Philippine’s diabetes profile

Philippine’s diabetes profile

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Worldwide, the prevalence of diabetes 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 every 5 Filipinos is a diabetic. Here are the latest statistics concerning diabetes in the Philippines.
26 Sep 2016 - General
Diabetes is a non-communicable or non-transferable disease that can be caused by either genetic or lifestyle factors. Clinically it is a chronic metabolic disease that is characterized by higher blood sugar levels. If diabetes is not treated properly it may harm eyes, kidney, heart, nerves and blood vessels. It is very depressing that diabetes patients are increasing in the Philippines rapidly as the above research study has demonstrated. Experts have pointed out that the Filipinos lifestyle is ...
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Diabetes is a multifactorial disease and living an unhealthy lifestyle contributes to the increasing morbidity and mortality rate from this disease. Sadly, even with maximal medical treatment, some diabetics still experience unwanted microvascular complications which contributes to varying degrees of lifestyle impairments. It's good to see that the country's health sector is doing something to prevent disease complication. However, I'm not sure if this is available in certain areas o...
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