[PR] Healthserv celebrates World Diabetes Day 2013

[PRESS RELEASE] Healthserv Los Baños Medical Center celebrated the World Diabetes Day on November 21 with diabetes patients, doctors, and hospital staff members.

The event was composed of a diabetes forum; free tests such as FBS/RBS screening, micral test, a test of protein in the urine, and HbA1c or glycosylated hemoglobin test, distribution of diabetes product samples; a raffle; and games.

Diabetes patients and Healthserv staff take part in the games during the World Diabetes Day celebration at the hospital lobby.

The activity was organized by Healthserv’s Diabetes Education Center which aims to empower patients with diabetes to actively take part in managing their disease to prevent or delay complications and improve quality of life through education. The Diabetes Education Center also wants to increase awareness about diabetes, its risk factors, and effective strategies for preventing complications associated with the disease.

It was for this reason that Healthserv organized a monthly forum series with diabetes patients and their family from August to October 2013. Endocrinology and Diabetology specialists were invited to discuss the diabetes prevention, exercises, retinopathy, and how to deal with diabetes among children and adolescents.

In addition, Healthserv also launched its Diabetes Club to serve diabetes patients better. They offer different packages such as foot care package, capillary blood Glucose monitoring, insulin administration, medical nutrition therapy, and complete diabetes package. For more information, you may contact (049) 536-4858 or (049) 536-7718 local 500.

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