About Diabetes – Why should we care about Diabetes?

First 100 Buyers of West Side Story Tickets from OAP get a FREE copy of the book “What You Should Know About Diabetes.


In celebration of the Diabetes Awareness Week (July 14-20, 2008) in the Philippines, Our Awesome Planet in cooperation with Ampalaya Plus will be giving out 100 copies of the book “What You Should Know About Diabetes“. We will give out the book to the first 100 buyers of West Side Story Tickets from OAP.

The book is written by doctors from UP College of Medicine It is written in very simple and easy to understand English and Tagalog. The book is geared towards educating the patient and the caregiver (from the patients relatives to their househelp). The book also includes a sample meal plan that is easy to follow.

I personally know of some bloggers and food writers who are diabetic. I’m very concerned about this as well and I want to contribute to the awareness of this disease in the blogosphere. Maybe you also have some tips on how to battle this disease.

Why should we care about Diabetes?

  • There is no denying that diabetes is a growing problem with an ever increasing number of diabetic being diagnosed of the condition at an alarmingly young age.

  • There is no cure for diabetes. The best way to control diabetes is by changing one’s lifestyle. The way we live plays a strong part in determining how early the condition sets in and how fast the condition progresses. Most doctors agree that the best approach to diabetes would be diet and exercise. Medication is prescribed when the blood sugar level remains uncontrollable or if the patient admits being unable to comply to the diet and regular exercise.
  • There is a new label called Pre-Diabetic. This refers to those who are highly predisposed to diabetes either because of hereditary predisposition or because of the nature of their lifestyle (no execise, poor diet, stress, overweight, etc). Research shows that most Pre-Diabetic develop diabetes within 10-years from the time this condition is first recognized, UNLESS THE PATIENT SHIFTS TO A HEALTHIER LIFESTYLE.

  • The Philippines is poised to join the ranks of the top 10 countries with the most number of diabetics.

For more information regarding the book please visit www.gonatural.com.ph or email ampalayaplus@gmail.com.

Our Awesome Planet in partnership with Ticket2Me invites you to the Saturday Opening Night of West Side Story Manila!
September 6, 2008,Opening Saturday Night 8pm at the Meralco Theater, Ortigas, Pasig

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7 thoughts on “About Diabetes – Why should we care about Diabetes?

  1. Spanx,
    Yes we got your tickets na.
    My theory is it would be Joanna who will do the primetime shows — this include the opening night and the first saturday night. I’m using my PSI positive thinking powers to influence that Joanna would play the Sept. 6 8pm show.

  2. hey anton!
    nice seeing you again last sunday. thank you for blogging about diabetes. my mom is diabetic and just suffered a mild stroke a few days ago, and awareness on this condition ought to be lobbied some more, because it really is no joke. 🙂

  3. hello anton!
    would like to watch westsidestory.
    and see joanna ampil perform. and of course christian bautista.
    i think dr coniconde went to UP College of Pharmacy for her pre-med. i seem to remember her name.
    nice book. they got published. diabetes is among the top “preventable” diseases you know. although genes can play a predominant role, but proper diet and exercise = healthy lifestyle choices can really make a difference!

  4. Hi Kat,
    Joanna Ampil and Christian Bautista will be performing on the Sept 5 opening night show of West Side Story. Part of the proceeds will also be donated to Kythe, a foundation whose primary cause is children with cancer.
    Hope you can make it! For tickets or inquiries, you can email me at minnie.fong@gmail.com or text me at 0917-8676332. Thanks! 🙂

  5. Nice information. I just want to recommend you, besides what you are currently doing to control diabetes, get therapies of oxygen and take nutritional supplements inttended to feed your cells, both works very well on diabetic people.

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