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Diabetes Mellitus Prevention and Control Program

Submitted by april2011 on October 15, 2011 - 10:29 Diabetes Mellitus, a chronic disabling disorder, becomes a major public health problem as it is one of the top ten leading causes of mortality in the country. In accordance with the 42nd World Health Assembly Resolution on Diabetes Mellitus and the Republic Act No. 8191 or the National Diabetes Act of 1996, the Department of Health (DOH) implemented a nationwide Diabetes Mellitus Prevention and Control Program. It shall aim to reduce morbidity and mortality from diabetes and its complications. It utilizes all levels of preventive care in the community and hospital settings. Program Strategies/Components: The program has five components health promotion and education, manpower development and capabilities strengthening, service delivery, monitoring/evaluation, and research. 1. Health Promotion and Education

Intersectoral collaboration is necessary to educate the public on the nature and extent of diabetes, including its risks factors, complications and the need for early detection and management. 2. Manpower Development and Strengthening of existing diabetes management capabilities

Continuing training and education shall be provided to core trainers and implementers. This also includes strengthening of existing diabetes treatment/management capabilities of medical clinics. 3. Service delivery/Integration of diabetes prevention and control at the community level

The program shall provide for the integration and provision of services at the lowest possible level of community health care interventions, from primary to tertiary prevention. 4. Monitoring/Evaluation

A periodic process and impact evaluation shall be conducted every year and five years thereafter and/or depending on the need of the program. 5. Research

The program shall support research/studies in the clinical, behavioral, and epidemiological areas. Partner Organizations/Agencies: Aside from the DOH, the following institutions take part in achieving the goals of the program: Diabetes Philippines Diabetes Center (Philippines Center for Diabetes Education Foundation) Institute for Studies on Diabetes Foundation , INC (ISDFI) Philippine Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism (PSEM)

Philippine Association of Diabetes Educators (PADE) American Association for Clinical Endocrinology (AACE), Phil Chapter Association of Diabetes Nurse Educators Philippines (ADNEP) Association of Municipal Health Officers of the Philippines (AHMOP) Department of Education (DepEd) (Philippine) Food and Drug Authority (FDA) Food and nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) Nutritionists and Dieticians Association of the Philippines (NDAP) Philippine Academy of Family Physicians (PAFP) Philippine Association of Medical Technologists (PAMET) Philippine College of Occupational Medicine (PCOM) Philippine College of Physicians Philippine Heart Association (PHA) PhilHealth (NON-VOTING) Philippine Lipid and Atherosclerosis Society (PLAS) Philippine Medical Association (PMA) Philippine Obstetrics and Gynecology Society (POGS) Philippine Pediatric Society (PPS) Philippine Society of Hypertension (PSH) Philippine Society Of Nephrology (PSH) Program Manager: Dr. Franklin Diza Department of Health-National Center for Disease Prevention and Control (DOH-NCDPC) Contact Number: 651-78-00 local 1751 Copyright Department of Health All Rights Reserved

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