Did you know that the number of people with diabetes around the world is 415 million for 2015 and could reach up to 642 million by 2040? The Philippines, with a population of 101,700,000, has 3,506,500 persons recorded with diabetes. This recent study provided by The Diabetes Store reports the Philippines as diabetes hotspot with 500 new Filipino Type 2 diabetics rising each day and placing the disease on the No. 8th position as the leading cause of mortality.
The title of this article might mislead you but the truth is, too much of the sweets are also harmful. And if you want to show how sweet you are in loving your family, you must continue reading this topic.
The estimated prevalence of diabetes in adults in 2015 are those between 20-79 years of age.
Although there are 4M diagnosed patients, there are still 4.2M undiagnosed, according to The Diabetes Store.Diabetes is a mild disease that is the No. 1 cause of blindness, stroke, heart disease, nerve damage that can be related to unhealthy food choices. There are three types of Diabetes – Type 1 (Juvenile), Type 2 (Adult), and Type 3 (Caregiver), and causes to each type of diabetes remains undefined because the cause of diabetes to each type of person depends on the individual’s lifestyle, “genetic makeup, family history, ethnicity, health, and environment factors”, according to diabetes.co.uk.
Patients should be encouraged to lead an active lifestyle and avoid sedentary living, as physical activity and exercise independently confer health benefits and improve glycemic control. Desserts are good and tempting but when you spell it backwards, the word stressed appears.
Managing diabetes is the goal of The Diabetes Store, the first specialized store for all the needs of people with diabetes from medicines, ready-to-eat meals, low-sugar premium ice cream, dark chocolates, soya chips, low-glycemic corn rice, diabetic socks, to testing services and diabetes counseling on topics such as Grocery Shopping Assistance. Unlike traditional drug stores, TDS is staffed by trained Diabetes Educators (DEs) who are skilled and knowledgeable in managing diabetes.
TDS team approach in managing diabetes consists of a Nurse (DE), Nutritionist Dietitian, Pharma, MD, Family, Patient, and other factors that can help assist the TDS team. It requires the following elements: Nutrition, Exercise, Education, Drugs, Smoking cessation + self-care/self-monitoring/stress management).
Ways to Manage Diabetes
- May include: oral medications, insulin, non-insulin injectable medications
- Healthy eating
- Physical activity
The Diabetes Store offers Diagnostic Testing Services, accurate on-site diagnostic tests for Glucose Test (P50), Lipid Profile Test (P600), and HBA1C Test (P800).
Diabetes Education Modules, extensive one-on-one counseling, 14 modules, conducted by trained diabetes educators for P300/module.
Meal Nutritional Planning, meal plans designed by TDS Registered Nutritionist-Dietitian based on daily caloric requirement and other health conditions. 1 Week Plan (P1000), 2 Weeks Plan (P1,800), and 1 Month Meal Plan (P3,000) are available at TDS.
Membership is free when you purchase at least P3,000 worth of products or services in a single receipt in The Diabetes Store located at 198 J. Elizalde St., BF Homes, Paranaque City. You can contact them through landlines at (02) 801-8553/806-9267.
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