loom over everyone, taking a toll on ones health and mortality. Below are the top 10 deadliest diseases in the Philippines.It pays to have an idea as to how these lifestyle illnesses are acquired , and how to prevent something as seemingly mild as asthma to turn into something alarming like congenital heart disease: Dubbed by former Department of Health Undersecretary Teodoro Herbosa as the silent epidemic, coronary heart disease-related deaths claim the top spot of the deadliest disease in the Philippines, at 16.86% of total deaths. Also known as ischemic heart disease, the diseases under the said umbrella term prevent blood from reaching the coronary arteries, thus depriving the heart of the blood supply it needs. Some of the most common conditions under this are angina, heart attack, and atherosclerosis, some of which can be classified as congenital heart disease. Like the heart, the brain also needs an endless supply of oxygen for it to function properly. When a stroke occurs, a portion of the brain gets damaged because of lack of blood supply to that part of the brain. This causes brain cells die and connections between neurons b Continue reading >>

The Prevalence Of Diabetes In The Philippines - Charantia

The Prevalence Of Diabetes In The Philippines - Charantia

The Prevalence of Diabetes in the Philippines is Alarming. Dr. Danilo Baldemor, past president of the Philippine Association of Diabetes Educators, revealed that as of 2012, 9.7% of adult Filipinos had Diabetes while 12.5% are at risk of diabetes. And figures from the DOH National Epidemiology Center show that for the period 1999 to 2005, the number of deaths due to Diabetes grew the fastest among all diseases from 9,749 in 1999 to 18,441 in 2005. Diabetes is a chronic disease which has no cure yet, but can be controlled by a diabetic regimen that starts with a regular blood sugar monitoring and an integrated Diet therapy that includes nutritional supplements, regular physical exercise and medication. And as Ampalaya has long been known to be helpful to diabetics, it has attracted a lot of attention as to its real value in the diet of Diabetics. The Prevalence of Diabetes in the Philippines is Alarming. Dr. Danilo Baldemor, past president of the Philippine Association of Diabetes Educators, revealed that as of 2012, 9.7% of adult Filipinos had Diabetes while 12.5% are at risk of diabetes. And figures from the DOH National Epidemiology Center show that for the period 1999 to 2005, the number of deaths due to Diabetes grew the fastest among all diseases from 9,749 in 1999 to 18,441 in 2005. Diabetes is a chronic disease which has no cure yet, but can be controlled by a diabetic regimen that starts with a regular blood sugar monitoring and an integrated Diet therapy that includes nutritional supplements, regular physical exercise and medication. And as Ampalaya has long been known to be helpful to diabetics, it has attracted a lot of attention as to its real value in the diet of Diabetics. Continue reading >>

Doh To Address Bpo Health Issues

Doh To Address Bpo Health Issues

You are at: Home News Nation DoH to address BPO health issues The Department of Health (DoH) plans to educate business process outsourcing (BPO) employees on health issues as some studies reveal people working in the industry suffer from various diseases. In partnership with multinational company One Johnson and Johnson (J&J), the DoH want to address the health challenges of the BPO industry, said to employ about 1.3 million employees as of 2016. BPO employees represent a significant portion of our countrys workforce today, thus it is imperative that we address every health risk that they face in their work including lack of sleep, job-related stress which they try to counteract with unhealthy lifestyles, among others, Health Secretary Paulyn Jean Ubial in a recent news briefing. These are all risk factors that can lead to serious health conditions, such as respiratory tract infections, gastrointestinal diseases, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and mental health diseases, she added. She noted that the BPO industry is still not reached by the Philippine Health Agenda. J&J president and Managing Director to the Philippines Jeffrey Go in the same news briefing said the partnership with the DoH will make people working in the BPO industry be aware of their lifestyle. Increasing incidences of respiratory diseases, lifestyle diseases like cardiovascular diseases and diabetes and even depression. Our goal in the BPO health program is to start the conversation with every BPO agent to help them live a healthier and more vibrant life, Go said. A study made by the International Labor Organization Asia-Pacific entitled Business Process Outsourcing in the Philippines: Challenges for Decent Work in 2016 showed high levels of stress common in the BPO sector, particularly in contac Continue reading >>

