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DLSUMC celebrates World Diabetes Day

DLSUMC celebrates World Diabetes Day
December 21, 2017 8:52 am

Posted by: Ria Anne Cantada

World Diabetes Day 2017 was celebrated by the Diabetes Education Center with the theme “Women and Diabetes: Our Rights to A Healthy Future” last November 14 at the DLSHSI motorpool grounds. There were 80 participants consisted mainly of Diabetes Mellitus (DM) Club members. The objectives of the event were:

  • to support all existing efforts to raise awareness about gestational diabetes;
  • to promote new activities that will raise diabetes awareness to the general public; and
  • to provide the means to show support for the fight against diabetes.
The highlights of the event were:
  • a lecture conducted by Dr. Daveric Pagsisihan and Dr. Aimee Silva (DLSUMC endocrinologists)
  • sharing of experiences from two (2) DM Club officers
  • open forum conducted to entertain questions and inquiries from the participants
  • booth set-up for the wet sampling
  • free screening tests (e.g. FBS, cholesterol, triglycerides, uric acid) for the participants
  • raffle activity
It was indeed an event-filled day for the Diabetes Education Center and it inspired awareness to all the  participants.