Doh Offers Free Medicines To Diabetics, Hypertensives

Doh Offers Free Medicines To Diabetics, Hypertensives

DOH offers free medicines to diabetics, hypertensives HERES a bit of good news to sweeten the pill of rising medical bills for diabetics andhypertensives. Starting January, the Department of Health (DOH) will provide those suffering from diabetes andhypertensiontwo interrelated conditionswith free daily maintenance medication to help easethe burden of outofpocket medical costs, especially among the poor. Health Secretary Janette Garin on Friday announced that drugs for diabetes and hypertension,namely, Metformin and Losartan, Amlodipine, Metoprolol, respectively, would be distributed on amonthly basis next year. Garin said some one million Filipinos with diabetes and three million others with hypertensionwould benefit from the program although it would be limited to members of the DOH Hypertensionand Diabetes Club. To become a member, patients must go to the nearest health center or primary health care facilityto undergo assessment, screening and management using the Philippine Package of EssentialNCD (noncommunicable disease) Intervention protocol. Those diagnosed with either one or both of the diseases would be enrolled in the DOHHypertension and Diabetes Club, said Garin. Aside from the free medication, club members will also enjoy activities that promote a healthylifestyle to control blood pressure and sugar levels and prevent further complications, she said. NCDs such as cardiovascular conditions and diabetes remain the top causes of death in thePhilippines. Based on DOH records, at least 33 percent of deaths nationwide are related to heartdiseases, 10 percent to cancer, six percent to diabetes and five percent to chronic respiratorydiseases. Continue reading >>

Review Diabetes Care In The Philippines

Review Diabetes Care In The Philippines

Abstract Diabetes is increasing at an alarming rate in Asian countries including the Philippines. Both the prevalence and incidence of type 2 diabetes (T2D) continue to increase with a commensurate upward trend in the prevalence of prediabetes. The aim of this study was to review the prevalence of diabetes in the Philippines and to describe extensively the characteristics of diabetes care in the Philippines from availability of diagnostics tests to the procurement of medications. A literature search was performed using the search words diabetes care and Philippines. Articles that were retrieved were reviewed for relevance and then synthesized to highlight key features. The prevalence of diabetes in the Philippines is increasing. Rapid urbanization with increasing dependence on electronic gadgets and sedentary lifestyle contribute significantly to this epidemic. Diabetes care in the Philippines is disadvantaged and challenged with respect to resources, government support, and economics. The national insurance system does not cover comprehensive diabetes care in a preventive model and private insurance companies only offer limited diabetes coverage. Thus, most patients rely on “out-of-pocket” expenses, namely, laboratory procedures and daily medications. Consequently, poor pharmacotherapy adherence impairs prevention of complications. Moreover, behavioral modifications are difficult due to cultural preferences for a traditional diet of refined sugar, including white rice and bread. Translating clinical data into practice in the Philippines will require fundamental and transformative changes that increase diabetes awareness, emphasize lifestyle change while respecting cultural preferences, and promote public policy especially regarding the health insurance system to im Continue reading >>

Diabetes: Department Of Health

Diabetes: Department Of Health

Diabetes happens when the body is unable to use insulin (a hormone that helps the body break down sugar in food so it can be used as energy) properly. When this happens, glucose accumulates in the blood and over time can cause serious health problems like eye damage and nerve damage in your feet. Ask your healthcare provider to refer you to a Certified Diabetes Outpatient Educator ; Take a chronic disease self-management class. more People who develop Type 2 diabetes often have prediabetes first. This is a stage when blood sugar levels are higher than normal but not yet high enough to indicate diabetes. It is still possible to prevent diabetes from developing once you have prediabetes ! Enroll in the free Diabetes Prevention Program or other programs; more Increase your level of physical activity; more Follow a low-fat meal plan and maintain a healthy weight; more Know your risk score by taking a Risk Assessment quiz . Provide free classes on how to manage your chronic disease more Help with some chronic disease care for women aged 30-64 with gaps in their insurance through the The WiseWoman program . Continue reading >>

One Person Dies From Diabetes Every 10 Seconds

One Person Dies From Diabetes Every 10 Seconds

Every 10 seconds, one person dies due to diabetes-related complications. Diabetes is now the biggest single cause of amputation, stroke, blindness and end-stage kidney failure. More than half of all deaths from diabetes result from cardiovascular disease, including heart attack and stroke. This year alone, diabetes will cause over four million deaths worldwide. In 2010, there were 285 million people worldwide with diabetes. By 2030, the number of people with diabetes is estimated to rise to 438 million, an increase of over 50 percent in 20 years. Almost 80 percent of diabetics in the world live in developing countries. One out of every five Filipinos could potentially have diabetes mellitus or prediabetes. Only a strong multistakeholder coalition can stop the diabetes pandemic. The Department of Health (DOH) needs support from the private sector-civil society organizations, medical societies and the pharmaceutical industry to adopt a comprehensive, holistic and integrated approach to diabetes education, prevention through a healthy lifestyle, early detection and management. Public-private partnerships can play a key role in stopping the diabetes epidemic. To this end, Diabetes Philippines (formerly Philippine Diabetes Association), the Institute for Studies on Diabetes Foundation, the Philippine Center for Diabetes Education Foundation, and the Philippine Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism formed a coalition with 32 other stakeholders that include government agencies, medical societies and allied medical organizations. Called UNITE FOR Diabetes Philippines, the coalition developed the “Philippine Practice Guidelines on the Diagnosis and Management of Diabetes Mellitus,” which reflect current best practices and include local data. The guidelines are intended for Continue reading >>

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